2023 US Women’s Open: Prize Money Breakdown and Winners Payout

Published 07/05/2023, 2:30 PM EDT

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After being done and dusted with the 2023 KPMG PGA Championship last month, women’s golf is heading toward its next major, the US Women’s Open, which kicks off Thursday at Pebble Beach. The US Women’s Open, one of the most well-known competitions in women’s golf, consistently draws a field of top-notch competitors. One could say that for many golfers this is their best opportunity to establish their legacies.

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This time, the venue is very adventurous and is already buzzing with a lot of excitement. After hosting the men’s championship six times, Pebble Beach will be hosting the women’s event for the first time which has got the participants all excited. 

The competitive field at the 2023 US Women’s Open

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Due to the involvement of the top players on the LPGA Tour, the tournament is poised to captivate the audience with exciting clashes. Players, who enter through qualifying events and those who are exempt make up the field for the US Women’s Open. In all, there are 156 participants who will take the field on Thursday.

Numerous elite athletes are competing, including Ruoning Yin, the 2023 Women’s PGA Championship winner. Michelle Wie West, the 2014 US Open champion, will also compete in what is probably her last professional event.

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The legendary Annika Sorenstam is also part of the field. Lydia Ko, Nelly Korda, and Jin Young Ko will also be seen on the greens. Defending champion Minjee Lee is also in the fray and will look to make back-to-back wins.

2023 US Women’s Open: Power Rankings, Defending Champion, Prize Money and Other Details

The major will also be the first women’s competition to use the ShotLink scoring, which is another reason why this event so special. 

Prize money breakdown for the US Open

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The competition’s prize pool is quite big. The major’s prize pool is a massive $11 million. Along with the trophy, the winner will receive a $2,000,000 check.

Below is the prize money breakdown from the winner to the 66th position.

PositionMoney
1 $2,000,000
2 $1,080,000
3 $685,043
4 $480,225
5 $399,982
6 $354,658
7 $319,738
8 $286,363
9 $259,169
10 $238,052
11 $217,245
12 $200,866
13 $187,166
14 $172,745
15 $160,384
16 $150,083
17 $141,842
18 $133,602
19 $125,361
20 $117,120
21 $110,013
22 $102,905
23 $96,003
24 $89,617
25 $84,054
26 $79,316
27 $75,711
28 $72,518
29 $69,427
30 $66,337
31 $63,247
32 $60,156
33 $57,066
34 $54,285
35 $52,019
36 $49,753
37 $47,589
38 $45,529
39 $43,469
40 $41,409
41 $39,349
42 $37,289
43 $35,228
44 $33,168
45 $31,108
46 $29,254
47 $27,400
48 $25,649
49 $24,619
50 $23,588
51 $22,970
52 $22,455
53 $22,043
54 $21,837
55 $21,631
56 $21,425
57 $21,219
58 $21,013
59 $20,807
60 $20,601
61 $20,395
62 $20,189
63 $19,983
64 $19,777
65 $19,571
66 $19,365

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Who do you think will take home the whopping $2,000,000? For whom are you rooting? Let us know in the comments section below.

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