It can be a buried story when a golfer wins his first major like Webb Simpson did, but aside from taking home that trophy, he will also be taking home $1.44 million.
On the flip side, Jim Furyk cost himself over $1 million after falling out of first place in Sunday's final round.
Here's the payout for the top-10 at the U.S. Open:
1 Webb Simpson (+1): $1,440,000
T2 Michael Thompson (+2): $695,916
T2 Graeme McDowell (+2): $695,916
T4 Jason Dufner (+3): $276,841
T4 Padraig Harrington (+3): $276,841
T4 David Toms (+3): $276,841
T4 John Peterson (+3): $276,841
T4 Jim Furyk (+3): $276,841
9 Ernie Els (+4): $200,280
T10 John Senden (+5): $163,594
T10 Kevin Chappell (+5): $163,594
T10 Casey Wittenberg (+5): $163,594
T10 Retief Goosen (+5): $163,594
T10 Lee Westwood (+5): $163,594
Anyone who made the cut earned at least $16,512, besides amateurs.
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