The U.S. Open winner gets $2.16 million of a $12 million purse

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SBNation.com—The U.S. Open is still golf’s richest major by purse amount. The winner of the 2018 U.S. Open will get a $2.16 million cut of a $12 million total purse from golf’s national championship, tying a record this tournament set last year. The U.S. Open set the current purse record at $12 million in 2017, with winner Brooks Koepka walking away with $2.16 million of that before taxes. The USGA, which runs the tournament, has been at the forefront of a purse arms race that’s caught up all four majors....

2018 U.S. Open purse, prize money: Payout for each golfer from $12 million pool. The purse for the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills is the largest in golf this year