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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.

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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.

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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

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