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Watch: Austin Ernst Won a Lamborghini, But There's a Catch

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The LPGA Tour season is winding down with its penultimate event this week and three-time winner Austin Ernst got herself an early holiday gift with one practice round swing at The Pelican Championship. Her shiny new prize comes with a bit of a catch however. 

While Ernst's good fortune is nice, she (and everyone else) has a ways to go before she's in Tiger Woods' financial weight class. Sportico released its list of athletes with the highest net worth and Tiger ranks behind only one other person. Woods' own net worth is higher than 22 of 30 MLB franchises. 

Speaking of cash, the European Tour is rebranding and with the change comes a signficant increase in prize money, in fact doubling the total of this season. That's all while Greg Norman brings on a longtime PGA Tour official to join his LIV Golf venture.

Viktor Hovland taught a life lesson during his win at Mayakoba overcoming a startling equipment emergency to become the first player to successfully defend his title since Brooks Koepka at the PGA Championship. 

Your host, Colin McDonald breaks it all down in this week's edition of Up and Down.