Stenson earned $4m (£3.28m) for his two-shot win, as well as $375,000 (£308,000) as part of the Majestics team – alongside Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter and Sam Horsfield – which Finished second in the team. competition.
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Henrik Stenson responded by being stripped of the Ryder Cup captaincy by earning a bumper payday and completing a winning LIV Golf Invitational Series debut at Bedminster.
Stanson, who was dropped from the role of Europe’s next Ryder Cup captain for the Greg Norman-fronted rival Tour, posted two-under 69 at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster and finished at 11-under and a personal first prize of $4. Received. m (£3.28m).
Sweden took a five-stroke lead in stage one of the final round of the 54-hole event, but eventually settled for a two-stroke victory over Dustin Johnson and Matthew Wolff, with Carlos Ortiz of Mexico with another shot at fourth. came back.
“I think we can agree that I played like a captain,” Stenson joked in a post-round interview. “It’s obviously been a good first week. It’s nice to be here with people getting a feel for it. It’s been a busy 10 days and I’m very proud that I managed to finish it.”
Stenson, who started Johnson’s third day, birdied first and fifth and picked up another in par-three 14th to turn 33 and take control of the tournament. A bogey reduced the lead in the 15th par-five, before Stenson sealed the win with three consecutive pars.
The 46-year-old also earned $375,000 (£308,000) as part of the Majestics team – alongside Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter and Sam Horsfield – which finished second in the team event.
Johnson’s 4 Aces squad of Patrick Reid, Pat Perez and Talor Gooch won the team event for the second consecutive event with a total of 25 unders, with the Fireballs GC captained by Sergio Garcia finishing third.
What next for the LIV Golf Invitational Series?
This week’s event marked the third in the inaugural season of the LIV Golf Invitational Series, while the next tournament will take place in Boston from September 2-4 – a week after the PGA Tour’s season-ending Tour Championship.
Rich Harvest Farm in Chicago is the location of the fifth event, held from 16–18 September, while Stonehill Golf Club in Bangkok hosts the following week from 7–9 October and the Royal Greens Golf Club – the site of Saudi International in recent years.
The season-ending team championship will be held at the Trump National Doral Miami from October 27-30. LIV Golf then plans to host an expanded event in 2023.