Jordan Smith Player Profile And What's In The Bag
AFTER a hiatus of five years, Jordan Smith finally won his second DP World Tour title, securing the Portugal Masters at Dom Pedro Victoria. And he did so in the most spectacular fashion, shooting a final round of 63 for a mind-boggling 72-hole total of 254 - an astonishing 30 under par.
The 29-year-old Englishman has enjoyed a superb season, with a host of top-10 finishes, and has been in superb form recently. He could have won the Andalucia Masters but struggled in the final round.
But this time he made no mistake after going into the final round with a two-shot lead. His nearest challenger was Malaysia’s Gavin Green, who fired a 64 of his own but still finished three adrift of Smith.
Smith said: "I'm just really happy with how I've done this year. There was a lot of pressure that I put on myself and that people had put on me as well. It's just nice to finally get that second win."
Jordan Smith was born in Bath on November 11, 1992.
He didn’t start playing golf until the age of 12. Smith won the Brabazon Trophy in 2013 and played in the 2014 Walker Cup before turning professional later that year. He went from EuroPro Tour to the DP World Tour in the space of two years.
Smith gained his Challenge Tour playing rights for the 2016 campaign by topping the 2015 PGA EuroPro Tour's Order of Merit, before winning twice on the Challenge Tour en route to winning the Rankings the following year.
He won his maiden European Tour title in a play-off against Alex Levy at the 2017 Porsche European Open. Alongside eventual winner Graeme Storm and fellow contender Rory McIlroy, Smith was in the mix to win the 2017 BMW SA Open before finishing third in just his third appearance as a full member.
Smith began the Portugal Masters ranked 104th in the world and 14th in the DP World Tour rankings.
He has enjoyed a consistent season, finishing second at the Ras al Khaimah Championship and tied second at the MyGolfLife Open, where he lost in a playoff to Pablo Larrazabal. He was also seventh at the ISPA Handa and the French Open, and tied sixth at the Andalucia Masters.
He averages 310.34 yards from the tee, hitting 60.86% of fairways and 73.52% of greens in regulation. He averages 30.01 putts per round, gets up and down from the sand 53.40% of the time and has a stroke average of 69.94.
Driver: Titleist TSi3 (8 degrees, A1)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Kai’li White 70 TX
3-Wood: TaylorMade Stealth Plus (15 Degrees @ 14.25 Degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Kai’li White 80 TX
Irons: Titleist T200 (2), Titleist T100 (4), Titleist 620 MB (5-9)
Shafts: Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black 90 6.5 (2), Project X 130 7.0 (4-9)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (46-10F, 50-08F, 54-10S @ 55 Degrees
Shafts: Project X 130 7.0 (46-50), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 (54)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circle T T7.2
Grip: 2THUMB OG Lite Taper
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Grips: Golf Pride ZGrip Cord
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