How much money does the winner get? The first-place finisher at last year’s tournament, Gary Woodland, made $2.25 million ; the 2020 winner will make that sum as well. Much like the tournament purse, the U.S. Open winner’s share eclipses those of the Masters ($2.07 million) and PGA Championship ($1.98 million).
U.S. Open (golf)
|Prize fund||$12,500,000 in 2020|
|Tournament record score|
|Aggregate||268 Rory McIlroy (2011)|
The American is by far the richest active golfer on the planet, with his net worth estimated at $800m back in 2018. Since then he has won his 15th Major at the 2019 Masters and his 82nd PGA Tour title at the 2019 Zozo Championship.
Unlike the PGA Championship and the Open Championship, which allows the low 70 players and ties to play all four rounds, the USGA has a slightly higher bar for its “ cut rule,” taking only the low 60 and ties.
Dominic Thiem defeated Alexander Zverev in an epic five-set match, 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6), to win the men’s singles title at the 2020 US Open . It was Thiem’s first Grand Slam title, and he becomes the first player in the Open Era to rally from two sets down in a US Open final.
Brooks Koepka has withdrawn from next week’s U.S. Open at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York. Koepka won the event in 2017 and 2018, and was runner-up to Gary Woodland last year, but has been hampered by injuries this season.
2021 : Torrey Pines Golf Course, La Jolla, Calif.
Oakmont Country Club
55 Is the Lowest (Known) 18 – Hole Golf Score Ever Recorded. The lowest score ever recorded for a “regulation” 18 – hole round of golf (not an executive course, not a short course, minimum par of 70) is 55. He had 13 birdies and one eagle and used only 20 putts. The golf course where Blancas’ 55 was posted no longer exists
For Jordan Spieth, who, at 24, has the first three legs of the career Grand Slam, the PGA Championship is the hardest golf major for him to win.
Bobby Jones, who won the pre-Masters era Career Grand Slam once, and is the only golfer all -time to have won four majors in the same calendar year .