Victory Roundup – A Slow Win at Riviera and a Korda Family Slam Down Under

by Maura Hutchinson

It was a weekend of bad weather, slow play and incredible wins on Tour. Check out all the action from the Genesis Open and the Women’s Australian Open, plus see the gear the pros are winning with that’s available now at GolfOnline.

J.B. Holmes scored his first win since 2015, after coming from four-strokes behind to claim victory at the Genesis Open on Sunday.

The 36-year-old managed to finish one-stroke ahead of Justin Thomas, after playing 34 holes on a very windy final day. The entire tournament was turned upside down due to inclement weather on Thursday, that resulted in a seven-hour rain delay.

Holmes’ win at the Riviera Country Club marks his fifth career victory and his first since winning the Houston Open in 2015. The American golfer now moves from 100th to 42nd in the world golf rankings, and also secures him a spot at this year’s Masters Tournament. But for all the positives coming from his latest win, much is also being talked about just how long it took Holmes to complete his final round. Criticism the Srixon player is taking in stride.

“You play in 25-mile-an-hour gusty winds and see how fast you play,” Holmes told reporters afterwards. “You can’t just get up there and whack it when it’s blowing that hard.”

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

Driver: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M2
Irons: Srixon Z U85; Srixon Z785
Wedges: Cleveland RTX4
Putter: Scotty Cameron 009M
Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV

Over on the LPGA Tour, it was special win for one incredible family. Nelly Korda’s Australian Open victory means she can now join her sister, who won the tournament in 2012, and her brother and father who both have won Australian Open titles in tennis.

Earlier last week Korda discussed feeling left out when her dad and siblings talked about their successes Down Under. With her win on Sunday, the American can now join in on what her dad has dubbed, “The Korda Slam.”

“I’m finally a part of the club,” the 20-year-old told reporters afterwards. “I mean this win was really special for my family. I think there’s something in the air here, we love coming down under.”

Victory in Adelaide marks the younger Korda’s second LPGA Tour victory. An incredible final round 67 helped the golfer secure a two-stroke victory over defending champion Jin-Young Ko.

Here’s a look at her winning gear:

Driver: Callaway Great Big Bertha Epic
Fairway Wood: Callaway Great Big Bertha Epic
Hybrids: Parsons PXG 0317X
Irons: PXG 0311XF; PXG 0311T
Wedges: PXG 0311T
Putter: Scotty Cameron by Titleist Concept 2
Ball: Titleist Pro V1

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