Dustin Johnson (USA), the world number one in men’s golf, won the LIV Golf Tulsa, the 6th LIV golf tournament in the 2023 season (total prize money of $25 million).
In the final 3rd round of the tournament held at Cedar Ridge Country Club (par 70, 7119 yards) in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA on the 15th (Korean time), Johnson tied 6 birdies and a triple bogey to record 3 under par 67 strokes.
Johnson, who tied Cameron Smith (Australia) and Brandon Grace (South Africa) with a final total of 17 under par 263 strokes, confirmed the championship by catching a birdie in the ensuing overtime.
Johnson, who had been leading by two strokes until the second round, maintained his lead by reducing three strokes in nine holes in the first half, and seemed likely to win.
However, in the 10th hole (par 4), the first hole of the second half, he lost three strokes at once with a triple bogey, putting him in a crisis. He made up for it with a birdie again in the 11th hole (par 3), but lost the leading position to Smith, who caught a line birdie.
Afterwards, Grace, who calmly reduced the number of strokes, tied with Smith with a birdie on the 17th hole (par 4).
Johnson, who reduced another stroke on the 14th hole (par 5), caught a birdie on the last hole 18 (par 4) and led the game with a three-man overtime.
In overtime, while Johnson calmly made a birdie, Smith and Grace missed a birdie putt, confirming Johnson’s win.
Johnson, who transferred from the US Professional Golf (PGA) Tour with the launch of Liv in June of last year, won his second Liv Golf championship eight months after winning the Boston Tournament in September last year.
He earned $4,375,000 (approximately 5.86 billion won) in this tournament alone, adding $375,000, one-fourth of the prize money of $4 million for the individual championship and $1.5 million for the runner-up in the team event.
Smith shot 9 under par on the final day, aiming for a come-from-behind victory, but knelt down in the overtime game. After moving to Liv, his second championship was postponed to the next opportunity.
Grace, who also swallowed the bunru in overtime, soothed her heart by winning the team event.
The ‘Stinger’ team,토스카지노 which consisted of South African players such as Grace, Louis Oosthuizen, Charles Schwarzel, and Dean Bermester (above South Africa), won the championship by one stroke over the ‘4 Aces’ team led by Johnson with a total of 40 under par. .
Each of them will share $750,000, one-fourth of the prize money of $3 million.