WITB: Marc Leishman, CIMB Classic and Weekend Tour Wrap Up

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PGA Tour

On the broadcast, Frank Nobilo mused something to the effect of, “I’ve always wondered what would happen if you gave these guys a 7,000-yard course with receptive greens?”. The CIMB Classic, co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and PGA Tour and played in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia offered just that opportunity.

If you didn’t watch any of the tournament this week and only saw Marc Leishman’s winning total of 26-under par, you would have thought he played a near perfect tournament. However, while the course was in incredible condition, the Australian native won his 4th career PGA Tour event despite ranking 44th out of 78 in driving accuracy and 50th in greens in regulation.

He scrambled incredibly well and made his opportunities count when he had them, leading the field in putts per green in regulation at 1.528, which translated into 1 eagle and 28 birdies against 4 bogeys.

Marc has been on Tour since 2009, and is a Callaway staff player. These are the clubs he used to win the CIMB Classic.

Driver

Callaway Rogue Driver
Callaway Rogue – 9°, Fujikura Speeder 757 Evolution IV X-Stiff shaft

Woods

Callaway Rogue Sub Zero Fairway Wood
Callaway Rogue Sub Zero – 15° & 18°, Fujikura Motore Speeder VC Tour Spec 9.2 X-Stiff shaft

Irons

Callaway X Forged Irons
Callaway X-Forged ’18 3-9, Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 130 X-Stiff shafts

Wedges

Callaway MD4 Mack Daddy 4 Wedge
Callaway Mack Daddy 4 – 48° & 54°, Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 130 X-Stiff shafts

Wedges

Titleist SM7 Wedge - Tour Chrome Finish
Titleist Vokey Design SM7 – 58°-08°, M Grind, Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 130X shaft

Putter

Odyssey Versa #1 Wide Putter
Odyssey Versa #1 Wide Red

Golf Ball

Callaway Chrome Soft X Golf Ball
Callaway Chrome Soft X

European Tour

Eddie Pepperell British Masters Champion

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Following the Dunhill Links Championship last week, the European Tour stayed in the United Kingdom this week. Hosted by Justin Rose, the British Masters was played at Walton Heath Golf Club. Eddie Pepperell’s ball striking all week long proved better than the rest of the field. On a gusty and rainy Sunday, he went on to win the event at nine-under par.

Most of Eddie’s damage for the week was done on holes 8-11. He played that stretch of holes in 10-under, including Thursday’s incredible 5-under ace, birdie, eagle trifecta on holes 9-11; and the bounce-back eagle hole out on hole 10 following a bogey at the par 3 ninth to restore a 3 shot lead over Alexander Björk and the rest of the field on Sunday.

Eddie has really found his form over the last season. This is his second win of 2018.

Off to a great start, for the second week in a row, Mizuno has seen their all-new JPX 919 Tour irons used to win a professional event.

LPGA

In Gee Chun - KEB Champion

South Korea’s Chun In-gee poses with the trophy after winning the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship at the Sky 72 Golf Club in Incheon on October 14, 2018. (Photo credit: JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

This weekend in Incheon, South Korea, and following on the heels of the South Korean’s team UL International Crown victory on home soil, In Gee kept the good times rolling by besting a field of 78 of the best female golfers in the world at the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship.

In Gee Chun does not shy away from the moment. Coming into this week, she had won twice on the LPGA Tour, and both those victories came in majors (2015 Women’s U.S. Open and 2016 Evian Championship).

Champions Tour

Bernhard Langer SAS Champion

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61-year-old Bernhard Langer has been a commanding force on the Champions Tour since joining in 2007. His 38 career wins ranks only second behind Hale Irwin (45). He has a victory in every single season he’s been on the over-50 Tour, and multiple victories in every season except the 2012 season and his inaugural season where he only played six events. That regular season success has translated to playoff success, too. Langer has won the Charles Schwab Cup four times, finishing runner-up on two other occasions.

A precision player, Langer took full advantage of a saturated course at the SAS Championship that didn’t penalize slightly wayward shots. He backed up an opening round 10-under with 5-under and 7-under on the weekend to cruise to a six-shot victory.

Langer will look to capture his fifth Charles Schwab Cup as he sits in poll position heading into the Champions Tour playoffs.

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Keith Schneider

Web Content Manager at GolfDiscount.com
Keith Schneider Age: 33 Handicap: 6.3 Introduction to golf: Age 14 Playing years: 19 Rounds per year: 75+ Hole in Ones: 1 WITB Driver: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 10.5° Project X Even Flow Blue 75 X-Stiff 3 Wood: Tour Edge CBX T3 15° Project X HZRDUS Black 75 6.5 2-Iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi KBS Tour C Taper Lite Stiff 1° weak 1.5° upright Irons: Mizuno MP-68 (4-PW) +1/2" Dynamic Gold X100 2° upright Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM7 51° 8° bounce Dynamic Gold S400 F Grind Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM7 Wedge Works 56° 14° bounce Dynamic Gold S400 F Grind Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM7 Wedge Works 60° 6° bounce Dynamic Gold S400 K Grind Putter: Wilson Staff 8802 35" Balls: Titleist ProV1x, TaylorMade Tour Preferred X or Callaway Chrome Soft X

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