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Portugal Masters 2016: Final Leaderboard Scores, Prize Money Payouts

James Dudko@@JamesDudkoFeatured ColumnistOctober 23, 2016

VILAMOURA, PORTUGAL - OCTOBER 23:  Padraig Harrington of Ireland tees off on the 8th hole during day four of the Portugal Masters at Victoria Clube de Golfe on October 23, 2016 in Vilamoura, Portugal.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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Padraig Harrington won the 2016 Portugal Masters after hitting par at the 18th to finish one shot ahead of 2015 champion Andy Sullivan on Sunday. Harrington was six under par on 65, and 23 under overall, after a final day full of lead changes at the Victoria Clube de Golfe in Vilamoura.

Harrington will now get the €2,000,000 prize money awarded to the winner, per EstorilGolf.com.

Here's what the final leaderboard looks like: 

Portugal Masters 2016: Final Leaderboard
PositionPlayerTo ParDay 4 ScoreOverall
1Padraig Harrington-2365261
2Andy Sullivan-2265262
T3Anders Hansen-2168263
T3Mikko Korhonen-2168263
T5Robert Rock-2064264
T5David Lipsky-2065264
T5Chris Paisley-2067264
T5Paul Lawrie-2067264
9Nacho Elvira-1966265
T10Oliver Fisher-1864266
T10Benjamin Herbert-1864266
EuropeanTour.com

Official, individual payouts will be announced by the European Tour on a later date.

All scorecard information per the European Tour official site.

    

Recap

Sullivan didn't waste time making his move up the leaderboard. Last year's winner opened his round with a pair of birdies. The European Tour relayed highlights of his strong beginning:

The European Tour @EuropeanTour

Dream start for the defending champion. #PortugalMasters https://t.co/2Vi7Ji3nbn

Sullivan had soon worked himself back into a share of the lead thanks to some prolific form:

The European Tour @EuropeanTour

Sullivan's last 9 holes: • Birdie • Birdie • Birdie • Bogey • Birdie • Birdie • Par • Birdie • Birdie Co-leader again. https://t.co/mVFYpt2cJE

Of course, Anders Hansen wasn't about to be moved so easily. The Dane earned his first birdie of the day by holing the par-four fourth in spectacular fashion:

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Clearly he was practicing his pitching during his retirement... #PortugalMasters https://t.co/5q1Q3VSndu

Hansen stayed in front at the end of the front nine, but he was just one shot ahead after Sullivan had hit a 31.

The Day 3 leader had completed a hat-trick of birdies over the first six holes, but he couldn't manage more than par on the next seven, so he slipped behind Sullivan. Hansen even dropped further back when Harrington put himself into the mix at the top.

This birdie on the par-four 11 got Harrington in the frame:

The European Tour @EuropeanTour

Padraig! #PortugalMasters https://t.co/HKY77eO6K6

He followed it with another birdie at the 12th, but it was this finish on the 14th that gave Harrington the lead all to himself:

The European Tour @EuropeanTour

Spin control 👌🏼 Harrington leads. https://t.co/kV6LSpvu3J

He was just a single shot ahead approaching the 17th. Meanwhile, Sullivan hadn't helped his chances by failing to hit a birdie since the 12th.

Yet while he laboured, Mikko Korhonen was making his move. The Finn recovered from a bogey on the seventh to birdie both the 12th and 16th holes. Those efforts moved him alongside Hansen and Sullivan just a shot behind Harrington.

Sullivan needed some magic and duly found it with this mammoth drive to start the par-five 17:

The European Tour @EuropeanTour

254 yards... #PortugalMasters https://t.co/BsOxVAdZwW

The drive led to a birdie, which put Sullivan back in front. Keen not to waste the opportunity, he made a similarly bold start to life on the 18th:

The European Tour @EuropeanTour

Laser from Sullivan on 18 #PortugalMasters https://t.co/FJlMGhOQqV

But the final hole ended on par for Sullivan, who finished 22 under overall. Now it was Harrington's turn to regain the lead.

A birdie on the 17th left him needing par to win it. Yet it already looked like a tall order:

The European Tour @EuropeanTour

Harrington's lie on the 72nd hole. Needs a par to win the #PortugalMasters. https://t.co/rynqNS9yyh

However, this splendid chip gave Harrington his chance for par:

The European Tour @EuropeanTour

Padraig Harrington is a winner again! #PortugalMasters https://t.co/CwVFjMWcDn

The 45-year-old managed to par the hole and seal the tournament, a superb achievement against younger opposition. 

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