WITB: WGC-Dell Match Play
WITB: Find out what was in the bag of WGC-Dell Match Play Champion Kevin Kisner
A year after he finished runner-up to Bubba Watson, Callaway’s Kevin Kisner claimed his first World Golf Championship title at the WGC Dell-Match play with a 3&2 victory over Matt Kuchar.
Kisner closed out the match in style, holing a 20-footer for birdie on the 16th green at Austin GC in Texas to become the first player to win the Match Play after losing a match during group play, which was introduced in 2015.
He was using a full bag of Callaway clubs, plus ball, including the new Epic Flash Sub Zero Driver, Apex Pro irons and an Odyssey putter.
“It was a long week. I prevailed. And I’m a world golf champion,” Kisner said after his victory, before alluding to what it means for the rest of his season.
“A win is always huge. That’s what we play for, is wins and trophies. But we want to be in that FedExCup playoffs. We want to have a chance in Atlanta to win the FedExCup. And we’re always working the entire year to see where it goes. And it's going to do a huge deal for the rest of my season to have a chance in Atlanta, and to hopefully play on Tiger’s President’s Cup team in Australia.”
Topping a strong week for #TeamCallaway, new signing, Francesco Molinari claimed third place with a 4&2 victory over Lucas Bjerregarrd, using a full bag of Callaway and Odyssey equipment, and a Chrome Soft X Golf Ball, the exact-same set-up that helped him win The Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill.
Kevin Kisner WITB: WGC-Dell Match Play
Here’s what Callaway staffer Kevin Kisner had in the bag at Austin Country Club:
Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero (9°, Aldila NV 2KKV 65 TX shaft)
Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero Fairway Wood (13.5°, Aldila NV 2KKV 75TX Shaft)
Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero Fairway Wood (18°, Matrik Ozik Altus Hybrid Shaft)
Callaway Apex UT Irons (3-4, Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 Tour 120TX Shafts)
Callaway Apex Pro Irons (5-9, Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 Tour 120TX Shafts)
Titleist Vokey SM7 Wedges (46, 52, 58, Nippon Pro Modus 3 125 Shafts)
Kisner’s equipment decisions
He first put his driver in play at the start of 2019 (Sony Open). Like many Callaway staffers using Epic Flash, he has been impressed by the ball speeds that he’s seeing from his driver and Flash Face Technology. It’s long, straight, and easy for Kevin to shape the driver, according to Callaway’s Tour Reps. Xander Schauffele, Francesco Molinari, and the winner of the Genesis Open have already won on the PGA Tour using an Epic Flash Sub Zero Driver this year, making Callaway #1 in PGA Tour driver wins this year.
Kisner also likes the consistency from his Epic Flash Sub Zero 3-wood – it’s a dependable option for him off the tee, and into the green on par-5s. Callaway continues to be the #1 Fairway Wood brand across the major worldwide Tours in 2019.
His Odyssey Putter has been his gamer for years, and it is cut to 34 ¼” with 3.5° of loft. Odyssey continues to dominate in worldwide wins and the worldwide putter count this year, and this week there were 28 Odyssey putters in play at the WGC (no other brand had more than 14). Odyssey also earned another PGA Tour win with Graeme McDowell at the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship.