Erik van Rooyen: What's in the bag of the 2021 Barracuda Championship winner?

Erik van Rooyen won his first PGA Tour title at the Barracuda Championship at the Tahoe Mountain Club in California.

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Mon, 9 Aug 2021

Erik van Rooyen: What's in the bag of the 2021 Barracuda Championship winner?

Erik van Rooyen has won his first-ever PGA Tour title at the Barracuda Championship, five points ahead of American Andrew Putnam.

The Barracuda Championship is the only PGA Tour event that uses the Modified Stableford scoring format and it is intended to encourage aggressive play.  

An albatross was worth eight points, an eagle was worth five points, a birdie was worth two points, a par was worth no points, a bogey was worth -1 point and a double-bogey or more was worth -3 points.

The South African shot 7-under-par in his final round in Truckee, which was the equivalent of plus 16 points which took his total to plus 50 points for the week.

"Obviously, this was, in my mind, kind of the next step for what I wanted to achieve. I’ve got big dreams and aspirations, and winning on the PGA TOUR was certainly part of that. I’m really, really happy," said van Rooyen.

"I just stayed so patient. I saw that Andrew Putnam got off to a really, really quick start. He was 45 points pretty early on. And there’s really nothing I could do about that. I’ve got to put one foot in front of the next. And I did that. And then the eagle on eight was just a massive boost."

van Rooyen finished five points ahead of Putnam in second place on plus 45 points and six points ahead of Scott Piercy in third place.

Erik van Rooyen: What's in the bag?

Driver: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero | 10.5˚ | Mitsubishi Diamana DF 70 TX shaft

3-wood: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero | 16.5˚ | Mitsubishi Diamana BF 70 TX shaft

*7-wood: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero | MCA Diamama DF 80 TX shaft

*Hybrid: Callaway Apex

*Utility Iron: Callaway X Forged UT | 21˚

Irons: Callaway Apex TCB (4) | Callaway Apex MB (5-PW) | KBS Tour V 120 X shafts

Wedges: Callaway Jaws MD5 (50, 54 and 58) | KBS Tour V 120 X shafts

Putter: Odyssey Toulon San Diego

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

 

 

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