Taylor Gooch (32, USA) booked his first championship by leading by 10 strokes in the 2nd round of the LIV Golf League 4th Tournament-Adelaide (total prize money of 25 million dollars).
In the second round of the tournament held at The Grange Golf Club (par 72) in Adelaide, South Australia, on the 22nd, Gooch recorded 10 under par 62 strokes with 1 eagle and 8 birdies without bogey.
Guchi, who made 10 birdies without a bogey in the first round the previous day, recorded 20-under-par 124 strokes over two days. He maintained the lead by beating the tied-second group by a whopping 10 strokes, and was on the verge of winning his first LIV Golf League championship.
In the 10th hole (par 5), the tee shot hit the tree and bounced off to an advantageous position, catching an eagle and starting to lead by 6 strokes, Guchi added 4 birdies on the remaining holes to record a record score of leading by 10 strokes. Made it up.
20 under par is the lowest 36-hole score in LIV golf history.
Gucci said his long-time caddy was Australian, so he was given a lot of information about the greens and was able to score well. He said, “I am hitting the ball the way I want. He looked back and said, “Even when there was a shot mistake, the ball was in a good position.”
He said he would have a tense night despite a huge 10-stroke lead. Guchi said, “I was very nervous in today’s game, but I think I will be nervous throughout the final round. I don’t want to be a fool in front of many people.”
Brooks Koepka (USA), who finished runner-up in the Masters last week, tied for second place with 10-under 134 strokes with 5 players including Shall Schwarzl (South Africa).
Last year’s Open Open champion Cameron Smith (Australia), who is playing in his home country, Australia, tied for 8th place with 9 under par 135 strokes along with Phil Mickelson (USA).
On the other hand, if Guchi wins the individual championship in this competition, he will win 4 million dollars in prize money. Thanks to Guchi’s performance, Guchi’s team, RangeGoat GC, is leading (36 under par) in the team event as well, increasing the possibility that Guchi will receive $750,000, 25% of the winning prize money in the team event. If he wins both the individual and team events, he will receive a prize money of 4.75 million dollars (approximately 6.32 billion won). 토스카지노