Titleist irons key to Kyle comeback

American trusts full bag of Titleist bats to secure maiden PGA Tour title in Arizona

Golfmagic Equipment
Tue, 7 Feb 2012

Most players would have given up the game and thrown away their clubs after losing a three-shot lead up the last.

But not Titleist staffer Kyle Stanley, who trusted his game and equipment to banish the demons of Torrey Pines with maiden PGA Tour glory at the Phoenix Open.

In stark contrast to seven days previous, the 24-year-old American clawed back an eight-stroke deficit on runaway 54-hole leader Spencer Levin with a flawless final-round 66 that secured a narrow one-shot victory over fellow Titleist player Ben Crane.

The big-hitting American averaged 286 yards off the tee at TPC Scottsdale with his Titleist 910D3, highlighted with some scintillating final-round drives in excess of 325 yards en route to making crucial birdies at the par-5 13th and par-4 14th.

But while the big dog looked impressive, it was overshadowed by his outstanding iron play. The Washington resident, sporting Titleist MB 712 irons, finished third in greens in regulation for the week on 79.2%, including 89% on Sunday.

Titleist claims its 712 MB irons are classic muscle back forged irons that deliver looks, feel and performance for highly-skilled players. The irons feature constant blade lengths, minimal progressive offset and a thin top line for superior shot-making.

Stanley also trusted the playability and feel of the Scotty Cameron putter and Vokey Design wedge, most notably on the par-4 17th when playing the shot of the tournament to salvage par.

Whats in Stanleys bag

Driver: Titleist 910D3 (8.5-degree; Mitsubishi Diamana Kaili 70X)
Fairway wood: Titleist 910Fd (13.5-degree; Mitsubishi Fubuki 83X)
Hybrid: Titleist 503i (19-degree; Project X 6.5)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist 712MB (Project X 6.5)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled (52, 56, 60-degree; True Temper Dynamic Gold S400)
Putter: Scotty Cameron for Titleist Timeless (GSS) prototype
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Footwear: FootJoy Icon
Glove: FootJoy Stasof

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