Talor Gooch will enter Sunday’s final round of LIV Golf Adelaide with a 10-shot advantage after shooting his second consecutive 10-under 62.
Unless something unexpected happens, the American will likely be holding the individual trophy at the end of the day.
Gooch’s 20-under total is the lowest score any LIV Golfer has reached after any round, and his 10-shot lead doubles the previous best 36-hole lead.
The numbers are unprecedented in LIV Golf’s young history, as well as Gooch’s career. Few golf tournaments in any Tour have seen such a dominant performance as Gooch has crafted through the first two rounds at the par-72 Grange course.
His closest pursuers are at 10 under – South Africans Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel, Americans Pat Perez and Brooks Koepka (who won the previous LIV Golf event in Orlando) and Mexican Abraham Ancer.
South African Dean Burmester is a further shot behind.
“I don’t think anybody is catching him [Gooch],” Koepka said after his second-round seven-under 65.
“I don’t know if it’s ever happened, especially after two rounds,” added Ancer, who also shot 65. “That’s insane.”
“To shoot 10 unders in a row around the track is sort of unheard of,” said Oosthuizen after his 66.
Gooch has 18 birdies and one eagle and has yet to suffer a bogey this week. He’s only missed three fairways and one green in regulation, leading the field in both those categories.
“Everything is just going my way,” he said. “I’m hitting the ball where I want it to go …
“A lot of people have asked the last 24 hours, how did you do it, give me the secret basically. It’s like, if I had the secret, we would write that book and everyone would know it.”
– Edited report from LIV Golf website