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How Much Shane Lowry, McIlroy And Harrington Earned Yesterday

How Much Shane Lowry, McIlroy And Harrington Earned Yesterday
By Nathan Molloy
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Shane Lowry and Rory McIlroy were the biggest earners at Wentworth yesterday.

The Offaly man rallied impressively at the final round of the BMW Championship to come from two strokes behind heading into the final round to take the lead from Spaniard Jon Rahm with a winning score of -17.

The 35-year-old then had to see if his closest challenger and close friend Rory McIlroy could snatch the lead from him. The County Down native missed an eagle to putt to force a play-off by mere centimetres on the 18th, confirming Lowry's first Open win since Portrush in 2019.

The Prize Money

Winner Shane Lowry received a handsome award of €1,360,000 whilst joint second placed Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm both got rewarded with €692,000 and fourth placed Talor Gooch bagged €400,000.


The Prize Money for the Top 30 at the BMW PGA Championship are as follows:

1st (Winner): €1,360,000 - Shane Lowry

2nd: €692,000 - Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm


4th:  €400,000 - Talor Gooch


5th: €264,000 - Thomas Dentry, Viktor Hovland, Soren Kjeldsen, Patrick Reed

Read More: "This is one for the good guys" - Shane Lowry sends LIV golf message after BMW win.

9th: €156,000 - Rafa Cabrera Bello, Billy Horschel, Fracenso Molinari, Matthieu Pazon


13th: €117,920 - Guido Migliozzi, Adrian Otaegui, Matthew Southgate, Lee Westwood,  Fabrizio Zanotti

18th: €96,320 - Abraham Ancer, Rasmus Hojgaard, David Horsey, Sam Horsfield, Masahiro Kawamura,

23rd: €78,400 - Richard Bland, Grant Forrest, Justin Harding, Matthew Jordan, Joost Luiten, Thomas Pieters, Johannes Veerman, Bernd Wiesberger, Oliver Wilson


Major Prize Money

Compared with this year other golf competitions, the Masters had a purse of €15 million, the Open €14 million and the US Open a nice €17.5 million.

The total amount of prize money on offer at the BMW PGA Championship was just €8 million.

Harrington wins in Champions Tour

Shane Lowry wasn't the only successful Irishman yesterday as Padraig Harrington won his 3rd champions tour of the year in the USA. The Dubliner won with a score of -14 and collected a cool €300,000 for his victory in the Ascension Charity Classic.


SEE ALSO: Harrington Disappointed 'Lightweight' Lowry Not Up To Take His Call




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