These 4 Mzansi golfers BROKE THE BANK!

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South African golfers completely dominated the first event in the new – and controversial – LIV Golf Invitational Series that concluded at the Centurion Club in London on Saturday.

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Charl Schwartzel shot a closing round of two-over-par 72 to finish on seven-under par for the 54-hole tournament to take the title.

The 37-year-old was rewarded with the largest pay day in professional golf history – $4 million (R63.5 million) – the same amount of money he’s won in the last FOUR years!

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And that’s not all!

He also earned another $750 000 (R12 million) after his four-man Stingers side won the LIV Golf Invitational Series team title and divided $3 million equally among them.

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Schwartzel’s compatriot Hennie du Plessis finished second overall, a shot behind, to win $2 125 000 (R33.7 million), while Branden Grace ended in a tie for third, banking $1 500 000 (R23.7 million).

That trio – along with Louis Oosthuizen – were all part of the Stingers team which triumphed by a yawning 14 shots.

That means the quartet in total earned:

Charl Schwartzel – $4 750 000 (R75.3 million)

Hennie du Plessis – $2 875 000 (R45.7 million)

Branden Grace – $2 250 000 (R35.7 million)

Louis Oosthuizen – $1 266 667 (R20 million)

TOTAL: $11 141 667 (R176.6 million)

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A shown below, the eight South African golfers in the 48-man field all finished tied for 22nd or better, meaning no one took home less than R2.7 million.

Before tax of course …

LIV Golf Invitational Series payouts

INDIVIDUAL

1: Charl Schwartzel, -7, $4,000,000

2: Hennie du Plessis, -6, $2,125,000

T3: Branden Grace, -5, $1,500,000

T3: Peter Uihlein, -5, $1,500,000

5: Sam Horsfield, -3, $975,000

T6: Oliver Bekker, -2 $737,500

T6: Adrian Otaegui, -2, $737,500

8: Dustin Johnson, -1, $625,000

9: Talor Gooch, E, $580,000

T10: Louis Oosthuizen, +1, $516,667

T10: Graeme McDowell, +1, $516,667

T10: Justin Harding, +1, $516,667

T13: Ryosuke Kinoshita, +2, $315,000

T13: Pablo Larrazabal, +2, $315,000

T15: Jinichiro Kozuma, +3, $245,000

T15: Martin Kaymer, +3, $240,000

T17: Richard Bland, +4, $226,000

T17, J.C. Ritchie, +4, $226,000

T17: Laurie Canter, +4, $226,000

T20: Ian Poulter, +5, $190,000

T20: Scott Vincent, +5, $190,000

T22: Shaun Norris, +6, $170,000

T22: Wade Ormsby, +6, $170,000

T22: Sergio Garcia, +6, $170,000

T25: James Piot, +7, $163,000

T25: Matt Jones, +7, $163,000

T25: Ian Snyman, +7, $163,000

T25: Phachara Khongwatmai, +7, $163,000

29: Lee Westwood, +8, $158,000

T30: Hudson Swafford, +9, $154,000

T30: Viraj Madappa, +9, $154,000

T30: Jediah Morgan, +9, $154,000

T33: Phil MIckleson, +10, $146,000

T33: Kevin Yuan, +10, $146,000

T33: Chase Koepka, +10, $146,000

T38: Oliver Fisher, +11, $136,000

T38: Blake Windred, +11, $136,000

T38: David Puig, +11, $136,000

T38: Hideto Tanihara, +11, $136,000

T38: Ratchanon Chantananuwat, +11, $136,000

T43: Bernd Wiesberger, +14, $129,000

T43: Sihwan Kim, +14, $129,000

45: Turk Petit, +15, $126,000

46: Sadom Kaewkanjana, +17, $124,000

47: Itthipat Buranatanyarat, +23, $122,000

48: Andy Ogletree, +24, $120,000

TEAM

1: Hennie du Plessis, Branden Grace, Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel – $3,000,000

2: Phachara Khongwatmai, Travis Smyth, Richard Bland, Peter Uihlein – $1,500,000

3: Laurie Canter, Sam Horsfield, Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood – $500,000

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