Dustin Johnson holed an eagle putt on the first play-off gap to win the LIV Golf Worldwide in Boston and land the primary prize of $4m.
The 2-time main winner beat Chile’s Joaquin Niemann and India’s Anirban Lahiri in a three-way play-off after all of them completed the 54-hole event on 15 beneath par.
Lee Westwood fired an 8-under 62 within the ultimate spherical, the bottom spherical in LIV Golf historical past, however he bogeyed his final gap to overlook the play-off by one and end joint fourth alongside Open champion Cameron Smith, who was making his LIV debut.
Johnson carded a closing 65 together with his sixth birdie of the day coming on the thirteenth, however he didn’t make one other birdie and wanted par saves on the ultimate two holes to make the play-off.
Johnson, who completed eighth within the inaugural LIV Golf occasion in London, fourth in Portland and third at Bedminster, grew to become the primary American to carry the person trophy within the collection. Within the play-off, despatched his eagle putt on the par-Fifth 18th racing up the hill and though the ball hesitated when it hit the lip, it then hit the again fringe of the cup and bounced in.
“Yeah, it was going somewhat quick, nevertheless it was a great line,” stated Johnson, including that he felt the 18th “owed me one” after his second shot in regulation ended up within the underbrush alongside the enormous scoreboard behind the inexperienced.
In addition to the primary prize, Johnson additionally picked up $750,000 as his share of the staff first prize for his 4 Aces outfit, which completed two strokes higher than Lahiri’s Crushers. The opposite members of 4 Aces had been Taylor Gooch (sixth), Pat Perez (fifteenth) and Patrick Reed (thirty first).
For the ultimate leaderboard, click on here. The subsequent LIV Golf occasion is happening at Wealthy Harvest Farms in Chicago from September 16-18.