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 now pay out $17.5 million to those who made the weekend cut. It is officially the biggest purse in the history of major championships.

For reference, the Masters and PGA Championships each paid out $15 million this year, with $2.7 million going to respective champions Scottie Scheffler and Justin Thomas. The US Open winner will receive $3.15 million, up from the $2.25 million Jon Rahm won last year. The first-place prize won’t be the biggest payout this year, however, as Cameron Smith has already earned a record $3.6 million for his Players Championship victory in March.

Not only is the US Open prize money increase good news for those vying for the national championship, but even those who sneak into the top 20 by the end of the week will receive a significant sum. All top 20 will receive north of $200,000 for their troubles facing the Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Let’s take a look at the amount of payouts for the US Open 2022 that will be split among the top 60 players who make it through to the weekend at the Country Club.

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2022 US Open Scholarship, Prize Money

1st (Winner): $3,150,000
2nd: $1,890,000
3rd: $1,225,374
4th: $859,032
5th: $715,491
6th: $634,415
7th: $571,950
8th: $512,249
9th: $463,604
10th: $425,830
11th: $388,609
12th: $359,311
13th: $334,805
14th: $309,008
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
24: $160,308
25: $150,358
26: $141,882
27: $135,432
28: $129,720
29: $124,192
30: $118,665
31: $113,137
32nd: $107,609
33rd: $102,081
34th: $97,106
35th: $93,052
36th: $88,998
37th: $85,129
38th: $81,444
39th: $77,758
40th: $74,073
41st: $70,388
42nd: $66,703
43rd: $63,017
44th: $59,332
45th: $55,647
46th: $52,330
47th: $49,013
48th: $45,881
49th: $44,038
50th: $42,196
51st: $41,090
52nd: $40,169
53rd: $39,432
54th: $39,063
55th: $38,695
56th: $38,326
57th: $37,958
58th: $37,589
59th: $37,221
60th: $36,852

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.