August 28, 2016
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM
- Patrick Reed's Callaway MB1 irons were key to capturing his 5th career victory at The Barclays. (Kevin Cox/Getty Images)
Patrick Reed secured his fifth PGA TOUR title with a one-shot victory at The Barclays. Despite making bogey on two of the last three holes, Reed capitalized on his approach shots at Bethpage Black, finishing T6 in strokes gained: approach the green (plus 5.893).
For Reed, the deciding shot of the tournament came on the par-4 12th hole. Holding a one-shot lead, Reed hit his 181-yard approach shot to 8 feet, setting up a birdie putt that pushed him two clear of the field with six holes.
The iron he used for the shot was Callaway's MB1, the commercialized version of the company's RAZR X Muscleback that's designed for better players who prefer workability over forgiveness.
Along with picking up nearly six shots on the field with his approach shots, Reed hit 69.44 percent of his greens in regulation (T13) and had an average proximity to the hole of 35 feet (T21).
Here's a look at the rest of the equipment in Reed's bag.
Driver: Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 816 Double Black Diamond (Aldila Rogue Silver 70X shaft), 9 degrees
Fairway wood: Callaway XR 16 Pro (Aldila NV 2KXV shaft), 18 degrees
Irons: PXG 0311 (3-iron; UST Proforce V2 Hybrid 100X shaft), Callaway X-Forged ’13 (4-iron; True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT Tour Issue X100 shaft), Callaway MB1 Irons (5-PW; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts)
Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind (52-10T and 56-11T degrees; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts), Titleist Vokey SM6 (61 degrees; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shaft)
Putter: Odyssey White Hot RX #2
Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft