US Open Golf Purse 2021: Prize Money Payout for Top Players on Final Leaderboard

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist IVJune 21, 2021

Jon Rahm, of Spain, holds the champions trophy after the final round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Sunday, June 20, 2021, at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

Jon Rahm won the U.S. Open on Sunday, shooting a final round 67 to finish six under for the tournament.

He bested Louis Oosthuizen by two strokes.

U.S. Open (USGA) @usopengolf

The moment @JonRahmpga became a major champion. 🏆#FromManyOne | #USOpen pic.twitter.com/uEbx9cn2s6

"I'm the first Spaniard to ever win the U.S. Open," an emotional Rahm said after his victory. "This was definitely for Seve [Ballesteros]. I know he tried a lot, and usually we think a lot about him with the Masters, but he wanted to win this one most of all."

Golf Digest @GolfDigest

"This was definitely for Seve."@JonRahmpga won this #USOpen for his country. 🇪🇸pic.twitter.com/8Za4gFE6gs

That earned Rahm his first major title and quite a payday in the process. The payouts for the top 10 were as follows (h/t Spotrac):

  • 1. Rahm: $2,250,000
  • 2. Oosthuizen: $1,350,000
  • 3. Harris English: $861,457
  • T4. Guido Migliozzi: $517,000
  • T4. Brooks Koepka: $517,000
  • T4. Collin Morikawa: $517,000
  • T7. Branden Grace: $318,000
  • T7. Daniel Berger: $318,000
  • T7: Paul Casey: $318,000
  • T7: Xander Schauffele: $318,000
  • T7: Scottie Scheffler: $318,000
  • T7: Rory McIlroy: $318,000

And then there was Bryson DeChambeau, who went from being in the running for the title to tied for 26th after an abysmal 77 in his final round, costing himself some serious scratch:  

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds

If Bryson DeChambeau had played the final eight holes in even par, he might have been looking at solo 2nd — which pays $1.35 million. <br><br>He played them in 8 over, costing himself as much as $1,258,625.<br><br>His check looks like it’ll be $91,375.

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelTAN

Bryson DeChambeau: “Unfortunately, just had bad break after bad break happen. It is what it is. It’s golf, it’s life... I just didn’t have full confidence in my swing and I got some unlucky lies down the stretch.”

But the story was Rahm, who earlier in the month lost what would have likely been a serious payout due to the PGA's COVID-19 protocols:

Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

On June 5, Jon Rahm is forced to withdraw from The Memorial with a six stroke lead heading into the final round due to Covid tracing. Loses out on winner’s prize $1.674 million.<br><br>Sixteen days later, Rahm is going to win the U.S Open and $2.25 million.

Kevin Van Valkenburg @KVanValkenburg

Maybe you think one thing has nothing to do with the other, but I really admired how Rahm handled the COVID stuff at Memorial. As an army of Armchair Epidemiologists were raging, he said the Tour handled it the right way, he advocated for science, he moved on &amp; won a US Open. 👏🏻

Sean Zak @Sean_Zak

Rory McIlroy on Rahm's Covid WD at Memorial, and now this:<br><br>"He's won two tournaments in a row. I don't care what anyone says." pic.twitter.com/jXWqtUjsw5

More than a few folks around golf and the sporting world at large were happy for Rahm after his triumph:

Brooks Koepka @BKoepka

Always a good week at @usopengolf <br>Congrats @JonRahmpga well deserved!! pic.twitter.com/l4fadXTEOs

Miguel Angel Jimenez @majimenez1964

@JonRahmpga simplemente amazing!! 👏🏻 congratulations!!

JJ Watt @JJWatt

Rahm proposed to his wife on that course, won his first ever major there and had his newborn baby in attendance on Father’s Day? <br><br>Man that’s awesome.

Rahm closed like a boss, with birdies on Nos. 17-18. And then he took the time to celebrate with his three-month-old son, Kepa, as he awaited Oosthuizen to finish his round.

“Little man, you have no idea what this means right now,” he said to his son after his victory, per the Associated Press (h/t Yahoo Sports). “You will soon enough.”


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