Horschel: What’s in the Bag?
Journeyman Billy Horschel won for the fourth time on Tour when former world number one Jason Day missed a four-foot par putt on the first hole of sudden death at the AT&T Bryon Nelson Championship.
Horschel is on the endorsement staff of PXG and made use of their newest putter, the Bat Attack model, to overcome Day after posting a final round score of 69 over the TPC Four Seasons Resort in Irving, Texas.
The Bat Attack ($550) is a face balanced modified mallet with a double bend shaft and designed for straight back and through strokes. The body is lightweight aluminum with distinctive heavy “bat wings” on the heel and toe.
In addition to increasing the putter’s MOI or resistance to twisting, the wings are set apart the width of a ball so they also act as an aid to alignment. The stainless steel face insert has milled grooves and is backed by a layer of TPE to soften impact and give consistent feel across the entire width.
Driver: PXG 0811X 9 degrees (Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec Black 6X shaft)
Fairway Woods: PXG 0341X 3-wood 14 degrees & PXG 0341 5-wood 17 degrees (both Project X HZRDUS Black 75X shafts)
Irons: PXG 0311T 3-iron and 5-iron through pitching wedge (True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts)
Wedges: PXG 0311T Milled 52 degrees (True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shaft) 56 and 60 degrees (True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts)
Putter: PXG Bat Attack
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
As happens every week Titleist was the most played ball at the Byron Nelson with 107 in play compared to 17 for the nearest competitor’s ball. In addition their Pro V1/Pro V1x models also were used by Bernhard Langer (Pro V1) to win the Regions Tradition, a Champions Tour major and by Stephan Jaegar (Pro V1) at the European Tour’s BMW Charity Pro-Am.
Jordan Spieth missed the cut at the Byron Nelson, a home game for the young superstar, but also created lots of comment by ditching his faithful blade putter, a Scotty Cameron 009 Prototype, for a mallet, a Scotty Cameron T5W Tour model. Though not the first time Spieth has changed flat sticks since turning pro, he is struggling with his putting and confessed he must get back to the proficiency he had in his stellar 2015 season.WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?