Two-time major winner Dustin Johnson won the first playoff of the LIV Golf International in Boston. The American finished eighth in the inaugural LIV Golf event in London, fourth in Portland, and third at Bedminster.
Dustin Johnson, Joaquin Niemann, and Anirban Lahiri headed to a playoff hole after the trio finished the 54 holes on 15 under. Johnson made a 35-foot eagle putt to claim the victory at the International. The American professional golfer took home a cheque of £3.49m, equivalent to $4m.
It makes Johnson the first American to lift the individual trophy of the LIV Golf Invitational series. Johnson carded a five-under-par 65 with his sixth birdie of the day coming at the 13th. He failed to make another birdie and needed par saves at the final two holes to make the play-off. “Yeah, it was going a little fast, but it was a good line,” said Johnson.
Alongside his individual championship payout, Johnson also earned £654,000 as a member of the winning team 4 Aces. They finished two strokes better than the team Crushers.
The LIV Golf in Boston is a part of the Saudi-backed golf tournament LIV Golf Invitational Series. The event took place at The International Golf Club in Massachusetts, US on September 2-4.