Brian Gay In The Bag: Humana Challenge Winning Clubs


American Brian Gay has ended a three-year victory drought with a play-off win over Charles Howell III in the Humana Challenge.

Gay thought his chance had slipped through his fingers with a par on the 72nd hole, but an incredible Scott Stallings collapse that saw the American fire a 223-yard 6-iron into the water at 18, opened the door.

Gay had earlier closed with a 63 to erase a six-stroke deficit. Then in the play-off, he birdied the 18th thanks to a fearless up-and-down, before making a decisive birdie at the par-4 10th.

“It feels amazing right now,” said Gay. “I’m still in a little bit of shock. It kind of happened so fast there at the end.
“It was a roller-coaster. I figured at least one, if not both of them (Stallings and Howell), would birdie 18. So I was fortunate for that not to happen and have another chance. And boom, there we go.”

The win is Gay’s fourth on the PGA Tour and he was quick to thank his new TaylorMade R1 driver, that alongside some new coaches, has helped him gain about 10 to 15 yards on last season.

Gay and Howell were also joined in the play-off by David Lingmerth on the Palmer Private course at PGA West, but the Swede saw his approach on 18 find the water to drop out of contention at the first play-off hole.

Here are the clubs that Gay used to claim victory:

Driver: TaylorMade R1 (9°) with an Oban Kiyoshi shaft
Fairway woods: Adams Speedline Speed LS (13°) with an Oban Kiyoshi shaft
Hybrids: TaylorMade Rocketballz Tour (16.5°) Rescue TP (19°) with Aldila NV shafts
Irons: TaylorMade RocketBladez (4), Mizuno MP-60 (5-8); Mizuno MP-32 (9, PW) with Project X 6.0 shafts
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled (56°, 60°) with True Temper DG Spinner shafts
Putter: Bettinardi BB8 TOUR prototype
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x


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