2022 LIV Golf in Miami Leaderboard Results: Dustin Johnson’s 4 Aces GCs Win First Team Championship

The first season of LIV Golf concluded Sunday at Trump National Doral as Team 4 Aces GC claimed the 2022 LIV Golf Team Championship crown. Led by captain Dustin Johnson, the All-American team of Talor Gooch, Patrick Reid and Pat Perez successfully fended off Cameron Smith’s blow, turning a memorable regular season into an even more profitable year.

After a narrow loss to Cleeks GC in the Tag Team Championship Semi-Finals, the top regular season team was able to take a well-balanced approach and achieve an aggregate score of 7 below. This amount was enough to outflank Punch GC with one hit, as well as Crushers GC and Stinger GC by a margin.

Even though the team championship had become a two-team race, there were still many key moments at the end of the day. The standout pairing of Johnson and Smith put on a theatrical show as the Golf Champion of the Year signed a 7-under-65 round of the day contract, with Johnson turning on the afterburner to show on the stretch to go out 2-under. 70.

While the two heads of their teams were the last couple on the golf course, the battle between the two teams ultimately came down to their teammates. Smith’s teammates Matt Jones, Mark Leishman and Wade Ormsby collectively shot above par while Johnson was more than able to hold his own.

Perez was their biggest question this week but put in an impressive 4 aces from 2 to 70 after a poor regular season.

“I’m very upset that people are saying I never show up, which I did today,” said Perez, whose best personal finish was a T15 at LIV Boston. So everyone can shut up.

Gooch added 1-under 71 and Reid drew 2-under 70, giving 4 aces four rounds under par. Reid’s last shot proved to be the most important as the former Masters champion hit from about 10 feet for a birdie on his last hole to break the stalemate between the top two teams. A par off Johnson on the 18th hole secured the team title for 4 aces.

With victory in the 2022 LIV Golf Team Championship, the 4 Aces have won a total of five times in their first season together. Lifting the trophy at every event hosted in the United States, the checks will keep rolling in as their efforts at the Trump National Doral have generated $16 million in salaries ($4 million per player).

All of the Four Aces will be eating well, but especially Johnson, who has an estimated $35 million on the field this season. After ending the year as an individual and leading his team to the grand prize, the two-time Grand Champion has become the shining star of LIV Golf in 2022.

“It was amazing,” Johnson said. “Obviously the fans do it. This week has been incredible. The whole season just got better and better, and then obviously this finale was incredible… Coming to the end, you couldn’t draw that. it’s better with me and cam [Smith] fight for victory in the team championship.

Other teams won’t be left out: Punch GC earned $8 million in second place, Smash GC earned $6 million, and Stinger GC took home $4 million.

Brooks Koepka’s Smash GCs were early in the game and shared the lead in the mid-round until collective disaster befell the winners of LIV Golf Jeddah. Kepka hit four scarecrows on a six-hole course, while his brother Chase Kepka signed up for a pair of double scarecrows and posted their name to the leaderboard.

The Stinger GC was never in a fight as LIV Golf Portland winner Branden Grace signed for a quadruple ghost seven on his third hole of the day and sealed the South African team’s fate with an 8-for-80 record.

Here are all the results from the last day of the 2022 LIV Golf Team Championship.

1. 4 GK Aces (-7)

Dustin Johnson

70(-2)

Patrick Reid

70(-2)

Talor Gooch

71 (-1)

Pat Perez

70(-2)

2. Hit GC (-6)

Cameron Smith

65 (-7)

Mark Leishman

74 (+2)

Matt Jones

70(-2)

Wade Ormsby

73 (+1)

3. Break main battery (+4)

Brooks Koepka

74 (+2)

Jason Cockrack

68(-4)

Peter Eichlein

75 (+3)

Chase Kopka

75 (+3)

4. Stinger GK (+10)

Player

Check

Louis Austwizen

71 (-1)

Charl Schwarzel

71 (-1)

Brand Grace

80 (+8)

Henny Du Plessis

76 (+4)

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