Man’s $25,000 payout for $25 million win in USGA title
The man who beat two-time champion Mark Spieth in the 2016 USGA golf championship has been paid $25.2 million by the sport’s governing body, and he is still one of the biggest stars in the world.
In his victory at the 2016 PGA Championship, Adam Scott had been in the lead for the majority of the day and was leading the match after his victory on Sunday.
The former world number one and the winner of four PGA titles was trailing the champion by a stroke when he hit a birdie putt into the left corner.
“That was the last shot I took before the ball hit the back of the green,” Scott said after his win.
“It was the most important hole of the year.
I hit it in the last hole of my tournament, and that was just a beautiful shot.
It’s unbelievable to me, but it’s amazing to my teammates, to my family, and to all of the people who support the game.”
The payout was announced by the PGA of America, the governing body for golf in the United States.
Scott’s victory in the championship was the second-biggest in US golf history, and the second highest in US history.
He has since won three majors, including a win at the PBC World Golf Championships in December.
With his payout, Scott became the highest-paid golfer in US sports history, with $2.2 billion in earnings, according to Forbes. (AP)