American based Englishman, and former Qualifying School winner, Sam Horsfield claimed his first European Tour win on Sunday. Take a look at what he had in the bag on his way to taking home the Hero Open.
WINNING SCORE: 18 under, 270.
DRIVER: TaylorMade SIM with 8˚ loft, fitted with Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei CK Pro White 70 TX shaft.
3-WOOD: TaylorMade M6 with 15˚ loft, with Graphite Design AD VR 8 X shaft.
5-WOOD: TaylorMade M6 with 18˚ loft, with Graphite Design AD VR 8 X shaft.
IRONS: TaylorMade P750 (4-iron) and TaylorMade P7TW (5-iron to pitching wedge), with KBS Tour C-Taper 130 X shafts.
WEDGES: TaylorMade MG Raw (52˚, 56˚ & 60˚), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Onyx S400 shafts.
PUTTER: Bettinardi Dass BBZero Tour.
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x..
- Despite victory at the Hero Open marking Horsfield’s first European Tour win, the 23-year-old is a familiar name to many keen golf fans, having been identified as a future talent by Ryder Cup star and fellow Florida resident Ian Poulter as a young man. Horsfield, typically among the longest players on the European Tour, relied on accuracy this week, ranking in the top-20 for driving accuracy and greens in regulation, using the same model driver as Tiger Woods as well as the irons designed by TaylorMade for the 15-time major winner.
#WINNER Congratulations to the winner of the #HeroOpen, his first @EuropeanTour victory, trusting his DASS BBZero Wizard F.I.T. Face to finish 18 under par this weekend to take home the Championship! 🏆Well played! #TeamBettinardi #EuropeanTour #BBZero #YearofTheWizard #TourProven #putters #golf #golfwrx #tourputters #golfchannel #golfdigest #golfweek #dassgood
- With three brands represented in his equipment setup and a Nike apparel contract, Horsfield has taken the approach of many of his fellow players of finding what works for him, including a Bettinardi putter. The Englishman’s flatstick saw significant statistical improvement this week, while the brand also managed a win on the Korn Ferry Tour. Well known to those keen on equipment, Bettinardi putters are manufactured in Chicago, were formerly a production site of Scotty Cameron putters and played a crucial part in the increased popularity of machine milling for putters.
- Having made a bogey six at the par-5 17th on Saturday Horsfield’s birdie on Sunday after a magnificent fairway wood approach secured his maiden win by one shot over Belgium’s Thomas Detry and gave Titleist a double win weekend on the European Tour, with Justin Thomas’ WGC win also a European Tour event.
QUOTE: “I probably hit one of the best shots I’ve hit in my life on 17 and it paid off."– Sam Horsfield.