Dustin JohnsonOnly six events were required to earn $30 million annually, and he still holds two events with Saudi-funded LIV GOLF.
Johnson won the inaugural LIV Golf Individual Championship, even though he did not finish in the top 10.
The two-time major winner has already earned $12,758,600 — $3,000,000 from four team victories in LIV Golf Invitational Series — and one individual title.
The $18 million bonus comes with winning the season points title.
Johnson is leading with 121 points heading into the LIV Golf Invitational Jeddah event in Saudi Arabia. Johnson leads by 42 points. Branden GraceLast week, a serious injury forced a withdrawal by a participant named. Each events winner receives 40 points.
Johnson was the most notable player Greg Norman signed to the rival league. He held the No. He remained at No. Tiger WoodsHe had previously stated that he would remain with the PGA Tour through February, before changing his mind in May.
The $30 million fee is in addition to the initial signing fee to join LIV Golf. The Daily Telegraph reported that this was approximately $125 million over four-years.
Johnson won the Boston event in playoff. He finished second in the LIV events at Trump Bedminster, New Jersey, and outside Chicago.
LIV Golf events offer $25 million in total prize money, $20 million for each competition and $4 million for the winner.
Johnsons most profitable year on the PGA Tour was 2020. Johnson won the FedEx Cup, its $15 million bonus, as well as $5 million in regular prizes. He played 14 times during that season, but it was almost three months lost to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Norman, LIV Golfs CEO and Commissioner, referred to Johnson, 38 years old, as the cornerstone .
Norman stated, He has more than lived up his billing.
LIV Golfs seventh event in Saudi Arabia concludes its season with a $50,000,000 bonanza at Trump Doral, near Miami, for team competition. Each member of the winning team receives $4 million.
Johnson, who was on the PGA Tour for 15 years, earned close to $75 million, excluding FedEx Cup bonus money, before he resigned to join LIV Golf.
LIV Golf is supported by the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia.