Denmark's Rasmus Højgaard capped off an impressive UK Swing with a second career European Tour victory at just 19. Here's what he had in his winning bag at The Belfry.
WINNING SCORE: 14 under, 274.
DRIVER: TaylorMade M5 with 9˚ loft, fitted with Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei Blue 65 TX shaft.
3-WOOD: TaylorMade SIM Max with 15˚ loft, with Graphite Design AD-DI 7 X shaft.
HYRBID: TaylorMade SIM Max with 19˚ loft, with Aldila Rogue Black 95 X shaft.
IRONS: TaylorMade P•770 (4-Iron) and P•7MC (5-iron to pitching wedge), with KBS C-Taper 125 X shafts.
WEDGES: TaylorMade MG Hi-Toe (52˚, 56˚ & 60˚), with KBS Custom Tour Black S shafts.
PUTTER: TaylorMade TP Patina Ardmore.
BALL: TaylorMade TP5.
- Just the second teenager to win twice on the European Tour, joining Italian Matteo Manassero, Højgaard’s win sees him top the UK Swing Order of Merit and earn a US Open start. The Dane relying on a strong all round game, with his accurate and long driving setting up three rounds in the 60s. One of the few TaylorMade staffers yet to move into a SIM driver, Højgaard used his M5 to rank in the top-20 for both distance and fairways hit at The Belfry.
- A strong ball striker, the 19-year-old recently switched to TaylorMade’s new P•7MC irons for the majority of his set. Højgaard hitting nearly 80 percent of greens for the week and delivering the player’s cavity iron model its second consecutive win on the European Tour after Romain Langasque’s victory last week.
- Defeating South Africa’s Justin Walters on the second hole of sudden death, Højgaard is part of a recent burst of winners choosing TaylorMade’s five-piece TP5 golf ball family, including a PGA Tour and European Tour double for the brand in each of the last two weeks.
QUOTE: “I’m kind of lost for words right now, but it’s an amazing feeling.” – Rasmus Højgaard.