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Talor Gooch Player Profile And What's In The Bag

By: | Mon 24 Apr 2023

Article Updated - July 2023

Talor Gooch gave US Ryder Cup captain Zach Johnson food for thought as he denied Bryson DeChambeau his first LIV Golf victory with a birdie-birdie finish at Valderrama. 

Gooch has now won three LIV Golf events this season having already tasted victory in Adelaide and Singapore. The American, who won those events back-to-back, defeated DeChambeau by one stroke in Andalucia. 

Immediately after he finished his third round he talked up his chances of earning a spot in Johnson’s US team. 

"I think my play has shown that it's at least worth a discussion," Gooch said. "The better I play, the more that is just going to be a discussion hopefully. I've got to go win, and I've got to go prove that I'm worthy of having a discussion about.” 

The complication, of course, is that Gooch’s three wins have not gained him any world ranking or Ryder Cup points, although they have been extremely good news for his bank manager.

He shot a final round of 4-under 67 to finish at 12-under and beat DeChambeau by one and 2023 PGA Championship winner Brooks Koepka by three. 

Talor Gooch

(Image Credit: Kevin Diss Photography)

Player Profile

Gooch was born in Oklahoma on November 14, 1991. He played college golf at Oklahoma State University. 

He played on the PGA Tour Canada in 2015 and 2016, finishing second at the Syncrude Boreal Open in 2015. In 2016, he qualified for the Web.com Tour, winning the News Sentinel Open in August 2017 to earn his PGA Tour card.

During the 2017-18 season on the PGA Tour, he made just 12 cuts in 27 starts and finished 139th in the FedEx Cup standings. He had a couple of good finishes early in the 2018-19 season and finished the campaign 101st in the FedEx Cup points list, meaning he retained full playing privileges.

He had a number of top-10 finishes before his first PGA Tour victory, at the RSM Classic, in November 2021 after a magnificent final round of 64. It give him a three-shot success. He also finished in a tie for fifth place at the Players Championship in 2021.

In May 2022 he joined LIV Golf, where he had mixed success until winning in Adelaide and following it with another victory in Singapore, making him the first man to win back-to-back LIV titles, meaning he pocketed more than $8m in the space of seven days.

This latest victory means he has won $12m from his individual play alone in just three 54-hole tournaments. Despite this, his world ranking has now slipped to 83.

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