PING staff player Alejandro Cañizares captured his second career European Tour title following wire-to-wire glory at the Trophee Hassan II in Morocco yesterday.
The 31-year-old Spaniard, who last tasted victory eight years ago at the Russian Open, carded a final-round 70 to claim a commanding five-shot win on 19-under.
Now enjoying some of the greatest form of his career following several top-tens and not missing a cut in his last 16 events, Cañizares doesn't believe the hat-trick of career wins is too far away.
"It's been a long time since the last win,” he told the European Tour.
“It felt like it was never coming but this week I played great, some of the best golf of my career. I hit good shot after good shot and kept my focus.
"I was very accurate and solid with my irons. I left myself lots of chances and although I did not make all of them, the first day was the key. I putted great the first day, shot ten under and just kept pushing on.
"Hopefully this is the first step for a little bit of improvement in my career. I have some stuff to work on and hopefully I improve little by little to the point where I can play golf as naturally as I did this week."
Cañizares was pin-point accurate with his new PING i25 irons as indicated by topping the greens in regulation chart for the week at Golf du Palais Royal on a solid 77.8%. He was also accurate off the tee with his relatively old-school PING G15 driver, finding 80.8% of the fairways.
What's in Cañizares' bag
Driver: PING G15 (9-degree; Aldila RIP 60 Stiff)
Fairway wood: PING G25 (15-degree; Aldila Rip’d NV 75 X)
Hybrid: PING G25 (20-degree; Tour Blue 85 Hyb X)
Driving Iron: PING Rapture (used as strong 3iron; Tour Blue 85X)
Irons: PING i25 (4-PW; CFS Stiff, 1/8 Strong (except 4iron std), Black Lie (7-PW Red Lie)
Wedges: PING Gorge (SS; CFS Stiff, Red Lie)
Putter: PING Scottsdale Wolverine H (34.25”, Red Lie, 2.5 Deg, Superstroke Mid slim 2.0)
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x