Talor Gooch takes MASSIVE 10-stroke lead after round two of LIV Golf Adelaide

Range Goats GC's Talor Gooch has built a massive, double-digit lead at LIV Golf Adelaide after round two. 

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Sat, 22 Apr 2023
Talor Gooch takes MASSIVE 10-stroke lead after round two of LIV Golf Adelaide

Talor Gooch has all but won LIV Golf's Adelaide event this week after just two rounds in South Australia as the American has posted back-to-back incredible rounds of 62. 

With a total score of 20-under, the 31-year-old has a massive 10-stroke lead over the rest of the competition heading into the final round of the LIV Golf event.

While speaking to reporters following his round, Gooch was asked if he had an answer as to how he's been able to make such easy work of the course compared to the rest of the field. 

He said:

"You know, it's hard to say. Everything is just going my way. I'm hitting the ball where I want it to go."

Gooch, who's yet to win on the LIV Golf series, has also credited having an Australian caddie in helping him go low at The Grange Golf Club. 

He said about his caddie:

"He's been great on the greens. I'm relying on him more on the greens this week than in general because of his knowledge and his comfort here, so he's been great on the greens. I wish he was as good on the greens every week as he's been this week.
"No, he's obviously been a great resource throughout the week to bounce ideas off of, what shots to hit, what clubs to hit. The fairways get to running a little bit in some spots, so I can really lean on him when I'm not hitting driver, where we need to finish, what's going to get us there. So I'm really leaning on him with that this week. He's been really, really great this week."

Gooch had just one PGA Tour victory before joining LIV Golf during its inaugural season. He played the 2022 season on Dustin Johnson's 4 Aces GC, before being swapped out and joining the Range Goats. 

Six players were tied for second, 10 strokes back of Gooch after 36 holes, including Abraham Ancer, Brooks Koepka, and Gooch's former teammate, Pat Perez

"That is insane," Ancer told reporters following his round on the massive gap Gooch had built between he and those in second. "I guess Gooch has been playing perfect."

Gooch's "perfect" play has also helped his team, the Range Goats, to the top of their leaderboard as well. However, this one is a much closer race as they only have a three-stroke edge over Louis Oosthuizen's Stinger GC. 

A heavy favourite this week, Australian Cameron Smith, was in the group tied for eighth at 9-under par. His all-Australian team, Ripper GC, were in last place after 36 holes.

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