A professional golfer since 2014, Talor Gooch has earned $9,250,299 in an eight-year career on the PGA Tour, making 123 appearances, with just one victory. Having spent this year playing in the Arab Super League, the 31-year-old American earned 18,000,000 in one fell swoop, establishing himself as the winner of the LIV Golf 2023 individual ranking, beating champions such as his compatriot Bryson DeChambeau and the Australian Cameron Smith.
The coronation came in King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia, where Gooch was beaten in a play-off by Brooks Koepka in the LIV Golf Jeddah tournament. Still, a sweet defeat for Gooch, who secured the crown of individual champion.
Talor Gooch, statements
"It's fantastic, since January 1st of this year I have worked hard to obtain this recognition. I am proud, excited, grateful", the joy of the golfer from Midwest City (Oklahoma) who thus succeeds Dustin Johnson who, in 2022, will he preceded by establishing himself as the first player in the history of this circuit to win the individual ranking.
Joys and sorrows for the Koepka brothers. If Brooks won the LIV Golf Jeddah, Chase finished 48th and therefore last in the individual ranking of the 2023 Arab Super League. Therefore, in 2024 he will not be able to play on this circuit given the "relegation" that he will have to face.
LIV Golf, also known as Super Golf League is a professional golf circuit. It was founded in 2022, with the sponsorship of the Public Investment Fund (it is the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia)1. The circuit rivals the PGA Tour (United States) and the DP World Tour (Europe), offering substantially higher prize money.
The name LIV refers to the total number of holes to be played in each event (54 in Roman numerals, corresponding to 3 rounds of 18 holes), as opposed to the usual 72 holes (4 rounds of 18 holes) in other tours. Alternatively, 54 is the score obtained by making a birdie on each hole on a par 72.2 course.