WITB: Rafa Cabrera Bello - Scottish Open
Rafa Cabrera Bello notched the first win for the brand new Titleist 718 MB irons which have been seeded on tour over the past couple of weeks.
It was 2012 the last time Cabrera Bello was in the winner’s circle – and his Titleist 913 driver has been in the bag almost as long.
We’re used to seeing many tour players switching to new product at the earliest available opportunity – but the Spaniard has been keeping it old school with the big stick.
Zach Johnson was another player who refused to let the 913 driver go – he used it in his 2015 Open win but has now finally switched to the PXG 0811.
There are two Titleist 915 fairway woods which helped the 33-year-old to claim just his third European Tour win at Dundonald. Reaching the green in two on the par-5 18th wak key in the first play-off hole against England’s Callum Shinkwin.
His 3-wood from 275 was ultimately the difference at it allowed him to two-putt his way to victory. He had shot a superb 64 to reach the play-off but he produced the goods when it mattered in the play-off.
Another thing which makes Rafa fairly unique is that he uses a full set of bladed irons.
We see more and more players opting for something larger and more forgiving in the longer irons but it’s the brand new Titleist 718 MBs from 3-PW for the man who successfully debuted at the Ryder Cup in 2016.
There’s two Vokey SM6 wedges in his bag at 52˚ and 60˚ and he uses a Scotty Cameron Concept 2 bladed putter.
It’s the 2017 Titleist Pro V1x ball as his model of choice and he wears the FootJoy HyperFlex II golf shoes.
Rafa Cabrera Bello WITB
More information can be found on the Titleist website.