LIV Golf Adelaide Purse and Payouts: Talor Gooch Won Nearly Half of His Career PGA Tour Earnings in 1 Day
If you didn’t get a chance to watch LIV Golf‘s recent tournament in Australia, you sure missed a lot.
Massive, raucous crowds showed up at Grange Golf Course to watch the Saudi-backed tour, Chase Koepka made an ace on the party hole to send fans into a beer-throwing frenzy, and Talor Gooch shot two straight rounds of 10 under par to set himself up for a wire-to-wire victory.
It was pure chaos in Adelaide over the weekend, and every golfer went home with a wad of cash afterward. Gooch, who banked $9.25 million in his entire PGA Tour career, won nearly half of that in one tournament with LIV Golf.
Talor Gooch banked $4.375 million for his win at LIV Golf Adelaide
It was a pretty good week for Mr. Talor Gooch down under.
The American got off to a scorching hot start at LIV Golf Adelaide with two straight rounds of 10-under 62. His dominant performance over the first two days of the tournament gave him a 10-shot lead heading into the final round.
Gooch played conservatively in the final round and watched his massive lead shrink to one shot after 10 holes, but he closed with two birdies in his last eight holes to seal the victory by three strokes. For the win in the individual competition, Gooch took home a whopping $4 million. He also added another $375,000 in earnings because his Rangegoats GC finished in second place in the team competition.
In 121 starts on the PGA Tour, Gooch racked up $9.25 million in earnings. He banked nearly half of that in one day on the LIV Golf tour.
LIV Golf Adelaide purse and payouts
LIV Golf Adelaide purse: $25 million
Winner: Talor Gooch: $4 million
2: Anirban Lahiri: $2.125 million
T3. Patrick Reed, Cameron Smith, Cameron Tringale, Pat Perez: $1 million
T7. Peter Uihlein, Dean Burmester, Charl Schwartzel: $533,333
10. Dustin Johnson: $415,000
T11. Jason Kokrak, Bubba Watson, Kevin Na, Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson, Phil Mickelson, Harold Varner III, Louis Oosthuizen, Brooks Koepka, Abraham Ancer: $310,000
T21. Marc Leishman, Charles Howell III, Sebastian Munoz: $230,000
T24. Chase Koepka, Danny Lee: $207,500
T26. Ian Poulter, Mito Pereira, Bryson DeChambeau, Brandon Steele: $192,500
T30. Joaquin Niemann, Bernd Wiesberger: $177,500
T32. James Piot, Thomas Pieters, David Puig, Richard Bland: $162,500
T36. Lee Westwood, Carlos Ortiz, Graeme McDowell: $147,500
39. Paul Casey: $142,500
T40. Scott Vincent, Branden Grace: $138,750
42. Matt Jones: $135,000
43. Jediah Morgan: $132,500
T44. Matthew Wolff, Eugenio Chacarra: $128,750
46. Martin Kaymer: $125,000
47. Sihwan Kim: $122,500
WD. Sam Horsfield: $80,000
WD replacement. Laurie Canter: $40,000
Winner: 4Aces GC (Patrick Reed, Pat Perez, Dustin Johnson, Peter Uihlein): $3,000,000
2. Rangegoats GC (Talor Gooch, Bubba Watson, Harold Varner III, Thomas Pieters): $1,500,000
3. Stinger GC (Charl Schwartzel, Dean Burmester, Louis Oosthuizen, Branden Grace): $500,000