Why does Rai wear two gloves?

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He's the newest European Tour champion after his victory in Hong Kong – but why does Aaron Rai wear two gloves?

Aaron Rai became the 12th Englishman to win on the European Tour in the calendar year, kicking off the 2019 season in true style in Hong Kong.

But you might be wondering why Rai wears two gloves while he plays…

“It started when I was eight years old, so 15 years ago now,” he told the European Tour. “I just happened to be given these two gloves – the guy who actually makes them sent a pair over – and I got into the habit of wearing them.

“Then, a few weeks down the line, my dad forgot to put the two gloves in the bag so I had to play with one. It was terrible. I couldn’t play, I couldn’t feel the grip, so I’ve always stuck with the two gloves ever since.”

Not quite as exciting as we’d have hoped, but interesting nonetheless. If you’re wondering, they are the MacWet gloves from Glenmuir.

Rai also commits that cardinal sin among club golfers of having iron covers…

Aaron. Mate. Have a word.

Anyway, here is a run down of what is in Rai’s bag – and you’ll notice it’s another tour winner that isn’t tied down to an equipment contract

Aaron Rai WITB

Driver: TaylorMade M4

Fairway woods: TaylorMade M2

Irons: TaylorMade P770 (2-3), TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB (4-9)

Wedges: Cleveland RTX-3 (PW), Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 (52, 58)

Putter: Heavy Putter B3-M

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Shoes: Ecco

Gloves: Glenmuir MacWet

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