The LIV Golf Team Championship, the last event of 2022 of the Arab Super League, goes to the team of Dustin Johnson who in Miami drags the “4 Ages GC” team to a millionaire success. The winning team, with a total of 281 (-7) hits, took home $ 16 million for a total prize pool of 50,000,000, the highest ever for a group competition.
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After making them four of the first seven events, Johnson, Patrick Reed, Talor Gooch and Pat Perez, dropped the “pokerissimo” at Trump National Doral, a field owned by the former US president who participated in the Pro-Am of opening of the event. With this exploit, the quartet raised their earnings in team events alone to $ 28,250,000. With Johnson standing out as the highest-grossing player in the first season of LIV Golf. The American, former number 1 in the world, had already earned 30,758,000 dollars before this race (of which 18,000,000 for the triumph in the individual classification) to which another 4,000,000 must now be added. Almost 35 million, therefore, in just eight races. The separatist league of the green has made the fortunes of the American. Who made the glory putt in Miami. “I felt the tension, it was important to make that shot to make my team win. When I saw the ball go into the hole, it was a liberation,” Johnson’s joy.
Nothing for the team – all Australian – “Punch GC” led by Cameron Smith, with Marc Leishman, Matt Jones and Wade Ormsby. With a score of 282 (-6) they classified 2 / i in front of the “Smash GC” team of Brooks Koepka, with Chase Koepka, Peter Uihlein and Jason Kokrak, 3 / i with 292 (+4).
Equipped with extraordinary physical power and a very powerful swing (with a left wrist at the top of the swing that is not very academic, but very loaded), Dustin Johnson is one of the longest players on the circuit, and for three consecutive years (2009-2011) he has finished in third place in the ranking of average distances.
Turning pro at the end of 2007, he has won 20 tournaments so far, and is currently the only player on the PGA Tour to have won at least one tournament each season. He also boasts four WGC titles, of which the second, won in 2015, after returning from a period away from the fields, due to personal problems. In fact, between 2009 and 2014, Dustin Johnson tested positive in three different drug tests, once for marijuana twice for cocaine. Following this, the PGA Tour did not issue any disciplinary measures, nor did it spread the news, but it was the player himself who decided to retire from professionalism for 6 months.