Talor Gooch will still lead the final round of the RSM Classic as and hit just three fairways on Saturday, but he took his first PGA Tour win. Overnight leader Gooch shot 3 under 67 in the difficult conditions of the island of Georgia, shot 16 under, causing Ireland’s Seamus Power (67) and Colombian Sebastian Muñoz (69) to be shot three times. The British Open 2022 fans can buy British Open Tickets from our website.
“Every day like this will be a problem for the tour,” Gooch said.
“Honestly, what you were trying to do there was avoid bogeys.
“Stay really defensive today and it’s easy to get conventional sometimes. I’m glad I can stay hostile sometimes.”
American Gooch performed as well as anyone who didn’t win in the fall. In his six games PGA Tour, he came in the top 11 four times. He is now on the brink of breaking into the top 50 in the world.
Both Power and Munoz are tournament champions.
Power won the Barbasol Championship in the same week as the British Open this summer, so not without an invitation to the Masters. Victory will be won on Sunday.
Tom Hogg, also looking for his first win, shot 67 and finished fourth, while Luke List (66), Canada’s former RSM champion, Mackenzie Hughes (70), and Scott Stallings (69) fell behind again.
Cameron Smith is the Australian leader, tied for 12th after 68 strokes, but is 7 strokes behind Gooch and Adam Scott (70) is 5 strokes behind.
Gooch will seek to make the RSM Classic its first tour champion become the seventh player in 12 years.
“I want to be the best, I want to compete with the best and I want to be Oklahoma State’s best golfer on the tour,” he said.
“Everyone is talking about Matt Wolff and Viktor Hovland, that’s right. They are unbelievable players.
“But it’s always a good thing to make you work harder and harder and try to prove them wrong.”
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