US Open Golf 2012 Payout: Winner's Purse and Final Leaderboard
Twenty-six-year-old Webb Simpson likes the U.S. Open.
In just his second-ever appearance at the famous major (he finished 14th last year), Simpson took the victory, overcoming a four-shot deficit heading into the final day.
But in just his fifth-ever major tournament, Simpson didn't crack. He shot a brilliant two-under 68 (his second 68 of the weekend) as Graeme McDowell shot a 73 and Jim Furyk shot a 74 to lose the lead.
How many more majors will Simpson win in his career?
Simpson, who is already a respectable 35th on the 2012 money list (via ESPN), more than doubles his yearly earnings with this win, adding $1.44 million to the $1.3 million he has already made.
Not bad for four days of work for the North Carolina native. Let's take a further look at who earned themselves some big raises.
Thompson was a whopping 107th on the money list before the U.S. Open. But after a tie with Graeme McDowell for second place, the 27-year-old from Arizona will more than double his yearly earnings.
The 23-year-old NCAA champion is down in the PGA rankings just a bit, as he currently ranks No. 831.
Yet despite there being 830 better golfers than Peterson, his three-over tournament netted him a tie for fourth place.
For a guy who has made just $32,570 this year, he's probably going to enjoy his prize money. The six figures he'll make from the U.S. Open will be at the very least three times what he's made this year.
Don't go spending it all on one place, John.
Leaderboard and Earnings
For a look at the complete leaderboard and all earnings, check out ESPN.
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