Austrian Sepp Straka fired a final round 66 to claim his country’s first PGA Tour win at The Honda Classic. Here is what the 28-year-old had in the bag.
WINNING SCORE: 10-under-par, 270.
DRIVER: TaylorMade Stealth Plus with 9° loft, fitted with Mitsubishi Chemical Kai’Li White 60 TX shaft.
3-WOOD: TaylorMade Stealth Plus with 15° loft, with Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei CK Pro White 80 TX shaft.
HYBRID: Callaway Apex UW with 19° loft, with Mitsubishi Chemical Diamana DF 80 TX shaft.
IRONS: Srixon ZX7 (4-iron to 9-iron), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts.
WEDGES: Cleveland RTX ZipCore (46°, 52°, 56° & 60°), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts.
PUTTER: Odyssey Stroke Lab Tuttle.
BALL: Srixon Z-Star Diamond.
- Straka, whose legal first name is Josef, plays under the Austrian flag but has spent much of his life in America and played for the University of Georgia, joining a long list of PGA Tour winners from the golf team. Straka carries a fairly standard setup in terms of lofts and club styles for a PGA Tour player and continues recent success for a number of models. Opting for TaylorMade’s latest Stealth Plus, Straka’s win is the third for the model on the PGA Tour, while he continues the success of Callaway’s Apex UW which blends the best characteristics of a hybrid, high lofted wood and utility iron.
An extremely accurate driver and ball striker, ranking first and second respectively for the week, Straka uses Srixon’s popular ZX7 irons and Cleveland ZipCore wedges, a combination also used by Shane Lowry who finished alone in second place at PGA National.
Like Hideki Matsuyama, Brooks Koepka and Hannah Green, Straka uses Srixon’s latest premium golf ball release, the Z-STAR Diamond. Blending the performance qualities of the Z-STAR and Z-STAR XV, the Diamond model was the result of feedback from the brand’s Tour players and played a significant roll in Koepka signing with Srixon. Straka’s win continues a strong run for Srixon golf balls, with Green winning twice in two weeks with the new model and the Austrian’s victory the third for the brand on the PGA Tour this season.
QUOTE: “I really didn't even think about Augusta until an interview like 10 minutes later, and that's when it really sunk in, which is just still surreal to be going there. I just was in disbelief really. You try to believe that you can win, but until you actually get it done, it really is hard to believe.” – Sepp Straka.