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Sami Valimaki claimed victory at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters after closing out Jorge Campillo in the first playoff hole. Here’s Sami Valimaki’s WITB.

It was a successful week for Finland’s Sami Valimaki as the 25-year-old claimed his second victory on the DP World Tour.

A final round of 69 was good enough for a total of 18-under-par, which saw him in a playoff with Jorge Campillo. 

Valimaki won the first hole of sudden death against the former champion and became a champion for the second time out the Middle East. His first DP World Tour win came back in 2020 in Oman.

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This win moved the Finnish golfer to seventh in the Race to Dubai ranking.

It would be remiss not to mention Scotland’s Scott Jamieson who started the tournament outside the DP World Tour’s top 100. However, a joint third finish along with Nacho Elvira had him the right side of the cut-off, meaning he keeps his card for next season. 

Sami Valimaki was impressive all week, averaging a whopping 318 yards off the tee with his Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond driver.

The Finnish player also dominated in strokes gained with 1.84 SG on his approaches; 2.45 SG tee to green, while hitting a remarkable 86% of greens in regulation.

He gave himself plenty birdie opportunities with his fine iron display, averaging 29.5 putts per round. It’s safe to say his Callaway APEX TCB irons and his Odyssey OG 2-Ball putter both performed well throughout the week.  

Sami Valimaki WITB

Driver: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond 10.5 degree (9.5) 

Fairway: Callaway Paradym 3HL 16.5 degree (15.5) 

Utility: Callaway X Forged UT 19 degree 

Irons: Callaway APEX TCB 4-9 

Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy Jaws Raw, 46J, 50J, 56J, 60C 

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG 2-Ball 

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X 

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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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