Dustin Johnson is the most envied golfer in the world. The former number one in the ranking in just a few months took home the beauty of 35 million dollars in just eight games played on the Arab SuperLeague. The last cartload of petrodollars was delivered to him in Miami, on the 18 holes of the Trump National Doral.
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The course of the former president of the United States hosted the LIV Golf Team Championship, the season finale of the Arab SuperLeague. It is a team competition between the professionals who have left the PGA and DP World Tour to play on the new professional circuit funded by the main Saudi sovereign wealth fund. In Miami there were 50 million dollars up for grabs, a never-before-seen prize pool for a group competition.
The race was won by the 4 Ages GC team thanks to a total of 281 strokes (-7). The team – also made up of Patrick Reed, Talor Gooch and Pat Perez – grossed a total of $ 16 million over the weekend. The quartet thus took their fifth success over eight stages of the new circuit, a pokerissimo that earned them a total of $ 28,250,000.
The accounts in Dustin Johnson’s pocket are quickly made. On the LIV Golf, the American had won 30,758,000 dollars before Florida (of which 18 million for having triumphed in the individual ranking). Four more must be added after Miami.
The separatist league chaired by Greg Norman has undoubtedly made the fortunes of the American. That in Miami he made the glory putt. “I felt the tension, it was important to make that shot – said Dustin Johnson – to make my team win. When I saw the ball go into the hole, it was a liberation ”.
For the record: in second place the team – all Australian – Punch GC led by Cameron Smith, with Marc Leishman, Matt Jones and Wade Ormsby. With a score of 282 (-6) Punch GC finished second ahead of Smash GC (Brooks and Chase Koepka, Peter Uihlein and Jason Kokrak) third with 292 (+4).