Talor Gough became the first golfer in history to win consecutive LIV Golf titles. In the LIV Singapore Tournament, he beat Sergio Garcia by a play-off. The LIV Adelaide tournament saw him win the first prize a week earlier.
The two competitors were neck and neck, without allowing their opponent to breathe. The pair finished with a score of 17-under-196, which forced the play-off. The American birdied easily in the play-off. His Spanish opponent, however, failed to hit the shot that ended the match and gave Gooch the victory.
Gooch won the $4 million prize pot with this win, while Garcia had to settle for second place. According to data, Gooch is either in the lead or has shared the lead at least nine times after a LIV-round. It is the most in the history of LIV. Gooch, a proud Gooch, said afterwards: “It was one of those days I’ll never forget.”
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Due to the harsh weather conditions, play on Sunday’s final round was delayed by more than an hour. Garcia started the round with three birdies on his first nine-holes. It was this that allowed him to maintain the lead over Gooch. The American golfer, on the other side, made a bogey and four birdies prior to going for nine consecutive pars.
Garcia had competed in the Singapore Open before. He won it all in 2018. He also started this tournament off in a good way. He lost his plot about halfway through.
He played a bogey free round of golf for the first 47 holes. Two bogeys on the par-4 12th hole and the 15th hole halted his momentum, which ultimately cost him the event. Here are some reactions about Talor gooch winning it all.
He has made 8 million dollars from his win at the Adelaide tournament. The RangeGoats team won the team event. Their team, led by Bubba Watson finished three strokes ahead of Garcia’s Fireballs. The RangeGoats won the $3 million prize, while Garcia was forced to settle for second.
The next LIV event is the LIV Valderrama, which will be held from June 30 through July 2 in Valderrama, Spain. The Ryder Cup was held here in 1997. It is also a popular site for DP World Tours and other major golfing events.