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Jupiter’s Dustin Johnson wins big at LIV Golf Tournament

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Dustin Johnson greets fans as he heads towards the 10th tee during the second round of the Bedminster Invitational LIV Golf tournament in Bedminster, N.J., Saturday, July 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

(BANGKOK, THAILAND)– 2-time Major winner Dustin Johnson is $18 million richer after prevailing at the inaugural LIV Golf Individual Championship on Sunday.

Johnson shot a five-under-par 67 to finish at 9 under, giving him a 16th place finish overall but racking up a leading 121 regular season points, 42 more than second place finisher Branden Grace.

“Locking up the individual competition is big,” Johnson said in a statement. “Our team is in a really good position with two events to go and I’m looking forward to further contributing to LIV Golf’s exciting story and continued growth.”

The Jupiter resident is a 24 time PGA Tour champion with 2 major championships to his name, winning the U.S. Open in 2016 and the 2020 Masters Tournament.

The Saudi-backed LIV Golf tour launched this year as a rival to the legacy PGA Tour, luring a number of pro golfers such as Johnson with large multimillion dollar payouts.

PGA golfer Tiger Woods was reportedly offered nearly a billion dollars to join the upstart tour but declined, saying to ESPN back in July high profile PGA defectors such as Johnson ‘turned their back on what has allowed them to get to this position’ by joining the LIV tour.