Branden Grace won the second LIV Golf Invitational Series in Portland on Saturday evening and scooped a whopping $4,375,000 in the process.
Grace, 34, closed things out in style with a stunning 7-under 65 to finish 13-under par and two shots clear of Carlos Ortiz in the 54-hole event at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club.
Victory is sweet for @BrandenGrace #LIVGolf pic.twitter.com/GAcBHFIB0M— LIV Golf (@LIVGolfInv) July 3, 2022
Dustin Johnson and Patrick Reed finished four shots off the pace on 9-under par, with Louis Oosthuizen in solo fifth on 7-under par.
Grace, who resigned his PGA Tour card, won $4 million for individual honours in Portland, and an additional $375,000 for finishing second in the team event.
The South African, who finished tied third in the inaugural LIV Golf event in England, has now pocketed $6.4 million in the first two LIV Golf events.
The most he ever won in one single PGA Tour season was just shy of $3 million back in 2015-16.
Thank you Portland fans for an incredible week! Grateful to the @LIVGolfInv team for all they do to take care of here, and to the #STINGERGC team for another solid performance @Louis57TM #hennieduplessis @CA_Schwartzel See you at Bedminster pic.twitter.com/PnIYpIPCYx— Branden Grace (@BrandenGrace) July 3, 2022
"Played flawless golf, played really, really well when I needed to do something special and came up and managed to pull it out," said Grace, who becomes the second South African to win a LIV Golf event following Charl Schwartzel's Centurion win last month.
"But just what a great day, it was amazing to come here, this new format, this new everything is amazing and everybody here is having a blast."
Of the selected others, Bryson DeChambeau finished 10th on 2-under par in his LIV Golf debut, while Phil Mickelson endured another week to forget on 10-over par alongside Ian Poulter.
Congratulations to @LIVGolfInv Portland Champion @BrandenGrace and Team Champions @Aces_GC @DJohnsonPGA Pat Perez @PReedGolf @TalorGooch #4ACESGC #LIVGolf pic.twitter.com/vqTbRw2KyN— Greg Norman (@SharkGregNorman) July 3, 2022
Johnson's 4Aces team, comprising himself, Reed, Pat Perez and Talor Gooch, landed the team prize by seven shots on 23-under par.
Each winning team player takes home an additional $750,000.
This was the first LIV Golf tournament on American soil. The next event is set for Bedminster at Trump National from July 29 to 31.
England's Paul Casey was confirmed as having signed up to LIV Golf during the final round broadcast.
LIV Golf Portland Final Leaderboard
-13 B Grace (SA)
-11 C Ortiz (Mex)
-9 D Johnson, P Reed (US)
-7 L Oosthuizen (SA)
-2 B DeChambeau (US)
Par B Koepka (US), L Westwood (Eng)
+4 S Garcia (Spa)
+10 P Mickelson (US), I Poulter (Eng)
-23 4Aces (D Johnson, P Perez, P Reed, T Gooch)
-16 Stinger (B Grace, H Du Plessis, L Oosthuizen, C Schwartzel)
-12 Fireballs (S Garcia, C Ortiz, A Ancer, E Lopez-Chacarra)