Rikard Karlberg: In the bag

Swede lands first European Tour title with a mixed bag of equipment

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Mon, 21 Sep 2015
Rikard Karlberg: In the bag

Sweden’s Rikard Karlberg clinched his maiden European Tour title at the Italian Open sporting a mixed bag of clubs.

Karlberg, who has now posted 17 consecutive rounds of 71 or better, ousted two-time major champion Martin Kaymer for the title with a birdie at the second play-off hole.

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Despite ranking outside the top 40 in both driving distance and accuracy, Karlberg excelled with his Srixon Z 745 irons and Cleveland 588 RTX wedges by finding 75% of the greens in regulation at Golf Club Milano.

The win comes at the perfect time for the 28-year-old as he recently got married and is expecting twins at the end of the year.

In the Bag: Rikard Karlberg

Driver: Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 DD (9-degree)
3-wood: Callaway XR
Utility iron: Callaway Apex UT
Irons: Srixon Z 745
Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX
 (52 and 56-degree), Cleveland Precision Forged (60-degree)
Putter: Odyssey Versa BWB 7 90
Ball: Srixon Z Star XV
Footwear: FootJoy
Apparel: J.Lindeberg