The outcome of the LIV Golf Team Championship, that is, the team final of the new circuit promoted by Saudi Arabia, was settled between the four teams that had stood in the final of the event that closed the season in Miami.
The winners have finally been the ‘4 Aces’ (Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Talor Gooch and Pat Perez) after computing between all its members a -7 in the 18 holes played in Doral this Sunday. One hit left the ‘Punch’ ( Cameron Smith, Marc Leishman, Matt Jones and Wade Ormsby).
Dustin Johnson, results
Patrick Reed redeemed himself from a ball into the water on his penultimate hole (although later a great bunker shot) with a vital birdie putt that closed his round and put his team at -7, just when Marc Leishman had equalized with a magnificent putt.
for the ‘Punch’ The finish got hectic, with some DJs and Gooch hitting long putts down the stretch. The ‘4 Aces’ took home the $16 million prize awarded to the winners of the team classification. In the case of Johnson, he adds his proportional part of these 16 to the 18 that he took as individual champion of the circuit, plus everything he had accumulated tournament by tournament.
Apart from the multimillion-dollar contract of 100 million dollars that the LIV awarded to the winner of the 2020 Masters, this course has entered a little more than 35 million thanks to his performance on the field during eight tournaments.
The Forbes list is already waiting for DJ. 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), he 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.
In 2010 he was the protagonist of an unfortunate episode when, at the head of the PGA Championship, the last major tournament of the season, he incurred two penalties at the 72nd hole, for having intentionally placed his club head in a bunker, not having recognized him because very ruined and in a passage area for spectators.
After pocketing the last putt at 18 thinking he was on par with Bubba Watson and Martin Kaymer, the latter graduating then winner in the subsequent play-off, he was informed of the two-stroke penalty that took him from first place equal to fifth. .