The first major of the year is in the books, as Danny Willett won the 2016 Masters with an overall score of five under par. He had to hold off a last-ditch effort from Jordan Spieth in the final round to earn his first green jacket Sunday.
He is the first man from England to win the Masters since Nick Faldo in 1996. The PGA Tour showed his final-round numbers:
But Willett didn't just win a green jacket for his victory at Augusta National. He also received a hefty payday, taking home the lion's share of the tournament's prize money.
Here's the breakdown of the earnings:
|2016 Masters Prize-Money Payouts|
|T42||Davis Love III||11||$37,000|
According to Augusta.com, professional players cut from the field will earn $10,000. Amateur entrants were not eligible for prize money.
Willett took home the top prize of $1.8 million after Spieth's monumental collapse, which came to a climax on hole No. 12.
At 5:05 p.m. ET, Spieth (who was at seven under) led Willett by five strokes. Spieth was dominating, having birdied Nos. 6 through 9.
By 6 p.m. ET, his lead was gone, as bogeys on Nos. 10 and 11 and a quadruple bogey on No. 12 unraveled Spieth's day, dropping him into a tie for fourth, while Willett picked up birdies on Nos. 13, 14 and 16 to take a two-stroke lead over second-place Lee Westwood.
With pars on his final two holes, Willett had to play the agonizing waiting game as Spieth had to finish his final four holes down by three strokes.
Spieth was able to birdie No. 15 but couldn't do much else, as a bogey on No. 17 sealed the win for Willett.
Spieth split the runner-up purse with Westwood, as both finished at two under for the tournament to round out the top three.
The course at Augusta was brutal for its participants, as only six golfers finished the Masters with scores under par. There were some memorable shots from elsewhere on the leaderboard, though, especially on the 16th hole.
Shane Lowry was near the bottom of the payout list after finishing in a tie for 39th place, but he provided one of the shots of the day on No. 16, via the Masters' Twitter account:
He picked up $46,000 for his efforts.
Less than a half-hour later, Davis Love III did the same:
Love finished in a tie for 42nd place and earned $37,000.
That wasn't all, though. Louis Oosthuizen, who earned $175,000 by finishing in a tie for 15th, got some help from J.B. Holmes to pull off another ace on No. 16:
In one of the most compelling Masters in recent years, Augusta National reminded everyone that no lead is safe, no matter how insurmountable it may seem.
The man who can keep his head and stay the course regardless of the conditions earns the spoils along with that green jacket, and this year, Willett did just that.