The following is a list of the prize money up for grabs for golfers at the 2014 U.S. Women's Open, which is being played from Thursday, June 19th to Sunday, June 22, 2014, at the Pinehurst Resort located in Pinehurst, North Carolina.
The 2014 U.S. Open for men golfers was just completed this past weekend, which saw Germany's Martin Kaymer run away with the major winning by eight strokes. This week, it's the women's turn to play the U.S. Open at Pinhurst in 2014.
The 2014 U.S. Women's Open has a total purse of $3.25 million. That is the same prize money the U.S. Women's Open had last year, and the same prize money since 2008. The total prize money is also just 36% of the $9 million prize money that was won by the men at the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst.
The U.S. Women's Open has been played annually since 1946. Betsy Rawls (1951, 1953, 1957, 1960) and Mickey Wright (1958, 1959, 1961, 1964) are tied for the most wins with four each. Annika Sorenstam, Hollis Stacy, Susie Berning, and the great Babe Zaharias all won the U.S. Women's Open three times.
Last year's winner, Inbee Park, has won the Open twice, as have players like Juli Inkster, Karie Webb and Meg Mallon. The U.S. Women's Open is a major in women's golf, and every women golfer would love to win this tournament at least once in their career.
Golf prize money up for grabs at 2014 U.S. Women's Open at Pinehurst
- Winner - $585,000
The winner of the 2014 U.S. Women's Open at Pinehurst will earn a very cool $585,000. That is the same amount of prize money Inbee Park took home last year when she won the tournament.
It's also the same amount of money Inbee Park earned when she won the U.S. Women's Open in 2008. And the same amount of money each winner has earned since 2008.
- Second Place - $350,000
Second place is worth $350,000 at the 2014 U.S. Women's Open. That is the same amount of money that I.K. Kim earned last year when she was second at the U.S. Women's Open.
- Third Place - $218,000
Third place is worth $218,000. The same amount of money earned by So Yeon Ryu last year with her third place finish.
- Fourth Place - $150,100
Fourth place is worth $150,100, which is how much money Angela Stanford earned when she finished fourth in the 2011 U.S. Women's Open.
- Fifth Place - $122,000
Fifth place at the 2014 U.S. Women's Open is worth $122,000, which is how much Mika Miyazato earned when she finished fifth by herself in the 2011 U.S. Women's Open.