On Friday, Talor Gooch shot the lowest round of his professional career during the first round of LIV Golf Adelaide at the Grange Golf Club in Australia.
On Saturday, he did it again.
Thanks to eight birdies and an eagle, Gooch sits 20 under after two rounds, is bogey-free through 36 holes and leads the tournament by 10 shots. It would take a meltdown of epic proportions for Gooch not to be the man holding the trophy Sunday afternoon Down Under.
Six players — including Brooks Koepka and Abraham Ancer — are tied for second at 10 under.
An eagle brings Talor Gooch to -16.
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As for some of the other big names, Cam Smith and Phil Mickelson are 9 under through two rounds and are tied for eighth. Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia and Patrick Reed are 8 under, T-13, while Bryson DeChambeau is 6 under, 14 back and tied for 24th.
On the team side, the RangeGoats, who are captained by Bubba Watson and benefiting from Gooch’s stellar play, are 36 under and lead Stinger GC by three. The 4Aces GC is in solo third at 29 under.