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US Open Golf Prize Money 2021: Final Leaderboard, Total Purse and Payouts

Maurice Bobb@@ReeseReportFeatured ColumnistJune 21, 2021

Jon Rahm, of Spain, kisses the champions trophy for photographers 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)
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Jon Rahm finished with back-to-back birdies and shot a 67 to win the 2021 U.S. Open, his first-ever major championship, at Torrey Pines in San Diego, California.

It was a drama-filled 18th hole. Louis Oosthuizen needed to eagle the par five to force a playoff with Rahm, but he came up short with a birdie to finish the day as the runner-up.

Rahm is the first Spaniard to ever win the U.S. Open, and Oosthuizen notched his sixth second-place finish in majors.

Defending champion Bryson DeChambeau was in the top 10 on the leaderboard to finish round three on Saturday but carded a 77 to finish in a four-way tie for 26th place.

Here's a final breakdown of how the players on the leaderboard will split the $12.5 million purse.

       

2021 U.S. Open Leaderboard and Payouts

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1. Jon Rahm (-6), $2,250,000

2. Louis Oosthuizen (-5), $1,350,000

3. Harris English (-3), $861,457

T4. Brooks Koepka (-2), $603,903

T4. Collin Morikawa (-2), $502,993

T4. Guido Migliozzi (-2), $445,997

T5. Rory McIlroy (-1), $402,083

T5. Xander Schauffele (-1), $360,113

T5. Scottie Scheffler (-1), $325,916

T5. Daniel Berger (-1), $299,360

Rahm Loves Torrey Pines

It's fitting that Rahm won his first-ever major at Torrey Pines, because it's a very special golf course to the native of Spain.

Rahm asked his now-wife to marry him on the course and brought his entire family to watch him navigate the volatility of the back nine at Torrey Pines to claim his first major.

U.S. Open (USGA) @usopengolf

An absolutely LEGENDARY finish! @JonRahmPGA closes birdie-birdie on 17 and 18 to become the 121st #USOpen champion! https://t.co/pfKmYlIAYe

The newly crowned champion said: "You hear about many people saying: all you need to do is hang on and let others make mistakes. That simply wasn't happening. I missed two short putts on 13 and 14, and told my caddy, two fours and two threes wins the tournament. It's incredible I finished the way I did.

"Sometimes you have to attack a golf course. This is the power of positive thinking. I was never resentful for what happened [at Memorial] and I don't blame anybody. It's been a difficult year."

Rahm was challenged hard by Oosthuizen, but no U.S. Open champion has ever eagled the 18th.

McIlroy was close, but he wasn't able to put anything together in the last five holes.

It was an intense final round, but on this Father's Day, Rahm hoisted the trophy and took home a cool $2,250,000 for his troubles.

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