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Gooch survives mid-round collapse to win LIV Australia

First-place individual champion Talor Gooch, of RangeGoats GC, poses for a photo with the trophy after the final round of LIV Golf Adelaide at the Grange Golf Club, Sunday, April 23, 2023, in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Montana Pritchard/LIV Golf via AP)

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Talor Gooch saw his double-digit overnight lead almost evaporate but rallied late to win the inaugural LIV Australia tournament at the Grange Golf Club. After two bogey-free 10-under 62 rounds, Gooch shot a 1-over 73 to clinch his maiden LIV Golf tournament victory by three strokes from a fast-moving Anirban Lahiri. Cameron Tringale, Pat Perez, Patrick Reed and British Open champion Cam Smith all finished at 15-under 201 in a tie for third. Chase Koepka undoubtedly made the shot of the day with an ace at the par-3 12th, which was celebrated wildly by several thousand fans lining what was called the ‘watering hole’.