Dustin Johnson clinches inaugural LIV season title, $18M US prize

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Dustin Johnson has clinched the primary LIV Golf particular person championship and the $18 million first prize with one occasion remaining.

Johnson had 5 top-10 finishes within the first six occasions, together with a win on the LIV Golf Invitational Boston. Having earned 121 factors by way of the upstart tour’s level system — 42 greater than second-place Branden Grace — he can’t be caught.

“Locking up the person competitors is massive. It’s an honor to be LIV’s first particular person season champion,” Johnson, 38, mentioned in a information launch.

“The first chapter of LIV Golf’s historical past couldn’t be written with out Dustin Johnson’s title. By any measure, DJ is among the many elite gamers on this planet,” LIV Golf commissioner and CEO Greg Norman mentioned. “From the beginning, he is been a LIV Golf cornerstone. He has greater than lived as much as his billing and he deserves immense credit score for clinching LIV’s first particular person season title.”

Several gamers stay in competition for the runner-up and third-place prizes of $8 million and $4 million, respectively. The locations shall be decided after the LIV Golf Invitational Jeddah, set for this weekend at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club in Saudi Arabia.

Patrick Reed trails Grace (79 factors) with 76, adopted by Cameron Smith (56). More than a dozen gamers are nonetheless in competition ought to they win in Jeddah, which carries 40 factors for first place and 30 for second.

LIV Golf will conclude its inaugural season Oct. 28-30 with a workforce occasion at Trump National Doral Golf Club in Miami. Twelve groups will compete for a $50 million purse.

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