Winner's Bag: Jhonattan Vegas, RBC Canadian Open
July 30, 2017
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM
- Jhonattan Vegas hit 75 percent of his greens in regulation on his way to back-to-back wins in Canada. (Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
Coming off his fifth consecutive missed cut, Jhonattan Vegas went back to his trusty Mizuno MP-4 muscleback irons at the RBC Canadian Open. Vegas had been using a set of MP-18 prototype blades since the Shell Houston Open but felt a change could do him some good.
The three-time PGA TOUR winner had the irons shipped from his home to Glen Abbey Golf Club and tested them early in the week before making the switch. Vegas hit 75 percent of his greens in regulation and ranked fifth in strokes gained: approach the green (plus 7.139) on his way to back-to-back wins in Canada.
Vegas used the MP-4 8-iron to hit the defining shot of the tournament from a fairway bunker on the first playoff hole that clipped the lip and rolled just off the back of the green. Vegas would get up-and-down for birdie to defeat Charley Hoffman.
Here's a look at Vegas' entire equipment setup.
Driver: TaylorMade M2 2017 (nVentix Nunchuk X shaft), 10.5 degrees
3-wood: Nike Vapor Speed (nVentix Nunchuk X shaft), 15 degrees
5-wood: Nike Vapor Speed (nVentix Nunchuk X shaft), 19 degrees
Irons: Mizuno MP-4 (3-PW; True Temper Project X 7.0 shafts)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design 2016 Prototype (54-10V degrees; True Temper Project X 7.0 shaft), Titleist Vokey Design 2016 Prototype (60-10V degrees; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shaft)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS
Ball: Titleist Pro V1