The $3MILLION moaner! LIV Golf insurgent Talor Gooch laments shedding nearly half his prize cash from the Saudi-funded tour’s inaugural occasion Down Beneath after the Australian taxman took 47% of his $6m cheque
Talor Gooch revealed his triumph at LIV Golf Adelaide was spoilt by the Australian taxman, which claimed nearly half of his winnings.
The American won the inaugural LIV Golf event Down Under last week, taking pictures a one-over 73 to clinch his maiden victory on the Saudi-backed tour by three strokes from Anirban Lahiri.
The 31-year-old pocketed $6million (£3.1m) in prize cash, however a big a part of it by no means reached his checking account with $2.86m (£1.5m) claimed by the Australian’s tax workplace.
‘It was a little bit bit disheartening seeing 47 and a half p.c as a result of Australian taxes [do] not enter the account,’ he informed the Fore The Folks podcast.
‘It comes, you understand, nearly it generally it’s like 48 hours, nevertheless it’s normally 24 hours after it direct deposit hits.
Talor Gooch received LIV Golf’s inaugural occasion in Australia final week as he triumphed in Adelaide
The American claimed a $6million (£3.1m) cheque however misplaced 47 p.c of the quantity to taxes
‘It was a giant one this final week, however yeah, it sucked that 47 and a half p.c was withheld for Australian taxes, sadly.
‘I’m on no account complaining, however the 4 [million dollars] [six million in Australian dollars] as soon as you chop all of it up, let’s simply say that it’s lot lower than 4.’
All LIV Golf occasions observe the identical construction and have the identical payout, with a complete prize pool of $37m (£19.6m).
The winner takes house $6m (£3.1m), with the profitable crew sharing a $4m (£2.1m) cheque. There are 12 groups in whole, every comprising of 4 gamers every.
On Sunday, Gooch claimed his second $6m (£3.1m) cheque in per week as he became the first player to win back-to-back LIV Golf titles after sealing a playoff gap victory in opposition to Sergio Garcia on the LIV Singapore match at Sentosa Golf Membership.
It means the American, who had received simply as soon as in 121 PGA Tour begins earlier than defecting to LIV Golf, has collected $12m (£6.3m) price of winnings in simply over per week – a minimum of earlier than the Australian tax workplace received its share.
And Gooch’s exploits might make his caddie Mal Baker a wealthy man, with the Aussie set to pocket $1.2m (£635,000) for his providers ought to the LIV Golf star supply 10 p.c of the winnings to his caddie as is widespread for skilled golfers.
Final week, Gooch credited Baker, who has been on his bag for six years, for enjoying a key function in his triumph in Adelaide.
‘His inexperienced studying skill out right here is unbelievable,’ he stated.
‘I leaned on him extra this week than I’ve in a very long time. He was so spot on early on, and it simply gave me confidence in him, and I feel it gave confidence in himself
Gooch credited his Aussie caddie Mal Baker (left) for profitable in Adelaide final week
‘He did a extremely, actually good job of simply not wavering and simply being himself and simply appearing like that is one other spherical of golf, regardless that it was an enormous spherical of golf for us.’
Ought to Baker pocket $1.2m (£635,000), he’ll earn more money in per week than Jordan Spieth earned for finishing fourth at the Masters final month.
The determine will solely be simply marginally below what Masters champion Jon Rahm made for finishing as runner-up to Tony Finau on the Mexico Open on Sunday.
The Spaniard acquired $1.3m (£690,000) and has already made $22m (£11.6m) this season courtesy of a exceptional run of type.