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2023 US Open: Who’s Getting Paid in LA?

Last Updated: September 9, 2023
There’s $20 million in US Open prize money up for grabs, as the world’s best are loading up for a long few days of golf at Los Angeles Country Club.

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Now that the shock of the PGA Tour and LIV Golf merger has worn off a bit, it’s time to get down to some golf.

And what better way to move on than with a major?

The 123rd US Open Championship tees off Thursday with 156 of the game’s best golfers navigating the many twists and turns of the North Course at LACC — for the first time ever. It’s the third major championship of the season, and for the first time in 75 years, the most beautiful game is happening in Hollywood.

Boardroom has all the details on the game’s return to tinsel town, as well as which players could make some noise and just how much 2023 US Open prize money is on the line for top finishers.

US Open Prize Money 2023

While it’s unclear how the recent merger will impact the size of prize pools moving forward, the PGA has already been putting up more money for its players in previous majors, and it appears the same goes for the 2023 US Open prize purse.

Organizers on Wednesday announced this year’s total prize pool will be $20 million — roughly $2.5 million more than last year’s tournament.

The golfer sitting at the top of the leaderboard come Sunday can expect $3.6 million in winnings, also an increase from the $3.15 million payout at last year’s tournament. The runner-up will realize an impressive $2.2 million.

The top five finishers can expect the following estimated payouts:

Estimated 2023 US Open Prize Money Payouts

  • First Place: $3,600,000
  • Second Place: $2,160,000
  • Third Place: $1,413,430
  • Fourth Place: $990,867
  • Fifth Place: $825,297

The winnings for the eventual 2023 champion are a far cry from what was given to the first US Open champion Horace Rawlins in September 1895 at Newport Golf Club in Rhode Island. Rawlins won $150 and earned a gold champion’s medal as well as possession of the championship sterling silver cup for one year.

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But, in addition to a paycheck and FedEx Cup points, the winner also receives custody of the US Open Trophy for one year, as well as the following perks:

  • A US Open exemption for the next 10 years
  • An invitation to the next five Masters Tournaments
  • An invitation to the next five Open Championships, conducted by The R&A
  • An invitation to the next five PGA Championships
  • An invitation to the next five Players Championships
  • Exempt status on the PGA Tour for five years
  • The Jack Nicklaus Medal, and a replica trophy

So who’s walking away with this windfall of riches?

Who’s Winning the US Open?

While players from both the PGA Tour and LIV Golf are still trying to figure out exactly what’s going on, it’s fair to assume all the off-course drama will subside come Thursday.

Oddsmakers have defending US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick in the mix, along with 2021 champ Jon Rahm and Scottie Scheffler — both of which are first and second in the FedEx Cup standings, respectively.

And there are plenty of LIV golfers drawing interest as well.

Phil Mickelson, who has been runner-up in the event an incredible six times, will attempt to become only the sixth man to complete a career Grand Slam by winning the US Open. Brooks Koepka, who picked up his fifth major championship victory at last month’s PGA Championship, is also projected to play well.

Here’s a look at futures odds to win the tournament from FanDuel Sportsbook.

FanDuel Betting Odds to Win The US Open

Numbers reflect pre-tournament odds at FanDuel Sportsbook as of June 14, 2023. Live odds will update throughout the tournament.

Scottie Scheffler +600
Jon Rahm +1100
Brooks Koepka +1200
Rory McIlroy +1500
Viktor Hovland +1700
Patrick Cantlay +1700
Xander Schauffele +1900
Jordan Spieth +2400
Cameron Smith +3000
Matt Fitzpatrick +3200
Tyrrell Hatton +3400

Max Homa +3200
Collin Morikawa +3400
Tony Finau +3400
Justin Rose +4100
Bryson DeChambeau +4100
Dustin Johnson +4100
Tommy Fleetwood +4400
Justin Thomas +4800
Hideki Matsuyama +4800
Cameron Young +4800
Rickie Fowler +4800

Click here for FanDuel’s deeper look at picks and predictions for the 2023 US Open.

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