2022 U.S. Open: Prize Money Breakdown and Winner’s Payout

Published 06/18/2022, 10:00 AM EDT

The 2022 U.S. Open is halfway through its completion after the second round ended on Friday. The third major championship event of the calendar year includes some of Golf’s big names who are teeing it up at the demanding Country Club in Brookline. But how much sum will the winner be taking home on Sunday? Let’s find out:

Who is the defending champion of the 2022 U.S. Open?

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Jon Rahm stands as the defending champion of the major championship event. He emphatically won his first major at the demanding yet beautiful Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California. The former World Number One ended the event with an overall score of six-under-par.

As a result, he won with a narrow one-shot advantage after the final round. Rahm shot a final round of four-under-par, 67 to finish on the top of the leader board. His final round included three birdies, one bogey, and five pars on the opening nine holes. The Spaniard then moved out in two-under-par, 33. He made two birdies and seven pars on the back nine to triumph at the major championship event last year.

Jun 20, 2021; San Diego, California, USA; Jon Rahm celebrates with the trophy after winning he U.S. Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Golf Course. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

Rahm continued where he left and carded a strong second round on Friday at the 2022 U.S. Open. The defending champion sits at an overall score of four-under-par and is in tied third position on the leader board. He is one shot behind the leaders as he heads into the moving day. Also, his round of 67 on Friday included two birdies and one bogey. As a result, Rahm moved out in one-under-par, 34. He made one birdie, one eagle, and a bogey on the back nine to finish his round. Do you think he can win back-to-back?

Winner’s payout at the 2022 U.S. Open

The 2022 U.S.Open event boasts the most oversized pay cheque in major championship history. The total prize money pool for the event is a whopping $17.5 million, which is $5 million more than last year. At the same time, the winner on Sunday will take home a prize money share worth $3.15 million, a significant rise from the $2.25 million shares that Rahm won last year. Moreover, the total playing field for this week’s event included 156 players, out of which only the top 60 and ties made it to the weekend after the cutline came into force on Friday.

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The professionals finishing in the runner-up position will take home a prize money share worth $1,890,000 from the colossal money pool. Moreover, after the final round ends on Sunday, the top 20 players on the leader board will receive a figure worth $200,000 for their earnest efforts of taming the beasts at The Country Club. Who do you think will take the big pay cheque on Sunday?

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Breakdown of the $17.5 million payout

Below is the breakdown of the total prize money purse from the winner to the last position on the leaderboard.

POSITIONAMOUNT
1$3,150,000
2$1,890,000
3$1,206,040
4$845,464
5$704,190
6$624,396
7$562,916
8$504,158
9$456,282
10$419,104
11$382,472
12$353,636
13$329,517
14$304,128
15$282,365
16$264,229
17$249,721
18$235,213
19$220,704
20$206,196
21$193,683
22$181,170
23$169,019
24$157,776
25$147,983
26$139,640
27$133,293
28$127,672
29$122,231
30$116,791
31$111,349
32$105,909
33$100,468
34$95,572
35$91,582
36$87,592
37$83,784
38$80,157
39$76,530
40$72,904
41$69,276
42$65,649
43$62,021
44$58,395
45$54,768
46$51,503
47$48,238
48$45,156
49$43,343
50$41,530
51$40,440
52$39,535
53$38,808
54$38,445
55$38,083
56$37,720
57$37,358
58$36,995
59$36,632
60$36,270

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Bazif Qadri

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Bazif Qadri is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing BSC Economics Hons, Bazif is a golf enthusiast. Not only a fan, but he is also an avid golfer himself.

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