Johnson triumphs in the LIV Golf Boston playoff

Dustin Johnson defeated a slew of rookies on the breakaway circuit by slamming down a massive eagle putt at the opening playoff hole to win the LIV Golf Invitational Boston.

Joaquin Niemann of Chile, Anirban Lahiri of India, and Johnson all competed in the contentious Saudi-sponsored series 

and both made their debuts before Johnson emerged victorious in a three-way playoff.

At International Golf Club, all three players achieved a 54-hole total of 15 under par.

In his LIV Golf debut, world number two and defending British Open winner Cameron Smith tied for fourth place with England's Lee Westwood after finishing one stroke down at 14-under. 

 Westwood had entered the tournament with an eight-under par 62 but missed the playoff after bogeying his final hole.

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