Dustin Johnson  wins $18 million as the individual LIV Golf champion

After winning the first LIV Golf individual championship, two-time major winner Dustin Johnson took home $18 million.

In the first six events of the Saudi-sponsored series, the American has five top-10 finishes.

among them, a thrilling victory at the LIV Golf Invitational Boston

The Bangkok competition, which ended on Sunday, saw Johnson, 38, place 16th.

and now, with one regular season event left, holds a commanding lead in the individual standings.

Branden Grace of South Africa is in second place overall, 42 points adrift of the former world champion.

Locking down individual competition is important, according to Johnson.

Former world number one and LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman said

Without Dustin Johnson, LIV Golf's history wouldn't have a first chapter.