Golf equipmentMay 29, 2016

Winner's Bag: Jordan Spieth, Dean & Deluca Invitational

Short-game clubs prove to be the difference
FORT WORTH, TX - MAY 28: Jordan Spieth reacts on the fifth green during the Third Round of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational at Colonial Country Club on May 28, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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FORT WORTH, TX - MAY 28: Jordan Spieth reacts on the fifth green during the Third Round of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational at Colonial Country Club on May 28, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Jordan Spieth quieted some critics and perhaps erased a little self-doubt as well as the Texan captured the Dean & Deluca Invitational at Colonial C.C. for his first victory since his back-nine debacle at the Masters in April with a solid display of pitching and putting.

Spieth’s pitch-in on the 17th hole Sunday for birdie with a Titleist Vokey SM6 wedge (he carries four in his bag) not only saved his lead, but expanded it. The putter, as usual, also proved handy. Spieth is one of the best on tour from long range (he makes 10.46 percent of his putts outside 20 feet while the tour average is just shy of 7 percent), and he made three bombs on the final nine. He connected from 20 feet, 9 inches for birdie on No. 10, from 20 feet, 4 inches for the birdie that put him in the lead on No. 16, and from 34 feet for another birdie on the No. 18.

Spieth converted those putts with his Scotty Cameron by Titleist SC-009 prototype putter—a model he has used since he was 15 years old, prompted to use the club because Adam Scott and Geoff Ogilvy had the same model.

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Driver: Titleist 915D2 (Aldila Rogue Black 60TX), 9.5 degrees

3-wood: Titleist 915F, 15 degrees

Irons (3): Titleist T-MB; (4-9): Titleist AP2 714; (PW): Titleist Vokey SM6

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 (52, 56, 60 degrees)

Putter: Scotty Cameron by Titleist SC-009 prototype