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U.S. Open Prize Money 2012: Webb Simpson Earns Over $1.4 Million

Webb Simpson made some pocket change over the weekend. Hopefully he has very big pockets.

Simpson won his first major by taking home the 2012 U.S. Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco on Sunday evening. As a reward for his herculean efforts, Simpson earned $1.44 million. Not bad for playing some golf for four days.

The rest of the top ten finishers also took home some major cash, all of which was in the six-figure range. After playing on a course that even confounded many of the professionals, the prizes were well-deserved.

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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

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