The winner of the US Golf open in 2012 was Webb Simpson. In addition to the 1.4 million us dollar first prize money, the player is automatically invited to the other majors (the masters, the British Open, and the PGA Championship) for the next five years. The winner is also exempt from qualifying for the open for the next ten years. If the winner wasnt a member of the PGA tour, he has the option to join within 60 days of winning or prior to the start of any of the next five seasons.
The Stonehaven Cup
Sharapova of course
No, the winner of the US Open gets a 10 year exemption.
Horace Rawlins won the first US Open in 1895.
The total purse for the tournament was $7,500,000. Graeme McDowell received $1,350,000 as champion.
Just over $1.6 mil.