Supporting those promising newcomers on the European Tour paid off handsomely once again for Wilson Golf last weekend as Scotland’s David Law secured victory at the ISPS Handa Vic Open in Australia, just 79 days after making his debut with Wilson Staff clubs.
The Challenge Tour graduate from Aberdeen, who signed a multi-year deal with Wilson in November, commented on winning his first European Tour title in only his fifth event: ‘It’s massive … it’s not something I expected. I’ve been loving the events I’ve played in so far. To have won today, it sort of changes things.’
The 27-year-old former Scottish Boys and Amateur champion was playing a mix of Wilson Staff FG Tour V6 and C300 irons (4-PW), a FG Tour V4 utility 3-iron and a 52° PMP RAW wedge on the links-style 13th Beach Golf Club course.
‘David’s stunning victory in Australia so early in his rookie season validates the policy Wilson has followed in recent times to support the most promising players, as well as established European Tour stars like Padraig Harrington and Paul Lawrie,’ said Doug Wright, global commercial director of Wilson Golf.
Five shots off the lead at the turn in Victoria, having called a penalty on himself at the ninth when he accidentally moved the ball, Law was still three shots from the lead at the 16th hole. He then delivered an impressive birdie, par, eagle finish to capture his maiden European Tour title by a shot and a final score of -18 on the links-style 13th Beach Golf Course.
Law signed with Wilson after his best-ever season on the European Challenge Tour, where he had 12 top-25 finishes in 24 events, including winning the SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge at the McDonald Spey Valley resort in June. He turned pro soon after winning the Scottish Amateur title for a second time in 2011 and won his first professional tournament at the 2012 Dar Es Salaam Open in Morocco.
Now he ranks alongside Paul Waring and Joakim Lagergren, who both won their first European Tour titles with Wilson Staff clubs last year.