US Open Tennis vs US Open Golf Prize Money Comparison

Published 08/25/2021, 2:00 PM EDT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 31: A general view of Arthur Ashe Stadium during the Women’s Singles third round match between Naomi Osaka of Japan and Cori Gauff of the United States on day six of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2019 in Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)


The US Open is a famous sporting event, which has immense importance in the calendar year. However, there is a US Open event in two different sporting fields, tennis and golf. Both sports are very popular in the American region and there are a lot of individuals who engage in these elegant games.

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As the US Open is soon to begin, we make a comparison with the two respective sports. They are two sports that offer the highest amount in prizes as compared to the other sports. These two respective sports come in the category of elite sports. 

Golf – Scottish Open – The Renaissance Club, North Berwick, Scotland, Britain – July 11, 2021 Justin Thomas of the U.S. during the final round REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

US Open is a highly prestigious event 

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However, the prize money to be won by the winner of the US Open 2021 tennis event will pocket $2.5 million whereas the winner of the US Open 2021 golf event will receive $2.25 million. The winner in tennis will bag a sum slightly higher than the winner of the golf event. 

The US Open 2021 tennis will begin on the 30th of August and will end on the 12th of September. As compared to the previous season, fans will be allowed to enter the stadiums to watch their favorite players in action. 

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 22: Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates winning a point in his fourth round match against Hyeon Chung of South Korea on day eight of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 22, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Unfortunately, five-time champion Roger Federer, former champion Rafael Nadal and defending champion Dominic Thiem are not going to be seen this year due to their problems with injuries. 

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Nonetheless, World No. 1 Novak Djokovic along with Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams will be headlining the event this season. It will be interesting to see if the Serb can make it four out of four Grand Slams this season. All eyes will be on Williams as she chases her much-awaited 24th Grand Slam title. We wish them all the best for the upcoming matches. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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