(RELEASE) - The #41 ranked PGA Champions Tour player heading into this week won the PURE Insurance Championship Sunday after making an amazing 35-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th at Pebble Beach Golf Links.
In all at Pebble Beach this week, Exotics clubs were in play by the winner, the 4th and 5th place finishers as well as two 9th place finishers for a total of five Exotics Top 10 finishes.
The victory earned Exotics clubs their 6th win of the 2018 PGA Tour Champions season on top of nine runner-up finishes.
With 15 total wins and runner-up placements, Exotics clubs have now finished 1st or 2nd in 65% of the Champions events played this season.
Fourteen total Exotics clubs were put into play this week (seven hybrids, five fairway woods and two iron-woods) according to the Darrell Survey.
Exotics staffer Duffy Waldorf finished 4th at Pebble Beach Sunday at 8-under-par playing an Exotics CBX 16-degree hybrid. Waldorf has collected three Top 10 finishes and 13 Top 25 finishes with his Tour Edge hybrid this season.
The 5th place finisher is another non-endorsed player who also played the same club as the winner, a 15 degree Exotics CBX 3-wood. The player has earned two Top 10’s and three Top 25’s in four events after putting the Exotics 3-wood in his bag.
Tied for ninth at the famed Pebble Beach were two Exotics hybrid staff players, Scott McCarron with his 19 degree CBX and Scott Dunlap with an 18 degree CBX hybrid.
The Top 10 finish for McCarron moved him from second to first on the Charles Schwab Cup standings with four events left in the season. There is just one event before the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs begin. McCarron has earned wins at the American Family Insurance Championship and the Shaw Charity Classic and a total of 12 Top 10 finishes, all with Exotics in the bag.
“This unprecedented banner year for Tour Edge continues to be added to every week,” said President, founder and master club designer of Tour Edge, David Glod. “To be a part of seven wins on the PGA Tours this year and to have Scott McCarron move up to the #1 ranking on the PGA Tour Champions with one non-playoff event left is huge. To have so many of the top players using Exotics and winning or finishing 2nd in 65% of all Champions events played this year, I feel we have made a serious statement about our place in golf. We’re just completely on fire as a company in all regards.”
The PURE Insurance winner finished with a score of 10-under-par to earn $315,000 in his 18th PGA Tour Champions start. He moved to No. 20 in the Charles Schwab Cup standings with the victory. The former UCLA player gained his PGA Tour Champions card by finishing 4th at the 2018 Q-school.
"Just, wow!" said the winner of the PURE Insurance Championship. "I'm a little speechless right now, a lot going on. It was a hard round for me, but I fought back, and to be able to eagle the last hole, just unreal."