Ben Martin drilled a 45 foot eagle putt in the final round on the 16th hole to help him win his first tournament on the PGA Tour at the Shriners Hospital for Children Open in Las Vegas.
Martin needed to finish strong to hold off a hard charge from Kevin Streelman who pulled ahead of him in the final round. On the 16th hold par 5 Martin reached the green in two but was over 45 feet away. That's when he pulled out his Scotty Cameron and rolled in the improbable eagle which lifted him back into the lead and to his first victory.
“It was an awesome way to finish,” Martin said. “I didn’t feel like I had much going all day. Four under on my last four to cap my first win was just awesome.”
Martin finished at 20-under 264 and returns to the Masters, this time as a pro. He played Augusta National in 2010 as the U.S. Amateur runner-up.
What's In Ben's Bag?
Driver: Titleist 910 D3 (8.5 Degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 7X
3 Wood: Ping i25 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Tour Blue 85TX
Hybrid: Titleist 913H (17 degrees)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Irons: Titleist 714 CB Forged (3, 5-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM5 (50-08F, 54-11M and 58-11K)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
Putter: Scotty Cameron GoLo Tour
Ball: Titleist Pro V1X
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