Harold Varner III, who recently moved to the LIV Golf Tour less than twelve months ago, achieved a remarkable triumph at Trump National Washington D.C., securing victory by a single stroke.
In a exciting final round, Varner III displayed his prowess with a score of 68, concluding the tournament at an impressive 12-under. His exceptional performance fended off a fierce challenge from Branden Grace, allowing him to savor his first triumph since bidding farewell to the PGA Tour in August of the previous year. Notably, Varner III represents the esteemed Range Goats team, which also comprises the talented golfers Bubba Watson, Talor Gooch, Thomas Pieters, and Wade Ormsby.
Varner III openly and candidly discussed his motivations for leaving the PGA Tour in favor of LIV Golf last year, making him one of the few players to publicly acknowledge that his decision was primarily driven by financial considerations. Although his frankness may have unsettled some individuals, it also brought a refreshing sense of relief to others.
In an Instagram post announcing his move, Varner expressed, “My life is undergoing a transformation. The opportunity to join LIV Golf presents an irresistible financial breakthrough that I cannot overlook. I understand what it means to grow up with limited resources, and this financial security will provide a solid foundation for my children and future generations of Varners—a life that was only a distant dream during my own upbringing.”
According to WSBTV, Varner III reportedly secured a substantial $15 million upon signing with LIV Golf. In his statement, he also acknowledged how the PGA Tour had significantly impacted his life, indicating that his decision was ultimately driven by the well-being of his family.
Now a triumphant participant in the PGA Tour’s rival league, Varner III garnered an impressive prize of $4 million for his individual victory in the D.C. event, as reported by Fox Sports. Furthermore, he claimed an additional $500,000 for his third-place finish in the Range Goats team, which he will share with his fellow teammates.