ADELAIDE, Australia– Talor Gooch saw his double-digit over night lead practically vaporize however rallied late to win the inaugural LIV Australia competition Sunday at the Grange Golf Club.
After 2 bogey-free 10-under 62 rounds, Gooch shot a 1-over 73 to clinch his very first LIV Golf success by 3 strokes from a fast-moving Anirban Lahiri
As competition leader, the 31-year-old American started his round on the very first hole Sunday in the shotgun-start format and published a birdie at the par-3 5th however his bogey-free run lastly ended at the par-5 seventh.
He dropped a shot on the 8th and the slide gotten worse with a double-bogey at the 10th, which saw his lead over a fast-moving Lahiri cut to simply 2 strokes with still 8 holes to play.
That was as close as it got, as Gooch rallied with birdies at the 11th and 13th and made par at the par 4 18th to clinch the success and $4 countless the $20 million bag.
Lahiri shot 65 to complete 2nd at 16-under, 2 shots ahead of a four-way tie for 3rd with Cameron Tringale (67 ), Pat Perez (67 ), Patrick Reed (65) and The Open champ Cameron Smith (66) all ending up at 15-under 201.
Phil Mickelson completed at 12-under 204 in a tie for 11th after a 69. As held true on the opening 2 rounds, Mickelson was a clear crowd preferred and was cheered the majority of the method his round by another sellout crowd of 35,000 on a warm day at Adelaide’s Grange Golf Club.
Chase Koepka certainly made the shot of the day with an ace at the par-3 12th, which was popular extremely by numerous thousand fans lining what was called the “watering hole.”
Play was postponed for numerous minutes while marshals cleared the tee location of numerous plastic cups and bottles that were tossed by fans in scenes not frequently connected with golf.
Koepka shot a last round of six-under 66 round to and 10-under total.
More than 90,000 fans went to the three-day occasion, making it the most effective edition of the LIV Golf competitions, now in its 2nd year.
The 14-event season continues next weekend at Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore.