Victory Roundup – Day and Park pick up important wins

by Maura Hutchinson

Welcome to summer – a gorgeous bank holiday weekend only made brighter with familiar winners on both the PGA and LPGA Tours. Check out all the action from Texas and Charlotte below and take a look at the gear the pros are using to win big in 2018.

Jason Day returned to the top of the leaderboard on Sunday, winning the Wells Fargo Championship by two-strokes over Nick Watney and Aaron Wise.

Marking his second win of 2018, the former world number one’s latest victory is his 12th PGA Tour title and propels the Australian back into the top-10 in the world. All signs pointing towards a possible second coming for Day.

“I got burned out being No. 1,” Day told reporters after his win on Sunday. “It’s easy to get burned out in a position that you’re in the spotlight. It can be demanding at times. You’ve got to give time to people and sometimes you don’t get a lot of time to yourself.”

A difficult 2017 on and off the course proved to be too much for the 30-year-old. With Day not only feeling the pressure of being number one but also having to deal with his mother being diagnosed with cancer and his wife suffering a miscarriage.

“For me to not work as hard as I should be and to be selfish in that mindset – ‘well, I’m burned out, it’s okay to have an off year.’ That really bugged me,” Day told reporters.

So what has changed for the TaylorMade player? Besides coming back with a renewed sense of focus, Day’s short game is unbelievably sharp this season. Armed with his TaylorMade Spider Tour Putter Day has made 92 percent of his putts from inside 10-feet this year.

Here’s a look at all the gear that’s helping Day bring his A-game this season:

Driver: TaylorMade M3
Fairway Woods: TaylorMade M4
Irons: TaylorMade P790; TaylorMade P730
Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind; TaylorMade Milled Grind Hi-Toe
Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Red
Ball: TaylorMade TP5X

Over on the LPGA Tour Sung Hyun Park, the 2017 Rookie of the Year, proved she is more than ready to take on 2018. Winning the Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic with an impressive 11-under 131. The tournament was forced to be cut down to 36 holes because of bad weather on Thursday and Friday but that didn’t stop Park from charging to victory on Sunday.

“Since I did so well last year, I felt a lot more pressure this year,” Park told reporters. Adding, “After this win, I feel like I can finish out the season with a lot less pressure.”

The current U.S. Women’s Open Champion has been concentrating on her short game recently and by all accounts the practice definitely paid off in Texas!

Check out the South Korean golfer’s full winning bag below:

Driver: TaylorMade M3 460, 9.5 degrees
3-wood: TaylorMade M4, 15 degrees
Hybrid: TaylorMade M3, 17 degrees
Irons (3-5): TaylorMade P750; (6-PW): TaylorMade P730
Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind (52, 58 degrees)
Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Red
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x