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Xander Schauffele wins the 2022 Scottish Open. How much money did he win?

A winning score of seven under was enough for the Genesis Scottish Open in North Berwick, Scotland, one better than Kurt Kitayama.

Golf - Scottish Open - The Renaissance Club, North Berwick, Scotland, Britain - July 10, 2022 Xander Schauffele of the U.S. celebrates with the trophy after winning the Scottish Open Action Images via Reuters/Craig Brough     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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In the world of golf, 2022 will likely be remembered by many as the year the controversial LIV competition rose to prominence. Whether or not this is for the short or long term remains to be seen. That said, the traditional PSG Tour events have continued and the latest, at the national home of golf in Scotland, has seen Xander Schauffele triumph. And he did so without needing any spectacular final round.

Schauffele wins Scottish Open by single shot

An even-par 70 was enough for Schauffele to take the Genesis Scottish Open title in North Berwick, beating Kurt Kitayama by a single shot. The American carded four birdies and four bogeys at The Renaissance Club while winning his second consecutive PGA Tour event. He won the Travelers Championship at the end of June.

The 7-under 273 total resulted in the seventh career PGA Tour victory for the 28-year-old Schauffele, who also won the Olympic gold medal in Japan last year. And he was blatantly honest about his final round.

“It was stressful. I’m not going to put makeup on a pig here,” said Schauffele, who also won an unofficial pro-am event in Ireland earlier in the week. “It was a very average day, probably my worst of the week.”

Schauffele shot 65 in the second round and 66 in the third to get in position for the victory. He made a crucial par save on the par-3 17th hole to take a two-shot lead to the 18th. The cushion was needed, as he missed a 7-foot par putt. He then tapped in for bogey to clinch his third win of the season. Only Scottie Scheffler (four) has won more wins this season. Schauffele is tied with Sam Burns for second. The San Diego State product was thrilled to win on the famed course.

“It’s special. It’s different playing over here,” Schauffele said. “You’ve got to play golf differently. The fans are incredible. They were pushing me along all day. This is definitely a nice win for my team and myself.”

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The toughest part of the day for Schauffele was when he bogeyed three holes during a four-hole stretch to end the front nine. But instead of letting his round disintegrate, he responded with six pars and two birdies over the next eight holes to all but put the tournament away.

"I was not playing very well," Schauffele said. "I came out of the gates very nicely and kind of hit a wall and was looking a bit sketchy for a little bit, as I like to say, and it was nice to sort of steady the ship on the way in."

Scottish Open prize money: how much did Schauffele win?

As a newly co-sanctioned event between the PGA Tour and DP World Tour, there was some decent prize money at stake for the players this weekend. From an overall purse of eight million dollars, Schauffele walked away with the $1,440,000 top prize.

Here’s the full list on positions, final score and prize money collected:

  • 1. $1,440,000 (-7) Xander Schauffele
  • 2. $872,000 (-6) Kurt Kitayama
  • 3. $552,000 (-5) Joohyung Kim
  • T4. $360,000 (-4) Patrick Cantlay, Tommy Fleetwood
  • T6: $261,000 (-3) Brandon Wu, Jamie Donaldson, Cameron Tringale, Matt Fitzpatrick
  • T10. $179,333.33 (-2) Cameron Smith, Dean Burmester, Thomas Detry, Rasmus Hojgaard, Alex Smalley, Jordan Spieth
  • T16. $110,200 (-1) Jason Scrivener, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Wyndham Clark, Maverick McNealy, Doug Ghim, Joaquin Niemann, Max Homa, Ryan Palmer
  • T24. $65,200 (E) Sami Valimaki, Stewart Cink, Thriston Lawrence, Tyrrell Hatton, Branden Grace, Jordan L. Smith
  • T30. $49,000 (+1) Thorbjorn Olesen, Troy Merritt, Alex Noren, Maximilian Kieffer, Mikko Korhonen, Gary Woodland
  • T36. $37,266.67 (+2) Keith Mitchell, Matthieu Pavon, James Morrison, Fabrizio Zanotti, Jhonattan Vegas, Rafa Cabrera Bello

Kitayama goes close in Scottish Open

Kitayama posted his second 66 of the week -- the other came in the first round -- to keep the heat on Schauffele. He was the clubhouse leader as Schauffele completed his round. Kitayama had six birdies and two bogeys on Sunday.

"I just knew that I had to get off to a good start," Kitayama said. "Yesterday I kind of fumbled a little bit. So I knew I could do it in these kind of conditions if I was able to be steady all the way through."

South Korea’s Joohyung Kim shot 67 to finish alone in third at 5 under. Patrick Cantlay and England’s Tommy Fleetwood also shot 67s and finished in a tie for fourth at 4-under 276. Kim had four birdies and his lone bogey occurred on 18.

"I played really solid today," Kim said. "Other than that, I played bogey-free until the last hole and 18 is one of the toughest holes we have this week and it was that last putt, just broke a little bit, obviously with the nerves and stuff."

Cantlay was hot early with four birdies over the first seven holes. But he had just one more while shooting two bogeys to end up three shots back. Still, it was his best round of the tournament.

"I thought I played really well pretty much the whole time," Cantlay said. "I didn't get the most out of every round, and that was probably the difference but other than that, you know, all in all, really solid week."

Fleetwood had four birdies and his lone bogey also came on 18.

“Overall today, played great, so I have to be happy with that,” Fleetwood said. “I think I improved every day and throughout the week. Whatever happens, it’s a really good result and it’s a positive week.”

Kitayama, Brandon Wu and Wales’ Jamie Donaldson qualified for the Open Championship as the top three finishers not already part of next week’s field. Wu (67 on Sunday) and Donaldson (67) tied for sixth at 3-under 277 with Cameron Tringale (70) and England’s Matt Fitzpatrick (70). Jordan Spieth was among a six-way tie for 10th at 2 under. He shot a final-round 72.