Paul Dunne's bank balance gotten a very big boost on Sunday afternoon.
The 24-year-old earned a cheque for £500,000, after defeating Rory McIlroy by three-strokes. Despite the devaluing Sterling, Dunne has still won over €560,000.
The prize purse is only the second time in his career he was won a six-figure sum in a tournament. Earlier this year, he finished in second place at the Trophee Hassan II in Morocco earning over €270,000 in April.
Shooting 9 under par to win your first European Tour event 🤗
What a performance @dunners11. pic.twitter.com/8Be9xSoYN4
— DP World Tour (@DPWorldTour) October 1, 2017
It's his first season on the European Tour, where Dunne has won more than €1million. The win in Newcastle has moved the Greystones man into the top-15 Race To Dubai.
Dunne's high-ranking means he will be guaranteed a spot in the end-of-season tournaments, where the prize money will be massive.
What a day! Thanks for all the support & messages. Thanks to all my sponsors. Very happy to be 2017 #BRITISHMASTERS champion @EuropeanTour pic.twitter.com/r9tTDy1sO1
— Paul Dunne (@dunners11) October 1, 2017
Although the win is the biggest of his career, it could very well lead to far greater riches.
Not bad for a 24-year-old, on his second full year on the European Tour.