Charl Schwartzel wins $4.75 million with individual and team honours at LIV Golf

South Africa's Charl Schwartzel wins it all at the inaugural LIV Golf Invitational London at Centurion Club. 

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Sat, 11 Jun 2022
Charl Schwartzel wins $4.75 million with individual and team honours at LIV Golf

Charl Schwartzel won a whopping $4.75 million at the inaugural Saudi-funded LIV Golf Invitational tournament after landing both the individual competition and team prize at Centurion Club in St Albans. 

Schwartzel, 37, led by three shots on 9-under par heading into the final round of the 54-hole event but despite not having his best stuff out there on Saturday he carded a 2-over 72 to see out a one-shot victory on 7-under par.

He was two shots clear going up the par-5 18th but had the luxury of three-putting for bogey to become LIV Golf's first ever champion.

Schwartzel went wire-to-wire at Centurion with rounds of 65, 66 and 72. 

The 2011 Masters champion won $4 million for taking individual honours in the 48-man event, and then picked up an additional $750,000 for being one quarter of the victorious Stinger GC team captained by his good friend Louis Oosthuizen, who finished 1-over par  in tied 11th.

It was a 1-2-3 atop the leaderboard for the strong South African Stinger GC as Hennie du Plessis finished runner-up on 6-under par and Branden Grace rallied to finish third on 5-under par alongside American Peter Uihlein.

Stinger GC finished the week 14 shots ahead of their rivals. 

The team event was worked out as follows: the best two scores in Round 1, the best two scores in Round 2, and the best three scores in Round 3 combine to produce the team score.

 

 

England's Sam Horsfield rounded out the top five on 3-under par. 

Dustin Johnson, the pre-tournament favourite who incredibly resigned from the PGA Tour at the start of the week, ended up in solo eighth on 1-under par. Johnson reportedly received in the region of $150 million to join LIV Golf. 

Phil Mickelson, who has reportedly been given $200 million to play in LIV Golf events, had a week to forget in a tie for 32nd on 10-over par.

Despite finishing in last place on 24-over par, Andy Ogletree still walks away with $120,000. 

How much they all won in the first LIV Golf tournament at Centurion Club:

1: $4,000,000 - Charl Schwartzel
2: $2,125,000 - Hennie du Plessis
T3: $1,500,000 - Branden Grace, Peter Uihlein
5: $975,000 - Sam Horsfield
T6: $800,000 - Oliver Bekker, Adrian Otaegui
8: $625,000 - Dustin Johnson
9: $580,000 - Talor Gooch
T10: $560,000 - Graeme McDowell, Justin Harding, Louis Oosthuizen
T13: $360,000 - Pablo Larrazabal, Ryosuke Kinoshita
T15: $250,000 - Martin Kaymer, Jinichiro Kozuma
T17: $232,000 - Richard Bland, JC Ritchie, Laurie Canter
T20: $200,000 - Ian Poulter, Scott Vincent
T22: $172,000 - Shaun Norris, Wade Orsmby, Sergio Garcia
T25: $166,000 - James Piot, Matt Jones, Ian Snyman, Phachara Khongwatmai
29: $158,000 - Lee Westwood
T30: $156,000 - Hudson Swafford,Viraj Madappa, Jediah Morgan
T33: $150,000 - Kevin Yuan, Phil Mickelson, Travis Smyth, Kevin Na, Chase Koepka
T38: $140,000 - Oliver Fisher, Blake Windred, David Puig, Hideto Tanihara, Ratchanon Chantananuwat
T43: $130,000 - Bernd Wiesberger, Sihwan Kim
45: $126,000 - Turk Pettit
46: $124,000 - Sadom Kaewkanjana
47: $122,000 - Itthipat Buranatanyarat
48: $120,000 - Andy Ogletree

Schwartzel, who has resigned his PGA Tour membership, has two victories to his name on the PGA Tour coming at the 2011 Masters and 2016 Valspar Championship.

The South African has enjoyed plenty of success on the European Tour, however, with 11 victories in total over a 12-year period from 2004 to 2016. 

Schwartzel has earned $20 million in career earnings on the PGA Tour. In just three days work on the LIV Tour, he has won a quarter of that total. 

The next LIV Golf tournament takes place in Portland from June 30 to July 2. 

LIV Golf Invitational London - Individual Final Leaderboard

-7 C Schwartzel (SA)
-6 H du Plessis (SA)
-5 B Grace (SA), P Uihlein (US)
-3 S Horsfield (Eng)

Selected others: 

-1 D Johnson (US)
+5 I Poulter (Eng)
+6 S Garcia (Spa)
+7 L Westwood (Eng)
+10 P Mickelson (US)

LIV Golf Invitational London - Team Final Leaderboard

-20 Stinger GC - C Schwartzel, H du Plessis, B Grace, L Oosthuizen (SA)
-6 Crushers GC - P Uihlien (US), R Bland (Eng), T Smyth (Aus), P Khongwatmai (Tha)
-5 Majesticks GC - S Horsfield, I Poulter, L Westwoon, L Canter (Eng)

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