The Safeway Open kicked off a brand new PGA Tour season - but it was some old gear that helped Kevin Tway win at Silverado to seal his maiden title.
Tway, son of former US PGA champion Bob, had a 2017 edition TaylorMade M2 driver and fairway wood in his bag, which he used to great effect, fending off Ryan Moore and Brandt Snedeker at the third extra hole of a play-off to win for the first time on golf's most lucrative circuit.
The 30-year-old also had a mixed set of the brand new Mizuno JPX919 irons in his bag. He has the Forged models in his 3- and 4-irons and the Tour model from 5-9.
He reportedly only received the clubs during last month's Dell Technologies Championship and, after a little tweaking and refinement, they have already paid dividends.
A special mention, too, for Tway's wedges. He recorded a career-best scrambling performance on at Silverado, managing to save par 80% of the time he found himself in trouble across the tournament.
Driver: TaylorMade M2 2017 (9.5˚, Mitsubishi Rayon Tensei CK Pro White 70TX)
3-wood: TaylorMade M2 2017 (15˚, Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana W Series 80X)
Driving Iron: Mizuno MP-H5 (2 iron, UST Mamiya Recoil prototype shaft)
Irons: Mizuno JPX919 Forged (3 and 4 irons), Mizuno JPX919 Tour (5-PW) [All with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X-Seven shafts]
Wedges: Mizuno T7 (47˚), Titleist SM7 (54-08 M Grind, True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100; 60-10 S Grind, True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400)
Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Red
Originally published on bunkered on Mon, 08 Oct 2018 10:03:00 +0000.