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Dustin Johnson Won $4 million in the LIV Golf Tulsa Tournament

Heorhii Rysak

Johnson, a two-time major champion with his latest triumph at the 2020 Masters, secured his second victory on the Saudi Arabia-backed circuit by winning the LIV Golf Boston tournament in the previous season.

His recent win not only boosts his confidence heading into the upcoming PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York but also fills his pockets with a winner’s paycheck of $4 million.

To see the earnings of each player at the sixth event of LIV Golf’s 2023 season, check out the breakdown below.

LIV Golf Tulsa individual prize money

Position Player Score Earnings
1 Dustin Johnson 17 under $4,000,000
T-2 Branden Grace 17 under $1,875,000
T-2 Cameron Smith 17 under $1,875,000
4 Harold Varner III 13 under $1,000,000
T-5 Bryson DeChambeau 12 under $703,333
T-5 Eugenio Chacarra 12 under $703,333
T-5 Brooks Koepka 12 under $703,333
T-8 Joaquin Niemann 11 under $468,333
T-8 Dean Burmester 11 under $468,333
T-8 Bubba Watson 11 under $468,333
T-11 Charles Howell III 10 under $350,000
T-11 Jason Kokrak 10 under $350,000
T-11 Brendan Steele 10 under $350,000
T-11 Anirban Lahiri 10 under $350,000
T-11 Patrick Reed 10 under $350,000
T-16 Thomas Pieters 9 under $285,000
T-16 Scott Vincent 9 under $285,000
T-18 Bernd Wiesberger 8 under $250,000
T-18 Cameron Tringale 8 under $250,000
T-18 Henrik Stenson 8 under $250,000
T-18 Ian Poulter 8 under $250,000
T-18 Pat Perez 8 under $250,000
T-23 Chase Koepka 7 under $200,714
T-23 Louis Oosthuizen 7 under $200,714
T-23 Richard Bland 7 under $200,714
T-23 Sergio Garcia 7 under $200,714
T-23 Peter Uihlein 7 under $200,714
T-23 Laurie Canter 7 under $200,714
T-23 Abraham Ancer 7 under $200,714
T-30 Sebastián Muñoz 6 under $170,000
T-30 Matt Jones 6 under $170,000
T-30 Matthew Wolff 6 under $170,000
T-30 Carlos Ortiz 6 under $170,000
T-30 Mito Pereira 6 under $170,000
35 Charl Schwartzel 5 under $155,000
T-36 Marc Leishman 4 under $146,250
T-36 Danny Lee 4 under $146,250
T-36 David Puig 4 under $146,250
T-36 Talor Gooch 4 under $146,250
T-40 Martin Kaymer 3 under $137,500
T-40 James Piot 3 under $137,500
T-40 Paul Casey 3 under $137,500
43 Sihwan Kim 2 under $132,500
44 Kevin Na 1 under $130,000
T-46 Graeme McDowell Even $126,250
T-46 Phil Mickelson Even $126,250
47 Jediah Morgan 1 under $130,000
Lee Westwood W/D

Team Payouts

Position Team/Members Score Earnings
1 Stinger GC (Branden Grace, Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, Dean Burmester) 40 under $3,000,000
2 4Aces GC (Dustin Johnson, Pat Perez, Patrick Reed, Peter Uihlein) 39 under $1,500,000
3 RangeGoats GC (Talor Gooch, Thomas Pieters, Bubba Watson, Harold Varner III) 35 under $500,000

LIV holds a majority stake of 75 percent in each franchise and has provided teams with an undisclosed amount of operating capital for the year. While the teams are expected to bear most of the financial burden this season, the prize earnings obtained by the teams will be directly utilized for their day-to-day expenses.

The upstart circuit, spearheaded by Greg Norman and supported by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, has faced criticism for being perceived as a means for the Kingdom to divert attention from its controversial human rights track record. Saudi Arabia has faced accusations of carrying out politically motivated killings, engaging in torture, perpetrating forced disappearances, and subjecting prisoners to inhumane treatment. There have been allegations of involvement by members of the royal family and the Saudi government in the murder of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist, Jamal Khashoggi.

LIV Golf Tulsa final leaderboard

The final leaderboard at the LIV Golf Tulsa tournament featured a field of distinguished and highly competitive golfers competing for the coveted championship title. Following four rounds of intense play, Dustin Johnson and Cameron Smith finished tied at an impressive 17-under 267, leading to an enthralling playoff to determine the ultimate victor. Ultimately, it was Johnson who emerged triumphant on the second playoff hole, sealing his title with an exceptional birdie putt.

Johnson’s victory in the 2023 LIV Golf Tulsa tournament not only highlighted his exceptional skills but also solidified his standing among the world’s top golfers. The tournament boasted a significant total prize money payout of approximately $10 million, attracting a talented field of golfers who showcased their remarkable abilities and displayed outstanding sportsmanship throughout the event.

Dustin Johnson

The tournament saw Cameron Smith and Branden Grace claim the runner-up positions, displaying their impressive skill and unwavering determination. Completing the top five positions were Harold Varner III, Bryson DeChambeau, Eugenio Chacarra, and Brooks Koepka, who demonstrated their unwavering competitive spirit throughout the tournament.

The LIV Golf series consistently offers exhilarating and prestigious events that captivate golf enthusiasts worldwide. We would like to offer our heartfelt congratulations to all the players who took part in the tournament and eagerly anticipate witnessing more outstanding performances in future LIV Golf events.

The playoff

The playoff between Dustin Johnson and Cameron Smith unfolded as a gripping and exhilarating spectacle, with both golfers demonstrating remarkable composure and sinking crucial putts to remain in contention. Ultimately, it was Johnson who emerged as the victor, securing his win with a decisive birdie putt on the third playoff hole.

The culmination of the tournament served as a fitting end to a week filled with thrilling golfing action. The challenging course at Southern Hills Country Club tested the skills of the players, making it difficult for many to maintain scores under par. Nevertheless, the golfers rose to the challenge, showcasing exceptional abilities and delivering remarkable performances throughout the four-day duration of the LIV Golf Tulsa tournament.

The significance of the victory

Dustin Johnson’s recent triumph adds yet another remarkable achievement to his already illustrious career. Holding the top rank in the world for a significant portion of the past two years, this victory solidifies his status as one of the sport’s greatest players. On a personal level, the win holds special significance for Johnson, considering his challenging start to the season where he went without a win in his first ten tournaments. It serves as a tremendous confidence booster as he looks to gather momentum heading into the upcoming major championships.

While the victory brings joy to Johnson, it leaves Cameron Smith with a sense of disappointment. The Australian golfer displayed incredible skill and talent throughout the four-day LIV Golf Tulsa tournament, making his loss in the playoff all the more disheartening. Nonetheless, Smith can take pride in his exceptional performance and the fact that he contributed to a thrilling showcase of golf alongside Johnson.