ADELAIDE, Australia — Talor Gooch continued his run without a bogey at the inaugural LIV Australia tournament on Saturday, shooting his second consecutive 10-under 62 to extend his lead to 10 shots after two rounds at Grange Golf Club.
Gooch, 31, had 36 holes out of 124 overall as he headed into the final round on Sunday. He led by 4 shots after the opening round.
As the tournament leader, the American started his round on Saturday’s first hole in the shotgun start format and made four birdies on five holes from the ninth hole. He fucked his final hole in the Grange to put his lead into double digits.
“Everything just goes like this,” said Gooch, who had an eagle and eight birdies on Saturday. “I hit the ball where I want it. A couple of times I missed a shot I landed in a decent place.”
There was a six-way tie for second place, including Brooks Koepka, who shot 65.
Local favorite and British Open champion Cam Smith was another shot behind to sit eighth after a 66. Phil Mickelson was in that group after a 65.
The single winner of the Grange will receive $4 million of the total $20 million in prize money.
The 14-event season continues next weekend at Singapore’s Sentosa Golf Club.