Last year’s PGA champion Justin Thomas grabbed his third victory of the season at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational via a final-round 69 and 15-under-par total.
Thomas bested second place finisher Kyle Stanley by four strokes and third place finishers Dustin Johnson and Thorbjorn Oleson by five. For his trouble the young bomber took home 550 FedEx points and a winner’s check for $1700000.
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The Spider Tour Black mallet putter that DJ has been gaming features a flow hosel and isn’t face-balanced since most pros prefer a putter that releases freely. The Pure Roll Surlyn insert provides a firmer feel than that in the Red version.
The new RTX 4 also differs from the previous RTX 3 by offering less offset a more compact profile and four new sole grinds all of which were designed via significant input from Cleveland Tour staff members like Keegan Bradley Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry.
Thiry-four-year-old Kevin Na captured just his second career PGA Tour victory and first since 2011 at A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier on Sunday highlighted by a final round 64 and 19-under-par total. Na bested second place finisher Kelly Kraft by five strokes and in the process took home 500 all-important FedEx points.
An extremely thin Urethane cover and low compression core round out the features by providing exceptionally soft feel and feedback at impact. Brooks Koepka shot a pair of 66s over the weekend at Bellerive CC in St. Louis to capture the PGA Championship his third-career major.
Thomas now heads to St. Louis and Bellerive Country Club for the 2018 PGA Championship. Thomas will attempt to defend his title won last year at Quail Hollow and capture his second career major victory.
In addition the new Cleveland wedges are designed with the company’s next gen Feel Balancing technology which utilizes redistributed weight in the clubhead to move the CG closer to the center of the clubface for improved feel and accuracy. Three different finishes are available including Tour Raw Black Satin and Tour Satin.
Thomas has long used Titleist equipment but he has made some changes since his last PGA Tour win. At the Honda Classic in February he used a Titleist 917 D2 driver and a Titleist 917 F2 fairway wood.
Phil has always favored heel-shafted putters like the old 8802 and his current Odyssey Versa putter is no exception. A heel-shafted flange blade that offers more MOI and stability than a standard blade the Versa also features a white-black-white alignment aid White Hot insert and SuperStroke grip.
The reigning PGA champion uses a Cameron X5 fang-style mallet prototype. This custom model features a flow neck rather than a double-bend face-balanced design which allows the putter to more easily swing on a slight arc. He also favors a SuperStroke grip in this case the Pistol GT Tour.