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What's In The Bag - Sam Burns

By: | Thu 07 Oct 2021 | Comments

Sam Burns secured his second PGA Tour title at the Sanderson Farms Championship after a one-stroke victory over Cameron Young and Nick Watney.

The 25-year-old had won his maiden PGA Tour tournament at the Valspar Championship in May 2021.

Prior to turning professional, Burns had been awarded the NCAA Division I Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year for the 2016-17 season.

This was quickly followed by representing America in the 2017 Arnold Palmer Cup before securing his first start on the PGA Tour, finishing T6 at the Barbasol Championship.

A four-year wait resulted in testing Burns’ patience before his breakthrough win at the Valspar.

However, there were several occasions where he narrowly missed out on victory: Honda Classic (T7), Valspar Championship (T12) and the Genesis Invitational (3rd).

Career Highlight

Burns is beginning to establish himself as a PGA Tour player and having secured his second win at the young age of 25, he looks destined to add many more lucrative titles.

As it stands, his biggest career highlight was securing his maiden Tour title at the Valspar Championship.

Having come close to winning the Genesis Invitational in February, it would only take Burns a few more months before he would become a PGA Tour victor.

Burns opened with a 67 before a scintillating second outing of 63 drove him up the leaderboard and thrusted himself into contention.

Two more rounds in the sixties - 69 & 68 - resulted in his maiden Tour title and the duck finally being broken; he had played on the PGA Tour since the start of the 2018-19 campaign.

What's In Sam Burns' Bag

Driver: Callaway Epic Speed (10.5°) Fuji Ventus Blue 7X Shaft

Fairway: Callaway MAVRIK Sub Zero (17°) Fujikara Ventus Black 8X Shaft

Hybrid: Callaway Apex 4 (23°) Fujikara Atmos Blue Hybrid 8X Shaft

Irons: Callaway Apex TCB Irons (4-9) True Temper Project X 6.5 Shafts

Wedges: Callaway JAWS MD5 Raw (46°, 50°, 56°, 60°) True Temper DG Tour Issue S400 Shafts

Putter: Odyssey O-Works Black #7S

Ball: Chrome Soft X

2021 Seasonal Statistics

Unlike the European Tour, the PGA Tour’s season has concluded and the new one has begun.

Considering this - and the fact that Burns had won the second tournament of the new season - we will evaluate his previous, full seasonal stats.

First and foremost, this was definitely a breakthrough year for the 25-year-old, and his statistics would certainly support that argument.

His 2021 PGA Tour statistics were:

Driving Distance (Yards) - 305.3 (33rd)

Driving Accuracy Percentage - 58.90% (124th)

Greens in Regulation - 67.79% (52nd)

Birdie Average - 4.43 (5th)

Scoring Average - 70.184 (27th)

Sand Save Percentage - 51.77% (85th)

FedEx Cup Regular Season Points - 1,721 (10th)

Burns had managed to qualify for the Tour Championship at East Lake, finishing T18 out of a possible 30.

As aforementioned, the previous campaign was a breakthrough year for Burns and after securing his maiden title and finishing respectfully at the end of season finale, he has started this season in excellent form, securing victory at only the second event.

There’s plenty more to come for Sam Burns - and we recently tipped him to potentially feature at the next Ryder Cup!

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