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Talor Gooch: Player Profile

 

Who is Talor Gooch?

Talor Gooch is one of the leading players in the LIV Golf League, winning the 2023 Individual Championship thanks to three wins.

Gooch was born in November 1991 in Midwest City, Oklahoma, and he stayed in the state for his college career. He played golf from a young age, and went on to play for Oklahoma State University. He also won the Oklahoma Stroke Play during his amateur days, before graduating and turning professional in 2014.

After a two-year stint on the PGA Tour Canada was followed by a year on the Web.com Tour (now Korn Ferry Tour). His first professional win came that year, in 2017, at the News Sentinel Open. He had to wait until 2021 for a first PGA Tour victory, firing a six-under-par 64 on the final day to win the RSM Classic in Sea Island.

Gooch was part of the initial cohort of players to make the jump to the LIV Golf League in the summer of 2022, and played the inaugural event in London. He has won three times on the tour, with victories in Adelaide, Singapore and Andalucia in 2023. Those wins helped him to become Individual Champion for the season.

Talor Gooch | An Overview

Personal Information

Name: Talor Keith Gooch
Born: November 14, 1991
Nationality: United States
Residence: Midwest City, Oklahoma, United States

Career

College: Oklahoma State University
Turned Pro: 2014
Professional Wins: 5
Highest World Ranking: 31 – January 16, 2022

Best Results In Majors

Best Finishes:
Masters Tournament – T14 (2022)
PGA Championship – T20 (2022)
– US Open – 66th (2017)
Open Championship – T33 (2021)

Professional Wins – 5

2017 (1) – News Sentinel Open
2021 (1) – RSM Classic
2023 (3) – LIV Golf Adelaide, LIV Golf Singapore, LIV Golf Andalucia

Achievements and Awards

LIV Golf League Individual Champion – 2023

Talor Gooch | What’s In His Bag?

Gooch’s bag is made up fully of Callaway and Odyssey clubs. The American uses a Paradym Triple Diamond driver, along with an Epic Speed fairway wood and Big Bertha hybrid. X Forged and Apex MB irons are joined by a trio of Jaws wedges and an Odyssey putter. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Talor Gooch

When and where was Talor Gooch born?

Talor Gooch was born in Midwest City, Oklahoma in November 1991. He began playing the game at a very young age and was already showcasing his talents before middle school. 

When did Talor Gooch turn professional?

Gooch turned professional in 2014 after graduating from Oklahoma State University. He played on the PGA Tour Canada and Korn Ferry Tour before making it to the PGA Tour. 

How many professional titles has Talor Gooch won?

As of February 2024, Gooch has won five times as a professional, with three of those coming in 2023 in the LIV Golf League. He has one victory on the PGA Tour and one victory on the Korn Ferry Tour.

Who is Talor Gooch married to?

The American is married to Ally, with the pair wed in December 2019. Ally is a stay-at-home mum to daughter Collins and son Carter, along with running her own cookie company – The Modern Cookie. 

Did you Know?

First Three-Time LIV Winner

Thanks to wins in Adelaide, Singapore and Andalucia in 2023, Gooch became the first three-time victor in the LIV Golf League. Those wins saw him named Individual Champion for the 2023 campaign. 

Trade History

Gooch was part of the first trade deal made in LIV Golf history. He moved from the Range Goats to Smash GC ahead of the 2024 season, with Matthew Wolff moving in the opposite direction. 

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Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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