Billy Horschel hits greens -- lots of them. Coming into the BMW Championship the former Florida Gator ranked fourth on tour in GIR. Of course, that tee-to-green advantage has been mostly offset by what can only be described as mediocre-at-best putting, his rank of 100th in strokes gained/putting serving as evidence.
At Cherry Hills, however, Horschel continued to hit greens, ranking among the best in greens in regulation for the week with an odd iron configuration consisting of a Ping S55 3-iron, no 4-iron, then picking up the rest of the iron set 5-iron through pitching wedge. The difference maker, however, was his putter -- a Ping Karsten TR B60 model that Horschel switched to earlier this year at the RBC Heritage Classic.
Horschel used the putter -- which features grooves milled directly into the face as well as a SuperStroke Flatso Ultra oversize grip -- to rank first in strokes gained, picking up an average of 2.975 strokes on the field per round. For this one week, Horschel not only hit greens, but performed well on them as well.
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Driver: Ping G30 (Aldila Rogue 60x), 9 degrees
3-wood: Ping G25, 15 degrees
5-wood: Ping G25, 18 degrees
Irons (3-, 5-PW): Ping S55
Wedges: Ping Tour Gorge SS (50, 56, 60 degrees)
Putter: Ping Karsten TR B60