2014 U.S. Open purse: Martin Kaymer takes home $1.62 million in prize money

David Cannon

Martin Kaymer led wire-to-wire to win the 2014 U.S. Open and his efforts were rewarded with a very large winners share of the $9 million purse.

It's been a very lucrative start to the summer for Martin Kaymer. Slightly more than a month after he won big at the Players Championship, Kaymer blew away the field at the U.S. Open and took home the $1.62 million first-place prize. Kaymer finished at 9-under, good enough to win by eight shots.

The win gave Kaymer the second-biggest payout of his career. He won $1.8 million at the Players Championship, giving him winnings of nearly $3.5 million in a little more than a month. That total nearly equals his career winnings on the PGA Tour which now move to slightly less than $8 million. The 29-year-old has had more success on the European Tour with his combined on-course career earnings now approaching $29 million.

The U.S. Open purse increased from $8 million to $9 million this season, giving Kaymer nearly $200,000 more than the $1.44 million Justin Rose won last year. None of the other players near the top of the leaderboard were able to seriously challenge Kaymer in the final round, but they will still be rewarded handsomely for their efforts. The payout was structured for the top 21 finishers to take home at least $101,487, according to GolfWeek. Ties played a major role in the final payout, with the set purse amounts combined then averaged for players finishing tied on the leaderboard. Even with the changes, 20 players won at least $100,000 while eight came away with at least $300,000 in winnings.

Phil Mickelson wasn't able to play his way into contention to challenge for the career grand slam. He finished at 7-over and tied for 28th place. His result, however, will give one Callaway fan a $59,588 prize. Callaway ran a promotion prior to the tournament that allowed one person to win the same amount Mickelson earned at the U.S. Open. While that amount could have been $1.62 million had Mickelson won, someone will still receive a hefty prize.

Here is the complete payout:

Place Player Score Payout
1 Martin Kaymer -9 $1,620,000
T2 Rickie Fowler -1 $789,330
T2 Erik Compton -1 $789,329
T4 Keegan Bradley 1 $326,310
T4 Jason Day 1 $326,310
T4 Brooks Koepka 1 $326,310
T4 Dustin Johnson 1 $326,310
T4 Henrik Stenson 1 $326,310
T9 Adam Scott 2 $230,900
T9 Jimmy Walker 2 $230,900
T9 Brandt Snedeker 2 $230,900
T12 Jim Furyk 3 $156,679
T12 Marcel Siem 3 $156,679
T12 Kevin Na 3 $156,679
T12 Justin Rose 3 $156,679
T12 Matt Kuchar 3 $156,679
T17 Brendon Todd 4 $118,234
T17 Ian Poulter 4 $118,234
T17 J.B. Holmes 4 $118,233
T17 Jordan Spieth 4 $118,233
T21 Cody Gribble 5 $98,598
T21 Steve Stricker 5 $98,597
T23 Billy Horschel 6 $79,968
T23 Aaron Baddeley 6 $79,968
T23 Shiv Kapur 6 $79,968
T23 Rory McIlroy 6 $79,968
T23 Francesco Molinari 6 $79,968
T28 Daniel Berger 7 $59,588
T28 Graeme McDowell 7 $59,588
T28 Kenny Perry 7 $59,588
T28 Phil Mickelson 7 $59,588
T28 Brendon de Jonge 7 $59,588
T28 Victor Dubuisson 7 $59,588
T28 Chris Kirk 7 $59,588
T35 Patrick Reed 8 $46,803
T35 Ernie Els 8 $46,803
T35 Sergio Garcia 8 $46,803
T35 Bill Haas 8 $46,803
T35 Hideki Matsuyama 8 $46,803
T40 Louis Oosthuizen 9 $37,753
T40 Zac Blair 9 $37,753
T40 Zach Johnson 9 $37,753
T40 Lucas Bjerregaard 9 $37,753
T40 Garth Mulroy 9 $37,753
T45 Danny Willett 10 $30,827
T45 Webb Simpson 10 $30,827
T45 Retief Goosen 10 $30,827
T48 Billy Hurley III 11 $26,504
T48 Harris English 11 $26,504
T48 Ryan Moore 11 $26,504
T48 Matthew Fitzpatrick 11 $0 (amateur)
T52 Seung-yul Noh 12 $24,513
T52 Gary Woodland 12 $24,513
T54 Scott Langley 13 $23,534
T54 Stewart Cink 13 $23,534
T56 Fran Quinn 14 $22,649
T56 Paul Casey 14 $22,649
T56 Nicholas Lindheim 14 $22,649
59 Justin Leonard 15 $22,090
T60 Kevin Tway 17 $21,564
T60 Russell Henley 17 $21,564
T60 Alex Cejka 17 $21,564
T63 Kevin Stadler 18 $20,775
T63 Clayton Rask 18 $20,775
T63 Bo Van Pelt 18 $20,775
66 Boo Weekley 19 $20,249
67 Toru Taniguchi 29 $19,985

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