Dustin Johnson Responds With Bold Trash Talk After Being Called Out by LIV Golf Colleague

Published 01/25/2023, 5:30 PM EST
Dustin Johnson lines up a putt during a practice round before the start of the 2021 Masters Tournament at Augusta National in Augusta, Georgia on Monday, April 5, 2021. The Masters will start on Thursday, April 8th with limited in-person patron attendance. PUBLICATIONxINxGERxSUIxAUTxHUNxONLY AUG20210405320 KEVINxDIETSCH

LIV Golf has taken the individual sport of golf and tried to revamp it. Last year, its players competed in 8 events as teams and individually. By far the most popular team among the fans was the 4 Aces. And its members continue to entertain even after the season ends. Dustin Johnson and Talor Gooch recently had a little public back and forth too, hilariously entertaining the fans.

Playing multiple events together last season, both Tour defectors have certainly gotten closer. The strong connection they developed on the course has carried forward post-season too.

Dustin Johnson and Talor Gooch amuse the golf world with their banter.


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Recently, LIV golf took to Instagram to post a video of DJ playing a superb shot out of the bunker. They wrote, “We promise sand shots aren’t as easy as @dustinjohnsongolf makes it seem.” In the video, Johnson was playing at one of the LIV events and had his ball stuck in a bunker. Unflinchingly, he played the shot, which soared right towards the hole, missing it narrowly.


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Gooch was quick to respond when he saw the video. The one-time PGA Tour winner wrote, “Gosh get luckier.” While LIV laughed at his comment, Johnson knew the sentiment behind it since they were both on the same team last season. He replied, “I know… I should’ve gone in.”

The two teammates have certainly developed a close bond. It seems inevitable considering they played closely with each other on the same team for most of the events. Their team, the 4 Aces, won 5 out of the 6 team events and placed 1st at the end of the series.

How did both DJ and Gooch fare in LIV Golf’s inaugural season?


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The two ex-PGA Tour stars did quite well for themselves last season. Besides the share they stood to get from the total earnings of $28.25 million, they also competed in the series’ individual events, which only added to their takeaway.

Oct 30, 2022; Miami, Florida, USA; 4Aces GC captain Dustin Johnson celebrates after winning the individual championship during season finale of the LIV Golf series at Trump National Doral. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

DJ won the most money in the series, taking home $35,637,767. This included an $18 million bonus for placing first in the individual championship, which is quite similar to the FedEx Cup points system of the PGA Tour. Gooch had the fifth-highest earnings on the Saudi-backed tour. He went home with $10,374,500, which is more than his entire earnings on the PGA Tour.


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Do you think the two will do just as well this season too? Let us know in the comments below.



Sheldon Pereira

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Sheldon is a golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is a Business graduate from Christ University, with a degree in Finance and Accounting. He also has an experience as a Senior Audit Associate at an MNC, but his love for writing made him follow his dream and switch careers.

Edited By: Manaal Siddiqui