England’s Matthew Fitzpatrick closed with a bogey-free 69 to claim the Andalucia Masters at Valderrama by three from Aussie Min Woo Lee and Sebastian Soderberg. Here is what he had in the bag in Spain.
WINNING SCORE: Six-under-par, 278.
DRIVER: Titleist TSi3 with 9° loft, fitted with Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei AV Raw Orange 65 TX shaft.
3-WOOD: PING G425 Max with 15° loft, with Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei AV Raw Blue 75 TX shaft.
7-WOOD: PING G410 with 20.5, with Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei AV Raw Blue 85 TX shaft.
IRONS: Titleist T100 (4- & 5-iron) and PING S55 (6-iron to 9-iron), with PING CFS X shafts.
WEDGES: PING Glide 3.0 (46° & 52°) and Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (56°-08 M Grind & 60°), with True Temper Dynamic Gold S300 shafts.
PUTTER: Bettinardi Prototype.
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x.
- Fitzpatrick is typically a player who gets comfortable with a piece of equipment and rarely changes. But of late, the Englishman has done more experimenting than usual, with a new shaft in play at the top end of his bag, different iron set makeup and a new wedge in the bag. Fitzpatrick has played Mitsubishi’s Tensei shafts in his driver and 3-wood for a long time, while he carried a Graphite Design shaft in his 7-wood. That recently changed when he added a Tensei in 85 grams in the older model G410 head.
Having added Titleist’s new T100 irons as his 4- and 5-iron, Fitzpatrick at one stage was carrying three different models, with a mixture of PING irons before returning to his trusty S55 from 6-iron down. Having generally carried a matching pitching wedge to his iron set, the 27-yeard-old also recently put a PING Glide 3.0 46° wedge in play.
Owner of one of the world’s best short games, and among the top putters on the planet, Fitzpatrick used a YES! flatstick for much of his career before Bettinardi made a custom model for the Ryder Cup player. His current putter has the same shape, neck style and C-Groove face as his previous model.
With his win, Fitzpatrick gives Titleist golf balls two of the three legs of the European Tour’s Spanish swing, with the third event – the Mallorca Open – to be contested this week.
QUOTE: "It's on the bucket list to win around Valderrama with the history that it has. To do it bogey-free on Sunday as well is extra special. I'm delighted.” – Matthew Fitzpatrick.