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“He Sucks at Golf”: LIV Golf Icon Talor Gooch Hilariously Mocks 50 Cent While Taking a Light Jab at PGA Tour’s Wannabe Pro

Published 09/13/2023, 5:00 AM EDT

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The glitz and glamour of celebrity culture have been a constant companion to the professional world of golf. The royal sport has seen rising interest from celebs, business leaders, and even former athletes from various sports, and the seamless intertwining of sports and entertainment has transformed the greens into grounds where professional and celeb golfers bask in the limelight.

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In these spaces, we catch the convergence of the proficient golf world with a genuine passion for the sport. But what exactly happens when the drama unfolds, where the world of professional golf intersects with the often unpolished glitter of celebrity passion?

Golf, jabs, and celebrity banter


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On Tuesday, the LIV Golf Series shared a sneak peek from their YouTube talk show, ‘Fourball’, on Instagram, featuring professional golfer Talor Gooch. In the teaser, the show’s host, Travis Miller, and co-host, British golfer Annabelle Angel, engage in a lively conversation about the music and performance of the renowned artist, 50 Cent.

In the snippet, Gooch responded to Annabelle’s question about attending LIV Golf concerts. Angel suggested that LIV Golf should consider having 50 Cent as a performer, believing it could add a unique flair to the sport.


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In response, the 31-year-old golfer enthusiastically agreed, remarking, “Let’s make it happen!” He then mockingly retorted, “He sucks at golf, by the way. Have you ever seen his swing?”


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Referring to 50 Cent’s ceremonial first pitch at Citi Field, he continues, “It’s about as bad as him throwing out the first pitch. His golf swing looks pretty similar, really.” Concluding with a playful jab, he quips, “DJ Khaled makes him look like a good golfer.”

Given that golf is frequently regarded as one of the most demanding sports to excel in, the banter exchanges between professional and celebrity golfers have often led fans to choose sides, even though both have their distinct niche audiences. But amongst the banter around 50 Cent’s golf swing, does his first pitch ring a bell among sports buffs?

50 Cent’s infamous first pitch: A decade-long sports memory


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In 2014, rapper, actor, and businessman, 50 Cent received an invitation from the New York Mets to perform the ceremonial first pitch at Citi Field. This invitation was part of a promotional effort for a post-game show and his upcoming album, Animal Ambition.

When the moment arrived, the left-handed thrower warmed up in the Mets’ bullpen and then took the pitcher’s mound without a glove. He opted for an old-fashioned windup, and the result of his pitch remains etched in our memories as a benchmark for less-than-ideal first pitches, particularly those from well-known personalities.

In the ever-evolving realm of sports, incidents like these inject life and humor into the sports world. They leave an indelible impression on sports enthusiasts and make these moments truly unforgettable.


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And in this rigorous universe, if the incident remains vivid in people’s memories almost a decade later, it means that you have made a lasting mark in sports history.

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