Victory Roundup: A Maiden Victory and another Dane in the Winner’s Circle

by Maura Hutchinson

The excitement from the Ryder Cup might have died down but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t good golf to watch this weekend.  Check out all the action from the PGA and European Tours below and see the winners and their gear from Sunday.

Keeping it in the family…

The PGA Tour’s season-opener was extra special for one family as Kevin Tway, son of the 1986 PGA Championship winner, Bob Tway secured his first Tour title at the Safeway Open.

Tway’s maiden victory came after a three-way tie between himself, Brandt Snedeker and Ryan Moore forced the tournament into a playoff. After holing three consecutive birdies, the 30-year-old finished strong with a 10-foot putt to seal the deal.

“It was nice to get hot at the end,” Tway told reporters on Sunday. Adding, “I wasn’t really in it on the front nine. Brandt made a couple of bogeys starting the back nine. I was kind of right there, but kind of hanging around. Birdied 17, 18 to get into the playoff and then kept it going in the playoff – and here I am.”

The Tways are now the tenth father/son duo to win on the PGA Tour and younger couldn’t wait to talk to his dad on Sunday.

“He’s probably the biggest person I lean on. I can’t wait to call him.”

Check out the mixed bag of gear that helped Tway make it to the top in Napa:

Driver: TaylorMade M2
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M2 2017
Irons: Mizuno MP-H5; Mizuno JPX 919 Tour
Wedges: Mizuno T7; Titleist Vokey Design SM7
Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Red
Ball: Titleist Pro V1

How to successfully block a hat-trick…

Over on the European Tour, Lucas Bjerregaard won the Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland. Blocking England’s Tyrrell Hatton from winning the event for the third year in a row.

Bjerregaard started the final day four-strokes behind the overnight leader, but quickly managed to up his pace as Hatton stumbled on the back nine.

“It didn’t really look like I was ever in it today, it looked like Tyrrell was going to take off with it,” the 27-year-old said after his win. Adding, “I was trucking away at it. I’ve been playing well for a little while and I played really well today and I’m really pleased that it was enough.”

This marks Bjerregaard’s second European Tour win and moves the Dane to 10th in the Race to Dubai standings. It also follows on from a great week for Denmark, after his fellow countrymen Thomas Bjorn and Thorbjorn Olesen’s Ryder Cup success last weekend in Paris.

Here’s a look at the Dane’s winning bag:

Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway wood: TaylorMade M3
Irons: Titleist 718 T-MB; Titleist 718 CB; Titleist 718 MB
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7
Putter: Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2
Ball: Titleist Pro V1