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Lucas Glover made it back-to-back wins over the weekend with a dramatic playoff victory over Patrick Cantlay.
The 2009 US Open champion held off a star-studded field at a hot and humid TPC Southwind, beating Patrick Cantlay in the first hole of sudden death.
Glover’s resurgence has come largely from the performance one club: the putter. The 43-year-old uses a broomhandle L.A.B Mezz.1 Max putter, which appears to have cured the putting woes he once faced. L.A.B stands for lie angle balance. Basically, these putters are designed to eliminate torque from the putterhead. In doing so, the club will stay more stable through the stroke, which should lead to more consistency.
Throughout the week, Glover ranked 12th in Strokes Gained: Putting, which was helped by holing some fantastic efforts over the final round of the tournament.
A lengthy par save on the 13th hole followed by an extraordinary bogey putt on the 14th helped the new Ryder Cup hopeful to a total of 15-under-par, which Patrick Cantlay joined him on.
On the first playoff hole, Cantlay found the water, meaning Glover’s regulation par was enough to seal his sixth PGA Tour win.
It wasn’t just a hot putter that helped the man from South Carolina to his victory. A mixed bag of Srixon and Ping woods, as well as Srixon irons, more than played their part in Glover’s win.
At the bottom of the bag, his three Cleveland RTX 6 ZipCore Tour Rack wedges performed well, with Glover leading the scrambling statistic, getting up and down 23 out of 26 times.
Glover was also using a Srixon Z-Star XV ball, a slightly firmer model than the regular Z-Star.
The putting performance from the man who is now fourth in the FedEx Cup standings is made all the more impressive by the fact he’s battled the yips throughout his career. Glover has been open about how he’s struggled with short putts, but the last two weeks proved he’s well and truly come out the other side of the affliction.
Here’s the full rundown on what clubs Glover has in the bag.
Lucas Glover: What’s in the bag
Driver: Srixon Z785 (9.5°) Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 7 X
3-wood: Ping G430 Max (15°) Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 8 X
5-wood: Ping G430 Max (18°) Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 10 X
Irons: Srixon ZX5 Mk II (4), Srixon ZX7 Mk II (5-PW) Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (4-PW)
Wedges: Cleveland RTX 6 ZipCore Tour Rack (52°, 56°, 60°) Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
Putter: L.A.B. Mezz.1 Max
Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV
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