Gary Woodland keeps an insane golf equipment stat alive...

Woodland keeps the Wilson dream alive following his maiden major title at the US Open.

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019
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Gary Woodland kept Wilson Golf's incredible golf equipment stat alive in the majors after landing his first major title at the US Open at Pebble Beach on Sunday.


 

You might recall hearing Wilson claim it has "more major wins than any other brand", and that's all very true when it comes down to its irons. 

For 97 years, Wilson irons had found their way into the bags of 61 major victories, with their first dating all the way back to the 1922 US Open won by Gene Sarazen and their last won by Padraig Harrington at the 2008 US PGA.

The most incredible stat for Wilson, however, was that their irons had been in the bags of at least one major winner in every decade since Sarazen won the US Open in 1922. 

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With just two majors left in 2019 heading into the US Open at Pebble Beach last week, the streak looked in serious doubt.

Step forward recent new signing Woodland, who plays the company's Staff Model Blades, to keep this incredible equipment story alive for another decade with win #62 for Wilson in the majors.

Woodland was Wilson's main hope for victory on the Monterey Peninsula in California and he duly delivered with an emphatic three-stroke victory over World No.1 Brooks Koepka.

Woodland, 35, gave a peerless display of exceptional iron shots off the tee and the fairway last weekend to register 52 of 72 greens in regulation and end a sequence of 0-7 in leading a Tour event after 54 holes.

In winning the US Open, Woodland also vaulted up to a career-best 12th in the world and he propelled himself to fifth in the FedEx Cup standings.

“To win my first major in the US Open at Pebble Beach is an unbelievable feeling,” said Woodland.

“This course is so tough. You need every edge possible to play your best, and with partners like Wilson and their Staff irons, I felt completely confident that I could make the shots I needed in crucial situations.” 

Woodland first debuted the Wilson irons during Tiger Woods' tournament in the Bahamas at the end of 2018, before keeping them in his bag through the present day.

“What Gary has accomplished is remarkable and we could not be more excited for him and his family,” said Wilson Golf President Tim Clarke.

“He has the heart and values of the Wilson brand and a competitive nature and determination to win. He’s a fighter and that fight has brought him to victory here.”

Woodland's Staff Model irons utilise a shape similar to that of the popular FG Tour 100 iron - used by many Wilson Tour players - while retaining the Fluid Feel Hosel construction, which helps to move weight and enhance feel. 

The Staff Model blade also has a milled face to provide players with improved control and feel. The forged 8620 carbon steel is combined with a highly polished mirror finish to give the blades a premium look.

The irons come fitted with True Temper Dynamic Gold Shafts as standard with Golf Pride Tour Velvet Grips. They are available RH only (3-PW) at the following RRP £899.

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