American Brian Gay broke a seven year win drought on Sunday, defeating Wyndham Clark in a playoff at the Bermuda Championship. Here is what the 48-year-old had in the bag.
WINNING SCORE: 15 under, 269.
DRIVER: TaylorMade SIM with 9˚ loft, fitted with Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 X shaft.
3 WOOD: TaylorMade SIM with 15˚ loft, with Fujikura Ventus Blue 7 X shaft.
HYBRID: Callaway Apex with 20˚ loft, with Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei CK Pro White Hybrid 90 TX shaft.
IRONS: Srixon Z U45 (4-iron) and Srixon Z 745 (5-iron to pitching wedge), with True Temper Project X 6.0 shafts.
WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (50˚-12˚ F Grind, 56˚-14˚ F Grind & 60˚-10˚ S Grind), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Spinner shafts.
PUTTER: Scotty Cameron TN2.
BALL: Titleist Pro V1.
- Considered among the best putters on Tour throughout his career, Gay had struggled on the greens so far this season before recapturing the magic in Bermuda. The American ranked sixth in Putts per GIR for the week with his Scotty Cameron Newport 2 style putter. Gay using similar shaped putters from varied brands throughout his career.
One of the equipment free agents on the PGA Tour, with Gay’s only contract in place to play Titleist golf balls, the now five-time winner uses a mixed bag of clubs that work for him. Like many of the others who opt to go without a full bag sponsor, Gay uses TaylorMade woods and Titleist wedges, with his Srixon irons also featuring in the bags of other free agents at times in recent years.
Missing four straight cuts before his victory, Gay’s win is his first top-10 since the same event last year and continues the strong start of players using Titleist’s Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls to the new PGA Tour season, with five wins from eight events and three in a row.
QUOTE: “I've struggled the last few months and been quite miserable on the course at times. Everyone around me kept telling me you're still going to win. My wife says you're still going to win, do it again.” – Brian Gay.