An even par final round of 71 was enough to give Nicolai Hojgaard his maiden European Tour win, and back-to-back European Tour wins alongside twin brother Rasmus. Take a look at what the Italian Open champion had in the bag.
WINNING SCORE: 13-under-par, 271.
DRIVER: TaylorMade SIM2 with 10.5° loft, fitted with Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei White AV 65X shaft.
3-WOOD: TaylorMade SIM2 with 15° loft, with Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei 1K 85X shaft.
7-WOOD: TaylorMade SIM2 with 21° loft, with Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei 1K 85X shaft.
IRONS: TaylorMade P7TW (4-iron to pitching wedge), with True Temper Project X LZ 6.5 shafts.
WEDGES: TaylorMade Milled Grind Hi-Toe 2 (50°, 56° & 60°), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts.
PUTTER: Scotty Cameron Fastback 1.5.
BALL: TaylorMade TP5.
- Making European Tour history by becoming the first ever brothers to win in consecutive weeks on Tour, the Hojgaard brothers are both TaylorMade players but carry slightly different bag setups for the most part. Whereas Rasmus carries an older model driver, Nicolai uses the latest SIM2 model, which is also his fairway wood of choice. When it comes to irons, Nicolai opts for the Tiger Woods inspired blade model as opposed to Rasmus’ standard P7MB, with Rasmus also using lower ball flight shafts.
Only earning a spot in the field on Monday, Nicolai took advantage of his strengths in ball striking and driving distance around Marco Simone Golf Club. But a recent putter switch has paid dividends, with an improved showing on the greens in Rome. Like Rasmus, the 20-year-old changes flatsticks with some regularity, and made a move to a Scotty Cameron putter in recent times. The mid-mallet Fastback model equipped with a flow neck for added toe hang and a Teryllium insert.
Hojgaard’s win is the sixth for TaylorMade’s TP5 range of golf balls in 2021 and the second in as many weeks courtesy of the Danish twins.
QUOTE: “It means a lot. I've been grinding for a long time and seeing Rasmus win three times made me want to do it even more.” – Nicolai Hojgaard.