Photos: Talor Gooch through the years

Talor Gooch has gone from being a promising player on the PGA Tour to an under-the-radar face of LIV Golf in a blink of an eye.

Born and raised just outside of Oklahoma City, Gooch played collegiately at Oklahoma State. Turning professional in 2014, Gooch earned his way to the big time by playing on PGA Tour Canada in 2015 and ’16 before making it onto the now-Korn Ferry Tour in 2017.

Earning his PGA Tour card via the money list, Gooch made 12 of 27 cuts during his 2017-18 rookie season. Slowly gaining momentum and coming into form, Gooch finally broke through at the 2021 RSM Classic for his first PGA Tour win.

Soon after, Gooch joined LIV Golf in early 2022 becoming one of the first PGA Tour players to defect to the Saudi-backed golf league.

Originally a part of the 4 Aces alongside Dustin Johnson, Pat Perez and Patrick Reed, Gooch was signed to the Range Goats for the 2023 season. In April of ’23, Gooch picked up his first LIV win in Adelaide, Australia.

With the win and a long track record of game improvement over the years, don’t be surprised if you see his name among the top of leaderboards at majors this season.