Golf is considered the game of rich people. So, what will the winner of one of the major golf tournaments, the US Open, receive? Fans have always been curious about that. The US Open Golf 2021 live stream will end with presenting the prizes to the winner. In this article, what the Champion will receive this year. Hence, read till the end to get all the info regarding the prizes. Who knows, maybe it’s your favorite golfer who will receive them?
What Prize the Champion Will Get
The winner of the US Open Golf Championship will receive a handsome amount of money with a trophy and a gold medal. All the details about these prizes have been covered below:
Total Purse: $12.5 Million
Winner’s Share: $2.25 Million
The total prize money for the event is huge. Well, as we told at the beginning, it’s a rich man’s game. So, the winner will receive a whopping $2.5 million, which is the PGA tour standard 18% of the total purse of $12.5 million. The runners-up will receive $1.35 million.
Following is a list of prize money that the top ten performers will receive:
- Champion : $2,250,000
- 1st runner up: $1,350,00
- 2nd runner up: $861,457
- 4th Position: $603,903
- 5th Position: $502,993
- 6th Position: $445,997
- 7th Position: $402,083
- 8th Position: $360,113
- 9th Position: $325,916
- 10th Position: $299,360
The list goes on till every player gets his prize.
US Open Championship Trophy
The winner of the 121st edition of the US Open Golf will also receive a trophy. It is the only major golf trophy that isn’t named after any person. The formal name for the trophy is “United States Golf Association Open Championship.”
However, the trophy is a replica of the original trophy, which was presented to the winner of the first edition. The USGA Museum has the original trophy permanently. However, the Champion will hold the trophy for only one year. Before defending his title next year, he will have to return the trophy to USGA. In return, the Champion will get a smaller-sized replica trophy which he can hold forever.
The USGA Championship trophy is of silver color. It’s 18 inches in height and 6 inches in width. The trophy weighs approximately 18.5 pounds. It has two handles on the side of the jug on top. The name of the winner is engraved around the base. Watch the US Open Golf 2022 live stream to find out who holds the trophy.
Another prize that the Champion of this year’s tournament will receive is a gold medal. Primarily it didn’t have any name like the trophy. But in 2012, the medal was officially named “Jack Nicklaus Medal.” Unlike the trophy, the Champion gets it permanently.
So, who do you think will get all these prizes this year? Well, golf is an unpredictable game. Therefore, anyone can win. To find out who becomes the Champion, tune into the US Open Golf 2021 live stream from 17th to 20th June.