Scotland's Bob MacIntyre landed his second DP World Tour title at the Italian Open with playoff victory over US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick.
MacIntyre fired a stunning final-round 64 to finish 14-under par alongside Fitzpatrick and then captured the title when converting a short three-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole at the par-5 18th.
MacIntyre worked closely with his coach and TaylorMade Tour representaives to dial in his driver ready for this week at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club, which is also hosting the 2023 Ryder Cup.
After looking at his performance with various set ups and following on course testing, MacIntyre and the TaylorMade Tour team decided on a Stealth Plus 9-degree driver set 1 notch lower on the FCT sleeve.
This proved pivotal in the playoff hitting Driver and Hybrid to the back of the green and subsequently making birdie to claim the title.
"I have worked closely with Bob for a number of years and not only does he have an unbelievable work ethic, but also a fantastic ability to bounce back no matter the hurdle put in front of him," said TaylorMade Tour rep Sam Day.
BOB MACINTYRE: WHAT'S IN THE BAG 2022
Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus Driver (9 degrees)
3-wood: TaylorMade Stealth Plus Fairway Wood (15 degrees)
Rescue: TaylorMade Stealth Rescue (19 degrees)
Irons: TaylorMade P·7MC (4-PW)
Wedges: TaylorMade Hi-Toe 2 (52 and 60 degrees), Titleist Vokey SM8 (56 degrees)
Putter: Odyssey Versa 7
Golf Ball: TaylorMade TP5X