Dustin Johnson and wife Paulina Gretzky, daughter of NHL legend Wayne, celebrate his $4 million payday after winning LIV Golf by private jet
- Dustin Johnson won the fourth edition of the LIV Golf Invitational last weekend
- Johnson received a $4 million bounty for winning the Sudden Death Playoff
- It is Johnson’s first tournament victory since Saudi International won in February 2021
- The 38-year-old is married to Paulina Gretzky – the couple have two children together
Dustin Johnson certainly knows how to play on the golf course and while there have been signs we are now seeing he can bring it off the field too.
The two-time Major winner won the LIV Golf event in London, MA, just outside of Boston, last weekend and earned a cool $4 million payday.
Johnson made an exceptional 35-foot Eagle putt on 18 to cement the win over Joaquin Niemann and Anirban Lahiri in the three-way playoff.
Dustin Johnson was victorious at the LIV Golf Invitational Boston 2022 at The Oaks Golf Course
Johnson (L) and his group appeared to be enjoying themselves with cocktails throughout the trip
“It was a little quick, but it was a good line,” Johnson said of the putt.
“I got a couple of unfortunate breaks [on 18] the first time around. It owed me and I got it.”
Australia’s Cam Smith narrowly missed out on the playoffs despite leading all comers in 17th place.
His wife Paulina Gretzky – daughter of hockey great Wayne – was on hand to party with Johnson on the course before the pair took it to another level thereafter.
Gretzky posted a series of Instagram Stories to her account after the win, which Johnson and friends celebrated on a private jet.
The actress shared photos from her party with close friend Kristina Melnichenko, a boomerang of her and Johnson kissing and the group enjoying themselves in the posh surroundings.
Paulina Gretzky (R) and Kristina Melnichenko (L) enjoyed the spoils of Johnson’s LIV golf win
Johnson and his wife enjoyed the win in style as they exited the LIV Golf Invitational
The win in Bolton, MA was Johnson’s first tournament victory since February 2021, when he defeated Saudi International.
Before signing with LIV Golf, Johnson had fallen from world No. 1 to outside the top 15 players in the world.
Now rankings are meaningless as LIV golf events do not count towards the official world golf rankings.
“I had a chance to win everyone,” Johnson said of Sunday’s four LIV golf invitations.
“It’s three in a row for the team and if I get my first I’ll feel good.”
Who wouldn’t be in the bank with an extra $4 million?
Johnson was the first big name to make the leap from the PGA Tour to the Saudi-backed series