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US Open Golf Purse 2012: What Will Tiger Woods and Other Past Champions Make
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It took an impressive final round of one of the toughest majors tournaments in recent history, but Webb Simpson was able to finish as the 2012 U.S. Open champion.

With a 68 in his final two rounds, the 26-year-old earned himself a nice payday of $1,440,000.

Former U.S. Open winners Graeme McDowell and Jim Furyk were in the hunt the entire day, but neither could get the necessary birdie on 18 to send the tournament to an 18-hole playoff.

McDowell and Michael Thompson will each get $695,196 for finishing in second place. Furyk must settle for $276,841 after a bogey on the final hole.

Still, the players at the top were not the only ones to receive a payday. With a total purse of $8 million, there was plenty of money to go around.

Tiger Woods had a good start to the weekend, but finished seven strokes over par to tie for 21st place with five other golfers. After all of the tournament wins and endorsements in his career, the $86,348 he earned will hardly make a dent in the bank account.

Despite the struggles by Woods, a few other veterans with multiple U.S. Open titles had successful runs at the tough course at Olympic Club.

Two-time champion Retief Goosen quietly worked his way into the top 10 by shooting even par over the last three days. Fellow South African Ernie Els used two eagles to finish in ninth place, his ninth career top-10 finish at this prestigious tournament.

Goosen will leave with $163,594, while Els should be happy to take home $200,280.

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Tiger Woods struggled over the final two rounds of the U.S. Open

The only other former winner to even make the cut on this challenging course was 2007 winner Angel Cabrera.

Cabrera struggled throughout and finished 12 strokes over par, tied with five others in 46th place. 

Three-time Masters champion Phil Mickelson was only able to make $18,593 after finishing in 65th place.

Here is a complete breakdown of payouts courtesy of ESPN:

 

Leaderboard

POS CTRY PLAYER TO PAR R1 R2 R3 R4 TOT EARNINGS
1 Webb Simpson +1 72 73 68 68 281 $1,440,000
T2 Michael Thompson +2 66 75 74 67 282 $695,916
T2 Graeme McDowell +2 69 72 68 73 282 $695,916
T4 Jason Dufner +3 72 71 70 70 283 $276,841
T4 Padraig Harrington +3 74 70 71 68 283 $276,841
T4 David Toms +3 69 70 76 68 283 $276,841
T4 John Peterson +3 71 70 72 70 283 $276,841
T4 Jim Furyk +3 70 69 70 74 283 $276,841
9 Ernie Els +4 75 69 68 72 284 $200,280
T10 John Senden +5 72 73 68 72 285 $163,594
T10 Kevin Chappell +5 74 71 68 72 285 $163,594
T10 Casey Wittenberg +5 71 77 67 70 285 $163,594
T10 Retief Goosen +5 75 70 69 71 285 $163,594
T10 Lee Westwood +5 73 72 67 73 285 $163,594
T15 Martin Kaymer +6 74 71 69 72 286 $118,969
T15 Aaron Watkins +6 72 71 72 71 286 $118,969
T15 Fredrik Jacobson +6 72 71 68 75 286 $118,969
T15 Adam Scott +6 76 70 70 70 286 $118,969
T15 Steve Stricker +6 76 68 73 69 286 $118,969
T15 K.J. Choi +6 73 70 74 69 286 $118,969
T21 Raphael Jacquelin +7 72 71 73 71 287 $86,348
T21 Nick Watney +7 69 75 73 70 287 $86,348
T21 Tiger Woods +7 69 70 75 73 287 $86,348
T21 Justin Rose +7 69 75 71 72 287 $86,348
T21 Blake Adams +7 72 70 70 75 287 $86,348
T21 Jordan Spieth +7 74 74 69 70 287 $0
T27 Nicolas Colsaerts +8 72 69 71 76 288 $68,943
T27 Matt Kuchar +8 70 73 71 74 288 $68,943
T29 Francesco Molinari +9 71 76 72 70 289 $53,168
T29 Scott Langley +9 76 70 70 73 289 $53,168
T29 Beau Hossler +9 70 73 70 76 289 $0
T29 Morgan Hoffmann +9 72 74 73 70 289 $53,168
T29 Charlie Wi +9 74 70 71 74 289 $53,168
T29 Kevin Na +9 74 71 71 73 289 $53,168
T29 Alistair Presnell +9 70 74 75 70 289 $53,168
T29 Robert Karlsson +9 70 75 72 72 289 $53,168
T29 Davis Love III +9 73 74 73 69 289 $53,168
T38 Hunter Mahan +10 72 71 73 74 290 $44,144
T38 Charl Schwartzel +10 73 70 74 73 290 $44,144
T38 Sergio Garcia +10 73 71 71 75 290 $44,144
T41 Alex Cejka +11 78 69 70 74 291 $38,816
T41 Zach Johnson +11 77 70 73 71 291 $38,816
T41 Ian Poulter +11 70 75 73 73 291 $38,816
T41 Patrick Cantlay +11 76 72 71 72 291 $0
T41 Rickie Fowler +11 72 76 71 72 291 $38,816
T46 Bob Estes +12 74 73 71 74 292 $31,979
T46 Steve LeBrun +12 73 75 69 75 292 $31,979
T46 Angel Cabrera +12 72 76 69 75 292 $31,979
T46 Hunter Hamrick +12 77 67 71 77 292 $0
T46 Matteo Manassero +12 76 69 73 74 292 $31,979
T51 Branden Grace +13 71 74 73 75 293 $24,912
T51 Simon Dyson +13 74 74 74 71 293 $24,912
T51 Hiroyuki Fujita +13 75 71 73 74 293 $24,912
T51 Jesse Mueller +13 75 73 74 71 293 $24,912
T51 Nicholas Thompson +13 74 74 72 73 293 $24,912
T56 Jeff Curl +14 73 75 71 75 294 $21,995
T56 Michael Allen +14 71 73 77 73 294 $21,995
T56 Jonathan Byrd +14 71 75 71 77 294 $21,995
T59 Jae-Bum Park +15 70 74 77 74 295 $19,955
T59 Darron Stiles +15 75 71 73 76 295 $19,955
T59 Kevin Streelman +15 76 72 72 75 295 $19,955
T59 Matthew Baldwin +15 74 74 73 74 295 $19,955
T59 Jason Day +15 75 71 76 73 295 $19,955
T59 Bo Van Pelt +15 78 70 76 71 295 $19,955
T65 Phil Mickelson +16 76 71 71 78 296 $18,593
T65 Marc Warren +16 73 72 74 77 296 $18,593
67 Kyung-tae Kim +17 74 72 74 77 297 $18,113
T68 Stephen Ames +18 74 73 79 72 298 $17,633
T68 Keegan Bradley +18 73 73 75 77 298 $17,633
70 Rod Pampling +19 74 73 74 78 299 $17,153
71 Jason Bohn +21 70 75 78 78 301 $16,833
72 Joe Ogilvie +23 73 75 76 79 303 $16,512
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