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Henrik Stenson wins LIV Golf Invitational Bedminster: leaderboard and prize money for each golfer

The Swedish player was victorious in the latest edition of the controversial LIV Golf Invitational Series taking the huge prize with an 11-under-par 202.

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BEDMINSTER, NEW JERSEY - JULY 31: Henrik Stenson of Majesticks GC poses with the first place individual trophy after winning during day three of the LIV Golf Invitational - Bedminster at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster on July 31, 2022 in Bedminster, New Jersey. (Photo by Chris Trotman/LIV Golf via Getty Images)
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The controversy and division of the LIV Golf series has not gone away, but as each tournament is played and each new star is tempted across with an oil-drenched golden handshake, an extra sense of normalisation is felt. Some welcome a ‘revitalised’ system to compete with the PGA Tour, others bemoan the latest sports-washing attempt by the Saudis. No matter your view, it’s making headlines and doesn’t look to be disappearing into the sand anytime soon.

Stenson takes LIV Golf Bedminster

Swedish veteren Henrik Stenson is the latest victor in the series, clinching the LIV Golf Invitational Bedminster by two shots on Sunday in New Jersey. The 46-year-old was making his debut in the series and ended with a score of 202 in the three-round format, a very respectable 11-under-par. An opening-round 64 set him up nicely and he followed up with two 69s to hold off the rest of the field at the Trump-owned National Bedminster. The former US president was an unsurprising supporter of the event.

Stenson beat Matthew Wolff (final-round 64) and Dustin Johnson (68) by two shots. Mexico's Carlos Ortiz (68) was fourth at 8 under and Patrick Reed (69) placed fifth at 7 under.

Stenson takes swing at Ryder Cup decision

Stenson was stripped of his captaincy for the European Ryder Cup team this month as a consequence of joining the Saudi-funded LIV series, which aims to compete with the PGA and DP World Tours.

“I guess we can agree,” Stenson told the LIV broadcast, “I played like a captain.”

It’s been five years since Stenson’s last professional victory, which came at the PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship in August 2017.

“It’s been a good first week, obviously. Nice to be here with the guys and getting a feel for it,” Stenson said. “It’s been a busy 10 days and I’m extremely proud that I managed to focus as well as I did. It was a bit wobbly coming home. We haven’t finished the deal in a couple of years with any wins, so it’s always a little added pressure when you’re up in contention.”

LIV Golf Bedminster 2022 final leaderboard

Position | Player | Total score

1 Henrik Stenson -11

T2 Matthew Wolff -9

T2 Dustin Johnson -9

4 Carlos Ortiz -8

5 Patrick Reed -7

T6 Paul Casey -4

T6 Sergio Garcia -4

T6 Turk Pettit -4

T6 Lee Westwood -4

T6 Talor Gooch -4

Check out the full leaderboard.

LIV utilizes a scramble format that allows all players to be on the course simultaneously, but as the overnight leader, Stenson began his round at the first hole and finished at No. 18. He birdied the par-4 first and fifth holes and added a third birdie at the par-3 14th before his lone bogey at the par-5 15th.

The Swede then made a par save at the par-4 17th hole that he called “massive to keep the cushion coming up the last.”

Wolff’s bogey-free 64 was the round of the day, highlighted by an eagle 2 at No. 10. He drove the green at the short par 4 and sank a short eagle putt. He added five birdies, including a chip-in at No. 17.

Stenson’s victory wasn’t enough to lift his team, Majesticks GC, to the team victory. Instead, 4 Aces GC ran away with the team title thanks to captain Johnson, Reed, Talor Gooch and Pat Perez combining to shoot 25 under par. Majesticks were a distant second, as captain Lee Westwood of England, Stenson and Englishmen Ian Poulter and Sam Horsfield combined to go 17 under.

LIV Golf Bedminster 2022 prizemoney

With a total purse of $25,000,000 ($20 million individual, $5 million team) there was plenty at stake, with Stenson walking away with a Ryder Cup captaincy disappointment softener of $4,000,000.

Wolff took away $2,125,000 for his second place and Johnson a tidy $1,500,000 for third.

Here’s how the full prize money list works out. Who says only winners win?!

1 $4,000,000

2 $2,125,000

3 $1,500,000

4 $1,050,000

5 $975,000

6 $800,000

7 $675,000

8 $625,000

9 $580,000

10 $560,000

11 $540,000

12 $450,000

13 $360,000

14 $270,000

15 $250,000

16 $240,000

17 $232,000

18 $226,000

19 $220,000

20 $200,000

21 $180,000

22 $172,000

23 $170,000

24 $168,000

25 $166,000

26 $164,000

27 $162,000

28 $160,000

29 $158,000

30 $156,000

31 $154,000

32 $152,000

33 $150,000

34 $148,000

35 $146,000

36 $144,000

37 $142,000

38 $140,000

39 $138,000

40 $136,000

41 $134,000

42 $132,000

43 $130,000

44 $128,000

45 $126,000

46 $124,000

47 $122,000

48 $120,000