The 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills will be remembered for a myriad of reasons, not the least of which is the insane amount of money the pros were playing for this past week. You may have heard on the broadcast a mention or two of the ridiculous pot in play for those who made the cut, but looking at the numbers — especially those at the top — will make you rethink your career goals.
The USGA rolled out a $12 million purse to be split amongst the competitors, the largest sum on Tour this season and the biggest ever in professional golf.
Brooks Koepka, of course, cashed the biggest check this week — $2.16 million — but even co-runners up Brian Harman and Hideki Matsuyama made over $1 million. Keep in mind, the U.S. Open only allows the top 60 and ties to play the weekend, fewer than the typical 70 and ties that make the cut on the PGA Tour.
— Brooks Koepka (@BKoepka) June 19, 2017
All of that is not to mention that simply for qualifying and missing the cut, every pro in the field made $10,000 regardless. It’s good work if you can get it.
Check out the entire purse breakdown below.
Total purse: $12 million
1st: $2.16 million
2nd: $1.3 million
Note: Purse breakdown for professionals returning 72-hole scores. All ties shall be rounded to the nearest dollar with any remainders increasing or decreasing the final paid position. $10,000 each will be awarded to the 76 professionals who missed the cut.
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