KORN FERRY TOUR FINALS
Winner's bag: Jonathan Byrd, Web.com Tour Championship
Check out the clubs used by the final winner of the 2017 Web.com Tour season
October 02, 2017
By Adam Stanley, PGATOUR.COM
- Jonathan Byrd captured his second career Web.com Tour victory at the 2017 Web.com Tour Championship. (Michael Cohen/Getty Images)
Golf’s a funny game – just ask Jonathan Byrd, the winner of the final event of the 2017 Web.com Tour season.
Byrd, who has won five times on the PGA TOUR but has been battling on the Web.com Tour the last two seasons, came into this week at the Web.com Tour Championship with just an outside chance at earning PGA TOUR status once again via the Web.com Tour Finals money list.
But with his four-shot victory Monday at Atlantic Beach Country Club, he did just that, finishing third on the Web.com Tour Finals money list, just $384 behind second-place Peter Uihlein.
Byrd pointed to his short game as the key to his victory this week.
“I think my wedge game and putting were probably the best this week. I hit a lot of good iron shots, so that kind of went with it, but my wedges were just right on. I hit them the right distance; I almost holed out a few of them this week. I converted a lot of birdies with wedges,” he explained.
The 39-year-old recognized he wasn’t a young rookie anymore on Tour, but that attitude helped him grind out the victory this week.
“You can beat your head against a wall with this game, but there's stuff to learn; there's lots to learn from this. You never know when you're going to have good weeks, you can't ever give up ... you've got to keep learning, and I think that's been the biggest thing these last two, three years,” he said.
“You keep learning if you're paying attention. It's easy to kind of get in self-pity mode, which is about where I was (last) Saturday and Sunday when my wife kind of gave me a good talk and feeling sorry for myself, which I have no reason to be. She kind of motivated me to kind of pick my lip up and fight it out this last week.”You can beat your head against a wall with this game, but there's stuff to learn; there's lots to learn from this. You never know when you're going to have good weeks. You can't ever give up.
Here are the clubs Byrd used en route to his seventh professional victory, second on the Web.com Tour.
Driver: Callaway Great Big Bertha Epic (9.5 degree)
3-wood: Callaway Steelhead XR (3-plus)
Hybrids: Callaway Apex UT (18-degree), Callaway Apex UT (21-degree)
Irons: Callaway Apex MB (4-PW)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 (54-degree, 60-degree)
Putter: Odyssey Prototype