Victory Roundup: Six Extra Holes and a Maiden Win make for an interesting Sunday

by Maura Hutchinson

As one player earned his first European Tour victory with his wife by his side, another needed six play-off holes to secure his second PGA Tour win but quipped, “I’ll take it any way I can get it.” Check out all the action below from the South African Open Championship and the Sony Open in Hawaii.

England’s Chris Paisley is one excited man today. Having landed his first tour victory yesterday at Glendower Golf Club, the 31-year-old had someone very special to thank for his memorable win – his wife, Keri who spent the weekend on her husband’s bag. Up close and personal for his all-important first European Tour title it was a Sunday I’m sure neither of the Paisleys will forget.

“She doesn’t know that much about golf, but she knows me really well and she knows when I’m going a little quicker than I usually do or getting a bit tight,” Paisley told reporters after his win. Adding, “Coming up the last fairway with her next to me was just incredible. She never put a foot wrong. It’s the first time she has ever caddied and I just can’t thank her enough.”

The Callaway player managed to hold his nerve on the final day of play despite going head-to-head with home soil favourite Branden Grace. In the end Paisley remained cool and focused, thanks in part to his new caddie, closing out the final round with a 66 to finish at 21-under par, three strokes ahead of Grace. A dream come true for the golfer.

Here’s a look at the gear Paisley used to start 2018 off right:

Driver: Callaway Prototype
Fairways: Callaway Prototype
Utility Iron: Callaway X Forged UT
Irons: Callaway X Forged ‘18
Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 4
Putter: Odyssey Works Versa Tank #1
Ball: Callaway Prototype

Over on the PGA Tour, American Patton Kizzire landed his second PGA Tour victory of the season at the Sony Open. While it wasn’t the prettiest of wins, Kizzire and James Hahn went head-to-head over six (yes that’s right, 6!!!) playoff holes, the 31-year-old is happy to have another title and looking forward to building on the momentum of the past couple of months.

“I’m just going to keep working hard,” Kizzire told reporters yesterday. “I want to get the third win. The first win was big and this one is even bigger.”

Check out the equipment Kizzire is using to kill it this season:

Driver: Titleist 917D3
3-Wood: Titleist 917F2
Hybrid: Titleist 913H
Irons: Titleist 718 T-MB; Titleist 718 CB; Titleist 718 MB
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7; Titleist prototype
Putter: Scotty Cameron by Titleist GoLo Tour
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x