With defending John Deere Classic champion Bryson Dechambeau withdrawing on Thursday due to a shoulder injury, it was guaranteed there would be a new champion in 2018. Enter Michael Kim.
A product of the University of California, Berkley, the South Korean born, 25-year old finished with a John Deere Classic record (-27) and crushed the field by 8 strokes en route to his first career PGA Tour championship.
The victory also secured Kim the only invitation at the John Deere Classic available to players yet to qualify for the Open Championship, as well as earning over a million dollars in prize money and a 2-year exemption on the PGA Tour.
A brand ambassador for Titleist, here are the clubs Michael Kim played on his way to a historic first victory.
Michael Kim’s Golf Clubs
(As reported by PGA TOUR)
Driver: Titleist TS2 (Aldilda Rogue Black 110 60X shaft), 10.5 degrees
3-wood: Titleist 917F2 (Aldilda Rogue Black 110 70X shaft shaft), 16.5 degrees
Hybrid: Titleist 816H1 (Graphite Design Tour AD DI-85X Hybrid shaft), 21 degrees
Irons: Titleist 716 T-MB (4-iron; True Temper XP 115 shaft), Titleist 718 AP2 (5-PW; True Temper XP 115 shafts)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM7 (52-12F, 56-14F and 60-04L degrees; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue shafts)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport GSS 350
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
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