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US Open Payouts: What Does Each Golfer Make In The US Open?

The US Open is just hours away. Johnny Covers takes a closer look at the US Open payouts.
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US Open Payouts: What Does Each Golfer Make In The US Open?

We are now just a few days away from the first player teeing it up at The Country Club in Brookline, MA, as the 122nd edition of the US Open should be one to remember. In addition to the tremendous golf being played at the top, the LIV Golf Series has caused a firestorm of controversy as the Saudi-backed league has drawn some of the sport's biggest names. 

While those players' futures are uncertain past this week, it should make for a great week of action and drama. Let’s take a closer look at just what else is on the line in this week’s 2022 US Open

US Open Start Time, Where To Watch, and Odds

When: June 16 - 19, 2022

How to Watch: NBC, USA Network

Where: The Country Club, Brookline, MA

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Top 10 Outright US Open Payout Betting Odds

All Odds via DraftKings Sportsbook

Rory McIlroy +1000 (Bet $100 to win $1000)

Justin Thomas +1100 (Bet $100 to win $1100)

Jon Rahm +1200 (Bet $100 to win $1200)

Scottie Scheffler +1400 (Bet $100 to win $1400)

Xander Schauffele +1600 (Bet $100 to win $1600)

Patrick Cantlay +2000 (Bet $100 to win $2000)

Cameron Smith +2200 (Bet $100 to win $2200)

Dustin Johnson +2800 (Bet $100 to win $2800)

Jordan Spieth +2800 (Bet $100 to win $2800)

Matthew Fitzpatrick +3000 (Bet $100 to win $3000)

US Open Payouts Breakdown

While the purse (total payout) changes from week to week on the PGA Tour, the United States Golf Association (USGA) has a set formula for payout percentages and distribution for the US Open tournament. Initially featuring 156 players, as in most weeks, there is a 36-hole cut to the top 50 players (and ties), as well as any player within 10 shots of the lead after the second round. 

Unlike typical weeks on Tour where players must make the cut in order to be guaranteed a payout, the US Open pays $10,000 to all players who miss the cut. It’s worth noting that this has been a major selling point for players who have chosen to join the LIV Golf series, where every player in the (smaller) fields is guaranteed an appearance fee simply for showing up and playing. 

It’s not just a financial incentive on the line for the 156 players who tee it up at The Country Club this week, as 600 FedEx Cup points will also be on the line for the winner. A win at the US Open also comes with a 5+ season exemption on the PGA Tour, and a 10-year exemption for the future US Opens. Additionally, a five-year exemption for the other majors and next year’s Sentry Tournament of Champions will also be given to the winner of this week’s US Open. 

While there’s no official statement in place as of yet, the total purse is. Based on USGA formulas of the past, below is an approximate payout for the top 10 players on this week’s final leaderboard, with the percentages declining all the way to #57-60 getting .21% of the total purse. 

Top 10 US Open Payout Amounts Breakdown

PlacePrecentPayout ($1.25 million purse)
118%$2,250,000
210.80%$1,350,000
36.89%$861,457
44.83%$603,903
54.02%$502,993
63.57%$445,997
73.22%$402,083
82.88%$360,113
92.61%$325,916
102.39%$299,360

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Johnny has been covering the sports betting markets and handicapping games for the better part of the past decade. Along the way, he has written for publications such as All-In Magazine, Blitz Predict, FantasyPros, Betting Pros, Sportsbook Review, and most recently, OddsChecker. In addition to giving out picks on Twitter, Johnny is the host of the podcast The Daily Sports Bet -- a 10 minute or less listen with actionable insights and no fluff or BS. Starting the podcast in June, he closed out 2021 up 26 units with a winning percentage of 55%.

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