Winner’s Circle: Dustin Johnson Claims Playoff Victory at LIV Golf Tulsa

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Dustin Johnson Wins 2023 LIV Golf Tulsa
Dustin Johnson of Aces GC celebrates with his caddie and brother, Austin Johnson, after winning the LIV Golf Tulsa individual tournament at Cedar Ridge CC on May 14, 2023 in Broken Arrow, OK. (Photo by Ian Maule via Getty Images)

Dustin Johnson shot a 67 on Sunday at Cedar Ridge, then edged Branden Grace and Cam Smith on the first playoff hole to claim his second LIV Golf title at the Tulsa stop.

The 38-year-old American offset a triple bogey on the 10th hole with six birdies, highlighted by a final-hole gain to reach 17-under par to join Grace and Smith in a playoff.

Playing the par-4 18th in overtime, Johnson made birdie to his second career LIV Golf win.

The win earned Johnson $4,000,000 and plenty of momentum heading into the season’s second major, the PGA Championship.


Winner’s Circle: LIV Golf Tulsa

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DJ Pro-File

Dustin Johnson Wins 2023 LIV Golf Tulsa
Dustin Johnson of Aces GC hits an approach shot on the 18th hole during Day 3 of the LIV Golf Tulsa tournament at Cedar Ridge CC on May 14, 2023 in Broken Arrow, OK. (Photo by Ian Maule via Getty Images)

Name: Dustin Hunter Johnson
Nickname: DJ
Height: 6′ 4″
Weight: 190 lb
Nationality: American
Birthdate: June 22, 1984 (age 38)
Native: Columbia, SC
Residence: Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Family: Married, 2 Children
Turned Pro: 2007
Best World Rank: 1 (02/2017)
Equipment: TaylorMade
Golf Ball: TaylorMade TP5x


LIV Golf Tulsa Leaderboard

Dustin Johnson Wins 2023 LIV Golf Tulsa
Dustin Johnson celebrates after making a birdie putt on the 18th hole during Day 3 of the LIV Golf Tulsa tournament at Cedar Ridge CC on May 14, 2023 in Broken Arrow, OK. (Photo by Ian Maule via Getty Images)
Top-10 Finishers

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Dustin Johnson -17 (-3)*
2. Cameron Smith -17 (-9)
2. Branden Grace -17 (-5)
4. Harold Varner III -13 (-9)
5. Eugenio Chacarra -12 (-6)
5. Brooks Koepka -12 (-5)
5. Bryson DeChambeau -12 (-3)
8. Joaquin Niemann -11 (-5)
8. Dean Burmester -11 (-6)
8. Bubba Watson -11 (-1)

Top-3 Teams

Pos-Team-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Stinger GC -40 (-15)
2. 4 Aces GC -39 (-13)
2. RangeGoats GC -35 (-15)

Top-5 Money Makers

Pos-Player (Money)
1. Dustin Johnson ($4m)
2. Cameron Smith ($1.81m)
3. Branden Grace ($1.81m)
4. Harold Varner III ($1.05m)
5. Brooks Koepka ($816.7k)
5. Bryson DeChambeau ($816.7k)
5. Eugenio Chacarra ($816.7k)


Dustin Johnson’s Winning Stats

Dustin Johnson Wins 2023 LIV Golf Tulsa
Dustin Johnson of Aces GC hits an approach shot on the 13th hole during Day 3 of the LIV Golf Tulsa tournament at Cedar Ridge CC on May 14, 2023 in Broken Arrow, OK. (Photo by Ian Maule via Getty Images)

Driving: 308.4 yards (14th)
Fairways: 28/42, 67% (T21)
Greens: 40/54, 74% (T18)
Putts Per Rd/GIR: 24.67/1.37 (1st)
Birdies: 23 (1st)
Par-3 Scoring: -4
Par-4 Scoring: -9
Par-5 Scoring: -4


Dustin Johnson’s Career Wins

Dustin Johnson Wins 2020 Masters Augusta National
Dustin Johnson is awarded the Green Jacket by Masters champion Tiger Woods during the Green Jacket Ceremony after winning the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on November 15, 2020 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Dustin Johnson, a surefire Hall of Famer, claimed his second LIV Golf league victory, and 28th career title.

LIV Golf: 2
2023 LIV Golf Tulsa
2022 LIV Golf Boston

Majors: 2
2020 Masters Tournament
2016 U.S. Open

European Tour: 2
2021 Saudi International
2019 Saudi International

PGA Tour: 16
2020 Tour Championship
2020 The Northern Trust
2020 Travelers Championship
2018 RBC Canadian Open
2018 FedEx St. Jude Classic
2018 Sentry Tournament of Champions
2017 The Northern Trust
2017 Genesis Open
2016 BMW Championship
2013 Hyundai Tournament of Champions
2012 FedEx St. Jude Classic
2011 The Barclays
2010 BMW Championship
2010 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
2009 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
2008 Turning Stone Resort Championship

World Golf Championships*: 6
2019 WGC-Mexico Championship
2017 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play
2017 WGC-Mexico Championship
2016 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
2015 WGC-Cadillac Championship
2014 WGC-HSBC Champions
* Co-sanctioned by European Tour and PGA Tour


3 Questions: Dustin Johnson

Dustin Johnson Wins 2023 LIV Golf Tulsa
Dustin Johnson of Aces GC reacts after missing a putt on the 8th hole during Day 3 of the LIV Golf Tulsa tournament at Cedar Ridge CC on May 14, 2023 in Broken Arrow, OK. (Photo by Ian Maule via Getty Images)

Q. It was a battle on the last hole. You had triple bogey earlier in the day. You were able to come back and take it home. What was going through your mind all day long?

DUSTIN JOHNSON: Well, not a whole lot until I made 7 on 10, and then things obviously got a little more interesting.

But I was able to battle back and made a nice birdie on the next hole on 11, hit some really nice shots on 12 and 13, just so did Grace. We all missed really short putts on 12 and 13.

But yeah, just played solid. Obviously made a really nice putt on 18 in regulation and then another good one in the playoff.

Q. How does this compare to your win in Boston?

DUSTIN JOHNSON: I mean, all wins are good. It would be the same. I want to win as much as possible.

But obviously winning in a playoff, too, for the second time, next time I’d like to win without going into a playoff would be a lot less stressful.

Q. You’re obviously in great form going into the PGA Championship next week. Do you feel ready to go?

DUSTIN JOHNSON: Yeah, the game is in really good shape. I feel like I’m doing everything really well right now, so yeah, I’m really looking forward to next week, obviously get up there tonight and get out and get a little practice in tomorrow.


WITB: Dustin Johnson

Dustin Johnson Wins 2023 LIV Golf Tulsa
Dustin Johnson of Aces GC hits a tee shot on the 18th hole during Day 3 of the LIV Golf Tulsa tournament at Cedar Ridge CC on May 14, 2023 in Broken Arrow, OK. (Photo by Ian Maule via Getty Images)

Dustin Johnson secured his second LIV Golf title playing a full bag of TaylorMade gear, including driver, irons, putter and golf ball.

WITB: Dustin Johnson Scores LIV Golf Tulsa Victory

Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus (10.5˚)
3-Wood: TaylorMade Stealth High Launch (15˚)
7-Wood: TaylorMade Stealth Fairway (21˚)
9-Wood: TaylorMade Stealth (24˚)
Irons: TaylorMade P730 DJ Proto (3-PW)
Wedges: TaylorMade MG (52˚, 60˚)
Putter: TaylorMade Spider GT
Ball: TaylorMade TP5x
Hat: TaylorMade
Shoes: Footjoy Premeire Series


Video: DJ’s Winning Highlights

Dustin Johnson’s winning highlights at the LIV Golf Tulsa event, which he won in a playoff.


Credits: Getty Images, LIV Golf Communications


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