Scott Parel didn’t wait long to make his move Sunday at the Boeing Classic. Starting the day five shots behind Kevin Sutherland and Ken Tanigawa, Parel birdied the final six holes on the front nine and shot seven-under 29. A trio of birdies on the back (along with a bogey on No. 10) gave him a final-round 63 and a three-shot win.
Although Parel dominated off the tee, averaging 319.5 yards (ranked fourth and more than 20 yards above the field average) with his TaylorMade M2 driver, he also shot a strong iron game as well, ranking second in greens in regulation at 81.48. His putter, however, was the difference-maker.
With the outcome still in doubt, Parel birdied the 16th and 17th holes to nail things down, the latter a 50-foot downhiller with a severe right-to-left break that found the hole. Parel’s putter is an Odyssey Versa 90 #7 Black mallet. No bad for a guy who didn’t pro until he was 31 years old. Maybe he took a while to make his move after all.
What Scott Parel had in the bag at the Boeing Classic
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Driver: TaylorMade M2, 10.5 degrees
3-wood: TaylorMade AeroBurner, 15 degrees
5-wood: TaylorMade M1, 19 degrees
Irons (4-PW): TaylorMade PSi Tour
Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind (50, 54, 58 degrees)
Putter: Odyssey Versa 90 #7 Black