Victory Roundup – a Defended Win and a Monday Finish

by Maura Hutchinson

Torrential rains forced the PGA Tour to finish on Monday as the European Tour found its second golfer to successfully defend the Omega European Masters. Check out all the action from weekend and see the gear the pros are winning with that’s available now at GolfOnline.

He might have missed out on a Ryder Cup invite but England’s Matt Fitzpatrick didn’t let the snub get in his way in Switzerland. After carding a sensational 63 in the third round, Fitzpatrick went on to win the Omega European Masters for the second year in a row. Making him just the second player in the history of the event to successfully defend the title (Seve Ballesteros was the first).

“This is what I wanted to achieve this season – another win,” Fitzpatrick told reporters afterwards. Adding, “To get it here again is so special and to get my fifth [European Tour Title] is amazing. I love this place.”

It might not have been the prettiest of wins but the 24-year-old managed to make birdie on the first extra playoff hole beating Lucas Bjerregaard just days after missing out on a wildcard spot on Thomas Bjorn’s Ryder cup Team. But Fitzpatrick isn’t letting the snub get him down and in fact told reporters he thinks the captain made the right choice.

“I didn’t play well enough this summer, it’s as simple as that,” Fitzpatrick said after his win.

Well, he certainly played well this week. Check out Fitzpatrick’s winning bag below:

Driver: TaylorMade M2
Fairway Woods: Ping G25
Irons: Ping i25; Ping S55
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6; Titleist Vokey SM5
Putter: Yes! Tracy II
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Over on the PGA Tour American Keegan Bradley managed to secure his first win since 2012. Beating Justin Rose on the first playoff hole Monday at the BMW Championships.

The 32 year-old who started the weekend ranked 52 in the FedEx Cup standings, is now in sixth place and has earned his first trip to the TOUR Championship in five years as well as a $1.6 million USD payday.

“This is just incredible,” said Bradley after his win. “It’s been a hard road back.”

The Srixon player’s final round 64 was the lowest of the day as Bradley finished at 20-under 260, the lowest 72-hole score in the event’s history. Met on the course by his wife and infant son it was obvious just how much this win meant to Bradley.

Here’s a look at the winner’s bag:

Driver: TaylorMade M2
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M4 HL
Hybrid: Callaway Apex
Irons: Srixon Z U45; Srixon Z745
Wedges: Srixon Z945; Cleveland RTX 3; Cleveland RTX 4
Putter: Odyssey Works 1W Armlock Prototype
Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV