Charl Schwartzel wins LIV Golf Invitational London

Schwartzel creates history as the first ever LIV Golf winner

Charl Schwartzel LIV Golf

Charl Schwartzel created history as the winner of the first-ever LIV Golf Invitational London at the Centurion Club.

The South African, a major winner having won the 2011 Masters, finished on seven-under par for the 54-hole tournament to beat compatriot Hennie du Plessis by a point.

In doing so, Schwartzel become the first winner on the new LIV Golf tour, and ended a drought of more than six years since his last career victory.

“I really wanted to win again,” Schwartzel said. “I worked very hard the last few years and there were signs of good golf and just haven’t really been able to be in contention.

“Hennie was playing some really good golf, he was hitting good shots and putting pressure. So you know, you could see it was a bit of just get in the house at the end. Couldn’t be more pleased and happy with how it turned out today.”

Charl Schwartzel LIV Golf Invitational Payday

The 37-year-old Schwartzel enjoyed his biggest career pay day, collecting the $4 million individual prize on offer at Centurion Club.

Schwartzel’s Stingers GC also won the team competition and the $3 million prize split between the four team members.

Du Plessis, captain Louis Oosthuizen and Branden Grace also collected a share of the team prize as the four members of the all-South African Stingers GC.

The Stingers finished 14 shots clear of Crushers GC, who finished on six-under. Majesticks GC were third on five-under par with Torque GC two shots further back in fourth.