Two talented players enduring victory droughts ended their respective winless streaks this past week as David Toms captured the Crowne Plaza Colonial (his first PGA Tour win since 2006) and Suzann Pettersen won the LPGA Sybase Match Play (for her first victory on that tour since 2008).
For Toms the critical shot came on the par-5 11th hole when he used a Cleveland CG16 60-degree wedge (a Gold Medal winner on the 2011 Golf Digest Hot List) to jar an 82-yard approach shot for eagle that, at the moment, put Toms up by two shots. Pettersen also used a wedge, Nike's VR, to great effect, setting up her winning putt on the final hole at Hamilton Farm GC. When the putt dropped it marked the first tour win for Nike's new 20XI ball (also a Gold medalist on Golf Digest's 2011 Hot List).
David Toms Crowne Plaza ColonialBall: Titleist Pro V1 Driver: Cleveland Launcher DST (Aldila RIP 60), 10.5 degrees 3-Wood: Cleveland Launcher DST, 15 degrees Hybrids: Cleveland Launcher (18, 20.5 degrees) Irons (4-PW): Cleveland CG7 Tour Wedges: Cleveland CG16 (54, 60 degrees) Putter: Never Compromise Dinero Tycoon
Suzann Pettersen Sybase Match PlayBall: Nike 20XI X Driver: Nike VR STR8-Fit, 9.5 degrees 3-Wood: Nike SQ Dymo, 13 degrees Hybrid: Nike VR, 18 degrees Irons (4-PW): Nike VR Pro Combo Wedges: Nike VR Blade (48 degrees); Nike VR (53, 59 degrees) Putter: TaylorMade Rossa Monza Spider
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