A third round of 68 for the week was enough to deliver Matthew Fitzpatrick’s second DP World Tour Championship. Take a look inside the Englishman’s winning bag.
WINNING SCORE: 15-under-par, 273.
DRIVER: Titleist TSi3 with 9˚ loft, fitted with Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei AV Raw Orange 65 TX shaft.
3 WOOD: Titleist TSi2 with 15˚ loft, with Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei AV Raw Blue 75 TX shaft.
7 WOOD: Ping G400 with 20.5˚ loft, with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8 X shaft.
IRONS: Ping I210 (4-iron to pitching wedge), with Ping CFS X shafts.
WEDGES: Ping Glide 3.0 (52˚) and Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (56˚-10˚ S Grind & 60˚-10˚ S Grind), with True Temper Dynamic Gold S300 shafts.
PUTTER: Bettinardi DASS BB1 Flow.
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x.
- Fitzpatrick led the field in Strokes Gained: Putting for the week, and his choice of putter is a rather interesting one. Considered among the best operators with the flatstick in world golf, the 26-year-old previously used a YES! C-Groove putter for his entire professional and elite amateur career. With the company no longer producing putters, Fitzpatrick had a new putter made by American putter manufacturer Bettinardi, in the same shape and neck, with the company’s own version of the C-Groove insert.
- A typically pick and stick sort of player when it comes to his equipment, Fitzpatrick had used a TaylorMade M2 driver for a number of years, and despite testing many other models never switched out the old favourite permanently. The former US Amateur champion has finally found something else he is comfortable with, switching to Titleist’s new TSi3 driver and seeing immediate results.
Fitzpatrick was part of a trifecta for Titleist golf balls in Dubai, with the four players finishing 1st, 2nd and T3 all using the company’s golf balls, as well as a double for the Pro V1x that was also used by Race to Dubai champion Lee Westwood.
QUOTE: “It's one of those few weeks in your probably career, where you're like, it feels really good and I'm playing really well, and you go and win.” – Matthew Fitzpatrick.