WOLFF SHINES, RANGEGOATS SOAR IN VEGAS
Last week, it was obvious the course at Mayakoba was not going to be a good fit for RangeGoats Golf Club even before competition began. This team is full of long hitters, and the layout was not conducive for that style of play.
What a difference a week makes.
RangeGoats GC started fast at LIV Golf Las Vegas and finished third on the team leaderboard to earn a spot on the podium. Las Vegas Country Club was just what the doctor ordered as the team finished 24 under for the week, just two shots behind second-place 4Aces Golf Club.
Close friends Peter Uihlein and Matthew Wolff, two new members on Captain Bubba Watson’s team, led the way and were in the mix late in the final round before 4Aces GC’s Dustin Johnson pulled away for a one-shot individual victory.
Uihlein finished in a tie for second with Smash Golf Club’s Talor Gooch, and just one shot behind Johnson. Uihlein was on his game throughout the week and posted scores of 66-65-68. Watson came out of the gates quickly and was 7 under through two rounds and finished T-15. Teammate Thomas Pieters was 5 under entering the final round and finished T-30.
But the story of the week for RangeGoats GC was Wolff, who is already feeling right at home on his new team. With a good friend in Uihlein on the roster and Watson’s positive approach with a stress on team building, Wolff is thriving. The young star had rounds of 65 and 66 in the first two rounds, respectively, and posted a solid 1-under 69 in tough conditions on Saturday.
“I feel like finally my game has really come together,” Wolff said. “I'm hitting it a lot better. I feel like I'm in a much better spot, not only with my game but also mentally. I think I'm putting a little bit less pressure on myself, and that's kudos to Bubba and the team and being really supportive and just enjoying our time out here.”
The Wolff Pack was out as fans were howling, literally, for Wolff on the back nine. Wolff and Uihlein were tied for the individual lead at 11 under with three holes to play.
“I haven't been in this situation too much in the past couple years, so I think the more I can be in a situation, the more I'll learn, and I know eventually I'll get it done,” Wolff said. “I don't know when that time is going to come, but I can't force it.”