Meet the last player to win the Masters with a Persimmon driver

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Golf has undergone tremendous changes since it was first played in the 15th century. In addition, it is rule changes and advances in equipment technology that amuse every golf fan. One such change is the switch from the Persimmon driver.

But who was the last pro to win the Masters with the old generation rider?

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Last pro to win the Masters with the Persimmon rider

Once upon a time, the persimmon driver head dominated the golf equipment market. The driver’s head was made out of wood with screws in the sweet spot of the incredibly awesome driver’s head. As a result, the driver gave birth after the famous saying in the gulf, “Hit the screws.”

Also, it had a tiny sweet spot and therefore required tremendous precision to hit the golf ball well. The Tour pros were easy on their shots and loved the rider. The driver’s head had a size of 190 cc.

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Additionally, it was replaced by the new aged meal drivers in the 1980s. However, the professional only switched to the new-age riders in the mid-90s. Justin Leonard and Davis Love III were among the last of the pros to transition from the Persimmon riders. But who will be the last pro to win the Masters with the old generation club?

Bernhard Langer is the last pro to win the Masters with the Persimon Driver Head. The German pro won his second green jacket with the driver. Additionally, the other two pros who won the last major championship with the little sweetspot rider were Tom Kite, who won the 1992 US Open at Pebble Beach, and Sir Nick Faldo, who won the 1992 Open Championship.

The last pro to win the PGA Championship with the Persimmon Driver was Payne Stewart. He won the 1989 PGA Championship with a total of 12 under par with the driver.

11/14/2021; Phoenix, Arizona, United States; Bernhard Langer on the back green during the final round of the Charles Schwab Cup Championship golf tournament at Phoenix Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports

Bernhard Langer’s victory in Augusta in 1993

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The German professional won the Masters at Augusta National in 1993, earning his second green jacket. Langer won the event with a total score of 10 under par. As a result, he won the event with a comfortable three-shot advantage.

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The nine-time major championship winner carded a final round of two under par, 70 to complete the win at Augusta National Golf Club. Chip Beck finished second behind Langer. He took the event with a total score of seven under par as a solo second.

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