Aaron Pike navigated the wet conditions at Cypress Lakes to claim the TPS Hunter Valley in a sudden death play-off with Momoka Kobori. Here's what he had in the bag.
WINNING SCORE: Eight-under-par, 200.
DRIVER: Titleist TSi3 with 10° loft, fitted with TPT Continuous Fiber shaft.
3 WOOD: Titleist TSi2 with 15° loft, with Mitsubishi Chemical D80 X shaft.
IRONS: Titleist T100 (4-iron to 9-iron), with KBS $ Taper 130 shafts.
WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (46°-10° F Grind, 50°-08° F Grind & 56°-08 M Grind) and Titleist Vokey Design Wedgeworks (60° A Grind), with KBS $ Taper 130 shafts.
PUTTER: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11.
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x.
- Pike had an interesting week equipment wise, his 3-wood shaft developing a slight splinter on Saturuday afternoon when hitting his tee shot at the long par-4 14th. After the second round one of Cypress Lakes' Assoicate Professional's organised a club builder to build a new shaft that went straight in the bag on Sunday morning and certainly didn't seem to hinder the 36-year-old's play for the final round.
The Queenslander carries two 4-irons, with his utility iron fitted with a graphite shaft and measuring longer to fill the gap between his 3-wood and his longest T100 iron. Pike using the utility club on the 17th tee during the final round to find the fairway and setup a par. Pike the second straight winner to carry two 4-irons after Jarryd Felton's triumph at Bonnie Doon last week.
Pike's win is the second consecutive The Players Series victory by a full Titleist staff player, and fifth win on the PGA Tour of Australasia for Titleist golf balls so far in 2022.