123rd U.S. Open: Prize Purse and Payouts by Position

Wyndham Clark, 123rd U.S. Open,(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
Wyndham Clark, 123rd U.S. Open,(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /

Breaking down this week’s 123rd U.S. Open Purse, Prize money, and Payouts by position at Los Angeles Country Club.

The 2023 U.S. Open at Los Angeles Country Club came under scrutiny early in the week after the host of the year’s third golf major yielded record-breaking scores on day one.

Both Rickie Fowler and Xander Schauffele etched their names in the record books after opening with stunning 62s Thursday. Both players will have a chance to win their maiden major on Sunday at LACC.

Speaking of record-breaking, the summertime major will divvy out a U.S. Open record-setting purse in 2023. The 20 million dollar purse for the 123rd United States Open Championship is right on par with this season’s ‘elevated’ events on the PGA Tour. It is also up from the 17.5 million dollar prize that was on offer last year at The Country Club in Brookline.

Not only have the stakes been raised this time around, but every player who qualified for the 123rd U.S. Open and made the journey to LA this week will take home a prize, regardless of whether they made the cut or not.

How much will the U.S. Open Champion take home?

The winner of the year’s third major championship will take home a handsome 3.6 million dollar prize.

Paying out 20 million puts the U.S. Open purse level with every other PGA Tour designated events’ purse this year, as previously mentioned, and only behind THE PLAYERS Championship for the largest of 2023.

In comparison, last month’s PGA Championship dished out 17.5 million, and The Masters in April paid out a total of 18 million this year.

Who will claim the third major of the year?

Both of 2023’s previous winners at majors are likely out of the running to add another title to their cabinet this week, meaning that for a third time this year, we will have a different winner on golf’s biggest stage.

While Xander Schauffele faded a bit on moving day after a Saturday-73, Rickie Fowler (-10) is well-placed heading into Sunday to at long last, win that first major championship. Fowler finds himself in a share for the lead heading into the final round after a Saturday-70, alongside Wells Fargo Champion, Wyndham Clark (-10), who continued his fine play this week with a 69 during the third round.

Two players who are in search of their first major have some big names in close proximity behind them on the leaderboard heading into Sunday. Rory McIlroy (-9) finds himself just one shot back as he looks to finally add major number five to his collection. Meanwhile, PLAYERS Champion Scottie Scheffler (-7) is three adrift as looks to win his second major after his triumph at The Masters in 2022.

While Harris English (-6), 2020 Masters winner Dustin Johnson (-5), and another player looking for that major breakthrough, Xander Schauffele (-5), are all within five shots of the leaders going into the final round of the 2023 U.S. Open.

Glory and a handsome payday await the player who holds their nerve on Sunday. Here is this year’s complete prize breakdown by position for the 123rd playing of the United States Open.

123rd U.S. Open Purse and Payouts by Position.

  1. 123rd U.S. Open Champion: $3,600,000
  2. $2,160,000
  3. $1,413,430
  4. $990,867
  5. $825,297
  6. $731,779
  7. $659,727
  8. $590,864
  9. $534,753
  10. $491,182
  11. $448,249
  12. $414,455
  13. $386,187
  14. $356,431
  15. $330,926
  16. $309,672
  17. $292,669
  18. $275,665
  19. $258,662
  20. $241,659
  21. $226,993
  22. $212,328
  23. $198,088
  24. $184,910
  25. $173,433
  26. $163,656
  27. $156,217
  28. $149,628
  29. $143,252
  30. $136,876
  31. $130,500
  32. $124,124
  33. $117,747
  34. $112,009
  35. $107,333
  36. $102,657
  37. $98,194
  38. $93,943
  39. $89,692
  40. $85,441
  41. $81,190
  42. $76,939
  43. $72,689
  44. $68,438
  45. $64,187
  46. $60,361
  47. $56,535
  48. $52,922
  49. $50,797
  50. $48,671
  51. $47,396
  52. $46,333
  53. $45,483
  54. $45,058
  55. $44,633
  56. $44,208
  57. $43,783
  58. $43,358
  59. $42,933
  60. $42,508
  61. $42,083

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In addition to taking home this week’s eye-opening 3.6 million dollar prize, the 2023 U.S. Open winner will also receive 600 FedEx Cup points in the season-long race to East Lake and Tour Championship in the Autumn.

The PGA Tour resumes next week with another designated event at the 2023 Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut.