Taylor Gooch (USA) is poised to touch the ‘money bundle’ for two weeks in a row.
Guchi drove 1 eagle and 5 birdies in the first round of the 2023 season LIV golf 5th tournament (total prize money of 25 million dollars) held at Sentosa Golf Club (par 71, 7,406 yards) in Singapore on the 28th and scored 7 under par 64 scored a hit.
Goochi, who was ahead of the tied second place players by one stroke, revealed the possibility of a second consecutive week following last week’s event in Adelaide, Australia.
Last week, Guchi won the individual championship in Adelaide, Australia, and was runner-up in the team event, receiving 4.375 million dollars in prize money and 5.82 billion won in Korean money.
If he wins the individual event this week as well, he can sweep up more than 5 billion won for two consecutive weeks.
Gucci has a career in winning the RSM Classic in November 2021 on the PGA Tour.
Guchi, who is ranked 59th in the world, won a huge prize money by winning last week, but this year’s US Open has not been easy.
In order for Guchi to participate in the US Open, which will be held in Los Angeles, California, USA in June this year, he must remain within the 60th place in the world rankings as of May 22 or June 12, or pass the regional qualifiers.
Guchi, who moved to LIV Golf last May, was originally eligible for this year’s US Open.
Until last year, the U.S. Open also gave qualifications to players who earned FedEx Cup points to go to the Tour Championship, the final match of the PGA Tour season the previous year.
However, from this year, as the United States Golf Association (USGA) tightened the requirements for players who were eligible for the Tour Championship in the final round of the PGA Tour season the previous year, Goochi was no longer subject to this provision.
This is because Gucci, who moved to the LIV series, accumulated FedEx Cup points that allowed him to participate in the Tour Championship, but lost his qualification for the Tour Championship due to the penalty for moving to LIV.ㅋㅋㅋ벳
“I am the only player who lost the US Open qualification due to this rule change,” said Guchi.
Gooch competed in the Masters earlier this month and tied for 34th.
Since there are no world ranking points at stake in the LIV series, it is unclear whether Guchi, currently ranked 59th, will be able to stay within the top 60th until the May 22 ranking.
On the first day of the LIV Series Singapore tournament, Sergio Garcia (Spain), Cameron Tringalli, Brooks Koepka (above USA), and Cameron Smith (Australia) tied for second place with a 6 under par 65, following Guchi.