Talor Gooch Wins Back-To-Back LIV Golf Events In Singapore

After victory in Adelaide, Gooch defeated Sergio Garcia in a playoff to secure the top prize in Singapore

Talor Gooch shakes hands with Sergio Garcia after his playoff win
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Prior to Sunday's play, nobody had claimed back-to-back LIV Golf titles. However, after a weather-delayed final round at Sentosa Golf Club, it was Talor Gooch who bucked that trend, with the American defeating Sergio Garcia to pick up a second consecutive victory.

Gooch, who secured a first LIV title in Adelaide following two incredible rounds of 62, started well on the final day in Sentosa, with birdies at the opening two holes putting him in front as he began the third round in a share of the lead with Garcia.

Despite the birdies, the American then bogeyed the third with a birdie at the fourth then seeing Garcia and Brooks Koepka pull alongside Gooch at the top of the leaderboard. Both Garcia and Koepka did drop shots later though and, with a birdie at the eighth for Gooch, it was the 31-year-old who found himself as outright leader.

That advantage didn't last long, as Gooch went on a nine-hole stretch which saw him par every single hole until the 18th. This allowed Garcia to bring himself back into the action, with two birdies on the final three holes getting him to 17-under-par.

Thankfully, for Gooch, he was also able to birdie the final hole to get to 17-under, as both men finished one shot ahead of Koepka who, despite also birdieing the 18th,  fell just shy of the playoff.

Talor Gooch holds the LIV Golf Singapore trophy aloft

Gooch celebrates his LIV Golf Singapore victory

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As both men headed up the 18th, it was Gooch who got the better of his more experienced opponent, with the American making a birdie to Garcia's par. Picking up the $4 million first prize, it now means that Gooch has secured $8 million in individual winnings over the past fortnight! 

Along with the victory, his Range Goats GC quartet of Bubba Watson, Harold Varner III and Thomas Pieters also claimed the $3 million team award, with the foursome beating Garcia's Fireballs GC team of Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra, Abraham Ancer and Carlos Ortiz by three strokes.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x