Sunday’s victory was his first major playing his current gamer, a Scotty Cameron T22 Newport 2 tour prototype , a modern Newport 2 head with a Teryllium alloy inlay, which he also used to win the 2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open.
For the week, he averaged 26 putts per round at Oak Hill, the fewest of any player in the field. On Sunday, he was a perfect 3-for-3 from 4 to 8 feet (and 12 for 15 from that distance for the week). He did not register a three-putt over the 72 holes.
The Low Club Professional at the 2023 PGA Championship gamed a NEW Titleist Pro V1 golf ball in shooting rounds of 70-70-70-71 to finish tied for 15th (+1), automatically qualifying for next year’s PGA Championship at Valhalla.
To close out the week, he got up-and-down for par from a difficult position in the rough about 30 yards left of the 18th green, hitting his Pro V1 to 7 feet, 6 inches and draining the par putt. For the week, he finished 13th in Scrambling (18/29).
Scheffler was in total control of his Pro V1 golf ball, leading the field in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green (+15.3) with more than nine of those strokes coming on Approach (+5.749/5th) and Around the Green (+3.647/8th). He also finished T1 in Scrambling, getting his Pro V1 up and down 71% (15/21) of the time.
Joining Scheffler in second was Viktor Hovland, who also excelled tee to green, gaining more than 14 shots (+14.153/3rd) on the field. Hovland, who plays a Pro V1 golf ball, led the field in Strokes Gained Approach (+10.661).
FootJoy once again dominated the Shoe and Glove count at the second Men's Major Championship of the year, with more players trusting in FJ than any other brand at the event. It was great to see so many players wearing the FootJoy x Todd Snyder Collection, which was inspired by the golf fashion of old-school greats on and off the course, which included the limited edition Premiere Series Wilcox and Field golf shoes.
Carlota Ciganda, playing a Pro V1x golf ball, claimed her ninth professional title with a one-victory at the Ladies European Tour’s Aramco Team Series event in Florida. Ciganda posted rounds of 72-69-73, closing with a pair of pars in difficult, windy conditions to secure the one-shot victory in the individual race. Ciganda now has seven career LET wins to go with two LPGA victories.