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Bryson DeChambeau Cashes In With Record $4.3 Million Payday at 2024 U.S. Open

Bryson DeChambeau Cashes In With Record $4.3 Million Payday at 2024 U.S. Open

The 2024 U.S. Open saw another increase in purse size, pushing the total to a record $21.5 million. This exponential growth has resulted in life-changing payouts for players up and down the leaderboard at this year's championship at Pinehurst Resort.


The winner's share reached an all-time high for a major of $4.3 million, taken home by Bryson DeChambeau after he held off a late charge by Rory McIlroy. This topped the $3.6 million won by Wyndham Clark last year by $700,000.


Bryson DeChambeau is the winner of the 2024 U.S. Open. / Katie Goodale-USA TODAY Sports


The runner-up prize was likewise a handsome $2.322 million for McIlroy. Third place Tony Finau and Patrick Cantlay each collected $1.229 million, while those finishing fourth through sixth all cleared over $600,000.


Even players who missed the cut were ensured a payday, with the 73 who failed to advance to the weekend rounds receiving $10,000 apiece. In total, the record purse ensured over 150 golfers went home from Pinehurst with at least five-figure paychecks.


While DeChambeau's first place check was understandably the largest, the purse was divided in a manner ensuring robust payouts well down the leaderboard. The 20th-27th place finishers all earned just over $200,000, and spots 28-32 paid out nearly $127,000.


The increased U.S. Open purse continues the trend seen recently across majors and elite events, as purses have risen dramatically in response to competition from LIV Golf. Where the champion once took home around $1 million just a few years ago, now over $4 million is commonplace. This underscores golf's rising popularity and ensures more players can earn a living from the game's biggest stages.


With reports indicating the USGA may continue increasing the U.S. Open purse in coming years, future champions and competitors can expect to reap ever greater rewards from their performances at this celebrated championship.


Read more: Heartbreak for McIlroy as DeChambeau Wins Dramatic U.S. Open


How is Bryson DeChambeau's 2024 U.S. Open earnings compare to his previous major wins


In 2020, DeChambeau won the U.S. Open and earned $2.25 million.


However, the 2024 U.S. Open purse has increased to a record $21.5 million, with the winner receiving $4.3 million


This means DeChambeau's 2024 U.S. Open earnings of $4.3 million represent a nearly 91% increase compared to his 2020 U.S. Open winnings of $2.25 million


Here is the breakdown of the prize money for each player:


Winner: Bryson DeChambeau, $4,300,000


2. Rory McIlroy, $2,322,000


T3. Tony Finau

Patrick Cantlay, $1,229,051


5. Matthieu Pavon, $843,765


6. Hideki Matsuyama, $748,154


T7. Russell Henley

Xander Schauffele, $639,289


T9. Sam Burns

Davis Thompson

Corey Connors, $502,391


T12. Sergio Garcia

Ludvig Aberg, $409,279


T14. Thomas Detry

Collin Morikawa, $351,581


T16. Tommy Fleetwood

Akshay Bhatia

Taylor Pendrith, $299,218


19. Shane Lowry

Aaron Rai, $255,759


T21. Max Greyserman

Daniel Berger

Min Woo Lee

Stephan Jaeger

Brian Harman, $203,607 


T26. Brooks Koepka

Zac Blair

Chris Kirk

Neal Shipley (a)

Tom Kim

Tyrrell Hatton, $153,281


T32. Adam Scott

Si Woo Kim

Sahith Theegala

Keegan Bradley

Isaiah Salinda

Christiaan Bezuidenhout

Cameron Smith

J.T. Poston

Denny McCarthy, $126,901


T41. Frankie Capan III

Harris English

Jordan Spieth

Scottie Scheffler

Tom McKibbin

Tim Widing

Emiliano Grillo

Billy Horschel

Luke Clanton (a), $72,305


T50. Justin Lower

Matt Kuchar

Nicolai Hojgaard

Mark Hubbard, $51,065


54. Nico Echavarria, $47,370


55. David Puig, $46,501


T56. Seonghyeon Kim

Ben Kohles

Ryan Fox

Sepp Straka

Greyson Sigg

Brian Campbell

Adam Svensson

Wyndham Clark, $44,546


T64. Matthew Fitzpatrick

Francesco Molinari

Martin Kaymer, $42,155


T67. Cameron Young

Brendon Todd, $41,286


69. Dean Burmester, $40,417


T70. Gunner Broin (a)

Brandon Wu, $39,982


72. Sam Bennett, $39,548


73. Jackson Suber, $39,113


74. Austin Eckroat, $38,678







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