Monday, February 06, 2017

2017 US Open will have $12million prizefund

The USGA has confirmed it's adding $2 million to the purse for this year's US Open, bumping the total prize money to a whopping $12 million.
The figure surpasses the Players' Championship and US PGA Championship (each at $10.5 million) as the biggest pay-out in pro golf.
"When you look at the USGA championships,  they’re the most important championships not only in the U.S. but in the world," said Mike Davis, USGA executive director/CEO. "And  the purses really should reflect that.”
The 2017 US Open winner's cheque  will see a significant raise as well. Last season, Dustin Johnson received $1.8 million for his efforts at Oakmont. This year's champion at Erin Hills, Wisconsin will take home $2.16 million.
All those who survive the halfway cut will also get more prizemoney than in the past.
The men aren't the only ones to see an increase in pay. The USGA also said this year's U.S. Women's Open purse at Trump National Bedminster will be $5 million, up from 2016's $4.5 million.

The 2017 U.S. Open will begin on June 15. It will mark the tournament's debut at Erin Hills, which opened in 2006.



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