Boy, that was fun, wasn’t it? In a back-and-forth battle between two players seeking their first PGA Tour wins, Matt Fitzpatrick outdueled Will Zalatoris and conquered The Country Club at Brookline for the 2022 U.S. Open title.
Not only did the Englishman secure his first major championship on Sunday, but he also secured the largest payday in major championship history. So, what was the record-breaking purse at the U.S. Open, and how much money did Fitzpatrick take home for his win?
Matt Fitzpatrick wins the largest prize in major championship history
Purses on the PGA Tour have exploded in recent years, and that’s especially true for the U.S. Open. Last season, Jon Rahm took home $2.25 million from the $12.5 million purse after his triumph at Torrey Pines, but he probably wishes he waited one more year to win his first major.
This weekend, the USGA raised the U.S. Open purse to a record $17.5 million. Fitzpatrick, after finishing off his one-stroke victory on the 72nd hole of the tournament, secured a massive check of $3.15 million. That’s the largest payout not just in the U.S. Open, but in any major championship in the history of golf.
Not a bad prize for your first professional win on U.S. soil.
Full 2022 U.S. Open purse and payouts
Fitzpatrick earned the biggest paycheck of the weekend with his victory, but he wasn’t the only one who cashed out big time at the U.S. Open. Zalatoris and Scottie Scheffler, who both fell one stroke short and finished in a tie for second place, went home with more than $1.5 million each. Hideki Matsuyama, who carded a Sunday-best 65 to vault up the leaderboard, earned nearly $1 million for his solo fourth-place finish.
Check out the full list of payouts for the 2022 U.S. Open below:
1 — Matt Fitzpatrick: $3,150,000
T2 — Will Zalatoris, Scottie Scheffler: $1,560,000 each
4 — Hideki Matsuyama: $859,032
T5 — Collin Morikawa, Rory McIlroy: $715,491 each
T7 — Denny McCarthy, Adam Hadwin, Keegan Bradley: $515,934 each
T10 — Gary Woodland, Joel Dahmen: $407,220 each
T12 — Seamus Power, Jon Rahm: $347,058 each
T14 — Guido Migliozzi, Marc Leishman, Adam Scott, Xander Schauffele, Patrick Cantlay, Cameron Tringale, Sebastian Munoz, Hayden Buckley, Nick Hardy: $241,302 each
23 — Joohyung Kim: $171,732
T24 — Mackenzie Hughes, Adam Schenk, Dustin Johnson: $150,849 each
T27 — Thomas Pieters, Min Woo Lee, Aaron Wise, Sam Burns: $127,002 each
T31 — MJ Daffue, Callum Tarren, Todd Sinnott, Andrew Putnam, Patrick Rodgers, Davis Riley: $100,331 each
T37 — K.H. Lee, Justin Rose, Joseph Bramlett, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Matthew NeSmith: $75,916 each
T43 — Chris Gotterup, Travis Vick, Richard Bland, Brian Harman: $57,582 each
T47 — Joaquin Niemann, Max Homa: $47,447 each
T49 — Sam Bennett, Patrick Reed, Sam Stevens, David Lingmerth: $41,873 each
T53 — Sebastian Soderberg, Beau Hossler: $39,248 each
55 — Brooks Koepka: $38,695
T56 — Will Bessling, Chris Naegel, Tyrrell Hatton, Bryson DeChambeau: $35,774 each
60 — Brandon Matthews: $36,852
T61-64 — Harris English, Austin Greaser, Grayson Murray, Stewart Hagestad: < $36,852 each
All payout figures courtesy of CBS Sports.