The Country Club closes its doors and opens its pockets. In the midst of the golf schism, the US Open has taken place in an unusual context, in th
The Country Club closes its doors and opens its pockets. In the midst of the golf schism, the US Open has taken place in an unusual context, in the midst of a guerrilla war that has even ended up affecting the prize pool of the American major, which reaches a record figure within the championships in that category.
As announced by Mike Whang, CEO of the USGA, before the start of the big one, the prize pool has increased by five million, going from 17.5 million dollars in 2021 to 22.5 million in this edition. An increase that, in the case of Matt Fitzpatrick, champion, translates into an income of approximately 3 million euros (3,150,000 dollars).
A record figure, as anticipated, but still far from the profits offered by the new Saudi LIV Golf Invitational. Charl Schwartzel, the first winner of the newly released series, pocketed 4.75 million dollars on June 11 after winning at the Centurion Golf Club in London.
In general, this season, the prizes within the PGA Tour have increased. Going from a total of 367 million dollars to 427. The Players Championship, within the circuit, continues to be the tournament that distributes the most money, above all the majors, with a total of 20 million dollars.