Monday, April 20

The Mixed Bag of Verizon Heritage Winner Brian Gay

BRIAN GAY FLAT GOLFED his ball this past weekend at Harbour Town Golf Links. The tour veteran fired a record-setting 20-under total to win the Verizon Heritage by 10 shots. That makes two PGA Tour victories for the journeyman. And one ugly plaid jacket.

Harbour Town is a challenging track that features tight fairways, ample trees, sand and water, swirling sea breezes and small greens. In other words, you must own your swing and control your dimpled friend. Fairways and greens, as the cliché goes. No spray and pray.

Gay put on a clinic, with precision drives and green-seeking approach shots. He also drained his share of putts.

“Just another unbelievable day,” Brian said after closing with a 64, his best round of the week. “Yes, it’s a bit of a validation,” he added about his second win. Yep, with a capital “V.”

Gay has a mixed bag of clubs: TaylorMade driver; Mizuno hybrid, irons and putter; and Titleist Vokey wedges. He plays the Titleist Pro V1 ball. Not surprisingly, the hallmark of his game is accuracy. Gay is currently fourth in percentage (74.26) of drives in the fairway.

Gay File
Turned pro: 1994
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas
College: University of Florida
World ranking: 53
PGA Tour wins: 2
Equipment: Various

−The Armchair Golfer

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4 comments :

ladygolfer said...

I betcha his "mixed bag" doesn't even have the latest and the greatest clubs out there which proves you only have to be confident and comfortable with your equipment to score.

Lancer said...

It's amazing how good these guys really are. Consider that a guy very few people would recognize either on or off a golf course could be so close to perfect for four days in a row. I see this and wonder where this guy has been? Next week, however, it'll probably be someone else. There's really a thin line between the best and the rest out there on the tour.

AppleDawg said...

Gay dominated like I hadn't seen in awhile on the tour. He hit rarely off the fairway and every shot seemed close to the pin

Simply dominated the course.

the scottish football blogger said...

Tour Edge Exotics fairway woods to add to the "pick 'n mix" - just goes to show that whatever you are comfortable with is often your best option.