Here's how much Shane Lowry earned for an excellent, if ultimately disappointing, weekend at Oakmont 4 years ago

Here's how much Shane Lowry earned for an excellent, if ultimately disappointing, weekend at Oakmont

It's not bad for a weekend's work but it could have been so much more profitable for Offaly's Shane Lowry.

Lowry's final round 76 is what ultimately cost the Clara man the US Open title as he began Sunday with a four-shot lead atop the leaderboard.

U.S. Open - Final Round

Confusion reigned in Pennsylvania as USGA officials could not come to a definitive decision on the course about whether or not they would penalise Dustin Johnson for an alleged grounding of his putter on the 5th green.

Johnson went on to claim a three-shot victory due in no small part to a succession of three-putts from Lowry on the back nine.

U.S. Open - Final Round

And as Johnson took home the winner's purse of €1.8 million (€1,586,881), Lowry was forced to share second spot with Jim Furyk and Scott Piercy.

The result means that Lowry takes home earnings of $745,270 (€657,030) according to the purse breakdown of Bleacher Report.

That payout does not take into consideration any sponsorship money that the 29-year-old will earn from main sponsors Bank of Ireland or his several others Bonnington Group, Srixon, McGettigan’s, Simply Golf, and Kartel.

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