U.S. Open 2021: Complete Breakdown of the Prize Money From Winner to Last-Place

Published 06/19/2021, 1:30 PM EDT
Jun 17, 2021; San Diego, California, USA; Bryson DeChambeau looks over his yardage book on the fifth green during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Golf Course. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports


The world’s best golfers are currently in San Diego, California, competing at the U.S. Open 2021. The tournament has returned to Torrey Pines for the first time since 2008 and has got every golf fan hooked. So what is the total prize pool of the U.S. Open and how much will the winner take home this year? 

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It is worth knowing that the U.S. Open is one of the most lucrative golf tournaments in the world. It is nowhere near the mammoth $46 million prize pool given by the Tour Championship, but the U.S. Open awards the third highest prize money among every other tournament. 

The total prize money of the U.S Open remains unchanged from 2020. The USGA awarded $12.5 million to the field last year, and the same will happen this year as well. 

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What’s at stake? Champion’s payout at U.S. Open 2021 and more

Of course, the champion will be treated to the highest share of the massive $12.5M prize purse at the U.S. Open 2021. Bryson DeChambeau took home a lump 18% share of the prize purse at Winged Foot last year, and the eventual champion at Torrey Pines will be treated to a similar payday this year. 

May 18, 2021; Kiawah Island, South Carolina, USA; Bryson DeChambeau smiles while walking off the ninth tee during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament at Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Resort. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The champion of the U.S. Open 2021 will receive a payout of $2,250,000. But that’s not all. He will also be awarded 600 FedExCup points, along with 100 Official World Golf Ranking points. All these are up for grabs at Torrey Pines currently. 

Furthermore, here is the payout the top five positions will receive at the U.S. Open 2021: 

PositionPayout
Winner$2,250,000
Runner-up$1,350,000
Third place$861,457
Fourth place$603,903
Fifth place$502,993

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Complete breakdown of the $12.5 million prize purse

  • 1. $2,250,000
  • 2. $1,350,000
  • 3. $861,457
  • 4. $603,903
  • 5. $502,993
  • 6. $445,997
  • 7. $402,083
  • 8. $360,113
  • 9. $325,916
  • 10. $299,360
  • 11. $273,194
  • 12. $252,597
  • 13. $235,369
  • 14. $217,234
  • 15. $201,689
  • 16. $188,735
  • 17. $178,372
  • 18. $168,009
  • 19. $157,646
  • 20. $147,283
  • 21. $138,345
  • 22. $129,407
  • 23. $120,728
  • 24. $112,697
  • 25. $105,702
  • 26. $99,743
  • 27. $95,209
  • 28. $91,194
  • 29. $87,308
  • 30. $83,422
  • 31. $79,535
  • 32. $75,649
  • 33. $71,763
  • 34. $68,266
  • 35. $65,416
  • 36. $62,566
  • 37. $59,846
  • 38. $57,255
  • 39. $54,664
  • 40. $52,074
  • 41. $49,483
  • 42. $46,892
  • 43. $44,301
  • 44. $41,711
  • 45. $39,120
  • 46. $36,788
  • 47. $34,456
  • 48. $32,254
  • 49. $30,959
  • 50. $29,664
  • 51. $28,886
  • 52. $28,239
  • 53. $27,720
  • 54. $27,461
  • 55. $27,202
  • 56. $26,943
  • 57. $26,684
  • 58. $26,425
  • 59. $26,166
  • 60. $25,907

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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