American Talor Gooch had an inspired back nine and took the lead in Boston’s LIV Tour tournament on Saturday.
After an excellent first round of 63 (-7), Gooch took four par in the second half to play 65 (-5).
That gives him a one-shot lead over Chilean Joaquin Niemann, who also hit the ball 65 times to go down to -11.
“The first two days went very well,” said Gooch, whose remarks were reported by the daily “Boston Globe”. I had great tee shots and it gave me opportunities.”
“You can’t complain when you play -5, -6, -7 or -8. You don’t take good rounds for granted, but that’s still not satisfying. You know you can still push yourself, and I hope to do that tomorrow [dimanche].”
If 4 Aces GC took the lead in the team standings, it wasn’t just by virtue of Gooch’s prowess. Captain Dustin Johnson had his best round by far since joining the LIV Tour. He took third place, at -10, giving a card of 63 (-7).
“The motivation is there for my team; we obviously want to win, launched the one who would have accepted a check for 125 million to change allegiance. But I’m motivated on an individual level, too. The scholarships are awesome. I want to win. Not only for the money, I also like the trophies.
Moreover, at the bottom of the rankings, the American Sihwan Kim has achieved an extraordinary feat. After a disastrous first round of 87 (+17) – by 10 the worst of the day – he handed over the best card on Saturday, tied with Johnson (63)!
We will come back, however, for his chances of completing a comeback, since he is still 22 shots from the lead.
-The last round of the Boston tournament will be broadcast on TVA Sports 2 on Sunday.