PGA Tour

Massive pay day for SA's Schwartzel

2016-09-26 12:05
Charl Schwartzel (Getty Images)

Cape Town - South African golfer Charl Schwartzel finished strongly at the past weekend's Tour Championship to take home more than R5 million.

Schwartzel was the only South African participating in the Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta, Georgia.

The 2011 Masters winner finished in a tie for 10th on Sunday, 10 shots behind winner Rory McIlroy who beat American duo Ryan Moore and Kevin Chappell in a playoff.

Schwartzel was rewarded with $218 620 (R3m) for his finish and bagged another $200 000 (R2.7m) for ending 25th in the FedEx Cup standings.

Schwartzel's total earnings added up to R5.7m.

In the third round on Saturday, Schwartzel made back-to-back eagles (watch below) on the 6th and 7th holes.

However, five bogeys in the final round saw Schwartzel end with 71 to finish on 278, two-under par.

Final-round scores on Sunday in the $8.5 million US PGA Tour Championship, final event in the FedExCup playoffs at East Lake in Atlanta, Georgia (x-won at 4th playoff hole, USA unless noted, par-70):

268 - x-Rory McIlroy (NIR) 68-70-66-64, Ryan Moore 70-68-66-64, Kevin Chappell 66-68-68-66

271 - Paul Casey (ENG) 68-70-69-64

274 - Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) 66-71-68-69

275 - Justin Thomas 68-71-69-67, Dustin Johnson 66-67-69-73

276 - Adam Scott (AUS) 69-71-71-65, Jason Dufner 73-67-66-70

278 - Kim Si-Woo (KOR) 67-72-74-65, Gary Woodland 72-70-69-67, Bubba Watson 72-73-66-67, Emiliano Grillo (ARG) 73-70-66-69, Charl Schwartzel (RSA) 74-67-66-71

279 - Daniel Berger 74-69-68-68, Matt Kuchar 69-73-68-69

280 - Sean O'Hair 74-68-73-65, Brandt Snedeker 72-69-72-67, Jordan Spieth 68-72-72-68, William McGirt 77-69-66-68, Roberto Castro 73-70-67-70

281 - Phil Mickelson 74-72-69-66

282 - Russell Knox (SCO) 73-66-71-72

283 - Jhonattan Vegas (VEN) 70-73-71-69, Patrick Reed 73-70-70-70

284 - Kevin Kisner 67-70-76-71

286 - J.B. Holmes 73-71-70-72

287 - Jimmy Walker 74-74-71-68

293 - Kevin Na 77-74-72-70

Jason Day (AUS) 67-WD


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