2017 Purse: $12,000,000
Winner’s Share: $2.16M
The U.S. Open upped their purse in 2017 to a whopping $12 million, the highest ever for any tournament. The USGA makes the winner earn it. Over the course of the week, players battle one of the toughest, if not the toughest test in the game, where scoring is usually right around par.