Tom Hoge rebounded from a seemingly disastrous double-bogey 5 on the par-3 fifth hole to overtake Jordan Spieth at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am with a one-two punch of birdies at the 16th and 17th—the latter a 22-footer—Sunday.
The win made Hoge the second player in two weeks to earn his first career PGA Tour title after having gone winless for 200-plus starts, with Luke List achieving that feat the week prior at the Farmers Insurance Open.
Those birdies added to Hoge’s tournament-leading total of 27. Hoge used a normally successful combination of solid iron play and strong putting to earn the win. Hoge ranked fourth in strokes gained/approach-the-green with a split set of Titleist irons—he uses Titleist 620 CBs for his 4-iron and 620 MB blades for the rest of his set. The clubs have Project X 6.5 shafts and Golf Pride Tour Velvet grips. Among the many key shots Hoge hit down the stretch was a 9-iron from 140 yards on the par-4 16th hole that stopped mere inches from the cup, allowing him to tie for the lead.
That was followed by a 7-iron to 22 feet on the par-3 17th that Hoge rolled in to take a two-shot lead as Spieth, playing in the group ahead, bogeyed the hole. Hoge ranked fourth for the week in strokes gained/putting for the two rounds they tracked the stat, picking up more than four shots on the field with an Odyssey White Hot OG 2-Ball putter he put into play just this week.
“I switched putters this week,” Hoge told the media after his opening-round 63 at Pebble Beach. “To see one go in right off the bat [a 20-footer] on the first hole was huge for me. I felt like I made a lot of good putts out there today.
He made a lot of good ones on Sunday, too.
What Tom Hoge had in the bag at the 2022 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Left Dot
Driver: Titleist TSi3 (Fujikura Ventus Black 6x), 9 degrees
3-wood: Titleist TS2, 13.5 degrees
Hybrid: Titleist 913Hd, 18 degrees
Irons (4): Titleist 620 CB; (5-PW): Titleist 620 MB
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8 (52, 56 degrees); Titleist Vokey WedgeWorks (60 degrees)
Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG 2-Ball
This article originally appeared on Golf Digest.