England’s Paul Casey recorded a final round 70 to take a comfortable four shot win in Dubai on Sunday. Here is what the 43-year-old had in his bag.
WINNING SCORE: 17-under-par, 271.
DRIVER: Titleist TSi3 with 9˚ loft, fitted with Mitsubishi Chemical Diamana D+ Limited 70 TX shaft.
3 WOOD: Titleist TSi2 with 16.5˚ loft, with Mitsubishi Chemical Diamana D+ Limited 80 TX shaft.
IRONS: Mizuno JPX919 Hot Metal Pro (3- & 4-iron) and Mizuno MP-5 (5-iron to pitching wedge), with Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 120 TX shafts.
WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design SM7 (52˚-08˚ F Grind & 56˚-10˚ S Grind) and Vokey Prototype (60˚), with Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 120 TX shafts.
PUTTER: Scotty Cameron GSS Prototype.
BALL: Titleist Pro V1.
- Now a 15-time winner on the European Tour, Casey remains an equipment free agent since his former sponsor Nike exited the club manufacturing business. Typically a player to stick with what works, Casey added a Titleist TSi3 driver to his setup last week in California and credited the change for his improved play of late, adding to the new model’s success with non-contracted players after Matthew Fitzpatrick claimed the last event of the 2020 European Tour season in Dubai with the same model.
Released in 2015, Mizuno’s MP-5 blade irons have been a fixture in his bag for a number of years, with the three-time PGA Tour winner adding JPX919 Hot Metal Pro long irons a number of years ago to add forgiveness and ball speed in his longer irons and better fill the gap between his 5-iron and 3-wood with just two clubs.
Casey’s win gives Titleist a perfect start from two events in Europe with its Pro V1 golf balls that have been used by both winners in the desert, and were also used by the other two winners around the world this weekend. Casey joined by Patrick Reed and Brad Kennedy.
QUOTE: "Part of the reason for the good performance the last two weeks, I finished 8th last week in California and then obviously win today. I put a new driver in … I feel like I'm driving the golf ball like I did when I was playing my best golf. – Paul Casey.