Webb Simpson made a name for himself over the weekend. He also made his wallet a little bit thicker in the process.
Simpson won his first major by conquering the 2012 U.S. Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco on Sunday evening. He was paid a whopping sum of $1.44 million, easily the biggest payday of his career.
Pennsylvania native Jim Furyk finished tied for fourth after leading for much of the final round. A few disastrous shots unfortunately cost Furyk north of a million dollars.
The rest of the top ten finishers received a nice check in the six-figure range.
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Here's the rest of the Top 10 and their earnings:
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