Billy Horschel became just the second American to lift the BMW PGA Championship trophy, joining the iconic Arnold Palmer in winning the jewel in the European Tour crown. Take a look at what the World No.18 had in the bag.
WINNING SCORE: 19-under-par, 269.
DRIVER: Titleist TSi3 with 9° loft, fitted with Project X EvenFlow Riptide 60 6.5 TX shaft.
3-WOOD: Titleist TSi2 with 15° loft, with Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black 70 6.5 TX shaft.
5-WOOD: Titleist TSi2 with 18° loft, with Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black 80 6.5 TX shaft.
IRONS: Titleist 620 CB (3-iron) and Titleist 620 MB (5-iron to pitching wedge), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts.
WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (52°-12° F Grind, 56°-10° S Grind & 60°-08° V Grind), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Onyx S400 shafts.
PUTTER: Ping Sigma 2 Tyne 4.
BALL: Titleist Pro V1.
- A long-time PING player before joining PXG’s Tour staff and subsequently leaving, Horschel is an equipment free agent despite playing almost exclusively Titleist equipment. Like a number of other uncontracted players, the 34-year-old opts for Titleist’s TSi woods, while his irons have been customised to his needs. The sole of Horschel’s 5-iron to pitching wedge have been ground into a unique shape to suit his swing, so much so that the numbers stamped on the bottom were removed and replaced with hand stamped designations. The weight removed during the sole grinding has been recreated with a large amount of lead tape on the back of the blade model irons.
Horschel lead the field in Strokes Gained: Approach this past week at Wentworth, with his wedge shot to the 72nd hole securing his win by a shot over Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Laurie Canter and Jamie Donaldson. Despite being stamped as a 60°, the former FedExCup winner’s lob wedge actually carries 62° of loft and Vokey’s V Grind, an aggressive sole offering that is popular on Tour and not part of the standard retail offerings.
Opting for fractionally more forgiveness in his cavity back 3-iron, Horschel goes without a 4-iron in his setup. Carrying both a 3- and 5-wood, the No.2 on the Race To Dubai standings clearly likes having a long iron option from the tee as well as a higher lofted fairway wood, necessitating his lack of a 4-iron.
Horschel’s win marks the second consecutive year the BMW PGA has been won with a Titleist golf ball, the brand used by five of the last seven winners on the European Tour.
QUOTE: "As I've said two years ago and as I said this week the crowds are absolutely unbelievable here and they supported me when I came over in 2019 and they supported me this year. Played really good today, really well. Obviously missed a few putts. To win this event means a lot.” – Billy Horschel.