Editorial staff
Reporter
1 minute read
13 Jun 2022
7:00 am

Tainted LIV Golf is gold for players

Editorial staff

With R4 billion offered over eight events, it is going to attract top players’ interest.

South Africa's Charl Schwartzel with the winner's trophy after the first event of the LIV Golf series. Picture: Getty Images

While the controversial breakaway LIV Golf series continues to disrupt the sport, and divide opinions due to its Saudi Arabia backing, South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel raked in millions for winning the inaugural event in London this weekend. Schwartzel collected a whopping R75.3 million for his efforts over 54 holes – R63.4 million for the win and the rest a share of his four-man team prize – as he went on to win by one stroke. He collected more money this weekend than combined over the past four years, having not won a PGA or European Tour event since 2016. ALSO...