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Talor Gooch

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Talor Gooch

Born: 17 September 1991

Birthplace: Midwest City, Oklahoma, USA

College: Oklahoma State University

Resides: Midwest City, Oklahoma, USA

Major Wins: 0

Euro or PGA Tour Wins: 1

Other Wins: 1

Grass Preference: Unknown

Significant Life Events: No

GBC Wind Performance Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

GBC Pressure Rating: ⭐⭐


Talor battled through the Canadian Tour and Korn Ferry Tour to reach the PGA Tour in 2018 and has made gradual progress ever since. Two top 5 finishes towards the end of 2020 saw him push inside the top 100 in the world rankings for the first time.

He won his maiden PGA Tour title at the RSM classic in November 2021 following some near misses weeks before. Finished 2021 as world number 32.

Significant info

Talor is good friends with Max Homa.

Turned 30 in September 2021 and won two months later. He could be in for a big 2022.


Pressure Performance Analysis

Talor has had his struggles in contention and we've not seen the improvement we expected after his win at RSM. His Golf Betting Club Pressure Performance Rating is set at ⭐⭐.

September 2022
Began the final round of the BMW PGA Championship 2 shots behind the leaders and shot 67 to finish 2 shots back of winner Shane Lowry.

March 2022
Co-led the Arnold Palmer Invitational in difficult conditions and shot 77 to finish 3 shots behind winner Scottie Scheffler who shot 72. 

February 2022
❌ Began the final round of the Phoenix Open 2 shots behind Sahith Theegala. Shot 75 to finish 26th, the worst score out of the leaders by some way. 

November 2021
✅ Took a three shot lead at the RSM Classic into Sunday and shot 64 to win by three. An excellent improvement.

November 2021
❌ Trailed by two shots in 2nd place at Mayakoba and shot 74 to finish 11th. It was the 2nd worst score of the day.

September 2021
➖ Trailed by three shots at the Fortinet Championship and shot 68 to finish in 2nd, four shots behind Homa. 

October 2020
❌ Trailed by three shots going into final round of the CJ Cup @ Shadow Creek.  A final round 68 saw Talor slip from 2nd to 5th.

February 2020
❌ Three shots back going into the final round of the Genesis Invitational, Talor shot a final round to slip from 8th to 10th.

October 2019
❌ A final round 71 at the Genesis Invitational saw Talor slip from 5th after 54 holes to 12th on the final leaderboard.

October 2019
➖ Held a share of the first-round lead at the Houston Open on route to a T4. Marked his first career lead/co-lead after any round on the PGA TOUR.

January 2019 
✅  Earned first career top-10 with a fourth-place result at the Desert Classic. Fired a final-round 64, the low round of the day, to finish two strokes shy of champion Adam Long.

August 2017 
✅ Talor's first professional win was the News Sentinel Open on the Tour (now Korn Ferry Tour). He came from 5 shots back in the final round shooting a 65 to take the title.


Stays Hot 
Had a run of 4-11-5-11 in 2021, then won two starts later. Talor's best two finishes in 2020 came within a stretch of three starts. In 2019, his best two finishes were consecutive weeks at the Desert Classic and Farmers Insurance Open. It was a similar story in 2017 as he had a run of results which read 11-10-2-1 .

Fast Finisher
Talor has produced many final rounds from off the pace to gain a place in recent years.

Playoff Record

0-1. Talor has only been in one playoff, in his first season as a professional on the Canadian Tour. He lost out at The Syncrude Boreal Open.

Significant Quotes

2021 CJ Cup
"We don't often get to putt on bent greens, so that's a big plus coming out here."

2020 Genesis Open
“Riviera is one of my favourite courses and that’s one of my favourite tournaments,’’