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Dustin Johnson birdies first playoff hole to beat Cameron Smith, Branden Grace at LIV Golf Tulsa

It took an extra hole, but Dustin Johnson did just enough to earn his second LIV Golf victory.

Johnson, the two-time major champion, birdied his final hole in regulation to get into a playoff with Cameron Smith and Branden Grace, and then he birdied the par-4 18th again to win LIV Golf Tulsa at Cedar Ridge Country Club.

Johnson knocked in his putt from just off the fringe, and he was the second player to go. Grace putted first, also from the fringe, and his narrowly missed to the left. Smith was the closest of the three, and his putt was off from the start, missing right.

It’s Johnson’s first victory since winning LIV Golf Boston last year. He led after 36 holes in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, at 14 under, and his 3-under 67 on Sunday was enough to get him in a playoff at 17 under.

Johnson joins Talor Gooch, who has won the past two events, and Brooks Koepka as golfers to win twice in LIV’s first 14 events.

Smith shot a 9-under 61, tying the lowest round in LIV history, which Grace set Friday. Harold Varner III also shot 9 under on Sunday, placing fourth overall at 13 under.

In the team competition, it was Louis Oosthuizen’s Stinger GC with a one-shot victory over Johnson’s 4Aces GC. Stinger finished at 40 under. RangeGoats GC placed third at 35 under.

The next LIV event is in Washington D.C. at Trump National in two weeks.

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