LIV Golf Tuscon prize money payout: Danny Lee bags Championship and $4 MILLION after intense 4 way playoff

The LIV Golf series' second event has gone off without a hitch, and winner Danny Lee has walked away with $4 million.

LIV Golf Tuscon prize money payout: Danny Lee bags Championship and $4 MILLION after intense 4 way playoff

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The second round of the LIV Golf series got off to quite the great start. The event at the Gallery Golf Club in Tuscon managed to pull in a big crowd, with some exciting plays, and a four way playoff at the end of decide the winner. The winner of the tournament would be receiving $4 million, so the battle for first was intense.

The 48 players no-cut field with 54 holes called for the new and exciting format with $20 million on the line. Ultimately, it was Danny Lee who held off Carlos Ortiz, Brendan Steele and Louis Oosthuizen to emerge victorious. While Lee walked away with the $4 million, even the last place winner took home $120,000.

This amount is equivalent to the 18th place holder at the 2023 Valspar Championship held by the PGA Tour. To add to the individual competition, the team championship was also up for grabs. The total prize pool was $5 million for the team championships.

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The team competition comes as one of the most exciting parts of the LIV Golf series. It is also what differentiates them from the PGA Tour. From uncut tournaments, smaller fields and shorter courses, the LIV Series has tried to bring in a new and different format of playing what is known to be a rather traditional sport.

The winning team for the Tuscon event was Fireballs GC, claiming a whopping cash prize of $3 million.The second place winners 4 Aces GC took home $1.5 million. Here are the individual prize money payouts for all golfers at the LIV Golf Tuscon Event.

1Danny Lee$4,000,000
T-2Carlos Ortiz, Brendan Steele, Louis Oosthuizen$1,558,333.33
5Charles Howell III$975,000
T-6Mito Pereira, Matt Jones, Kevin Na, Sergio Garcia$670,000
T-10Peter Uihlein, Branden Grace, Matt Wolff$516,666.67
T-13Cameron Tringale, Dustin Johnson, Taylor Gooch, Pat Perez, Marc Lieshman $270,400
T-18Sam Horsefield, Patrick Reed$223,000
T-20Scott Vincent, David Puig, Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra, Bubba Watson$180,500
T-24Richard Bland, Cameron Smith, Abraham Ancer, Harold Varner III, Paul Casey, Brooks Koepka$163,000
T-30Laurie Canter, Anirban Lahiri, Phil Mickelson$154,000
T-34Dean Burmester, Thomas Pieters, Ian Poulter$148,000
T-36Bernd Wiesberger, Joaquin Niemann, Jason Kokrak, Chase Koepha, Sebastian Munoz$140,000
41Graeme McDowell$134,000
42Henrik Stenson$132,000
43Lee Westwood$130,000
T-44Bryson DeChambeau, James Piot$127,000
46Charl Schwartzel$124,000
47Jediah Morgan$122,000
48Sihwan Kim$120,000

However, the battle for the LIV Golf series is not over. The series has received its fair share of backlash from the PGA Tour, fans, audiences and golfers alike. The golf world is split in two, with both sides having their own opinions about each of their series. One can only hope that the PGA Tour and LIV Golf are able to find a middle ground and let the game of golf flourish once again.

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