Dustin Johnson defeated Joaquin Niemann and Anirban Lahiri in a play-off in Boston, while his 4 Aces GC team won the tag team competition for the third consecutive event; Johnson earns $4 million for his victory and an additional $750,000 for being part of the winning team
Last update: 05/09/22 00:11
Dustin Johnson won his first LIV Golf Invitational Series title after hitting a long-range eagle putt to claim a dramatic play-off victory in Boston.
Johnson recovered from a bogey on the first hole to birdie six in a final round 65, with a brilliant high and low at par five the last seeing him finish at 15 under alongside LIV Golf debutants Anirban Lahiri and Joaquin Niemann.
The trio came back on the par-five 18 for the play-off, where Johnson hit the green in two and shook the long-range eagle putt to become the first American winner of a LIV Golf event.
Indian Lahiri missed an eight-foot eagle attempt on his final hole in regulation which would have given him victory, with a six-under 64 seeing him tie second with Niemann after the 66 in the Chilean.
Lee Westwood almost made it a par at four at the top but closed a round of the day 62 with a bogey on the final hole as the Englishman failed to get up and down from a greenside bunker and back at 14 under alongside Open champion Cameron Smith.
Talor Gooch posted an under 69 to move back to sixth ahead of Jason Kokrak, while Abraham Ancer took eighth and Louis Oosthuizen shared ninth with Kevin Na and Sergio Garcia.
Johnson was also part of the winning team for the third straight event, with the 4-Ace GC lineup containing Gooch, Patrick Reed and Pat Perez finishing with 32 under and two without Crushers GC.
The LIV Golf Invitational Series then travels to Chicago September 16-18 at Rich Harvest Farms before heading to Asia in October for events in Thailand and Saudi Arabia in successive weeks. The Tag Team Championship in Miami will wrap up the inaugural season Oct. 27-30.