Meaningful Wins on the PGA & European Tours

by Maura Hutchinson

It was a weekend of impressive wins both on the PGA and European Tours. Check out all the action below and see the gear the pros are winning with, available now at GolfOnline.

A Win for Australia…

Cameron Smith landed his first solo PGA Tour win on Sunday, securing the Sony Open in Hawaii after a playoff with Brendan Steele.

The Australian admitted it was an emotional win for him, especially because of the bushfires happening at home in Australia. Smith told reporters about his uncle losing his home and how he hoped his victory on Sunday would help put a smile on faces back home, even if just for a little while.

“Australia is doing it tough right now and the focus is probably not on my golf, for good reason,” said the 26-year-old. Adding, “But hopefully it gave a few people reason to smile for a moment or two.”

“[My] Uncle Warren drove back to his place the other day and what he found was quite devastating. I saw the photos and the only thing he had left was a little shed that him and his son built a few months back,” said Smith.

The Titleist player and other golfers participating in the Sony Open each donated a portion of their prize money to help battle the bushfires in Australia.

Here’s a look at Smith’s winning bag:

Driver: Titleist TS2
Fairway Wood: Titleist TS2
Irons: Titleist U500; Titleist T100
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8
Putter: Scotty Cameron TFB 1.5 Teryllium
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Home soil victory for Grace…

Over on the European Tour, South Africa’s Branden Grace won the South African Open, after an insane final round of 62.

The 31-year-old secured his ninth European Tour victory after beginning the day three-shots behind Louis Oosthuizen. The Callaway player’s impressive final round included eight birdies and an eagle, helping him soar past his competition at the Firethorn Course at Randpark Golf Club.

“That was remarkable, I’m lost for words really,” Grace told reporters afterwards. Adding, “I played flawless golf, I can’t remember the last time the putter was that hot.”

Sunday marked Grace’s first win since the birth of his son in April 2018, an important milestone for the father. And while Grace has won all the big events in his native South Africa, this was his first win at the Open.

“It was amazing. This means so much to any South African, winning on your own home soil. The guys get so behind you and it’s such an emotional feeling.”
See Grace’s winning gear below:

Driver: Callaway GBB Epic Sub Zero
Fairway Woods: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero
Hybrid: PXG 0317X GEN2
Irons: Callaway X Forged; Callaway Apex Pro 19
Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 5 Jaws
Putter: Odyssey Toulon Atlanta Stroke lab
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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