Less than a week after putting the new Wilson Staff FG Tour V6 forged irons in his bag, three-time Major winner Padraig Harrington won his 15th European Tour title at the Portugal Masters.
The win at the Oceanico Victoria Clube de Golf on Sunday, was inspired by a masterclass of accurate approach play and solid putting.
The popular Irishman, who has played Wilson Staff clubs since 1998 in one of golf’s longest partnerships, birdied six holes in a bogey-free final round 65 to finish on -23 and win by a shot from defending champion Andy Sullivan.
It was his first victory on the European Tour since 2008 and could move him back into the top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings.
Harrington, who is renowned for his attention to detail when choosing equipment, placed the new V6 irons in his bag during a practice round earlier this week and was immediately convinced that they would deliver a good score in tournament play.
“I tried out the new FG Tour V6 irons on Monday and loved them. They were so good, I put them straight into the bag,” said Padraig.
“I tried to be really aggressive …I just tried to go after every pin I could and make birdies. I have a pretty good short game that was on form this week. No matter where I hit it, I felt like I could get it up and down.”
Commenting on his outstanding result with the new clubs, Doug Wright, Global Commercial Director at Wilson Golf said: “It’s great to see Padraig return to winning ways and to do so with a brand new Wilson Staff iron in the true tradition of the brand.
His victory on the European Tour comes just a week after Brendan Steele captured the first PGA Tour event of the 2017 season also using FG Tour irons. It adds up to a great week for Wilson Staff and those involved in the brand’s global progress in recent times.”
Other Wilson Staff clubs in Padraig’s bag that featured during the decisive rounds in Portugal were the Infinity South Side putter, the D200 17-degree hybrid, a V4 Utility 4-iron and two FG Tour PMP wedges (52 & 54 degrees).
The tournament also saw an impressive performance by Paul Lawrie, another former Open champion using Wilson Staff clubs, who finished in T5 with a closing 67 for a -20 total.