Khan putter switch crucial

Key to BMW PGA victory

Bob Warters's picture
Wed, 26 May 2010

Khan putter switch crucial

Simon Khan has revealed that a change of putters may well have proved the secret ingredient to his victory in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth at the weekend.

Though his stroke was good in the run up to the event he wasn't quite finding the bottom, of the cup, so he switched back from his regular putter to an Odyssey White Ice No.2 which he then used to devastating effect to overcome a seven-shot deficit and claim a first Tour win in almost six years.

His brilliant closing 66 featured six birdies, and was capped by a curling 20-foot putt on the last green that enabled him to card a winning six-under-par total.

Khan, who accepted a sponsor’s invite two days ahead of the Tour's flagship event, also relied on TaylorMade equipment en route to his second career European tour victory. ?

He used his R9 driver to navigate the West Course's new layout and the stopping power of his Penta TP golf ball on the hard, slick greens. His win gives him a ticket to The 150th Open Championship, a five-year exemption on the European Tour and a cool cheque for Euro750,000.

“This means everything. This tournament is the reason I started playing golf and just being here is special this year." commented Simon Khan.

What's in Khan's Bag:

Driver: TaylorMade R9 (9.5 degrees)                                                  

Fairway: TaylorMade R9 (15 deg)

Irons: TaylorMade RAC TP (3 to 9-iron)

Wedges: TaylorMadeRAC TP PW; TP XFT (52, 58 deg)                                                    

Ball: Penta TP

Putter: Odyssey White Ice No.2

Shoe: adidas