Everything you need to know about the beautiful vintage car that Sam Burns won on the PGA Tour this weekend

The 2022 Charles Schwab Challenge came to an exciting end on Sunday at the challenging Colonial Golf Course. In the end, Sam Burns kept his cool and won dramatically after the final lap. He won a fantastic race, in addition to winning a beautiful trophy and the traditional red blazer.

Sam Burns drives a classic car after his victory yesterday


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Burns won his second PGA Tour event of the 2022 season last week. Besides bringing home an exorbitant paycheck $1,512 million, the traditional Colonial’s Lenord Trophy and a Scottish royal tartan plaid jacket, the American professional also won an incredible automobile. Burns won the fully restored 1979 Highlights Trans AM Firebird, which marks a momentous year in the history of the famous automaker.

May 29, 2022; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Sam Burns holds the winners trophy after winning the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament in the playoffs against Scottie Scheffler. Mandatory Credit: Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports

After winning the event, the 2022 Charles Schwab Challenge winner sat in the a nice car and collected his jacket and elegant trophy. Not to mention, yesterday’s win was his fourth PGA Tour victory in the past 13 months. The car appeared to be in immaculate condition and may have been teal or had a hint of greyish to its body color. At the same time, it had large white seat covers, made with a delicate touch.


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The car is customized by Steve Strope and Pure Vision Design, who also built the prize of champions for the 2019 edition of the incredible event. In addition, the 1979 Schwab Firebird is made up of state-of-the-art technology and meets all the needs of the company’s customers. It is also equipped with a General Motors Crate LS3 Small-Block V-8 engine, developing 430 hp and 425 LB/FT of torque.

The vintage car the winner brought home features Baer racing brakes with 13-inch rotors. At the same time, its interior features Porsche Panamera power seats, Dakota digital gauges and a Kicker audio system. However, this is not the only time an event winner has received a car as a championship prize. Kevin Na in 2019 won the fully refurbished and customized 1979 Dodgers Challenger, and in 2021 Jason Kokrak won the 1946 Schwab Power Wagon as the championship prize.


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Summary of Burns’ final round

The 25-year-old American professional categorically won the Tour event yesterday. He finished regulation 18 holes with an overall score of nine under par. As a result, he forced a playoff between him and Scottie Scheffler. Additionally, Burns shot a final round of five under par, 65 to finish top of the standings.

His final round of 65 included six birdies and a bogey on the back nine. As a result, Burns went out at five under par, 30. He birdied and bogeyed on the back nine before playing his epic two-man playoff. In the end, Scottie made a par on the first playoff hole. At the same time, Burns birdied to win the event.


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