Despite more than 15 hours spent in a delay, the Zurich Classic of New Orleans ended up being one of the best weeks of Brian Stuard’s life. The PGA Tour journeyman played 54 holes bogey-free to earn his first win on Tour, edging Byeong-hun An and Jamie Lovemark out in a playoff.
What’s In His Bag
Driver: Callaway Great Big Bertha (9.5°, Fujikura Speeder Evolution II 757X shaft)
3-wood: Callaway XR Pro (14°, Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 8.3X Tour Spec shaft)
Hybrids: Callaway Apex (20°, Aldila Tour Green 85 TX Hybrid shaft)
Callaway Apex (23°, Aldila Tour Green 85 TX Hybrid shaft)
Irons: Callaway Apex Pro (4-PW; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shaft)
Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 3 Milled (52°, 58°, KBS Tour 610 120g X shafts)
Putter: Odyssey Works Marxman Fang Tank
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Most Valuable Club: Odyssey Works Marxman Fang Tank Putter
Stuard put on a putting clinic in New Orleans. Piggybacking off of a 21-putt first round, Stuard went on to lead the field in both strokes gained: putting (+8.547) and putts per green in regulation (1.588).
What’s even more impressive is the fact that Stuard picked the putter up last week at the Valero Texas Open out of a demo pile and has only had the flatstick in his bag for seven competitive rounds.
[Info via PGATour.com]