26-year-old Charl Schwartzel had quite the Sunday. He started off the final round of the 2011 Masters with a birdie on the first hole and an eagle on the third. After a relatively quiet 10 holes following a bogey on No. 4, Schwartzel kicked it into high gear and rattled off four straight birdies to finish the final round. The amazing performance put him in first place to finish the tournament and gave him his first ever green jacket and major championship.
The icing on the cake for Schwartzel is the Masters prize money that comes along with winning the tournament. For finishing in first place, Schwartzel will receive a check for $1,440,000. That's not too shabby for four days of golf, especially when you consider that is only for winning the tournament. When you factor in the endorsement deals he will likely receive for winning the Masters, that check could be just the start of a sharp increase in the size of his bank account.
Second and third place in the Masters receive $864,000 and $544,000, respectively. Because there was a tie for second between Jason Day and Adam Scott, the two prize amounts will be combined and divided up between the two players.
SB Nation's Masters 2011 StoryStream has more coverage of the tournament, as does Waggle Room and SB Nation Atlanta.