Schwartzel cashes in at Doral

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson and Dr. Cary Middlecoff have won 156 more PGA Tour titles than winless Charl Schwartzel, but Schwartzel can outspend the three of them combined at the mall.

On his Doral runnerup check alone.

Money in golf gets goofy unless you’re spending it. It’s particularly amusing when comparing money from different eras. Schwartzel gives us more fodder.

He won $850,000 for finishing second Sunday at the WGC-CA Championship. That’s more than Hogan, Nelson and Middlecoff combined. Schwartzel’s non-winner’s check alone would put him No. 505 in Tour career money, well ahead of 82-time winner Sam Snead.

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