Taylor Pendrith’s birdie on the 72nd hole proved to be the difference as he captured his first PGA Tour title at The CJ Cup Byron Nelson. 

The Canadian plays a good mix of brands within his bag, and becomes the latest golfer to win using a certain Odyssey putter. 

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Driver: PING G430 LST


Pendrith starts his bag off with the PING G430 LST driver, playing it at 9 degrees with an ACCRA TZ Six ST shaft in it. The G430 LST is the lowest-spinning model of the G430 series, and provides players both with some added potential distance and workability. It served as one of the catalysts during Pendrith’s win. He finished tied for 27th in driving accuracy, hitting 36 of 56 fairways, and combined that with a 4th place finish in driving distance, averaging 318.5 yards off the tee. That combination of distance and accuracy helped Pendrith finish 6th in Strokes Gained Off the Tee, and set the rest of his game up for some scoring.

Fairway Woods: PING G430 Max (3-Wood),  PING G425 Max (7-Wood)

Moving into the fairway woods where Pendrith games a couple of different PING models, though keeps it consistent in terms of what he wants in each. For his 3-Wood, Pendrith stays with the PING G430 series but opts for the Max model instead of the LST. He plays it at the standard 15 degrees with a Project X HZRDUS Smoke Green 80 6.5 TX shaft in it. He pairs his 3-wood with a PING G425 Max 7-Wood that he plays at 20.5 degrees, and has a Project X HZRDUS Smoke Green 90 6.5 TX shaft in it. While he goes for lower spin and workability in his driver, Pendrith opts for maximum forgiveness and ease of launch in his fairway woods. With two different lofts, Pendrith has plenty of versatility in his bag in his long game, especially when combined with a pair of utility irons mentioned below.

Irons: Srixon ZX5 Mk II (4, 5), Srixon ZX7 Mk II (6-9)

For his irons, Pendrith combos his Srixon irons, going with the ZX5 Mk II for his 4 and 5 iron, and then  Srixon ZX7 Mk II’s for his 6-9 irons,  playing with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts in them.  For the tournament, Pendrith was solid with his irons, finishing tied for 26th in Greens in Regulation percentage, finding 54 of 72, which helped him to a 38th place finish in Strokes Gained Approach to Green. Ultimately, his iron play helped set up the strength of his game during his victory, his short game.

Wedges: Cleveland RTX 6 Tour Rack (46, 52, 56, 60)

Pendrith uses the Cleveland RTX 6 Tour Rack for all four of his wedges, with a 46-degree serving as his pitching wedge, and then using a 52-degree for his gap, a 56-degree for his sand, and a 60-degree for his lob wedge. His wedges played their part in his GIR percentage as Strokes Gained Approach, but where they really shined was around the green. He was 3rd in the field in Strokes Gained Around the Green. Pendrith missed 18 greens in regulation and got up-and-down for par on 15 of those 18 opportunities, tied for 4th best in the field.

Count Pendrith as one of the PGA Tour players to rock the Odyssey Versa Jailbird. It was one of the hottest putters on Tour last year and found itself another victor with Pendrith, though he opts for the Center Shafted version. Pendrith finished 14th in the field in Strokes Gained Putting, gaining 3.723 strokes on the putting surface. More impressively, he led the tournament in Putts per GIR, averaging 1.57 putts when he found the green in regulation. That led to 22 birdies and two eagles during the tournament which helped lead him to his first PGA Tour victory.