On Sunday, the 2012 U.S. Open finally came to an end. The difficult course at the Olympic Club in San Francisco provided no end of frustration for many of the world's best golfers, but those headaches were likely mitigated by the hefty payouts that many golfers received.
The biggest check, of course, went to Webb Simpson for winning his first career Grand Slam. Simpson will pocket $1.44 million for the win and the top 15 places in the tournament will all earn six figures. Even the last-place player will take home $16,500 for the tournament. Amateurs, including the breakout star Beau Hossler, will take home no money for playing in the event.
Here are the payouts for the final Top 10 standings in the 2012 U.S. Open:
1 Webb Simpson (+1): $1,440,000
T2 Michael Thompson (+2): $695,916
T2 Graeme McDowell (+2): $695,916
T4 Jason Dufner (+3): $276,841
T4 Padraig Harrington (+3): $276,841
T4 David Toms (+3): $276,841
T4 John Peterson (+3): $276,841
T4 Jim Furyk (+3): $276,841
9 Ernie Els (+4): $200,280
T10 John Senden (+5): $163,594
T10 Kevin Chappell (+5): $163,594
T10 Casey Wittenberg (+5): $163,594
T10 Retief Goosen (+5): $163,594
T10 Lee Westwood (+5): $163,594
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