Winner’s Bag: Shane Lowry – BMW PGA Championship
WINNING SCORE: 17 under par, 199 (shortened to 54 holes).
CHOICE OF EQUIPMENT:
DRIVER: Srixon ZX5 with 9.5° loft, fitted with Mitsubishi Chemical Diamana D+ White 70 TX shaft.
3-WOOD: TaylorMade SIM2 Titanium with 15° loft, Project X HZRDUS Smoke Blue 80 TX neck.
5-WOOD: TaylorMade M5 with 19° loft, Graphite Design Tour AD DI-8X neck.
IRONS: Srixon ZX Utility (3-iron), Srixon ZX5 (4- and 5-iron) and Srixon ZX7 (6-iron with pitching wedge), with Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 120 X (3) and KBS Tour 130 X (4- PW).
CORNERS: Cleveland RTX ZipCore (50°-10° MID Grind & 58°-08° Custom Grind), with KBS Tour Wedge X Custom Series Black shafts.
PUTTER: Odyssey White Hot Pro 2 balls.
BALL: Srixon Z-Star XV.
- Remarkably bogey-free over the three laps of Wentworth’s tough West Course, Lowry didn’t stand out in one particular stat beyond his score. Solid through the bag, Lowry’s ball striking is often the key indicator of performance and the overall winner had a solid week with his irons. Interestingly, Lowry carries three different iron patterns in his bag from sponsor Srixon to achieve optimal distance spread, ball flight and forgiveness where it’s needed.
One of the best in the world with a wedge in the hands, Lowry’s lob wedge is a bit different from Cleveland’s retail offerings in a 58° option. With an 8° rebound, the sole of the cleat features heel and toe relief as well as the significantly ground trailing edge. Adept at opening the face, Lowry clearly feels he can adjust the clubface to hit any shot he needs, and carries only one other specialized wedge.
Lowry’s win continues a strong year for Srixon golf balls at major events, with the brand’s Z-Star line of models also being used to win two major women’s championships.
QUOTATION: “I love this tournament and I love this course. I love coming here, the region, I love everything. I’m so happy to be able to come here and win the tournament this year. I feel like I had a great year, but it’s not a great year unless you win. And I feel like that’s just the icing on the cake for me. – Shane Lowry.
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