Steve Flesch, Mitsubishi Electric Classic


DULUTH, Ga. — Steve Flesch arrived at the Mitsubishi Electric Classic this week with two sets of irons.

After a 73 second round at the Mitsubishi Electric Classic, Flesch returned to his old set (which he had previously used in competition). His instincts hadn’t fully developed when it came to distance control with the new set, and he strove for maximum comfort as he chased the title at TPC Sugarloaf.

Flesch’s strategy proved effective in Sunday’s final round, as he shot 7-under 65 to finish a clear round from David Toms and Padraig Harrington at 11-under.

“I had a whole new set of irons…they look nice, but I put heavier shafts in them, and I was hitting them so hard they were going a little too far,” Flesch said after his win. in the Atlanta metroplex, his second at the TPC Sugarloaf (Mitsubishi Electric Classic 2018).

“When you’ve been playing as long as we have, you have numbers in your head where your 8-iron goes a certain distance. Well, that 8-iron goes a few more yards, and it trickles down to your clubs. Yesterday I I hit a few greens and it scared you a little. I said, ‘You know what, I’m going to put the others back in.’ They had lighter shafts, and they’re just easier on my body.

The change led Flesch to his second PGA TOUR Championship title.

Here’s what was in Flesch’s bag Sunday at TPC Sugarloaf.

Driver: Callaway Rogue ST Max LS, 10.5 degree

3 wood: callaway rogue

3-hybrid: Srixon Z H65, 19 degrees

Iron 4: Srixon ZX

Irons (5-7): Ping iBlade

Irons (8-PW): Ping S55

Shims (50, 54 degrees): Callaway Jaws

Corner (60 degrees): Titleist Vokey SM8

Putter: Odyssey 2-Ball Ten

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x


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