Wilson staffer Paul Lawrie continued his remarkable resurgence after etching his name on the Mother of Pearl Trophy for the second time in his career.
The popular Aberdonian, who re-signed with Wilson two years ago, secured his second European Tour title in the space of 11 months with a blistering final-round 65 and four-shot victory at the Qatar Masters.
Sporting his beloved Wilson FG Tour irons, the 1999 Open champion ranked seventh in greens in regulation for the week on 79.6% and missed just two greens on Sunday – a round Lawrie was extremely proud of.
“I don’t think I can play much better than that,” said the Scot, after finishing with a 15-under total to claim a seventh European Tour title.
“When you’ve got a chance to win a tournament you don’t sleep as well the night before and things go racing through your mind.You’ve got to get back to basics and I did that. I hit some nice shots coming in.
“I’ve been playing well for a long, long time, but it’s just nice to come out one ahead and shoot seven under.”
The FG Tour irons are precision forged from a mild carbon steel and the Tour-proven design incorporates minimally progressive offests, a square toe blade shape and thin top line to fit the better player's eye. Wilson claims its Tour-configured sole design promotes better turf interaction over a wide range of lies.
Wilson Golf’s first victory of the 2012 season rockets Lawrie up to World No.47, into the automatic Ryder Cup standings and into both the WGC-Matchplay later this month and Volvo Matchplay in May.
Lawrie acts as a Wilson Staff Advisory Member and helps with the design of new Wilson clubs.
Striding home in his FJ Icons, Lawrie maintained FootJoy's 100% winning record on the European Tour in 2012.
What’s in Lawrie’s bag
Driver: TaylorMade R9 SuperTri (10.5-degree; Fujikura 75X)
Fairway wood: Wilson Staff DXi (15-degree; Diamana X)
Hybrid: TaylorMade Rescue 09 TP (19-degree; Voodoo X)
Irons (3-PW): Wilson Staff FG Tour (half an inch longer than standard)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design (52 and 60-degree)
Putter: Odyssey Black Series i#1
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Glove: FootJoy StaSof
Footwear: FootJoy Icon
Wristband: Bioflow Sport