The U.S. Open has been won wire-to-wire by seven golfers on eight occasions: 1914 by Walter Hagen, 1921 by Jim Barnes, 1953 by Hogan, 1970 by Tony Jacklin, 2000 and 2002 by Tiger Woods, 2011 by McIlroy, and 2014 by Martin Kaymer.
The prestige that comes with that title is priceless as the winner will see his name engraved on a trophy alongside names like Jones, Nicklaus and Woods. But along with the non-quantifiable clout, the winner will also receive some perks that are quantifiable — such as a check for $2.2 million.
1933 – The last time an amateur won a men’s professional major. Johnny Goodman won the U.S. Open as an amateur at North Shore in Illinois, and while several amateurs since then have had runner-up finishes (though none since 1961), none have repeated the feat.
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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.
McIlroy’s net worth is estimated at $122 million .
USGA Rule 3-2 An amateur winning a golf tournament could accept a prize — if the value is $750 or less. USGA Rule 3-2, “Prize Money,” allows amateurs to compete in events and win prizes such as vouchers for free golf equipment. The only exception is for a hole-in-one competition during a tournament.
Has an amatuer ever won a golf major ? No amateur has ever won the PGA Championship , as the field is limited to professionals. But back to the Open. Though it has been 85 years since an amateur won the Claret Jug, 2013 U.S. Open champion Justin Rose had one of the best British Open finish since Jones by an amateur .
The last amateur winner was Johnny Goodman in 1933, and there’s little evidence that will change. Fleckman and Jim Simons in 1971 were the last ones to have a 54-hole lead.
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