Talor Gooch, a comparatively unknown golfer, emerged because the star of the 12 months within the LIV Golf Tour’s second version, regardless of shedding in a playoff in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in opposition to Brooks Koepka.
Gooch hails from Oklahoma and now holds the title, succeeding Dustin Johnson. He not solely earned over $15 million throughout the season but in addition secured a further $18 million in bonus winnings, making him the highest-earning golfer on the earth for 2023.
In distinction, Koepka’s victory earned him $4 million for every event, together with a bonus of $4 million for ending third total, surpassing Bryson DeChambeau.
Stood out within the competitors
Gooch’s journey to the playoff was outstanding, marked by a final-day efficiency of 62 strokes, bringing him to a tie at 14 beneath par with the PGA Championship winner – a event newly added to the 2023 LIV Golf Tour. Sergio Garcia secured the third spot, trailing the winner by simply two strokes after a spherical of 67.
Within the staff competitors, the Fireballs notched their second season victory, displaying their dominance in Jeddah with a three-stroke lead over the second-place staff. Carlos Ortiz and Abraham Ancer contributed with spectacular 64 strokes, whereas Eugenio Lopez Chacarra and Garcia chipped in with 67 strokes.
The LIV Golf Tour’s grand finale is ready for the following week in Miami, the place the 4Aces staff, that includes Dustin Johnson, Pat Perez, Patrick Reed, and Peter Uihlein, has the higher hand.