Patton Kizzire felt the win coming and hoped that he would break via and get his first PGA Tour victory eventually week’s OHL Basic at Mayakoba. A gap-round 62 put him into the lead, after which the 31-year-old Auburn star held off Rickie Fowler with a bogey-free 67 within the closing spherical for the win.

Kizzire’s win in Mexico earned him a spot within the area on the 2018 Masters and rocketed him from No. 236 to No. 119 within the Official World Golf Rating.

On Tuesday morning, he spoke with Golfweek’s David Dusek about his tools. (Here’s a listing of the golf equipment he used to win the OHL Basic at Mayakoba.)

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David Dusek: One of the crucial fascinating issues about your setup is that you’re utilizing three completely different Titleist irons—a T-MB Four-iron, 718 CB mid-irons and 718 MB brief irons. When did you begin mixing your iron set?

PK: I began doing that about 4 years in the past. I really like the MBs and so they have essentially the most precision, however they aren’t essentially the most forgiving when you get to the longer golf equipment as a result of they’re a high-performance membership, so I needed to search for a bit of extra forgiveness within the longer irons. The CBs gave me precisely that. The T-MB is superior. I simply use a Four-iron T-MB and I can stretch it out like a Three-iron or I can management the gap and hit it a bit of bit shorter. It fills that hole for me as a result of I am going from a Four-iron to a hybrid.

Titleist 718 T-MB (David Dusek/Golfweek

DD: How far do you hit your Four-iron and the way far do you hit the hybrid? What’s the hole?

PK: A inventory Four-iron for me is about 222 yards and the hybrid is 240 yards, however I’ve completely different pictures that I can hit to take off 5 yards off or 10 yards off, so the gaps work completely.

DD: Have you learnt your specs when it comes to size and lie angle or do you permit that to the blokes within the Titleist PGA Tour van?

PK: I put a whole lot of religion within the guys within the tour van. I’m probably not dialed in as to what my golf equipment are, however I’m fairly positive they’re a half-inch lengthy and roughly 2 levels upright. It is likely to be a progressive factor the place a few of them are 1 half of levels after which it goes to 2, however I’ve a whole lot of religion within the guys within the truck.

Patton Kizzire

Patton Kizzire makes use of a Titleist 917D3 (10.5 levels), with a Fujikura Atmos Black 6 X shaft. (Rob Carr/Getty Pictures)

DD: Thus far this season, your driving is, statistically, a lot improved. Have you ever made any modifications to your driver or have you ever discovered one thing in your swing that’s clicking?

PK: The nice driving beginning in center of final summer season. The outcomes weren’t there, so it was shocking that I drove the ball so nicely. I attempted a number of completely different shafts that the Titleist guys put me into, I discovered one which I like after which I discovered a bit of swing key that has carried over for a number of months now.

I’m an A1 setting man (in Titleist’s SureFit hosel system, that’s commonplace loft with a face angle that’s zero.5 levels open). I believe that it’s good for folks to change it round and discover one thing that works for them, however A1 is the place I like to depart it and if I’m not hittin’ it good, then I do know it’s me.

DD: You might be listed within the media information as being 6’5″. Had been you tall as a child and the way arduous was it discovering golf equipment that fit your needs nicely? Did you undergo golf equipment in a rush?

PK: Yeah, that was robust. I grew fairly quick, so I went from cut-down golf equipment to trying to prolong my irons. That was troublesome, rising up as a junior golfer and getting a lot farther from the ball.