Dustin Johnson needs just six events to earn a $30 million year, and there are still two events left at Saudi-funded LIV Golf.
Although he failed to finish in the top 10 for the first time, Johnson won his first LIV Golf Individual Championship.
The two-time major champion has already earned $12,758,600 — $3 million in team victories at the LIV Golf Invitational Series — with one individual.
Winning the season mark comes with an $18 million bonus.
Johnson has 121 points entering this week’s LIV Golf Invitational-Jeddah event in Saudi Arabia. He has a 42-point lead over Brandon Grace, who had to sit out last week with an injury. The winner of each event gets 40 points.
Johnson was the most important player Greg Norman signed for the rival league. He holds the No. 1 ranking more than any player since Tiger Woods and has said he will stick with the PGA Tour until he changes his mind in February.
The $30 million is in addition to a signing-on fee to join LIV Golf, which The Daily Telegraph reports is about $125 million over four years.
Johnson won the Boston tournament in a playoff. He placed second at LIV events held in New Jersey and Trump’s Bedminster outside of Chicago.
LIV Golf events offer $25 million in total prize money — $20 million for individual tournaments, with the winner receiving $4 million.
Johnson’s most profitable year on the PGA Tour was in 2011. It was in 2020, he held the FedEx Cup and $15 million bonus and earned more than $5 million in regular prize money. He played 14 times that season, missing nearly three months due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
LIV Golf CEO and Commissioner Greg Norman called Johnson, 38, a “cornerstone” of the league.
“He more than fits the bill,” Norman said.
After the seventh event in Saudi Arabia, LIV Golf will end the season with a $50 million bonanza for the team tournament at Trump Doral near Miami. Each player on the winning team gets $4 million.
Before resigning his membership to join LIV Golf, Johnson earned $75 million during his 15 years on the PGA Tour, not including FedEx Cup bonuses.
LIV Golf is backed by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund.