Talor Gooch has been crowned LIV Golf’s individual champion for 2023 at the Jeddah event on Sunday. The season-long title fight has come with a substantial bonus of $18 million that Gooch will enjoy as champion. Being the first winner of LIV Golf’s first full season, Gooch has marked his name in the history books.
The American star headed into a playoff at the Jeddah event with Brooks Koepka, ensuring that he also took the top spot on the individual leaderboard. Gooch was leading the leaderboard going into the last day with 172 points. Right behind him was fellow 2023 Hong Kong Open attendee Cameron Smith followed by Bryson DeChambeau.
With six holes left to play for the day, Gooch took the top spot with 178 points. On the other hand, Smith finished second with 170 points, and DeChambeau retained his third place with 154 points.
Gooch has won three individual events this year. He took his first title at the LIV Golf Andalucia event. He then won back-to-back titles, first at the Singapore event and then at Adelaide the very next week.
Speaking to LIV Golf, he said:
“It’s been a culmination of years of hard work and patience. I played really well last year, and I couldn’t close out some tournaments. Some of that experience of failing last year I think kind of set me up to succeed for this year when I was in those same positions.”
With the momentum of his recent success, Gooch sets his sights on the Hong Kong Open this November, eager to showcase his skills on his home course and continue his remarkable journey.
“I am excited to be making my debut appearance at the Hong Kong Open in 2023. I have heard a lot about the city and the Hong Kong Golf Club from other players, and I look forward to playing in front of the knowledgeable galleries in Fanling,” said Gooch.
Tickets for the Hong Kong Open 2023 are now available via Ticketflap at ticketflap.com/hongkongopen2023.
Admission on Thursday and Friday, 9-10 November is free while daily prices for Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 November are $200 per day or $300 for a weekend pass.