Paul Broadhurst might have had a balky back, but his game off the tee and on the greens was anything but bulky at the Ally Challenge at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club in Michigan. Broadhurst put up seven birdies against a lone bogey during a final-round 66 that left him two shots clear of Brandt Jobe for his third victory of the year on the PGA Tour Champions.
Off the tee Broadhurst displayed the kind of consistency he is known for as he ranked 23rd in distance at 293.2 yards and T-13 in accuracy, hitting 71.43 percent of his fairways. Broadhurst used TaylorMade’s original M1 430 with the weights positioned in the rear (to help foster launch) and heel (to create additional draw bias).
It was on the greens, however, where Broadhurst excelled. Using a TaylorMade Spider Tour Red mallet (the same putter he used in his two prior wins this year), Broadhurst made 20 birdies over the three rounds, and his 1.513 putts per green in regulation led the field, including one final 15-footer for birdie at the last. "Pretty special," Broadhurst said.
A career-best three wins in a season? Pretty special, indeed.
What Paul Broadhurst had in the bag at the Ally Challenge:
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Driver: TaylorMade M1 430, 10.5 degrees
Hybrids: TaylorMade SLDR, 17 degrees; TaylorMade M2 2017 (22, 25 degrees)
Irons (5-PW): TaylorMade PSi Tour
Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Red