US Open purse 2017: Winner’s payout is record $2.1 million in esteem money

If Brian Harman hangs on to win a U.S. Open on Sunday, his cut of a record-setting $12 million purse — some-more than $2.1 million — will roughly equal his sum 2017 PGA Tour earnings.

The world’s 50th-ranked golfer and 54-hole personality during Erin Hills, who has done roughly $2.8 million so distant in a year that facilities one of his dual career debate victories and 4 additional top-10 finishes in 15 starts, would not be a usually competitor fattening his bank account. With a USGA announcing in Feb that a esteem income for this year’s inhabitant championship would sum $2 million some-more than in 2016 — when golf’s many remunerative contest awarded leader Dustin Johnson $1.8 million of a $10 million esteem package — a runner-up would take home $1.3 million.

Should Justin Thomas, Bruce Koepka, and Tommy Fleetwood finish as they started Sunday’s finale, in a tie for second, they would separate $2.67 million among them.

To put a 2017 winner’s new-found cache in context, Tiger Woods pocketed $1.35 million when he prevailed in a 2008 U.S. Open, his final vital triumph.

The USGA’s large strike to $12 million is a latest large pierce in what seems like an annual arms competition between a 4 majors and The Players Championship. In 2014, a PGA Tour and PGA of American done a corner proclamation that they were pulling The Players and PGA Championship purses to $10 million, a initial to get to 8 figures. The other 3 majors fast followed fit and we’ve had a back-and-forth now for a few years.

Brexit impacted The Open’s purse dramatically final year, though all 4 majors and The Players had stood pat around $10 million — until this offseason, when a USGA used some of that money from a $1 billion TV understanding with FOX to done a latest thespian increase.

The purse boost means we’ll be removing a first-ever $2 million leader and a runner-up that’s good in additional of $1 million. We know a U.S. Open can be a grind, though this is not bad work for attack a small white round around a margin for 4 days.

A sum of 68 players done a cut, though dual — Scottie Scheffler and Cameron Champ — are still amateurs. Both those players are also inside a tip 35, so they’re going to be forfeiting what would have been some large five-figure checks. Here is a relapse of who will win what during Erin Hills — we’ll refurbish totals with ties when formula go official:

2017 U.S. Open Purse

Place

Payout

Place

Payout

1

$2,160,000

2

$1,296,000

3

$804,023

4

$563,642

5

$469,460

6

$416,263

7

$375,278

8

$336,106

9

$304,188

10

$279,403

11

$254,981

12

$235,757

13

$219,677

14

$202,751

15

$188,243

16

$176,153

17

$166,481

18

$156,809

19

$147,137

20

$137,464

21

$129,122

22

$120,780

23

$112,680

24

$105,184

25

$98,655

26

$93,094

27

$88,862

28

$85,114

29

$81,487

30

$77,860

31

$74,233

32

$70,606

33

$66,979

34

$63,715

35

$61,055

36

$58,395

37

$55,856

38

$53,438

39

$51,020

40

$48,602

41

$46,184

42

$43,766

43

$41,348

44

$38,930

45

$36,512

46

$34,336

47

$32,159

48

$30,104

49

$28,895

50

$27,686

51

$26,961

52

$26,356

53

$25,872

54

$25,631

55

$25,389

56

$25,147

57

$24,905

58

$24,663

59

$24,422

60

$24,180

61

$23,938

62

$23,696

63

$23,454

64

$23,213

65

$22,971

66

$22,729

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