US Open 2022 purse prize money: Payment for Matt Fitzpatrick, each golfer from record pool of $17.5 million

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Money talks – as always in the world of golf – and the USGA had a lot going for it this week when CEO Mike Whan announced a significant increase in the US Open 2022 purse on Wednesday. $5 million year-over-year, the US Open will pay out $17.5 million to those who made the weekend’s cut. It is officially the biggest purse in the history of major championships.

Matt Fitzpatrick took advantage of those skyrocketing funds, winning the US Open by a stroke over Will Zalatoris and Scottie Scheffler. In doing so, Fitzpatrick claimed a winner’s share of $3.15 million, nearly $500,000 more than the Masters and PGA Championship paid out to respective champions Scottie Scheffler and Justin Thomas ($2.7 million) in as part of their $15 million scholarships.

2021 US Open champion Jon Rahm took home $2.25 million, so the USGA’s year-over-year increase was $900,000. Still, the first-place prize wasn’t the biggest payout this year, as Cameron Smith has already taken home a record $3.6 million for his Players Championship victory in March.

Not only was the US Open prize money increase good news for those vying for the national championship, but even those who finished in the top 20 should receive a significant sum. All of the top 20 finishers receive north of $200,000 for their troubles facing the Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Let’s see how much the payouts for the US Open 2022 will be split among the top 60 players.

2022 US Open Scholarship, Prize Money

1st (Winner): $3,150,000 — Matt Fitzpatrick
2nd: $1,890,000 — Will Zalatoris, Scottie Scheffler ($1.56M each)
3rd: $1,225,374
4th: $859,032 — Hideki Matsuyama
5th: $715,491 — Collin Morikawa, Rory McIlroy ($674,953 each)
6th: $634,415
7th: $571,950 — Denny McCarthy, Adam Hadwin, Keegan Bradley ($515,934 each)
8th: $512,249
9th: $463,604
10th: $425,830 — Gary Woodland, Joel Dahmen ($407,220 each)
11th: $388,609
12th: $359,311 — Seamus Power, Jon Rahm ($347,058 each)
13th: $334,805
14th: $309,008 — Guido Migliozzi, Marc Leishman, Adam Scott, Xander Schauffele, Patrick Cantlay, Cameron Tringale, Sebastian Munoz, Hayden Buckley, Nick Hardy ($241,302 each)
15th: $286,896
16th: $268,470
17: $253,729
18: $238,988
19: $224,247
20: $209,506
21: $196,792
22: $184,078
23: $171,732 — Joohyung Kim
24th: $160,308 — Mackenzie Hughes, Adam Schenk, Dustin Johnson ($150,849 each)
25: $150,358
26: $141,882
27: $135,432 – Thomas Pieters, Min Woo Lee, Aaron Wise, Sam Burns ($127,002 each)
28: $129,720
29: $124,192
30: $118,665
31st: $113,137 – MJ Daffue, Callum Tarren, Todd Sinnott, Andrew Putnam, Patrick Rodgers, Davis Riley ($100,331 each)
32nd: $107,609
33rd: $102,081
34th: $97,106
35th: $93,052
36th: $88,998
37th: $85,129 — KH Lee, Justin Rose, Joseph Bramlett, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Matthew NeSmith ($75,916 each)
38th: $81,444
39th: $77,758
40th: $74,073
41st: $70,388
42nd: $66,703
43rd: $63,017 — Chris Gotterup, Travis Vick (a), Richard Bland, Brian Harman ($57,582 each)
44th: $59,332
45th: $55,647
46th: $52,330
47th: $49,013 — Joaquin Niemann, Max Homa ($47,447 each)
48th: $45,881
49th: $44,038 — Sam Bennett (a), Patrick Reed, Sam Stevens, David Lingmerth ($41,873 each)
50th: $42,196
51st: $41,090
52nd: $40,169
53rd: $39,432 — Sebastian Soderberg, Beau Hossler ($39,248 each)
54th: $39,063
55th: $38,695 — Brooks Koepka
56th: $38,326 — Will Bessling, Chris Naegel, Tyrrell Hatton, Bryson DeChambeau ($35,774 each)
57th: $37,958
58th: $37,589
59th: $37,221
60th: $36,852 — Brandon Matthews

When golfers tie for position, their share of the purse is an average of what those competitors would be paid if they were positioned in order. Harris English and Austin Greaser (T61), Grayson Murray (63rd) and Stewart Hagestad-a (64th) will all win sums below $36,852.

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