After finishing as the runner-up at last year’s U.S. Open, Dustin Johnson was able to finish like the amazing golfer he is and take home the trophy this year.
Not only did he get a gold medal, a trophy and his first major champion title, he also received $1.8 million dollars in winnings!
After 276 shots, including the controversial one, DJ made an insane $6,521.73 per stroke. This doesn’t include all of the sponsorship money he’ll be making from Taylormade, Adidas, Net Jets and numerous others.
The total U.S. Open purse came to a whopping $1o million dollars with the top 23 players making over $100,000 dollars. Everyone made a decent amount of money that Sunday because even the golfers who didn’t make the cut made $4,000 each.
1st – Dustin Johnson – $1,800,000.00 ($6521 per shot)
T2 – Jim Furyk – $754,270.00 ($2703 per shot)
T2 – Shane Lowry – $754,270.00 ($2703 per shot)
T2 – Scott Percy – $754,270.00 ($2703 per shot)
T5 – Sergio Garcia – $374,394.00 ($1337 per shot)
T5 – Brandon Grace – $374,394.00 ($2703 per shot)
7th – Kevin Na – $313,349.00 ($1115 per shot)
T8 – Jason Day – $247,805.00 ($878 per shot)
T8 – Jason Dufner – $247,805.00 ($878 per shot)
T8 – Zach Johnson – $247,805.00 ($878 per shot)
T8 – Daniel Summerhays – $247,805.00 ($878 per shot)
After what the USGA put DJ through, he deserves every single penny.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Who do you think deserves Player of the Week from the US Open? It doesn’t have to be the winner. Out of the athletes listed below, who do you think stood out from the rest because of an insane shot, huge putt or their overall style as they played the tournament? Cast your vote.