Koepka defeats Gooch in the playoff in Arabia

Talor Gooch deservedly won the LIV Golf individual title thanks to his comeback in the final in Jeddah (Arabia), where he only missed the victory, which was stolen by Brooks Koepka, after a tiebreaker

by Andrea Gussoni
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Koepka defeats Gooch in the playoff in Arabia
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Talor Gooch deservedly won the LIV Golf individual title thanks to his comeback in the final in Jeddah (Arabia), where he only missed the victory, which was stolen by Brooks Koepka, after a tiebreaker, which he finally won after playing two holes.

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Gooch failed to win his fourth crown of the year in 13 tournaments, but he came close after winning in Adelaide, Singapore and Valderrama. The Oklahoma player won the consistency award with 192 points, beating Cameron Smith (170), who did not add points, and Koepka (162), who surpassed Bryson DeChambeau in the final round.

Gooch tied after 54 holes at the top with -14 with Brooks Koepka, lord and lord in King Abdullah's Economic City on the second day, when he dominated his immediate pursuers with three strokes. But Brooks, who was defending his title and retained it, was not as good as he was on Saturday and forced the playoff with a great birdie on the par-5 18th, where they both made a 4 on the first hole of the playoff and on the second, after Gooch left.

into the water, left the victory on a plate for Brooks, who took home $8 million for winning the tournament and for being third in the individual overall. Sergio García (-12) closed his second best result in the year and a half he has been in the LIV after losing the tiebreaker with Gooch in Singapore this season.

The man from Castellón shared third place with Harold Varner III and Scott Vincent. Eugenio López Chacarra (-8) was eleventh, while David Puig (-6) had a good culmination to his great week after winning in Singapore and the Catalan 24th.

In the individual classification of the season, García was seventeenth with 83 points, David Puig, thirty-first with 40 and Eugenio López Chacarra, thirty-second with 31. The LIV schedule will conclude next week with the team final to be held at Trump National Doral in Miami.

Brooks Koepka is an American golfer. Winner of the U.S. Open in 2017 and 2018 and the PGA Championship in 2018, 2019 and 2023, he became the first golfer in history to simultaneously hold the titles of two Majors for two consecutive years.

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