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Ryo Hisatsune claimed his first win at the Cazoo Open de France becoming the third Japanese player in history to win on the DP World Tour.

The 21-year-old from Japan started the day four shots behind the leaders, but Jordan Smith and Ewen Ferguson, who started at the top of the leaderboard, couldn’t stay there.

Hisatsune would struggle to get momentum going on the front nine with two bogeys and two birdies but he found form on the back nine to record a two shot win.

The new world No. 101 went onto shoot a back nine of 30, putting on an exhibition with his TaylorMade P7MC irons. A late flurry of birdies at the former Ryder Cup host venue was enough for Hisatsune to shoot 66 and record a 14-under-par total.

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This impressive round was backed up with some impressive stats throughout the week.

He averaged 67.5 shots per round throughout the week, and that was thanks to some exceptional ball striking. He drove the ball nicely with his TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus, hitting 68% of fairways at the demanding Le Golf National layout.

However, Hisatsune’s clear standout was with his approach play and his TaylorMade P7MC irons. He hit 79% of greens in regulation, which had him at fifth in Strokes Gained: Approach over the week.

On the greens, he was no slouch either. He ranked seventh in Strokes Gained: Putting, gaining over a shot per round with the flatstick over the week. He games an Odyssey Black Series ix 9, a classic mid-mallet design.

Check out the bag of the Cazoo Open de France champion.

WITB Ryo Hisatsune

Driver: TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus 10.5°, Ventus Red 7x

Fairway woods: TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus 4-wood 16.5° Ventus Black 7x; TaylorMade Stealth 2 7-wood 21° Ventus Black 8x

Irons: TaylorMade P7MC 4-PW

Wedges: TaylorMade MG4 52°, 60° and TaylorMade MG3 56°

Putter: Odyssey Black Series ix 9

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James Tait is bunkered’s Gear Editor. Want to know how the latest Callaway driver, Vokey wedge or Scotty Cameron putter performs? He’s the guy to ask. Better yet, just watch his videos on the bunkered YouTube channel. One of the biggest hitters in the UK, James also competes on the World Long Drive circuit and is a descendent of former Amateur champion Freddie Tait.

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