With the exception of maybe Rory McIlroy, no one had a better end to the 2015-16 PGA TOUR season than Ryan Moore. On the outside looking in for the Ryder Cup, Moore reeled off a win (John Deere Classic) and three top-10 finishes during the FedExCup Playoffs — including a runner-up showing at the TOUR Championship — to earn the final captain's pick.
It seemed fitting based on his torrid finish to the season that he would clinch the Ryder Cup for Team USA, coming from two down over the final three holes to defeat Lee Westwood.
The highlight of the eagle-birdie-par run was his 243-yard second shot on the par-5 16th hole that landed eight feet from the hole for eagle. He used a 19-degree PXG 0317 hybrid (Matrix Ozik HM4 Black Tie Hybrid 85X shaft) to execute the shot.
PXG hybrid is made from a high-strength 17-4 stainless steel that's used to cast thin walled structures and optimize weighting. It feature a fully adjustable precision weighting system that runs along the perimeter of the sole with six weight ports in the sole.
The Titanium and Tungsten weights can be positioned to optimize the launch conditions and shot shape. While the weight systems are similar, the the Tungsten weights in the fairway wood and hybrid are heavier (2.5 grams) than those used in the driver.
Moore followed up the impressive shot on 16 with another on 17, stuffing his tee shot on the 168-yard par-3 to eight feet again, setting up a birdie that extended the match. The club of choice was a PXG 0311T 9-iron that has a slightly more compact head, less offset and a thinner topline and sole.
Moore closed out the match on the last with his Odyssey White Hot RX V-Line Fang putter for the win. The putter has been in Moore's bag since the John Deere Classic and has a similar look to the Yes! C-Groove Sandy 12 he used for three of his TOUR wins.
"I wanted to do everything I could and try to hit a couple great shots coming in," Moore said. "Was able to eagle 16, which was huge. That birdie on 17 and then to win with the par on the last hole, it's — honestly, I don't even know what to tell you. It's incredible."