Winner's BagMay 14, 2019

The clubs Steve Stricker used to win the Regions Tradition

Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented By MasterCard - Final Round
David CannonORLANDO, FLORIDA - MARCH 10: Steve Stricker of the United States plays his second shot on the par 4, first hole during the final round of the 2019 Arnold Palmer Invitational at the Arnold Palmer Bay Hill Club on March 10, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

When Steve Stricker was named the 2020 U.S. Ryder Cup captain, much was made of the fact that he was the first player to have that honor without a major championship on his playing resume.

We all could have saved the keystrokes.

Coming into the final round of the weather-delayed Regions Tradition, Stricker held a two-shot lead in the senior major before playing nearly flawless golf to win by six over Paul Goydos, Billy Andrade and David Toms.

It was an impressive display by Stricker, who had just one blemish on his card over 72 holes, the result of steady ball-striking, solid putting and an otherworldy short game. Stricker missed 19 greens in all and got up-and-down on 18 of them, using his Titleist Vokey SM6 54-degree wedges and Titleist Vokey SM4 lob wedge and the converting putts with the Odyssey White Hot 2 putter he has employed for the better part of 18 seasons now.

“You work hard, try to do the right things, work on my game, and come out here hoping to play well, hoping to win,” Stricker said.

One thing he no longer has to “hope” to do is win a major.

What Steve Stricker had in the bag at the Regions Tradition:

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Driver: Titleist 913D3, 8.5 degrees

3-wood: Titleist 915F, 13.5 degrees

Hybrid: Titleist 816H1, 17 degrees

Irons (3-PW): Titleist 718 AP2

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 (54 degrees); Titleist Vokey SM4 (60 degrees)

Putter: Odyssey White Hot 2