The World Golf Championships Dell Technologies came to a close recently with some surprising results. Scottie Scheffler took over in this event and worked his way up to a championship.
Other golfers were able to score a nice payday due to their efforts. Below you can see which golfers came out ahead.
Who is Scottie Scheffler?
Scheffler is the new overall ranked golfer according to the world golf rankings. His recent victory at the WGC propelled him to that number one spot, knocking off Jon Rahm, who held onto it for 36 weeks.
He had a 2-1 record in group play, and his only loss was against Tommy Fleetwood. Overall, his success could have been attributed to several things; especially, he has played over 100 times at this course during his practice rounds and time at the University of Texas.
Scheffler took care of Matt Fitzpatrick in a sudden death playoff to go into the knockout bracket over the weekend. Then he was able to get revenge against Billy Horschel and defeat him. Horschel won this event last year and beat out Scheffler in a playoff.
He also had to defeat Seamus Power and Dustin Johnson before moving to the final round against Kevin Kisner. His performance against Kisner was great, as both golfers kept the game very close.
After a long week in Texas, it paid off handsomely for Scheffler at $2.1 million. This is the second time in a month that Scheffler has cashed over a $2 million check and has earned $7,398,014 this season so far.
Top Players in the Field Performances
Kevin Kisner was able to take home $1,320,000 in his runner-up performance. He now sits at 27th on the list of ranked golfers and was previously 34th. He defeated Will Zalatoris and Corey Conners to make it to the finals.
Corey Conners nailed third place and was able to cash out the $852,000 check for his performance. He defeated Abraham Ancer, lost to Kisner in the semifinals, but beat Dustin Johnson for third place. His world ranking jumped from 41 to 32 in a heartbeat.
It was refreshing to see Dustin Johnson get back in form and play competitive golf. As a result, he took home $685,000.
Johnson beat Brooks Koepka but lost to Scheffler in the next round. After that, he lost to Conners for a fourth-place finish. He was able to move from the 11th ranking spot in the world to the eighth.
Jon Rahm landed in the round of 16, which tied for ninth place. He was able to take home $220,000 for his quick exit, despite being a favorite to win this event.
As a result of those efforts, he lost his number one ranking and is now second. Rahm has been in a funk this season, and bettors are wondering if he will be in top form when the Masters arrive.