Jordan Spieth birdies from a bunker on the 18th during a playoff in the final round of the 2017 Travelers Championship. (Photo by Jessica Hill/AP)
By E. Michael Johnson
Jordan Spieth’s second win of the 2016-17 season and 10th of his PGA Tour career came courtesy of his Titleist Vokey SM6 60-degree wedge. Spieth forced overtime with Daniel Berger by hitting a nifty bunker shot on the 72nd hole to within two feet to salvage a par and a final-round 70, leading to a playoff. Spieth, however, did himself one better on the first extra hole.
Playing the 442-yard, par-4 18th, Spieth again found himself in the same greenside bunker, but instead of knocking it close, this time his shot found the bottom of the cup, setting off a raucous celebration. When Berger’s lengthy putt to tie narrowly missed, Spieth—and his wedge—had the win.
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Driver: Titleist 915D2 (Aldila nv2kxv 70), 9.5 degrees
3-wood: Titleist 915F, 15 degrees
Hybrid: Titleist 816H2, 21 degrees
Irons: (4): Titleist 716 T-MB; (5-9): Titleist 716 AP2; (PW): Titleist Vokey SM6
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 (52, 56, 60 degrees)
Putter: Scotty Cameron by Titleist 009