LIV Golf 2022: Dustin Johnson defeats Niemann and Lahiri in Boston playoffs | News, Scores, Highlights, Stats & Rumors

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Dustin Johnson made it through the playoff against Joaquin Niemann and Anirban Lahiri to win LIV Golf’s Boston Invitational on Sunday.

With the light fading on The Oaks golf course at The International, it looked like the three would have to wait until Monday to determine a winner. Johnson had other plans, however.

The two-time major champion tried everything on a long eagle putt. He hit the ball with so much power that it hit the bottom of the cup and bounced in the air before finding the bottom.

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DJ EAGLE FOR THE VICTORY!!! #LIVGolf #LIVGolfBoston @DJohnsonPGA pic.twitter.com/O5CffhnVQ7

This was the first playoff in LIV Golf history. Under the tour tie-breaker procedurethe trio of Lahiri, Johnson and Niemann played the 18th hole until only one man was left standing after the draw at 15 under over 54 holes.

Trailing by one stroke, Lahiri was poised to climb to the top of the leaderboard as he stood above an eagle putt. The ball went out, however, forcing him to settle for par.

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Margins were also low for Niemann. He nearly rolled off the fairway, watching his chip roll inches from the flag.

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Lee Westwood saw his last round 62 leave him just before the playoffs. A bogey on his final hole, No. 3, was the difference between at least a second place finish and earning a share of fourth place.

On his maiden voyage with LIV Golf, Cameron Smith tied for the lead with two holes to play. Wayward driving on his No. 1, however, led to a costly bogey.

Still, it was a solid performance from the Open Championship winner.

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Cam Smith is a magician 🪄🐰🎩

He is 1 of 4 players 1 in the lead with 7 to play 👍 #LIVGolf #LIVGolfBoston pic.twitter.com/jcL4ZlWKCu

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Cam Smith is expected to make more money today for winning a LIV event ($4 million) than he has won in all four majors combined this year ($3.6 million), where he finished 1, MC, T13 and T3.

Series LIV is moving to Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois for its next event. The tournament will start on September 16 and marks the transition to the second half of the 2022 season.

In addition to his individual victory, Johnson helped propel 4 Aces GC to a third straight tag team win. At this point, the Tag Team Championship in Miami on October 30 is 4 Aces GC’s to lose.

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