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Dustin Johnson’s LIV payday: $7.7 million through four events

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Sep 4, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Dustin Johnson celebrates with a fist punch after putting to win the 2022 LIV Golf Invitational Boston after the final round playoff hole of the LIV Golf tournament at The International. Mandatory Credit: Richard Cashin-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Richard Cashin-USA TODAY Sports

Dustin Johnson is the money leader halfway through the first season of the LIV Golf Series, earning $7.7 million through just four individual events.

Tack on the money he’s made in team play, and his winnings stand at nearly $10 million, Golfweek reported Tuesday.

Johnson won the fourth of LIV’s eight 2022 events in a playoff on Sunday, taking the $4 million first prize at the tournament near Boston.

In all, 24 players have claimed at least $1 million in individual earnings through the first four events. That doesn’t include income from the signing bonuses — nine figures, in some cases — given to players by the controversial Saudi-backed tour.

Other players joining Johnson with at least $4 million in winnings are South Africans Branden Grace ($6 million) and Charl Schwartzel ($4.5 million), and Henrik Stenson of Sweden ($4 million).

Johnson played his first of 307 events on the PGA Tour in 2007. His career tour earnings are just shy of $75 million.

LIV play resumes Sept. 16-18 at the LIV Golf Invitational Chicago at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill.

–Field Level Media