Sign up for our daily newsletter

Latest news, reviews, analysis and opinion, plus unmissable deals for bunkered subscriptions, events, and our commercial partners.

The third men’s major of the year is more lucrative than ever before.

Pinehurst will set the stage for another demanding test and come tournament Sunday, a champion of the 124th US Open will be crowned.

With it, a Jack Nicklaus medal and a share of the eye-watering prize money up for grabs.

In 2023, the USGA (United States Golf Association) announced a total purse of $20 million – the first major championship to reach that figure.

• 9 big names not in the US Open

• US Open: Every LIV Golf player in the field

Wyndham Clark bagged $3.6 million for seeing off Rory McIlroy and co. at Los Angeles Country Club, but the 2024 winner is in for a treat.

That’s because Mike Whan – USGA CEO – confirmed that all its sanctioned majors would award champions with 20% of the cut.

So, as the official prize purse for the 2024 US Open was confirmed at $21.5 million, the winner will receive an all-time high pay cheque.

That means the conqueror of Pinehurst No.2 this weekend will walk away with $4.3 million. Meanwhile, anyone who misses the cut will earn $10,000.

• US Open: The field as it stands

• US Open: When and where to watch on TV

US Open prize money payout

Come back here for a full breakdown of the US Open prize money when it is confirmed.

2024 US Open total: $21,500,000

2024 US Open winner: $4,300,000


More Reads

Image Turnberry green

The bunkered Golf Course Guide - Scotland

Now, with bunkered, you can discover the golf courses Scotland has to offer. Trust us, you will not be disappointed.

Find Courses