May 9th, 2016
PXG the big winner on Tour
Upstart premium brand get their first professional win
Words: Daniel Owen Photography: Getty Images
Last night was massive for PXG, as James Hahn got the brand its first professional win. Hahn had missed his last 8 cuts, but came though a play off to take the title at Quail Hollow. He relied on 11 PXG clubs to get the job done.
The Phoenix, Arizona based upstart had been ambitious in its signing of a tour staff at the beginning of this season, but it has paid off as Hahn took the Wells Fargo Championship.
PXG have been one of the big talking points in the golf equipment world this season. With their designers, who came onboard from Ping, their outspoken billionaire owner, and high price points they have made some serious waves. This win was the final piece in the jigsaw, the tour validation they were seeking.
What's in the bag?
PXG 0811X Prototype Driver, 9° with Aldila Rogue Max 65 TX; 45”
PXG 0341 3-wood, 15° with Aldila NV 2KXV 80-x; 43"
PXG 0317 Hybrid, 17° head with Aldila NV 2KXV x; 40.75"
PXG 0311 Iron with Aldila Rogue 110-x; 39.75”
PXG 0311T Irons 4-9 with Project X LZ 6.5; +¼"
PXG 0311T Milled Wedge, 47° with S400
Titleist SM5 (54-10 S-Grind), Titleist Vokey Prototype (60 J Grind)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Tour Issue
Putter: Odyssey White Hot Pro 2-ball
Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1X
Hahn was using an all prototype driver. The head was a PXG 0811X prototype. We’ve seen pictures that show this to be a smaller head with fewer adjustable weights. It looks to be a lower spin head, although this has not been confirmed. The driver was shafted with an Aldila Rogue M-AX, a prototype shaft that we know very little about at the moment and which has no current release date.
With a win on tour PXG have proved that their clubs can hang with anything on tour. We think you're only going to see more and more from this unique brand over the next few years.