Talor Gooch helped Dustin Johnson’s 4 Aces GC win the team title in LIV Golf’s first year last October in Miami.
Ahead of the 2023 season, Gooch told Johnson that he wanted to change teams and took his talents to Bubba Watson’s RangeGoats GC. Johnson didn’t want someone on his team who didn’t want to be there, so he let him go.
“Me and Talor, we’re fine and we’re friends,” said Johnson back in February ahead of LIV’s first event of the season in Mexico, “but I did tell him, though, he should enjoy being on stage in Miami because that was the last time he’s going to do that.
On Sunday, four events later, both shared the stage at LIV Golf Adelaide.
After consecutive rounds of 10-under 62, Gooch entered the final round at the Grange Golf Club in Australia with a whopping 10 shot lead. The 31-year-old struggled on Sunday with a 1-over 74 but held on for a three-shot win for his first individual title.
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On the flip side, Johnson’s 4 Aces stormed back in the final round to swipe the team win from the RangeGoats with an 18-under effort in the final round to win by one. The 4 Aces earned their first victory of the season after winning five times last season.
The upstart circuit led by Greg Norman and backed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund now heads to Sentosa Golf Club for LIV Golf Singapore, April 28–30, before it returns to the U.S. for both LIV Golf Tulsa, May 12–14 at Cedar Ridge Country Club in Oklahoma, and LIV Golf D.C., May 26–28 at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia.