Talor Gooch is LIV Golf’s first back-to-back winner.
After nearly blowing a 10-shot lead last week in Australia, Gooch and Fireballs GC captain Sergio Garcia finished tied at 17 under after 54 holes, but it was the 31-year-old American who came out on top in the playoff for his second consecutive win on Sunday at Sentosa Golf Club on Sentosa Island. Brooks Koepka finished one shot outside the playoff in third at 16 under.
“I know that I’m not going to continue playing this level of golf forever. So you just enjoy it while it comes and try to make it last as long as you can,” said Gooch. “So you try to savor these moments and try to feel these feelings and emotions and try to remember ’em so that when they go away you can really get back as quickly as possible.”
“We all believed that he could do this. We knew he could do this. And this is just the start of it,” said Gooch’s RangeGoats captain, Bubba Watson. “When you get a taste of it, you want more of it.”
It was a RangeGoats GC sweep in Singapore as the squad won their first team title at 37 under, three shots clear of Fireballs GC (-34) and five clear of third place Crushers GC (-32).
This week’s event, the fifth of LIV’s 14-event league season, was the first that Dustin Johnson’s 4Aces GC did not finish on the podium inside the top three. The 4Aces won the inaugural team title last year.
Laurie Canter made the third hole-in-one in LIV’s short history and second in as many weeks, this time on the par-3 17th.
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“We couldn’t see it go in because the, it was just the way the light was on the green at the time. So kind of saw it bounce and heard like a sort of murmur that it was going to be a half-decent shot,” said Canter. “And then everyone up at the green went mental at it.”
After consecutive international tournaments LIV Golf will return to the United States in two weeks with back-to-back stateside events, first with LIV Golf Tulsa, May 12-14, at Cedar Ridge Country Club in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and then with LIV Golf D.C., May 26-28, at Trump National Golf Club in Potomac Falls, Virginia.