Ryan Moore went from last man in to the man who had the clinching point for the U.S. Team at the Ryder Cup. He also put another notch in a successful year for start-up equipment company PXG. Although the Scottsdale-based equipment maker has been in business for a few years, it wasn’t until this season that it made a serious effort on tour. Moore, who was the company’s first staff player, rallied from a 2-down deficit with three holes to play to run the table, going eagle-birdie-par to vanquish Lee Westwood.
Among the highlights were a hybrid from 243 yards on the par-5 16 that settled eight feet feet from the hole leading to a match-turning eagle. Moore followed with a shot to eight feet again at the 168-yard par-3 17th. The clubs Moore used for those shots were a PXG 0317 19-degree hybrid and a PXG 0311T 9-iron. Moore’s hybrid has a Matrix HM385 x-flex shaft at standard length and his irons are True Temper’s Dynamic Gold Lite X-100 at standard length.
"Man, when I went 2-down with three to go, I didn't want to let my team down,” said Moore. "I wanted to do everything I could and try to hit a couple great shots coming in. Was able to eagle 16, which was huge. That birdie on 17 and then to win with the par on the last hole, it’s … honestly, I don't even know what to tell you. It's incredible.”