Charl Schwartzel started Saturday with a comfortable lead. He finished it with nerves that were a bit more frayed, but with almost $5 million to help deal with any anxiety.
The South African made a double bogey on No. 12 and limped home with bogeys on Nos. 14 and 18, but still managed a one-stroke victory in the LIV Golf Invitational Series inaugural event at London’s Centurion Club.
Schwartzel, the 2011 Masters champ, finished the tournament at 7 under and held off his Stinger teammates Hennie du Plessis (6 under) and Branden Grace (5 under) to earn the first-place purse of over $4 million.