In just his sixth start on the European Tour, and in his Rookie Season, Sami Valimaki claimed his maiden European Tour victory with a playoff win at the 2020 Oman Open


Carlsbad, Calif., (March 1, 2020) – Team TaylorMade’s Sami Valimaki won the Oman Open using a full bag of TaylorMade clubs and ball including the new SIM Driver, SIM Max fairway wood and Spider X putter. In blustery conditions during the final round, Valimaki finished on -13 by holing a crucial birdie putt with his Spider X putter on the 72nd hole to force a play-off, going on to claim victory on the third extra hole.

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After joining Team TaylorMade this year, Sami secured his European Tour card at Qualifying School Final Stage to start his rookie season on tour and is now a winner in just his sixth European Tour event. The victory also gives Team TaylorMade back-to-back Oman Open’s after Kitayama’s victory in 2019.


  • This is Sami’s maiden European Tour victory, in just his sixth start
  • Valimaki led the field this week in stroke average (68.75) and strokes gained total (+3.16)
  • Valimaki plays TaylorMade’s new shape-inspired SIM driver 9.0 degrees and steel SIM Max fairway wood 15.0 degrees
  • Sami plays the popular P790 UDI 2 iron and P750 irons
  • His iron and approach play were clinical this week as he made a total of 22 birdies, joint highest this week of any player
  • He plays the RAW Face Milled Grind 2 wedges in 50 and 54 degrees plus a Milled Grind Hi-Toe lob wedge in 58 degrees
  • Putting was where Sami excelled the most this week equipped with his Spider X putter leading the field in strokes gained putting (+2.87)
  • Sami’s ball of choice is the TP5x
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  • SIM 9.0 Driver
  • SIM Max 15.0 fairway wood
  • P790 UDI 2 iron
  • P750 4-PW
  • MG2 50° and 54°
  • MG Hi-Toe 58°
  • Spider X Copper
  • TP5x Golf Ball