US Open 2024: Prize money breakdown as DeChambeau claims his second major title

Bryson DeChambeau claimed a 20% cut of the overall purse when he lifted the US Open trophy at Pinehurst.

Bryson DeChambeau, who took home $4.3 million for his major win, was three shots clear of McIlroy, Pavon and Cantlay after 54 holes of the 2024 US Open. McIlroy topped the leaderboard after the 13th hole, his first solo lead since the 150th Open at St Andrews in 2022. But a couple of missed putts dashed Rory McIlroy’s bid to claim his fifth major title.

USGA CEO, Mike Whan announced last Wednesday that the purse for the 2024 US Open at Pinehurst No.2 will rise $1.5 million from last year to $21.5 million with the winner taking home the record-breaking $4.3 million cut.

The purse represents the biggest-ever payout at a major championship, surpassing the $20 million paid out at Augusta and $18.5 million at the PGA Championship. At $25 million, only the Players Championship has a bigger purse on the PGA Tour.

Wyndham Clark’s one-stroke victory over Rory McIlroy at Los Angeles Country Club earned the man from Colorado $3.6 million last year, over twice the amount won 10 years ago by Martin Kayer when the US Open last came to the Pinehurst Resort.

The US Open’s first winner in 1895 received $150.

Tiger Woods was the US Open’s first champion to pocket $1 million, receiving the landmark figure for his second triumph in 2002 at Bethpage Black. And just over 20 years later, the winner’s cheque is set to quadruple to $4 million, representing 20% of the $20 million purse.

As per the Masters and PGA Championship, the US Open purse has been escalating quickly over the past few seasons, reflecting efforts seen on the PGA Tour to remunerate flagship events more in line with the payouts received on the LIV Golf Tour.

Bryson DeChambeau wins the 124th US Open at Pinehurst No.2

Here’s the full breakdown of how the $21.5 million purse, the biggest prize fund in both US Open and major golf history, has been distributed at Pinehurst.

2024 US Open: Prize Money Payout

PositionPlayerScorePrize Money
1 Bryson DeChambeau-6$4,300,000
2Rory McIlroy-5$4,300,000
T-3Tony Finau-4$2,322,000
T-3Patrick Cantlay-4$1,229,051
5Matthieu Pavon-3$843,765
6Hideki Matsuyama-2$748,154
T-7Russell Henley-1$639,288
T-7Xander Schauffele-1$639,288
T-9Sam BurnsE$502,391
T-9Davis ThompsonE$502,391
T-9Corey ConnersE$502,391
T-12Sergio Garcia+1$409,279
T-12Ludvig Aberg+1$409,279
T-14Thomas Detry+2$351,369
T-14Collin Morikawa+2$351,369
T-16Tommy Fleetwood+3$299,218
T-16Akshay Bhatia+3$299,218
T-16Taylor Pendrith+3$299,218
T-19Shane Lowry+4$255,759
T-19Aaron Rai+4$255,759
T-21Max Greyserman+5$203,607
T-21Daniel Berger+5$203,607
T-21Min Woo Lee+5$203,607
T-21Stephan Jaeger+5$203,607
T-21Brian Harman+5$203,607
T-26Brooks Koepka+6$149,971
T-26Zac Blair+6$149,971
T-26Chris Kirk+6$149,971
T-26Neal Shipley+6$0 (Amateur)
T-26Tom Kim+6$149,971
T-26Tyrrell Hatton+6$149,971
T-32Adam Scott+7$105,775
T-32Si Woo Kim+7$105,775
T-32Sahith Theegala+7$105,775
T-32Keegan Bradley+7$105,775
T-32Isaiah Salinda+7$105,775
T-32Christiaan Bezuidenhout+7$105,775
T-32Cameron Smith+7$105,775
T-32J.T. Poston+7$105,775
T-32Denny McCarthy+7$105,775
T-41Frankie Capan III+8$84,376
T-41Harris English+8$84,376
T-41Jordan Spieth+8$84,376
T-41Scottie Scheffler+8$84,376
T-41Tom McKibbin+8$84,376
T-41Tim Widing+8$84,376
T-41Emiliano Grillo+8$84,376
T-41Billy Horschel+8$84,376
T-41Luke Clanton+8$84,376
T-50Justin Lower+9$48,022
T-50Matt Kuchar+9$48,022
T-50Nicolai Hojgaard+9$48,022
T-50Mark Hubbard+9$48,022
54Nico Echavarria+10$48,022
55David Puig+11$45,632
T-56Seonghyeon Kim+12$43,676
T-56Ben Kohles+12$43,676
T-56Ryan Fox+12$43,676
T-56Sepp Straka+12$43,676
T-56Greyson Sigg+12$43,676
T-56Brian Campbell+12$43,676
T-56Adam Svensson+12$43,676
T-56Wyndham Clark+12$43,676
T-64Matthew Fitzpatrick+13$41,286
T-64Francisco Molinari+13$41,286
T-64Martin Kaymer+13$41,286
T-67Cameron Young+14$40,199
T-67Brendon Todd+14$40,199
69Dean Burmester+15$39,548
T-70Gunnar Broin+16$0 (Amateur)
T-70Brandon Wu+16$39,113
72Sam Bennett+17$38,678

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Ross Tugwood is a Senior Digital Writer for Today's Golfer.

Ross Tugwood

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