Talor Gooch , a golfer, is having the time his life. The American made history as he was the first person to win consecutive LIV tournaments. In stats, his last six rounds have seen him 36 under par. This strong performance has attracted the attention of many around the world. His world ranking dropped to 60 despite winning two consecutive titles.
Various headlines have been made about the debate and controversy surrounding the Oficial World Golf Rankings (OWGR). The OWGR, which is an official ranking system that allows players to compete in major tournaments and championships, is the official measure of rankings. OWGR points will not be awarded to LIV players due to the length of their game.
Phil Mickelson fought with Colt Knost over this issue on Twitter. LIV CEO Greg Norman already submitted an application for OWGR points. The application has not yet been reviewed. Gooch, who was invited to play in the US Open, found out that he had been suspended from the PGA Tour after joining the Saudi-backed Breakaway League.
Talor Gooch is forced to pay taxes on almost half the winnings
Gooch has had a fantastic run of form over the past few weeks. He won the LIV Adelaide just a few weeks before claiming the LIV Singapore title. The total prize money for LIV events is well-known. Johnson has made $8 million from both competitions. He has made significantly less money in his bank.
Gooch announced this news in a podcast. He said that Australia’s tax laws had reduced his winning amount by a considerable amount. It was a bit demoralizing. Unfortunately, it was a shame that 47.5% of Australian taxes were withheld. “I am not complaining at all, but when you take the money out, it is less than $4 million,” he said.
Talor Gooch received a prize of $2.1million. The rest of his earnings were donated to RangeGoats, the team he plays for. His victory this year has pushed him to the top. The team he is on, however, is currently ranked fourth. Gooch is now aiming for a hat-trick of victories as he competes in the Oklahoma event that begins on May 12th.