Winner’s bag: Lucas Glover – John Deere Classic

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Winner's bag: Lucas Glover - John Deere Classic

WINNING POINTS: 19 under par, 265.

EQUIPMENT CHOICE:

DRIVER: Srixon Z 785 with 9.5 ° loft, equipped with Fujikura Ventus Blue 7 X shaft.

3-WOOD: Ping G425 Max with 14.5 ° loft, with TPT 14 Hi shaft.

IRON: Titleist U500 (3-iron) and Mizuno JPX919 Tour (4-iron to pitching wedge), with Fujikura Ventus Hybrid Blue 10 X (3-iron) and Nippon NS Pro Modus3 120 TX (3-PW) shafts.

WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design SM7 (52 ° -12 ° F Grind & 56 ° -10 ° S Grind) and Titleist Vokey Design SM5 (60 ° -08 ° M Grind), with Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 125 TX shafts.

PUTTER: Scotty Cameron Select Squareback 2.

BALL: Titleist Pro V1.

FINAL BEST LIST

NOTES ON EQUIPMENT:

  • Glover, who weathered a 10+ year victory drought at the TPC Deere Run, is an equipment-free agent who chooses to use the clubs and golf balls that are best suited for his game. After years of playing without full sponsorship, the 2009 US Open champion’s gear reflects many of the most popular products in each category among both his free agent peers and retailers. Srixon’s riders for 2021 have gained a significant following, but Glover continues to play the previous model that won Hannah Green her flagship title in 2019. Like so many others on the tour, including Min Woo Lee last week, the 41-year-old opts for Fujikura Ventus shaft for his driver, the Japanese company’s line of the most popular model on the PGA Tour.
  • In addition to his older driver model, Glover also uses replaced irons and wedges, which marks him as a golfer who works. The four-time PGA Tour winner uses the same irons that Brooks Koepka used to regularly win major titles. Mizuno’s JPX919 Tour, one of the most popular better player models in recent years. As a pure striker, Glover found nearly 80 percent of the greens in regulation this week, but his win came due to improved putting. After struggling with the short putting, Glover has recently been building a new routine on the greens with great success.

  • The newest club model in Glover’s bag, his G425 3-wood, is also equipped with what is arguably the most unique aspect of his bag. The TPT shaft that he uses in his lonely fairway wood weighs 90 grams, the Hi in the model designation identifies him as the option with a higher ball flight. A relative newcomer to the shaft manufacturing industry, TPT caught early attention in Jason Day’s driver.

  • Glover’s win marks another win for Titleist golf balls on the PGA Tour in 2021, the third in a row for the brand’s Pro V1 and Pro V1x and the 21st of 29 events this year.

QUOTE: “It’s been a difficult 10 years, but I’ve never lost my faith, never lost my drive, never lost faith in myself.” – Lucas Glover.

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