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US Open 2013 winner gets big payout

By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com
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US Open 2013 winner gets big payout
Justin Rose holds up the U.S. Open Championship Trophy after winning the 113th U.S. Open Championship at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania on June 16, 2013. Rose won with a four day total of one-over-par with a 281. UPI/Kevin Dietsch | License Photo

U.S. Open winner Justin Rose, who overcame rain, a tough course, and a strong challenge from ultimate runner-up Phil Mickelson, will walk away with nearly $1.5 million in prize money.

The first-time champion shot an even-par 70 for the final round Sunday, beating Mickelson by one stroke in a tournament that saw PGA veterans and newcomers struggle to tackle difficult course conditions.

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Mickelson, whose second-place finish was the sixth time the 43-year-old came up just short of victory at the Open, walked away with a $700,000 prize.

The total prizes totaled $7,846,000:

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