Sepp Straka made history by becoming the first Austrian to win on PGA Tour as he took the Honda Golf Classic on Sunday 27 February with a birdie on his final hole.
Not only is this Straka’s first win on a PGA Tour but it is also his first professional victory since the 2018 KC Golf Classic on the Korn Ferry Tour.
Shane Lowry, who came in second, would have been cursing the rain as it continued to fall down on Palm Beach Gardens, Florida but this was the day for Austria.
Not only did Straka birdie his final hole, but birdied three of the final holes, beating Lowry by one shot with a 10-under total.
Lowry was the 2019 winner of the Open Championship but could not beat his Austrian counterpart despite shooting a third straight 67 that ended with seven straight pars.
Straka, 28, entered the tournament ranked 171st and achieved his best finish since the 2019 Barbasol Championship during his rookie year.
Kurt Kitayama finished in third and achieved his career-best result on tour.
Here is how the Honda Golf Classic Prize Monday was shared…
How much was the overall purse for Honda Golf Classic?
The overall purse of the Honda Golf Classic amounted to $8,00,000 and Straka obviously taking home the largest share.
Position 1: Sepp Straka - $1,440,000
Position 2: Shane Lowry - $872,000
Position 3: Kurt Kitayama - $552,000
Position 4: Daniel Berger - $392,000
Position T5: Gary Woodland - $309,000
Position T5: Alex Noren - $309,000
Position T7: Matthias Schwab - $206,000
Position T7: Chris Kirk - $206,000
Position T9: Kieth Mitchell - $194,000
Brian Stuard - $194,000
John Huh - $194,000
Lee Hodges - $194,000
Sam Ryder - $194,000
Adam Svensson - $194,000
What was the smallest amount awarded?
Robert Streb and Austin Cook - who finished T72 - received the smallest amount of prize money, winning $16,000
Did Rory McIlroy win anything at the Honda Golf Classic?
For the fourth time in a row, the Northern Irish golfer - who is currently ranked 5 in the world - skipped the Honda Golf Classic despite living in the area.
McIlroy, Patrick Cantlay, Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson all missed the Palm Beach Gardens event despite living within a 20 minute drive of the location.
Who was the highest paid British golfer at Honda Golf Classic?
The highest paid Brit at the Honda Golf Classic was Callum Tarren who finished T30. He earned $43,133 for his efforts.
Ian Poulter also won the same prize money for finishing with the same result.
When is the next event on the PGA Tour?
The Puerto Rico Open and the Arnold Palmer Invitational will both take place from 3 March until 6 March 2022.
The Puerto Rico Open takes place at the Grand Reserve Golf Club and there will be an overall purse of $3,700,000.
The Arnold Palmer Invitational was last won by Bryson DeChambeau and he won $1,674,000 for his efforts. The overall pot for this PGA Tour event is $12,000,000.
The Arnold Palmer tournament will be available to watch on Sky Sports Golf.
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