LIV stars outshine Talor Gooch in major pursuit.


LIV stars show frustrated Talor Gooch how it's done in pursuit of major places


  • Talor Gooch expressed frustration over missing major championships despite winning LIV Golf.
  • Fellow LIV Golf players like Joaquin Niemann and David Puig have shown that major opportunities can be pursued through other avenues.

Talor Gooch, the LIV Golf champion, voiced his disappointment at not being able to participate in this year’s major championships despite his success in the breakaway circuit. The absence of recognition from the Official World Golf Ranking left Gooch ranked far below his true standing in the world of golf at 498th, making it challenging for him to qualify for the major events. However, players like David Puig and Joaquin Niemann have demonstrated that opportunities exist to secure spots in prestigious tournaments through competing in OWGR-sanctioned events on the Asian Tour. Puig, a newcomer in professional golf, managed to earn a spot at the Open Championship and is on the verge of securing a place in the PGA Championship through his impressive performances on both the LIV and Asian Tours. Niemann, frustrated by the lack of recognition for LIV Golf in world rankings, took matters into his own hands by participating in OWGR events and earning invitations to notable championships like the Masters and PGA Championship. While Gooch may feel deserving of a major spot solely based on his performances in LIV Golf, Puig and Niemann’s successes showcase the potential avenues available for players willing to explore other competitive opportunities. Ultimately, the experience highlights the complexities of navigating the golfing landscape and the importance of strategic decision-making for players in pursuit of major places.