Written by
Bryan Mullen, LIV Golf Correspondent
Apr 07 2024
- 3 MIN
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MIAMI – It was almost a comeback for the ages for RangeGoats Golf Club, but it will still go down as a remarkable performance with plenty of drama.

The RangeGoats entered the final round in second place and just three off the lead behind Legion XIII. At one point on Sunday, Legion XIII had built its lead to nine shots. Then the wackiness began to happen.

A sudden surge from the RangeGoats coupled with some mistakes from Legion XIII resulted in the lead being cut to just one shot. But a late birdie by Jon Rahm sealed it for Legion XIII in the final moments.

“I'm glad we fought hard and finished strong,” Matthew Wolff said. “Second place is nothing to shy away from, but we're definitely looking to lift that trophy soon.”

It was the second podium finish in five events for RangeGoats GC, which understandably thrives on long, tough courses. The Blue Monster certainly fits that bill as it’s known as one of the most challenging layouts in professional golf.

RangeGoats GC sits in sixth place in the season-long team standings, and it was a total team effort in Miami.

Wolff finished solo third and just one shot out of the playoff with Sergio Garcia and eventual winner Dean Burmester. Wolff opened with a 4-under 68 on Friday, which was matched by Captain Bubba Watson. Teammate Peter Uihlein went one better with a fantastic 5-under 67, and Thomas Pieters showed poise with an even-par 72, which was not needed as a counting score.

On Saturday, Wolff and Pieters led the way with matching 3-under 69s, and Wolff led the way in the final round with another 69. All told, Pieters went 6 under on the weekend, which was especially important when all four rounds counted on Sunday.

“At the end of the day I'm doing all I can,” Wolff said. “I'm giving it my all. I think soon enough these putts are going to drop and I'm going to be hoisting a trophy. For now, I'm just happy with how my game is progressing, and just going to look back and say this was definitely a successful tournament.”

Watson will have some good vibes as he heads to Augusta National Golf Club this week. The two-time Masters champion is one of 13 LIV golfers competing at the Masters, the first major of the year.

Earlier in the week, Watson said Doral is a good course to get his game in order heading into the Masters.

“It’s perfect for managing your golf ball,” Watson said. “That’s what you have to do at Augusta.”