The following is a list of the prize money up for grabs for golfers at the 2014 U.S. Open, which is being played from Thursday, June12th to Sunday June 15, 2014, at Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, North Carolina.
I've listed the prize money that the top five players will each get, provided there are no ties. The winner's share is set in stone, but the rest of the prize money is somewhat dependent upon how many players make the cut.
The prize money shown for players two through five is based upon what players have earned in the past and will be right in the ballpark with what players will earn in 2014 at the U.S. Open. Again, the numbers can be a little different based upon how many players actually make the cut.
The U.S. Open is being played for the 114th time in 2014, and the third time at Pinehurst. The previous U.S. Open winners at Pinehurst were Payne Stewart (1999), who would tragically die just months after his win at Pinehurst, and Michael Campbell (2005).
Willie Anderson, Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, and Jack Nicklaus hold the record for most wins in the U.S. Open with four each. Tiger Woods and Hale Irwin each won the U.S. Open three times. You know Tiger Woods wants to at least match Jack Nicklaus with four U.S. Open wins, but he won't make it in 2014 because Tiger Woods is not playing as he recovers from back surgery.
Can Phil Mickelson finally win a U.S. Open this year? Phil Mickelson has been second at the U.S. Open an incredible six times. He did play pretty well last week in Memphis, so Phil Mickelson does come into the Open on decent form.
On the official PGA Tour website, the total prize money for the 2014 U.S. Open is listed at $8 million. The same prize money as last year, but the PGA site also listed The Masters prize money this year at $8 million, and it was actually $9 million. Just like the Masters, the U.S. Open raised its prize money to $9 million in 2014.
Golf prize money up for grabs at 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst
- Winner - $1.62 million
The winner of the 2014 U.S. Open, Martin Kaymer, earned a very cool $1.62 million. That was 12.5% more money than Justin Rose earned with his win last year in the U.S. Open ($1.44 million).
- Second Place - $969,000
Second place at the 2014 U.S. Open was worth $969,000. In 2013, Jason Day and Phil Mickelson split $1.392 million, with each player earning $696,104, when they tied for second place at the U.S. Open.
Erik Compton and Rickie Fowler split $1.579 million, with each player earning $789,300, when they tied for second at the 2014 U.S. Open.
- Third Place - $609,000
Third place at the 2014 U.S. Open was worth roughly $609,000. Keegan Bradley, Jason Day, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, and Henrik Stenson split $1.632 million, with each player earning $326,310, when they all tied for third place at the 2014 U.S. Open.
- Fourth Place - $431,000
Fourth place at the 2014 U.S. Open was worth about $431,000.
- Fifth Place - $358,000
Fifth place at the 2014 U.S. Open was worth around $358,000.