2022 LIV Golf in Boston leaderboard: Dustin Johnson wins after dramatic eagle putt on first playoff gap

September 5, 2022

Dustin Johnson gained essentially the most dramatic LIV Golf League occasion to this point with a banked-in 30-foot eagle putt on the primary gap of a three-man playoff on Sunday. The victory at LIV Boston is D.J.’s first within the LIV Golf League, and it helped his staff, the 4 Aces, to a 3rd consecutive staff win.

Johnson shot 65 on Sunday to get into the playoff with Anirban Lahiri and Joaquin Niemann, each of whom have been making their LIV Golf debuts. Nevertheless, a gradual end on the second 9 stored the two-time main champion from successful his first LIV occasion in regulation. He made par at his final 5 holes — together with the comparatively straightforward par-5 18th — when birdie at any of them would have gained the event after 54 holes.

The par on the 54th gap was truly a little bit of a revelation. Almost stymied by a tree on the closing gap, Johnson was capable of punch one out and rise up and down to complete at 15 underneath, which obtained him into the playoff. Lee Westwood, who completed on the par-4 third gap, made bogey to overlook the playoff by one. Cam Smith, making his much-anticipated LIV debut, additionally missed the playoff by a single stroke after firing 63 on Sunday.

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D.J. made essentially the most of a coast into the playoff, although, to assert the $4 million first prize. After reaching that very same par-5 18th gap in two strokes, he poured in what can safely be referred to as the perfect putt in LIV Golf historical past for an eagle three and the win over Lahiri (who was already in tight for birdie) and Niemann.

“Yeah it was going just a little quick, however it was a superb line,” Johnson mentioned after practically breaking the cup. “I felt like I performed rather well all week, I felt like I obtained some unfortunate breaks right here the primary time round. It owed me one, and I obtained it.”

Johnson’s 65 was a part of a pleasant Sunday comeback for the 4 Aces, who ran down the Iron Heads and held off each the Crushers and Majesticks en path to their third win in 4 tournaments. The foursome of Johnson, Talor Gooch, Pat Perez and Patrick Reed will cut up the $3 million first-place winnings, simply as they did at each LIV Bedminister and LIV Portland.

Here is a have a look at the total staff outcomes on Sunday.

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Group Outcomes


4 Aces

Talor Gooch, Dustin Johnson, Pat Perez, Patrick Reed




Anirban Lahiri, Bryson DeChambeau, Paul Casey, Charles Howell III




Sam Horsfield, Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood, Shergo Al Kurdi



Iron Heads

Sihwan Kim, Phachara Khongwatmai, Kevin Na, Sadom Kaewkanjana




Joaquin Niemann, Scott Vincenc, Adrian Otaegui, Jediah Morgan




Sergio Garcia, Abraham Ancer, Carlos Ortiz, Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra




Matt Jones, Marc Leishman, Wade Ormsby, Cam Smith



Hy Flyers

Cameron Tringale, Bernd Wiesberger, Phil Mickelson, Matthew Wolff




Peter Uihlein, Chase Koepka, Brooks Koepka, Jason Kokrak




Shaun Norris, Branden Grace, Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel




Laurie Canter, Martin Kaymer, Graeme McDowell, Richard Bland




Turk Petit, James Piot, Hudson Swafford, Harold Varner III


What’s subsequent for LIV Golf

The inaugural LIV Golf season is now formally midway over as the brand new tour begins to look towards its season-ending championship in Miami on the finish of October. Between now and the $50 million staff finale in Miami, LIV will journey to Chicago (Sept. 16-18), Bangkok (Oct. 7-9) and Jeddah (Oct. 14-16). 

The season-long race to crown a person champion is beginning to warmth up as properly. With $18 million to be distributed to the winner, $8 million to the runner up and $4 million to whomever finishes third, this will probably be one thing to regulate within the weeks main as much as LIV Jeddah, which is the place the person competitors will finish (Miami is strictly a staff competitors).

Johnson now leads that particular person season-long race — he was second coming into this week — and is the simple favourite to gather the $18 million on the finish of one other three occasions. He ought to have some competitors between gamers like Branden Grace, Carlos Ortiz and his teammate Reed, however D.J. has improved his place in each LIV occasion and appears to be getting stronger as this inaugural season wears on.