July 01, 2018
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM
- (Jonathan Wall/PGATOUR.COM)
Francesco Molinari went 6-under over a five-hole stretch on the back nine (Nos. 10-14) during the final round en route to an eight-shot victory at the Quicken Loans National.
The torrid stretch was keyed by a hot putter and strong iron play. Molinari opened the back nine with an eagle from 48 feet using a Bettinardi DASS BBZero putter he inserted at THE PLAYERS Championship. Molinari, who signed a putter deal with Bettinardi at the beginning of the year, switched to a heavier head weight with a sight dot on the Anser-style blade.
Molinari also led the field in Strokes gained: Approach-the-green (plus-9.869) using a set of TaylorMade P-750 irons. During the 6-under stretch, Molinari hit approach shots from 197 and 163 yards to 20 inches and 6 feet, 11 inches on Nos. 11 and 12 to set up birdies that extended his lead.
Here's a look at Molinari's entire equipment setup.
Driver: TaylorMade M4 (Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei CK Pro White 60X shaft), 8.5 degrees
3-wood: TaylorMade M3 (Aldila XTorsion Green 70X shaft), 13 degrees
5-wood: TaylorMade M4 (Aldila XTorsion Green 70X shaft), 18 degrees
Irons: TaylorMade P-790 (4-iron; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shaft), TaylorMade P-750 (5-PW; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts)
Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind (50 and 56 degrees; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts), TaylorMade Hi-Toe (60 degrees; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shaft)
Putter: Bettinardi DASS BBZero
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
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