DORAL, Fla. — Dustin Johnsons season with big LIV money will be over with another seven figure check.
Johnson and his 4Aces GC group are one of four teams that will play in Sundays finals in the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Team Championship. The winning team will be announced at Trump National Doral with $16 Million — $4 million per player — in their sights.
Johnson stated, Its all about competition for us. We want to win the first LIV Golf championship. Its anybodys ballgame. Everyone is playing well. In my eyes, there are no favorites.
The final is also in the cards: Cameron SmithPunch GC, which topped Sergio GarciaFirebirds GC 2-1 Louis Oosthuizen-Captained Stinger GC which won when Oosthuizen beat it Bryson deChambeauIn 23 holes, Crusher GC won 2-1; and the Brooks Koepka-Captained Smash GC, which beat Ian Poulter, Lee WestwoodMajesticks GC 3-0.
Oosthuizen stated, Im just glad that we made it to Sunday.
The match play rounds in Miami were the first two. Sundays round will be stroke play. Scores from all 16 players (four players each on each of the four teams) will count towards the total. The winner will receive $16 million. The runner up will get $8 million. The third-place team will get $6 million. And the fourth-place group will get $4 million.
Koepka said, Im very satisfied with how everyone is playing. Anything can happen (Sunday). … It could be a very exciting end.
All 16 players who play Sunday will be guaranteed at least $1,000,000 in the seasons final LIV event.
Johnson stated that Johnson had said, Weve enjoyed a really great year. And no matter what happens tomorrow, its been a really good year.
Johnson entered the week with earnings of $13,637.767 and $18 million as the season individual champion. Johnson now has a guaranteed win of at least $1 million on Sunday, which is $31,637/767.
Add the $1.6 million Johnson won on the PGA Tour between January and June, and Johnson will finish 2022 with between $34.3 million and $37.3 million. This is in addition to the $125 million Johnson received for signing with LIV. However, it is not known how much of that bonus he has actually received.
Each of the four teams eliminated on Saturday was awarded $3 million, or $750,000 each.