Justin Thomas stormed his way into contention on Saturday at the Players and then delivered a stunning Sunday to win the trophy and with it the $2.7 million first place prize at Sawgrass.
Lee Westwood didn’t get the biggest win of his career but his birdie on the last made a big difference to his bank account, with his solo runner-up finish earning the Englishman a check for $1,635,000.
With a total prize purse of $15 million up for grabs, here’s a look at how much each player won at the 2021 Players Championship.
1: Justin Thomas, 274/-14, $2,700,000
2: Lee Westwood, 275/-13, $1,635,000
T-3: Bryson DeChambeau, 276/-12, $885,000
T-3: Brian Harman, 276/-12, $885,000
T-5: Paul Casey, 277/-11, $579,375
T-5: Talor Gooch, 277/-11, $579,375
7: Corey Conners, 278/-10, $506,250
8: Shane Lowry, 279/-9, $468,750
T-9: Daniel Berger, 280/-8, $339,375
T-9: Matthew Fitzpatrick, 280/-8, $339,375
T-9: Sergio Garcia, 280/-8, $339,375
T-9: Charles Howell III, 280/-8, $339,375
T-9: Si Woo Kim, 280/-8, $339,375
T-9: Jason Kokrak, 280/-8, $339,375
T-9: Victor Perez, 280/-8, $339,375
T-9: Jon Rahm, 280/-8, $339,375
T-17: Charley Hoffman, 281/-7, $221,250
T-17: Sungjae Im, 281/-7, $221,250
T-17: Ryan Palmer, 281/-7, $221,250
T-17: Cameron Smith, 281/-7, $221,250
21: Will Zalatoris, 282/-6, $183,750
T-22: Dylan Frittelli, 283/-5, $135,964.29
T-22: Tyler McCumber, 283/-5, $135,964.29
T-22: J.T. Poston, 283/-5, $135,964.29
T-22: Patrick Reed, 283/-5, $135,964.29
T-22: Abraham Ancer, 283/-5, $135,964.28
T-22: Tom Hoge, 283/-5, $135,964.28
T-22: Adam Long, 283/-5, $135,964.28
T-29: Keegan Bradley, 284/-4, $96,125
T-29: Doug Ghim, 284/-4, $96,125
T-29: Adam Hadwin, 284/-4, $96,125
T-29: Harry Higgs, 284/-4, $96,125
T-29: Joaquin Niemann, 284/-4, $96,125
T-29: Cameron Percy, 284/-4, $96,125
T-35: Jason Day, 285/-3, $73,125
T-35: Lanto Griffin, 285/-3, $73,125
T-35: Patton Kizzire, 285/-3, $73,125
T-35: Phil Mickelson, 285/-3, $73,125
T-35: Ryan Moore, 285/-3, $73,125
T-35: Brendon Todd, 285/-3, $73,125
T-41: Christiaan Bezuidenhout, 286/-2, $53,250
T-41: James Hahn, 286/-2, $53,250
T-41: Zach Johnson, 286/-2, $53,250
T-41: Kyoung-Hoon Lee, 286/-2, $53,250
T-41: Collin Morikawa, 286/-2, $53,250
T-41: Louis Oosthuizen, 286/-2, $53,250
T-41: Brendan Steele, 286/-2, $53,250
T-48: Dustin Johnson, 287/-1, $38,035.72
T-48: Adam Scott, 287/-1, $38,035.72
T-48: Michael Thompson, 287/-1, $38,035.72
T-48: Lucas Glover, 287/-1, $38,035.71
T-48: Chris Kirk, 287/-1, $38,035.71
T-48: Jordan Spieth, 287/-1, $38,035.71
T48: Nick Taylor, 287/-1, $38,035.71
T-55: Ryan Armour, 288/E, $34,950
T-55: Matt Jones, 288/E, $34,950
T-55: Denny McCarthy, 288/E, $34,950
T-58: Kramer Hickok, 289/+1, $34,050
T-58: Billy Horschel, 289/+1, $34,050
T-58: Brian Stuard, 289/+1, $34,050
T-61: Scott Brown, 290/+2, $33,000
T-61: Scott Harrington, 290/+2, $33,000
T-61: Harold Varner III, 290/+2, $33,000
T-61: Jhonattan Vegas, 290/+2, $33,000
T-65: Patrick Rodgers, 291/+3, $32,100
T-65: Aaron Wise, 291/+3, $32,100
T-67: Russell Knox, 292/+4, $31,500
T-67: Rory Sabbatini, 292/+4, $31,500
T-69: Martin Laird, 293/+5, $30,900
T-69: Scott Piercy, 293/+5, $30,900
71: Nate Lashley, 294/+6, $30,450
15 members of counterfeit golf equipment ring found guilty; 120k pieces of golf gear confiscated
Fifteen people in China have been arrested for their part in a golf equipment counterfeit ring, according to an industry watchdog association named U.S. Golf Manufacturers Anti-Counterfeiting Working Group.
120k pieces of golf gear were confiscated in the raid, totalling more than $1.8 million, with involved pieces of equipment falsely carrying the branding of Titleist, TaylorMade, PXG, Ping, Callaway, XXIO and Cleveland/Srixon.
Thirteen people were convicted for counterfeiting registered trademarks, while the other two were convicted for selling the items. The 15 defendants were sentenced to a combined 42 years in prison with fines totalling $574,461.
Another person was tried in the case, with the result of that trial currently pending.
Speaking following the verdict, Kristin Strojan, Legal Counsel Trademark and Brand Protection at TaylorMade Golf said
“We are thrilled that Chinese police were willing to take serious action against online counterfeits even during the pandemic. Counterfeiters have been taking advantage of the current situation and counterfeit listings have become more rampant on the internet. We never stopped watching them even during these challenging times and continue to work with authorities worldwide to target online counterfeit sellers aggressively. This raid action sends a very strong message to the market that the Golf Group has zero tolerance for counterfeit products and will continue to monitor the marketplace, both online and offline, to maintain the integrity of the game.”
Some of the products involved in the ten raids in total included golf clubs, club heads, shafts, grips, bags, labels and more.
Per the initial report, the Chinese police have committed to further investigation of the upstream suppliers and downstream sellers that have been involved in the network and more arrests are expected.
Photos via www.keepgolfreal.com
British Royals play golf…and the result is hilarious
Golf is gaining in popularity by the day, and on Tuesday, British Royalty tried their hand at the game with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge each taking a swing.
Kate Middleton was first up, with Prince William watching intently behind his wife.
Unfortunately, the Duchess’ first attempt didn’t go to plan, missing the ball entirely, and Prince William did what anyone who watches their loved one take an air shot ought to do. That is, laugh out loud, louder than anyone else.
Check out the video below.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited the Cheesy Waffles Project in County Durham, which received money from their £1m wedding charity fund 10 years ago. It helps people aged 7 to 35 to develop skills and independence. Kate may need some help with her golf skills. pic.twitter.com/qYT1HtQeqB
— Richard Palmer (@RoyalReporter) April 27, 2021
The couple were visiting the Cheesy Waffles Project in the UK, a project that helps people between the ages of 7 and 35 develop their skills and independence.
They weren’t the only big names to give golf a go this week, either.
Media personality and billionaire Kim Kardashian has recently taken up the sport, and playing with her new Callaway sticks, showed off her beginner swing, which looks to have plenty of potential.
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Tour pro almost DQ’d from event after being stuck in elevator
Looking to make your first cut in a month is a stressful business, but add in a race against time after being helplessly trapped in a broken down lift, and your anxiety levels will likely go through the roof.
That’s what happened last weekend to Korn Ferry Tour professional Nick Voke, who was up early on Saturday to finish his final two holes left over from Friday.
Stepping onto the elevator at their hotel around 6:13 a.m, Voke and his caddie Leonard Powell initially reacted to being stuck in the elevator with amusement, which soon turned to panic and frustration as the minutes ticked away.
Practice putts on the carpet turned to a brainstorm of ideas for an escape, as tour officials confirmed that if they missed their slot on the course, they would be DQ’d from the vent.
“It was funny for like five minutes. We were just sitting there on our phones. Put it on Instagram, and then it was like, ‘Oh, this isn’t actually moving.’ “ said caddie Leonard.
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After a tortuous 45 minutes, the two men were finally freed from the elevator and just about got to the practice area in time for a few swings and putts before heading off to finish the final two holes.
Voke impressively birdied 17 and parred 18 to make the cut, and after heading back to the hotel for a quick nap, he then took the stairs out of the hotel for his subsequent return to the course. A strategy he says he’ll be implementing permanently from now on.
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