Scotsman Martin Laird ended a seven year victory drought at the PGA Tour's first of two events in Las Vegas. Take a look at what Laird had in the bag.
WINNING SCORE: 23 under, 261.
DRIVER: PING G410 LST with 9˚ loft, fitted with Project X HZURDUS Smoke Black 70G 6.5 shafts.
3 WOOD: Titleist TS3 with 15˚ loft, with Mitsubishi Chemical Diamana BF 70 TX shaft.
5 WOOD: TaylorMade R15 with 19˚ loft, with Mitsubishi Chemical Diamana S+ 80 TX shaft.
IRONS: Srixon Z785 (4-iron to pitching wedge), with True Temper Project X 6.5 shafts.
WEDGES: Cleveland RTX 3 (52˚-10˚) and Cleveland RTX 4 (56˚-10˚ Full & 60˚-9˚ Mid), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts.
PUTTER: TaylorMade Spider Tour.
BALL: Srixon Z Star XV.
- Laird’s first win on the PGA Tour in seven years came on the back of a hot week with the putter, combined with his usual accurate driving and iron play. The 37-year-old was in the top-15 for the week for driving accuracy, distance and greens in regulation, his victory the third in five events for PING drivers so far in the 2020/21 PGA Tour season and a weekend double for the brand. Tyrrell Hatton opting for the new G425 on the European Tour.
The Scot, who defeated Matthew Wolff and Austin Cook in sudden death for his second career win in Vegas, suggested after his win that his putter had been holding him back. Prior to the anchoring ban of 2016 Laird used a belly putter, and has regularly opted for longer shaft lengths and heavier headweights than standard putter models in the years since.
Laird’s fourth career PGA Tour win came with a Srixon Z-Star XV golf ball, meaning four different brands of ball have been used by the winners of the last five PGA Tour events.
QUOTE: “That's the one thing that's been holding me back is my putting. To make that huge par putt I did here on 17 in regulation, and then really nearly make two in a row on 18 and then make that, it's really nice that the putter kind of saved me coming down the stretch and won it for me.” – Martin Laird.