Brian Gay is suddenly one of the hottest players on the PGA Tour, winning his second tournament yesterday by a convincing margin. And it’s his putter and putting game that are enabling him to trounce the field.
Brian Gay’s putter is a custom Mizuno Bettinardi D.A.S.S. (for Double Aged Stainless Steel) C-03 model putter.
Designer Robert Bettinardi tells PutterZone.com that he worked closely with Gay over several months to craft and fine tune the putter. Their efforts are clearly paying off. In winning the St. Jude Classic over the weekend by five strokes, Gay needed just 100 putts over four rounds. No wonder he went wire to wire as the tournament leader and eventual victor. Earlier this year, Gay won the Verizon Heritage Classic by 10 strokes.
Gay’s flatstick has the F.I.T. face (for Feel Impact Technology) found on the Mizuno Bettinardi Black Carbon putter line, making it a cross between the Black Carbon line and the earlier Mizuno Bettinardi C-Series putters.
Word is that Gay employs a very light grip pressure with his putter. Light grip pressure can help a player cultivate touch and feel on the green, which is obviously the case with Gay.