A change in iron shafts and lofts produced the first PGA TOUR win of Andrew Landry's career at the Valero Texas Open. Landry switched from KBS's Tour shaft to Nippon's Pro Modus3 Tour 105X model late Wednesday after initially informing PING TOUR reps that he was going to hold off on making a change to his iBlade iron setup until the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
Looking for more height and spin, Landry settled on Nippon's Pro Modus3 Tour 105X model. The shaft change also required the 4- and 5-iron be bent 1 degree weaker, while the 6-iron through pitching wedge were made a half degree weak compared to standard.
According to PING Tour rep Christian Pena, Landry liked the feel and added bounce, which allowed him to "slam down on the ball" like he normally does with the same turf interaction.
Landry's iron adjustment came on the heels of four missed cuts in his last five starts, including four straight before finishing T42 at the RBC Heritage. The rough patch coincided with some shaky iron play for Landry, who ranked 98th in greens in regulation coming into the week.
But with the new iBlade setup, Landry led the field in the statistical category, hitting 73.61 of the greens at TPC San Antonio.
Here's a look at Landry's entire equipment setup.
Driver: PING G30 (Aldila Tour Blue 65X shaft), 9 degrees
3-wood: PING G (Project X HZRDUS Yellow 75 6.5 shaft), 14.5 degrees
5-wood: PING G (Project X HZRDUS Yellow 80 6.5 shaft) 17.5 degrees
Irons: PING iBlade (3-PW; Nippon Pro Modus3 Tour 105X shafts)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM7 (52-12F and 60-10S degrees; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue shafts)
Putter: PING PLD ZB-S (33 inches)
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x