Talor Gooch shoots 1-under 70 in round one of the Genesis Invitational
February 13, 2020
- February 13, 2020
Talor Gooch hit 12 of 18 greens in regulation during his first round at the Genesis Invitational, finishing at 1 under for the tournament. Gooch finished his day tied for 33rd at 1 under; Matt Kuchar is in 1st at 7 under; Harold Varner III, Kyoung-Hoon Lee, Wyndham Clark, Russell Henley, and Adam Schenk are tied for 2nd at 4 under; and Joel Dahmen, James Hahn, Patrick Reed, Patrick Cantlay, Rory McIlroy, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Carlos Ortiz, Jason Day, Andrew Landry, and Bryson DeChambeau are tied for 7th at 3 under.
After a 316 yard drive on the 583-yard par-5 11th, Gooch chipped his third shot to 6 feet, which he rolled for one-putt birdie on the hole. This moved Gooch to 1 under for the round.
On the 503-yard par-5 first hole, Gooch reached the green in 3 and sunk a 26-inch putt for birdie. This moved Gooch to 2 under for the round.
On the 199-yard par-3 sixth, Gooch's tee shot went 170 yards to the right rough and his chip went 9 yards to the green where he rolled a two-putt for bogey. This moved him to 1 under for the round.
After a drive to the right side of the fairway on the 433-yard par-4 eighth hole, Gooch had a 88 yard approach shot, setting himself up for the birdie. This moved Gooch to 2 under for the round.
On the 458-yard par-4 ninth, Gooch had a bogey after hitting the green in 3 and two putting, moving Gooch to 1 under for the round.