Adam Long, a 31-year-old PGA Tour rookie, captured his first career PGA Tour victory on Sunday at The Desert Classic by sinking a clutch 14-foot birdie putt for the win.
In just his sixth PGA Tour start, Long chased down and stole the trophy out of the hands of one of the greatest players to ever play the game — Phil Mickelson — as well as Adam Hadwin who held the tournament lead for most of the day.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 21, 2019
Here’s the equipment Long used to break through.
What’s In The Bag
Driver: TaylorMade M4 (8.5°; Project X EvenFlow Black 75 6.0-flex)
3-Wood: TaylorMade M4 (15°; Project X EvenFlow Black 85 6.0-flex)
Hybrid: TaylorMade M3 (19°; Project X EvenFlow Black 100 6.0-flex)
Irons: TaylorMade P-760 (4-PW; Project X 6.5)
Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind (52°, 56°; True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Tour Issue)
TaylorMade Hi-Toe (60°; True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Tour Issue)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura X5R
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Most Valuable Clubs: Scotty Cameron Futura X5R
With limited stats available because of the three-course rotation of The Desert Classic, only two of Long’s rounds had complete statistics. However, Long’s putting — both overall and in the clutch — are what earned him his first victory.
Ranking ninth in the field in strokes gained: putting over his two rounds at the Stadium Course, Long picked up a chunk of his +2.886 strokes on the tournament-winning putt on the 18th hole.
[Club info via PGATour.com]