Victory Roundup – Two Notably Winners Worth the Wait

by Maura Hutchinson

As the fall schedules of the PGA and European Tours come to an end, two players will be more than happy with their performances waking up this morning. Check out all the action from the DP World Tour Championship and the RSM Classic, and see the gear the pros are winning with, available now at GolfOnline.

A Masterful end for Willett…

Danny Willett has claimed his sixth European Tour event, winning the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai on Sunday. Marking his first win since the 2016 Masters Tournament.

Yesterday, was 953-days since Danny Willett slipped on the Green Jacket at Augusta. His Masters win, two and a half years ago, rocketed the Yorkshireman into golf’s big time. But a slip in form, as well as a nagging back injury meant Willett would go 63 events without another win on Tour. Even more shocking, in those 63 tournaments, the 31-year-old either missed the cut or withdrew in 32.

But a positive change seemed to happening over the last few months, as Willett began to claw his way back on Tour. Culminating yesterday in a big win, and one huge payday of £1 million. A victory that you could see meant a lot to the Callaway golfer.

“Yeah, there were periods I wasn’t sure I was ever going to do this [win] again and even if I really wanted to play golf, so this is pretty special,” Willett told reporters afterwards.

We can’t wait to see what 2019 holds for Willett. Here’s a look at the English golfer’s winning bag:

Driver: Callaway Rogue
Fairway Woods: Callaway Rogue
Utility: Callaway 2018 X Forged UT
Irons: Callaway 2018 X Forged
Wedges: Mack Daddy Forged
Putter: Odyssey Prototype
Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X
Shoes: FootJoy Pro SL

A Champion a Decade in the Making…

Over on the PGA Tour, Charles Howell III produced his first win in 11 years. Putting an end to a 4,292 day-drought, to earn the American a cool $1.152 million, just in time for the holidays.

Sunday’s final round didn’t get off to a great start for Howell, the golfer made a bogey on the first and a double bogey on the second, and it looked as if he was out of the running. But the 39-year-old held his nerve, and summoned up a great performance, including six birdies on the final 14 holes, to finish the day in a tie with Patrick Rodgers.

“I thought, man, I’ve seen this movie before and I know how it ends,” said Howell, who lost a playoff to Kyle Stanley at the Quicken Loans National in 2017.

And then this happened on the second hole…

Howell now has three PGA Tour titles to his name, and it looks like a new sponsor for 2019. Check out the former PXG player’s winning Titleist bag from Georgia.

Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway Woods: Titleist TS2
Irons: Titleist 718 T-MB; Titleist 718 AP2; Titleist 718 CB
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7
Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Red
Ball: Titleist Pro V1