Victory Roundup – A Maiden Victory and Wire-to-Wire Win

by Maura Hutchinson

The PGA and European Tours both put on great shows over the weekend.  With worthy winners and amazing action from North Carolina and Sweden, here’s a look at the final results and the gear the pros are winning with on Tour and available now at GolfOnline.

England’s own Paul Waring picked up his first European Tour Title after a nail-biting final round at the Nordea Masters.

The 33-year-old who held a one-shot lead going into the final hole, watched as his playing partner Thomas Aiken made birdie to force a sudden death playoff. While Aiken drove straight into the water on the 18th, Waring made par to secure his first win and a fat paycheck of £225,000.

“I’m ecstatic,” Waring told reporters on Sunday. “I wasn’t ever sure this day would come in total honesty. I’ve tried so hard for many years to get to this point and it’s nice to finally cross the line and be holding the trophy. It feels like it’s all worth it.”

The road to victory has not been an easy one for the Wilson golfer who has battled injury throughout his time as a pro. Waring has been vocal on Twitter about his struggles, something even he poked fun at yesterday after securing his first European title in 200 starts.

Here’s a look at the gear Waring made his breakthrough with:

Driver: TaylorMade M2
Fairway Woods: Titleist 917
Irons: Wilson C300 Forged; Wilson FG Tour V4 and V6
Wedges: Wilson FG Tour PMP GW; Titleist Vokey SM7
Putter: Kramski High Precision Putter
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Shoes: FootJoy Tour-S

Over on the PGA Tour Brandt Snedeker celebrated his ninth Tour title in America with a wire-to-wire win at the Wyndham Championship, exactly eleven years to the day of his first PGA Tour victory.

The 37-year-old got off to an incredible start on Thursday, posting an insane 11-under 59. Snedeker’s top form remained throughout the weekend. Despite a rain delay on Saturday that forced the golfer to finish his third round on Sunday, Snedeker held his nerve to finish with a 21-under 259 total, the PGA’s second lowest score of the season.

“Shooting 59 on Thursday, your expectations go through the roof,” said Snedeker. But he added how proud he was to “cap it off the way we did today, to play pretty much a flawless round of golf.”

Check out Snedeker’s winning bag below:

Driver: Bridgestone JGR prototype
Fairway Woods: TaylorMade M3
Irons: Bridgestone J15 CB; Bridgestone J40
Wedges: Bridgestone J15; Titleist Vokey prototype
Putter: Odyssey White Hot XG Rossie
Ball: Bridgestone Tour B X