Winner's bag: James Driscoll, Nashville Golf Open
June 19, 2016
By Kevin Prise, PGATOUR.COM
- James Driscoll used a mostly-TaylorMade lineup (and a trusty hat) to capture his second career Web.com Tour title. (Kevin Prise/PGA TOUR)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – James Driscoll was poking through his friend Steve Marino’s garage this past December when an old-school Wilson 8802 putter attracted his attention.
Driscoll had used a belly putter for two and a half years, and considering the impending Rules of Golf changes that were to outlaw anchoring, it was a good time to find a new flat stick.
“When I realized I couldn’t use a belly (putter) anymore, I wanted the most low-tech putter I could find,” Driscoll said. “I saw it in his garage and just said, ‘Hey, do you mind if I take this?’ He said, ‘Nope, not at all.’”
The flat stick worked perfectly fine throughout the week at the Nashville Golf Open, as Driscoll posted a four-round total of 19 under at Nashville Golf & Athletic Club, good for a three-stroke victory over Brian Campbell. It’s Driscoll’s second career Web.com Tour title, first since 2004, and he moves to No. 17 on the money list.
“Every round, there’s always a one- or two-hole stretch where you have a chance to save par, and I did it every time this week,” Driscoll said. “That’s the type of stuff you have to do to win.”
The Wilson 8802 putter went a long way toward that end.
Here’s what was in Driscoll’s bag this week in the Music City:
Driver: TaylorMade AeroBurner, 9 degrees
3-wood: TaylorMade RocketBallz, 14.5 degrees
Hybrid: Adams Idea Super Pro
Irons (4-9): TaylorMade RSi
Wedges (47, 52, 56, 60 degrees): TaylorMade Tour Preferred
Putter: Wilson 8802
James Driscoll interview after winning the Nashville Golf Open