The Country Club lock your doors and open your pockets. In the midst of the golf schism, the US Open has taken place in an unusual context, in the middle of a guerrilla war that, even, has ended up influencing the prize pool of the major American, which reaches a record figure within the championships of 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 figure, as anticipated, record, but that is still far from the gains offered by the new Saudi LIV Golf Invitational. Charl Schwartzel, the first winner of the newly released series, he 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 367 million total dollars to 427. The Players Championship, within the circuit, is still the tournament that distributes the most moneyabove all majorswith a total of 20 million dollars.