Monday May 8, 2023
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Titleist Brand Ambassador Wyndham Clark earned his first career PGA TOUR victory Sunday at Quail Hollow, trusting his Pro V1x golf ball and Titleist drivers, irons, and Vokey wedges to a runaway four-shot win in the designated event.
“My short game was there when I needed it,” Clark said to the media in his press conference following Sunday’s win.”
• His average proximity to the hole from 50-125 yards when hitting from Quail Hollow's fairways was 8 feet, 1 inch, ranking third best in the field and more than 11 feet better than the field average.
• From 50-125 yards in the rough, he averaged 19 feet 6 inches, also more than 11 feet better than the field average.
• Clark also ranked T6 in Scrambling (71.4%) and T7 (75%) in Sand Saves, including a memorable up and down Sunday on the par-4 11th.
• Facing a shortsided 20-yard shot from front left greenside bunker, Clark splashed his Pro V1x to 3 feet, 5 inches to save par.
Said Clark on his four SM9’s (46.10F, 52.12F, 56.10S, WedgeWorks 60A): "I use the SM9s, these are incredible. Vokey's done a great job in creating a wedge that launches at the launch you want, which is kind of a lower launch, but with a ton of spin. And that's what all of us out here strive and try to get with our wedges is that lower launch that fights through the wind. But then when it lands, it is really receptive.” “In the 46, I use the 10F and then the same thing pretty much with the 52, I use the F Grind, which is a little touch more bounce, so that I’m very shallow. And so when I try to hit a low trap draw or a high soft wedge, it reacts the same and doesn't dig.
Vokey Rep Aaron Dill said “One of the things that he really values is trajectory management, meaning he wants to launch it low. He’ll play it three-quarter shots, he’ll play it half shots, but mainly it’s kind of his greenside short game club that he’ll use a lot and it’s just become a good friend for him because he feels like he can slide into the ball easily when things are cut tight on conditions like Quail.”
Watch Clark talk about his winning Vokey wedge setup here