Rory McIlroy is enjoying a loot of new found fame with his win at the 2011 U.S. Open on Sunday. But one of the greatest spoils of his victory will be the actual paycheck that comes with it. According to SB Nation, McIlroy will take home $1.44 million with his victory, a top prize which is up just about $100,000 from last year.
How about the payouts the rest of the rest of the US Open field earned? Runner-up Jason Day earned $865,000, while Robert Garrigus, Kevin Chappell, Y.E. Yang and Lee Westwood each picked up $364,241. Love that single dollar tacked on to the end of each. Head here to see the complete list.
To be fair, those three all got that extra dollar because their prize money was the average of the alloted prize money for the third, fourth and fifth place finishers. That's how they settle a tie. But this has been a pretty good week for McIlroy, all the records he got, the noterirty of being the next big thing in golf, and o yeah, a cool $1.4 mil. Not bad for four rounds of golf.