Dustin Johnson claimed his third LIV Golf title by winning the Las Vegas Invitational. Despite battling cold and windy conditions throughout the tournament, he finished one stroke ahead of his nearest competitors. The $4 million prize pool was his reward for ending up atop the leaderboard at 12 under.
Talor Gooch and Peter Uihlein finished second at 11 under, while Matthew Wolff was one shot behind them. Paul Casey, Graeme McDowell and Jason Kokrak tied for fifth at eight under. Jon Rahm followed closely behind in fourth place in the standings.
Johnson commented on his win saying, “It’s a big win. I knew it would be difficult with the conditions.” He admitted that it is challenging to play against a group of skilled players when you are leading by just one stroke or less. Bryson DeChambeau had shared the 36-hole lead with Johnson, but a four-over 74 in the final round saw him finish tied for ninth at seven under.
In addition to individual titles, teams also competed in the event, and Smash GC emerged victorious with a score of 33 under, seven shots ahead of Johnson’s four aces. This was Smash GC’s first team title and follows Johnson’s first two LIV Golf titles at Boston in 2022 and Tulsi the year before.