Erik van Rooyen's Winning Clubs | World Wide Technology Championship
Erik van Rooyen secured his 2nd PGA Tour victory with a two-stroke win at the World Wide Technology Championship in Mexico. Van Rooyen trailed by four strokes as he made the turn, and then carded an 8-under 28, including an eagle on the 18th hole, which helped van Rooyen get back into the winner's circle for the first time since 2021.
Van Rooyen plays exclusively Callaway clubs, and all played a key part in his victory this past weekend.
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Erik van Rooyen tees it up with the Callaway Paradym. He plays it at 9 degrees with a Mitsubishi Diamana DF 60 TX shaft in it. Van Rooyen isn’t the longest of hitters, as he averaged just over 300 yards per drive during the World Wide Technology Championship, but he is very accurate, as he hit 52 out of 56 fairways over the course of the tournament.
Van Rooyen doesn’t employ a traditional fairway wood, but rather the Callaway Apex Utility Wood, which he plays at 21 degrees. The Apex Utility Wood was designed to give players a club to hit from distance, but with more workability than a wood, and it certainly played up to that definition on the final hole of the tournament. After finding the fairway on the par 5 18th, van Rooyen had his Apex UW in his hand, and hit the shot of the tournament, finding the green in two, and leaving himself 20 feet for eagle, which he would make to secure his victory.
When it comes to his irons, Eric van Rooyen uses a utility iron for his 3-iron, then a Callaway Apex TCB for his 4-iron, and then completes his bag with some Callaway Apex MB’s. Van Rooyen’s utility iron served him well on Sunday, especially on the 18th hole, where he used it off the tee of the Par 5 and set himself up in position for what would turn out to be the decisive eagle. Meanwhile, his irons were solid throughout the tournament. Van Rooyen finished tied for 13th in greens in regulation, finding the putting surface in regulation more than 86% of the time.
In the wedge category, van Rooyen is consistent, using Callaway Jaws Raw wedges for his 50, 54 and 58 degree wedges. The Jaws Raw wedges are designed for maximum spin and control around the green, and they certainly played their part for van Rooyen. He tied for 13th in greens in regulation, giving him plenty of looks for scoring. They also helped him finish in the top 30 in scrambling, helping him minimize damage, as he recorded just 5 scores worse than par throughout the tournament.
For his putter, van Rooyen rolls a Toulon Design San Diego. It’s a classic blade-style putter designed for ultimate feel and accuracy, and it served the South African well at the World Wide Technology Championship. He ranked 2nd among all players in putts per green in regulation, averaging 1.55 strokes, which helped him finish 8th in the field in birdies, and first in eagles with 3. While his back nine on Sunday featured many great putts, no putt was more critical than the 20 foot eagle putt he sank on 18 to secure the victory.