Two weeks ago, Perrine Delacour notched her best finish since Feb. 2020 with a fourth-place showing at the Cambia Portland Classic. Move 3,000 miles east to the opposite coast and she’s right back in the hunt in New Jersey, heading into Sunday’s final round at -7 after a four-birdie, one-bogey round of 68 on Saturday.
“Today it was playing harder I feel like, especially this morning was cold compared to yesterday. Played really solid,” said Delacour, now in her seventh year on Tour. “Unfortunately made that bogey on No. 2. Everything was pretty good. Solid rounds, solid playing.”
Delacour pointed to a major overhaul of her golf bag as the key component to her strong play of late. The Frenchwoman plays with a full Callaway set and visited the company’s Carlsbad, Calif., headquarters ahead of her trip to Portland. After getting dialed in with her San Diego-based coach Chris Mason, she went through a full fitting and switched from the Apex to the Apex Pro irons. She immediately saw the difference that week in Portland.
“I switched to an iron that put more spin on it, so I was happy about it,” said Delacour. “That was definitely help me like my game for sure. I think I was closer to the pin since I have those new irons, so I'm pretty happy about it.”