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How much each player won at the 2019 U.S. Open



Gary Woodland withstood an onslaught from Brooks Koepka to win the 2019 U.S. Open and with it take home the winner’s check for $2.25 million. That’s just under $1 million more than Graeme McDowell ($1.35 million) won when he claimed the U.S. Open title at Pebble Beach back in 2010.

Earlier this year, the USGA announced that the U.S. Open purse was being increased to $12.5 million overall, making it the most lucrative tournament overall on the PGA Tour alongside The Players. Here’s a look at how much each golfer who made the cut earned at Pebble Beach.

1: Gary Woodland, -13, $2,250,000

2: Brooks Koepka, -10, $1,350,000

T-3: Xander Schauffele, -7, $581,872

T-3: Jon Rahm, -7, $581,872

T-3: Chez Reavie, -7, $581,872

T-3: Justin Rose, -7, $581,872

T-7: Adam Scott, -6, $367,387

T-7: Louis Oosthuizen, -6, $367,387

T-9: Henrik Stenson, -5, $288,715

T-9: Chesson Hadley, -5, $288,715

T-9: Rory McIlroy, -5, $288,715

T-12: Viktor Hovland, -4, (A)

T-12: Matt Fitzpatrick, -4, $226,609

T-12: Matt Wallace, -4, $226,609

T-12: Danny Willett, -4, $226,609

T-16: Webb Simpson, -3, $172,455

T-16: Francesco Molinari, -3, $172,455

T-16: Byeong Hun An, -3, $172,455

T-16: Graeme McDowell, -3, $172,455

T-16: Matt Kuchar, -3, $172,455

T-21: Paul Casey, -2, $117,598

T-21: Alex Prugh, -2, $117,598

T-21: Tiger Woods, -2, $117,598

T-21: Jason Day, -2, $117,598

T-21: Tyrrell Hatton, -2, $117,598

T-21: Hideki Matsuyama, -2, $117,598

T-21: Patrick Cantlay, -2, $117,598

T-28: Sepp Straka, -1, $86,071

T-28: Shane Lowry, -1, $86,071

T-28: Jim Furyk, -1, $86,071

T-28: Nate Lashley, -1, $86,071

T-32: Marcus Kinhult, E, $72,928

T-32: Patrick Reed, E, $72,928

T-32: Billy Horschel, E, $72,928

T-35: Aaron Wise, +1, $57,853

T-35: Bryson DeChambeau, +1, $57,853

T-35: Collin Morikawa, +1, $57,853

T-35: Martin Kaymer, +1, $57,853

T-35: Jason Dufner, +1, $57,853

T-35: Marc Leishman, +1, $57,853

T-35: Dustin Johnson, +1, $57,853

T-35: Brandon Wu, +1, (A)

T-43: Andrew Putnam, +2, $41,500

T-43: Rory Sabbatini, +2, $41,500

T-43: Erik Van Rooyen, +2, $41,500

T-43: Tom Hoge, +2, $41,500

T-43: Rickie Fowler, +2, $41,500

T-43: Nick Taylor, +2, $41,500

T-49: Kevin Kisner, +3, $31,385

T-49: Daniel Berger, +3, $31,385

T-49: Abraham Ancer, +3, $31,385

T-52: Phil Mickelson, +4, $27,181

T-52: Charles Howell III, +4, $27,181

T-52: Carlos Ortiz, +4, $27,181

T-52: Sergio Garcia, +4, $27,181

T-52: Haotong Li, +4, $27,181

T-52: Scott Piercy, +4, $27,181

T-58: Charlie Danielson, +5, $25,350

T-58: Zach Johnson, +5, $25,350

T-58: Andy Pope, +5, $25,350

T-58: Adri Arnaus, +5, $25,350

T-58: Harris English, +5, $25,350

T-58: Emiliano Grillo, +5, $25,350

T-58: Chandler Eaton, +5, (A)

T-65: Justin Walters, +6, $23,851

T-65: Kyle Stanley, +6, $23,851

T-65: Brian Stuard, +6, $23,851

T-65: Rafa Cabrera Bello, +6, $23,851

T-65: Tommy Fleetwood, +6, $23,851

T-65: Jordan Spieth, +6, $23,851

71: Rhys Enoch, +7, $22,977

T-72: Cameron Smith, +8, $22,353

T-72: Luke Donald, +8, $22,353

T-72: Clement Sordet, +8, $22,353

T-72: Billy Hurley III, +8, $22,353

76: Bernd Wiesberger, +10, $21,728

77: Brandt Snedeker, +11, $21,478

78: Chip McDaniel, +13, $21,224

79: Michael Thorbjornsen, +20, (A)

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Gianni is a freelance writer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Diploma in Sports Journalism. He can be contacted at Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. Carl Spackler

    Jun 17, 2019 at 9:44 am

    So does Hovland get $226,609 in pro shop credit?

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Brooks Koepka says Patrick Reed cheated at the Hero



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On Monday, while speaking on SiriusXM during a PGA Championship media tour, Brooks Koepka claimed that Patrick Reed cheated at the Hero when he was adjudged to have improved his lie in the bunker by moving sand from behind his ball.

The four-time major champion was typically in no mood to mince his words when asked by host Sway Callaway whether or not he felt Reed had cheated at the event, responding “Yeah” before adding

“I mean, I don’t know what he was doing, building sandcastles in the sand but you know where your club is. I took three months off, and I can promise you I know if I touched sand.”

Koepka further compared Reed’s actions to the controversy surrounding the Houston Astros who were caught stealing signs during the 2017 World Series, stating

“It’s one of those things where you know if you look at the video; obviously, he grazes the sand twice, and then he still chops down on it. 

“I guess the Astros are going through that right now. Jim Crane said it when he got asked, ‘Is it cheating?’ And he said, ‘No, we just broke the rules.’ If you play the game, you understand the rules. You understand the integrity that goes on. I mean, there’s no room for it.”

The 31-year old also suggested that incidents like the Reed controversy go “on a little more than people think” on Tour and though he has “bitten his tongue in the past” he expressed how if he were to see a player improving their lie going forward he would “call them out.”


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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (2.18.20)



In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Jason Dufner’s custom Scotty.

Twisty Neck from Mackmade Workshop.

One for Team Europe supporters.

Our Johnny Wunder showing his sweet looking Fourteen SF714 5W some love.

Great giveaway from Sugar Skull Golf.

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An awesome look at Palmetto Golf Club courtesy of Jonathan Evans.

Get hashtagging your golf posts #GolfWRX for your chance to feature in our best of Instagram posts in the future!

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The young Euro Tour pro in the WGC-Mexico field whose inspiring story you need to know




World Golf Championships are reserved for the elite players in the sport, and joining that group this week for the second time in as many WGC events is Christiaan Bezuidenhout, who has overcome a number of arduous hurdles on the road to cracking the world’s top-50.

For those unaware, Bezuidenhout’s destiny was shaped earlier than most when on the streets of his native South Africa the then two-year-old picked up and drank from a bottle of coke – the contents of which contained rat poison.

The South African narrowly avoided death after the hospital completely pumped his stomach to purge him of the poison. Still, the poison infected his nervous system, leaving Bezuidenhout with a speech impediment that would have him develop a severe case of anxiety.

In a blog post for the European Tour last year, the 25-year-old explained the depths of the level of anxiety the stammer caused him growing up.

“I was basically just living in my own world because I was always scared of having to engage in conversation. When I talked to people, I knew I would struggle and it would take time for me to deliver my words, so I always had a fear of answering the phone, saying my name or being asked a question.”

Through therapy, Bezuidenhout got his life back on track but was then hit with another bombshell in 2014 when he was nominated for a random drug test that resulted in him being handed a 2-year ban from the sport.

The South African had been prescribed Beta Blockers to help control his stutter, and his sentence was subsequently reduced down to nine months.

What has happened since then has been a remarkable rise from being outside the world’s top-1500 on his return and outside the world’s top-500 at this point last year, to inside the world’s top-50 at the age of 25.

Victory on the Sunshine Tour in 2016 was Bezuidenhout’s first triumph. He then followed that up last year, hitting the headlines by winning one of the most significant European Tour events on offer, the Andalucia Masters.

Since then, the 25-year-old has gone from strength to strength. He finished third at the European Tour’s flagship event – the BMW PGA Championship, before recording a top-15 finish at the DP World Tour Championship to end 2019 inside the world’s top-100 for the very first time.

In 2020, things have only got better.

After a playoff defeat at the Dubai Desert Classic, the South African finished T21 at the Saudi International before notching a win at the Dimension Data Pro-Am last week for his second win on the Sunshine Tour. A victory which included a clutch eagle on the final hole to win by a stroke, in a week where he recorded a mammoth 29 birdies.

From rat poisoning, crippling anxiety, and a drugs ban, Bezuidenhout is now the second-highest ranked South African player in the world and will compete in his second WGC this week, having finished T17 at the HSBC Champions back in November.

Bezuidenhout’s story is inspirational and a testament to his courage and defiance. He’s a player which you are surely only going to hear more and more of on golf broadcasts in the future, and a man who will have his eyes firmly set on securing a spot at this year’s Masters – a feat he will achieve should he remain inside the world’s top-50 at the end of March.


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