Gooch Backs Up Australian Win With LIV Lead In Singapore

SINGAPORE (AP) — Talor Gooch backed up his Australian LIV win with an eagle on the par-5 18th after a 90-minute rain delay to shoot 7-under 64 Friday and take a one-stroke lead at the fledgling tour’s Singapore event.

Gooch leads four players at the Sentosa course — British Open champion Cameron Smith, Brooks Koepka, Sergio Garcia and Cameron Tringale.

Phil Mickelson, Louis Oosthuizen and Bryson DeChambeau were another stroke back in a tie for sixth after 66s.

Gooch, Smith and Mickelson were in a featured group which started on the first tee in the shotgun-start format of the LIV Tour’s 54-hole tournaments.