Luke List had gone 205 starts on the PGA Tour without a win. So it was no big deal that the former US Amateur runner-up had to wait for nearly two hours after he finished off a striking final-round 66 to dispatch Will Zalatoris on the first hole of a playoff to win the Farmers Insurance Open with a pitching wedge shot to tap-in distance for the winning birdie.

List won in totally uncharacteristic fashion. A long hitter with a reliable tee-to-green game, List has long had issues on and around the greens. He came into the Farmers converting barely half of his sand-save opportunities and ranked 208th in strokes gained/putting – this after not finishing higher than 157th in that stat in any of the previous five seasons.

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In the final round, however, those two parts of his game showed up. List holed a bunker shot for birdie on the par-4 12th and ranked eighth in strokes gained/putting, gaining almost four strokes on the field.

List’s lob wedge is a 60-degree Titleist Vokey WedgeWorks prototype (his other two wedges are the company’s new SM9 model) and his putter is an Odyssey O-Works 1W with a centre shaft.

List also was fifth in strokes gained/approach-the-green with his PXG 0311 ST irons. They included an 8-iron that he hit to five feet for a key birdie on the 177-metre par-3 16th as well as the pitching wedge that resulted in the winning birdie.

List had two prior runner-up finishes on the PGA Tour, including a playoff loss at the 2018 Honda Classic to Justin Thomas. This time he was on the winning side of the ledger – even if he had to wait a while to do it.

What Luke List had in the bag at the 2022 Farmers Insurance Open:

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Driver: TaylorMade SIM2 (Mitsubishi Diamana DF 80), 9 degrees

3-wood: TaylorMade Stealth, 15 degrees

Irons (3): Callaway X-Forged UT; (4-PW): PXG 0311 ST

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM9 (50, 54 degrees); Titleist Vokey WedgeWorks prototype (60 degrees)

Putter: Odyssey O-Works 1W

PHOTO: Sam Greenwood