Charley Hoffman's victory at the Valero Texas Open didn't come out of nowhere. In fact, it capped off an impressive string of performances that also saw him tie for 14th at the RBC Heritage and tie for 11th at the Valspar Championship in a stretch in which he hasn't missed a cut in his last nine starts.
He sealed his victory on Sunday with a clutch putt on the final hole to deny Patrick Reed, but his fourth career title was largely the result of his impressive play with short irons or wedges in his hand. According to PGA Tour statistics, 37 percent of Hoffman's strokes gained on the field at TPC San Antonio came from his approach game.
Hoffman uses a quartet of SM5 (the fifth generation of spin-milled) wedges from Titleist wedge guru Bob Vokey. These wedges feature a compact profile with a shorter blade length and a rounder toe profile that Vokey created after getting feedback from PGA Tour players.
The SM5 wedges come with Vokey's deep TX3 grooves, which improve contact with the ball by channeling grass and debris away from the face better than previous editions. The grooves are also more durable than earlier options thanks to a high-frequency face heat treatment that helps to maintain optimum spin over the life of the wedge. They also come with a wide selection of bounce and grind options.
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