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How much will the winner of the 2021 US Open take home

We take a look at the purse and winners share for 2021 US Open on this year’s PGA tour.

Russell Henley of the United States and his caddie walk the 18th fairway during the third round of the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course (South Course) on June 19, 2021 in San Diego, California. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

The winner of the 2021 U.S. Open will get a $2.25 million cut of a $12.5 million total purse from golf’s national championship. It is the highest paying major and matches last year’s total prize pool. Second place will take home $1.35 million.

This year, The Masters purse was $11.5 million and the PGA Championship was at $12.5 million. The Open Championship was at $10.75 million in 2019 but was canceled last year due to COVID-19. The Players Championship has continued hiking its purses in recent years to solidify its status as a quasi-fifth major and paid out a whopping $15 million in 2021.

This year’s U.S Open is headed into the final round on Sunday with a three-way tie atop the leaderboard. Mackeznie Hughes, Louis Oosthuizen, and Russell Henley all sit at -5 through 54 holes. Rory McIlroy and Bryson DeChambeau are tied for fourth at -3, and then Scottie Scheffler, Jon Rahm, and Matthew Wolff follow at -2. With a host of big names in the hunt and plenty of bogeys through the first three days, it could make for a wild championship Sunday.

The tournament had a 156-man field with a top-60 breakdown as follows at Torrey Pines:

1. $2,250,000 — Jon Rahm
2. $1,350,000 — Louis Oosthuizen
3. $861,457 — Harris English
4. $603,903
5. $502,993
6. $445,997
7. $402,083
8. $360,113
9. $325,916
10. $299,360
11. $273,194
12. $252,597
13. $235,369
14. $217,234
15. $201,689
16. $188,735
17. $178,372
18. $168,009
19. $157,646
20. $147,283
21. $138,345
22. $129,407
23. $120,728
24. $112,697
25. $105,702
26. $99,743
27. $95,209
28. $91,194
29. $87,308
30. $83,422
31. $79,535
32. $75,649
33. $71,763
34. $68,266
35. $65,416
36. $62,566
37. $59,846
38. $57,255
39. $54,664
40. $52,074
41. $49,483
42. $46,892
43. $44,301
44. $41,711
45. $39,120
46. $36,788
47. $34,456
48. $32,254
49. $30,959
50. $29,664
51. $28,886
52. $28,239
53. $27,720
54. $27,461
55. $27,202
56. $26,943
57. $26,684
58. $26,425
59. $26,166
60. $25,907