It took a tournament scoring record in fading light for Webb Simpson to capture the RBC Heritage on Sunday. The American making five birdies in his last seven holes to emerge victorious over a tightly packed leaderboard. Here is what he had in the bag.
WINNING SCORE: 22 under, 262.
DRIVER: Titleist TS3 with 10.5˚ loft, fitted with Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei AV 65TX shaft.
3-WOOD: Titleist TS2 with 15˚ loft, with Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei CK 70TX shaft.
5-WOOD: Titleist 913 Fd with 18˚ loft, with UST Mamiya VTS 8TX shaft.
HYBRIDS: Titleist 913 Hd with 20˚ loft and Titleist 915Hd with 23.5˚ loft, with Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X (20˚) and True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (23.5˚) shafts.
IRONS: Titleist 620 MB (5-iron to pitching wedge), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts.
WEDGES: Titleist Vokey SM7 (54˚) and Titleist Vokey prototype (60˚), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts.
PUTTER: Odyssey V-Line Tank Cruiser.
BALL: Titleist Pro V1.
- Ball striking played a significant role in Simpson's seventh PGA Tour victory on Sunday, the American finding over 73 percent of greens in regulation for the week, inlcuding 15 from 18 on Sunday, to setup birdie chances. Simpson ranks in the top-10 for GIR for the season, which he has acheived with a unique combination in men's Tour golf of more than one hybrid mixed with blade irons. With two fairway woods and two hybrids in his bag, the 34-year-old has more headcovers than most of his PGA Tour bretheren, while his 620MB irons replaced his long serving 680MBs earlier this year, which date back to 2003 and are still the iron choice of Adam Scott.
- Hitting greens in regulation needs to be backed up by a strong putting week, and the 2012 US Open champion ranked 2nd in the field for Strokes Gained: Putting at Harbour Town Golf Links. Simpson's move to an armlock putting method and claw grip since his belly putting method was outllawed has paid dividends, Simpson winning three times with the same putter, including the 2018 Players Championship and now twice in 2020.
- All six players finishing T5 or better at Harbour Town opted for a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, including Simpson who records the company's 11th PGA Tour win in 2020.
QUOTE: “Honestly, the last kind of ten holes were a blur because guys are making birdies, we're trying to finish before night comes, and so to finish with five birdies like that was really special.” – Webb Simpson.