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NORTH PLAINS, Ore. — When it comes to the LIV Golf Invitational Series, Talor Gooch can’t stop putting his foot in his mouth.
After shooting a 2-under 70 in the final round of this week’s event near Portland at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, Gooch was asked if he felt the energy of the fans – who were stuck in traffic for hours trying to get to the parking lot from the highway – and the 30-year-old gave an answer that sent golf Twitter into a frenzy.
“I haven’t played a Ryder Cup or a Presidents Cup, but can’t imagine there’s a whole hell of a lot of a difference,” said Gooch. “This was as cool as it gets. We’ve been saying about it all week. The energy is different. It’s awesome.”
I’m prone to hyperbole at times, but maybe Gooch should let the people standing next to him, who have played in both events, handle that. Not to hate on the one-time PGA Tour winner at the 2021 RSM Classic, but this isn’t the first time he’s gotten a little loose over the last month.
After the Tour announced its “significant changes” to the schedule last week, Gooch, who currently ranks 38th in the world and hasn’t been higher than 31st, took some of the credit on Twitter.
What will he say next? Tune in later this month when LIV Golf hosts its third event at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster.