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U.S. Open Prize Money 2012: Webb Simpson Earns $1.44 Million

Webb Simpson won his first career Grand Slam event on Sunday as his final score of 1-over held up to capture the title at the 2012 U.S. Open. As a result of his big win, Simpson will pull in the winner's share of the purse, which is a whopping $1.44 million.

Simpson isn't the only one earning a big payday, as plenty of golfers will see payouts in the high six figures for their time spent dealing with the challenging course at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. Not earning any money, of course, is 17-year-old Beau Hossler, who is unable to earn any money as an amateur, but earned invaluable exposure as the breakout star of the tournament.

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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