Gooch: “I can’t wait to spray Bubba in the face with champagne”

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Talor Gooch of RangeGoats GC at LIV Golf Adelaide (Photo by Chris Trotman/LIV Golf)

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“I can’t wait to spray Bubba in the face with champagne”.

The comments from a smiling Talor Gooch should he and his Range Goat team-mates Bubba Watson and Harold Varner III win the team prize in the inaugural LIV Golf Adelaide in Australia.

The trio lead the team format by three strokes at 33-under while individually, Gooch ensured daylight is in a distant second place after opening-up a massive 10-shot lead, after back-to-back 62s, for a whopping 20-under 36-hole tally in continuing ideal scoring conditions on the host The Grange course in the South Australian capital.

Gooch, 31, with his Aussie-born caddy calling the shots, continued to thrill another jam-packed ‘Down Under’ crowd with some high-class golf, and not dropping a shot over the 36-holes.

In setting a new Australian men’s professional golf record 36-hole low, Gooch is odds on to capture a second tour victory, some two-and-a-half years after securing a first and only PGA Tour title at the 2021 RSM Classic.

And in leading by 10, the Oklahoma-born Gooch has promised to stay aggressive all the way to a champagne victory spray with his Range Goats team-mates Watson and Varner III.

“Being out in front is going to drive me even more to be aggressive and to go and put a good round up, not just try to coast to a win, if you will,” said Gooch

“We can’t just coast to a win as a team tomorrow, so we’ve got to go play some really good golf, and if we can get off to a really good start, then hopefully we can be on the back nine, coasting to a team win.

“Yeah, and we’ve talked about it all year. We want to get on that podium really bad. I can’t wait to spray Bubba straight in the face with champagne, so I’m hoping we can get it done tomorrow (smiling)”.

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