Waste Management Phoenix Open 2022 (CV-99) + Mizuno Pro irons

Date Posted:15 February 2022 

Scottie gets a W





What s in the bag



Scottie Scheffler

Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus (8°)

Fujikura Ventus Black 7 X

3-wood: Nike VR Pro (13.5°)

Fujikura Atmos Black Tour Spec 8 X

Utility: Srixon Z U85 (3)

Nippon Pro Modus3 Hybrid Tour X

Irons: Srixon ZX7 (4), TaylorMade P7TW (5-PW)

True Temper DG Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (50°, 56°, 60°)

True Temper DG Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron SS Timeless Tourtype GSS Proto

Ball: Titleist Pro V1





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The PGA tour played the WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Arizona. Starting the final day two shots back and then closing with a 67, Scottie Scheffler (-16) from the USA found himself tied for the lead. With legendary caddie Ted Scott on his bag and a birdie on the third extra hole the 25 year old had finally captured a tour title by defeating fellow compatriot Patrick Cantlay. See some final round highlights here. Coming in as a sponsors exemption, overnight leader Sahith Theegala (-15) who was the crowd favourite hit one poor drive on the 17th hole that led to a bogey but he was ecstatic he shared third place along with fellow Americans Brooks Koepka and Xander Schauffele. Tied for sith place were Sweden's Alex Noren (-14) and Billy Horschel from the USA. Australians making the weekend cut were Adam Scott (-5) and Matt Jones (-1).




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The European tour played the Ras Al Khaimah Classic at the Al Hamra GC in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. After opening his week with a 63, Ryan Fox (-22) held on to the advantage and started the final day with a six shot lead. The 35 year old Kiwi closed with a 69 to capture his second Euro tour title. Alone in second place was England's Ross Fisher (-17) followed by Spaniard Pablo Larrazábal (-16) who shared third place along with South African Zander Lombard and Germany's Hurly Long. Aussies in the field were Jason Scrivener (-14) who tied for 9th place with eight others, Wade Ormsby (-10) and Maverick Antcliff (-7).




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The Korn Ferry tour held the Astara Golf Championship at the Country Club de Bogota-Lagos in Bogota, Colombia. In his 50th start on tour and after narrowly missing out in Panama last week, Brandon Matthews (-19) from the USA birdied 16 & 17 then found himself and three others tied for the lead with one hole to play. The 27 year old found the par five 18th hole in two and then drained a five footer for eagle to capture his maiden tour title. His compatriots Ryan McCormick (-18) and Ben Griffin both made birdies to tie for second and were followed by fellow American Joey Garber (-17) who could only manage a par. Sharing fifth place were Argentina's Marcos Montenegro (-15) and Rob Oppenheim from the USA. Aussies making the cut were Rhein Gibson (-9), Harrison Endycott (-5) and Curtis Luck (-4).




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The European Challenge tour played the Dimension Data Pro-Am at the Fancourt Golf Estate in George, South Africa. It's been a long five years between drinks but after Alexander Knappe (-23) birdied his final hole, the 32 year old German was once again victorious after an impressive fourth blemish free round in a row. After missing his birdie putt on the final hole, South Africa's Dean Burmester (-22) ended up alone in second. After his 63 on Saturday, New Zealand's Daniel Hillier (-19) closed with a 71 to be solo third. Sharing fourth place were Denmark’s Nicolai Kristensen (-16) and South African duo JC Ritchie and Neil Schietekat. The only Australian in the field was Blake Windred who unfortunately missed the cut.




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The LET played the Magical Kenya Ladies Open at Vipingo Ridge in Vipigno, Kenya. After winning the inaugural running of the tournament in 2019, Esther Henseleit (-2) returned as the defending champion due to a two year Covid suspension. The 23 year old German closed with a 70 for a one shot victory and her second career title. See some final round highlights here. After closing with a 69, Spain’s Marta Sanz Barrio (-1) finished alone in second place. Leading after each of the first three rounds, Sweden's Linnea Ström (+2) closed with a 77 to take third place followed by Germany’s Sophie Hausmann (+3). There were no Australian girls in the field.



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The Australasian and ALPG tours jointly held the Vic Open at 13th Beach Golf Links on the Beach & Creek Courses in Barwon Heads, Victoria. After opening his week with a 65, Dimitrios Papadatos (-21) started the final day one shot off the lead and then closed with a birdie for a flawless 66 and a one shot victory. See some highlights here. The 30 year old from Sydney was rewarded with his fifth pro title and a ticket to the 150th British Open later this year. Nipping at his heels all day was his playing partner Ben Campbell (-20) who matched his 66 and was solo second. In third place was Matthew Griffin (-16) followed by Josh Younger (-15). Tied for fifth place were David Micheluzzi (-14) and overnight leader John Lyras who closed with a disappointing 74. In the women's tournament, World #30 Hannah Green (-13) started her day with a 5 shot lead and shot a 71 for a 6 shots victory, her first on home soil. Tied for second place were her playing partners Karis Davidson (-7) and Whitney Hillier. Sharing fourth place were Su Oh (-5) and Cassie Porter. New Zealand's Momoka Kobori (-4) was alone in sixth.


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Next week the PGA tour will head to Riviera CC for the Genesis Invitational. Max Homa will return to Hogan's Alley to defend his title. Watch out for Jon Rahm, Kevin Na, Brooks Koepka, Si Woo Kim, Rory McIlroy, Collin Morikawa, Patrick Cantlay, Justin Thomas, Sergio Garcia, Xander Schauffele, Hideki Matsuyama, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Viktor Hovland. Aussies on their way to Pacific Palisades will be Cam Davis, Matt Jones, Minwoo Lee, Marc Leishman, Adam Scott and Cameron Smith.









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