Kyle Stanley did something very few golfers ever get to do - he turned the tables. And the amazing thing is he did it all in the span of eight days. After losing at Torrey Pines after having a seven shot lead, he righted all his wrongs on Sunday, by negating Spencer Levin's eight shot lead to win his first PGA Tour event.
Kyle is the touring professional for my home course, Berkeley Hall, where he is also a resident. He takes full advantage of our amazing practice facility and plays with the members whenever he is in town. We are all so proud of "our man"!
This is what was in the bag for the victory week:
- Driver: Titleist 910D3 8.5 degree with Mitsubishi Diamana Kai'li 70X
- 3-wood: Titleist 910Fd 13.5 degree with Mitsubishi Fubuki 83X
- Irons: Titleist 503i 2-iron; MB712 4-P with Project X 6.5
- Wedges: Vokey Design 52.08, 56.14, SM4 60.10 with TT Dynamic Gold S-400
- Putter: Scotty Cameron Timeless (GSS)
- Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
An interesting note is that during the off-season Kyle switched from a 9.5 degree D3 to a 7.5 degree model. He could not get comfortable with the 7.5 and after testing on our TrackMan we found that he was a lot more consistent, and felt better, with an 8.5 degree model. Good to see he stuck with the 8.5.
Another interesting note - and this will tell you a little about his work ethic - his three wedges are each stamped with a word - DO WORK SON. One word for each wedge. He really does do work....
Kyle tweeted this after his victory yesterday:
"To do list on my week off: 1. Relax. 2. Work on my lag putting from 15 feet!!"
And a very classy tweet from playing partner and runner-up Ben Crane:
"As a fan of sports you have to love what @kylestanleygolf did this week. CONGRATS, Kyle. You earned this. The whole golf world is proud of u"
My sentiments exactly!