Amount, in millions of dollars, that Gary Woodland earned for winning the U.S. Open on Sunday. The payout from the $12.5 million purse equaled the amount that Rory McIlroy won for claiming the Players Championship in May as the richest in golf. Woodland’s haul topped the $2.07 million that Tiger Woods earned for his Masters victory in April. Put another way, Woodland, who shot 13-under 271 at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links, racked up $8,302.58 per stroke during four days at one of America’s most gorgeous seaside resorts.
Odds for favorite Brooks Koepka to win the British Open, according to Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. Koepka, an American who was bidding for a third consecutive U.S. Open title last week at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links, came up three shots short in a runner-up finish to compatriot Gary Woodland. Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy, who will be a sentimental favorite when the British Open visits Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland on July 18-21, was listed as the No. 2 choice, at 10-1. Americans Dustin Johnson and Tiger Woods were next at 12-1. Woodland, in the wake of his first major championship, was listed as a 50-1 choice. Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell, who grew up in Portrush, rated 50-1.
Position in the Official World Golf Ranking for American Gary Woodland, who jumped 13 spots to a career-high ranking after he won the U.S. Open on Sunday at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links.