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Talor Gooch is hopeful that golf authorities will recognise the ‘need’ for LIV golfers to be a part of major championships next year.

The 31-year-old won the breakaway league’s individual title this season and argues his performances deserve a spot in the big four events.

After the LIV Golf Team Championships in Miami, Gooch said: “Being able to play in the majors, it’s the pinnacle of golf, so if I don’t get that chance, that’s going to suck.

“Hopefully people will get together in the golf world and figure out how we make sure the best of the best are playing in the best tournaments year-in and year-out, which are the majors.

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“It’s out of my control but hopefully I’ve done everything I can to prove that I’m one of the best players in the world and that’s enough for them to say, you need to be in our tournaments.”

The American contested the Masters, the PGA Championship and The Open this year, but his plans for 2024 remain unclear.

Peter Dawson, chairman of the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR), announced this month that LIV golfers will continue to not earn ranking points.

And ahead of the deadline for the proposed framework agreement between the PGA Tour and the Public Investment Fund (PIF), Gooch claims he is unaware of any changes.

He added: “Nobody really knows anything. Nobody has told us anything. So yeah, we are all kind of in the dark on it, so we’ll see.”

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However, according to The Telegraph, LIV Golf officials are reportedly in talks with the R&A over the inclusion of some of its players in next year’s championship.

Reports suggest the discussions are in ‘early stages’, as the league looks to establish a qualification process for the 152nd Open at Royal Troon.

Gooch, who missed the cut at The Open in July, has had the ‘best year’ of his career, winning three events on the Saudi-funded circuit.

The Range Goats GC star, who won once on the PGA Tour, made his LIV breakthrough in Australia before following up in Singapore and Spain.

His season-long title triumph pocketed the Oklahoma State graduate $18 million, taking his year earnings over $30 million.

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John Turnbull A graduate of the University of Stirling, John joined the bunkered team in 2023 as a Content Producer, with a responsibility for covering all breaking news, tour news, grassroots content and much more besides. A keen golfer, he plays the majority of his golf at Falkirk Golf Club. Top of his 'bucket list' is a round of Pebble Beach... ideally in the company of Gareth Bale.

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