8 Unique Tour Pro Gear Choices

We take a look at some of the more unusual equipment choices seen on Tour...

8 Unique Tour Pro Gear Choices

Hideto Tanihara was recently pictured with a 10 iron in his bag, here are some other unique gear choices from Tour Pros

8 Unique Tour Pro Gear Choices

We take a look at some of the more unusual equipment choices on Tour...

Hideto Tanihara - 10 iron

The Japanese player was pictured with a 10 iron in the bag during the World Super 6 Perth.

He uses Honma's Tour World 737Vs irons and the Japanese company actually make a 10 iron as standard, so this is nothing out of the ordinary for those who know the brand. In some sets their 10 iron is as strong as 43 degrees whilst some of their other sets have a 46 degree 10 iron.

Sandy Lyle - Putter

Lyle seen putting during the 2013 Open. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)

The 1985 Open and 1988 Masters winner was using this huge 'Black Swan' putter back in 2013 at both the Masters and Open.

Matt Every - Putter

A closeup view of the putter used by Matt Every during the third round of the 2012 Sony Open in Hawaii at Waialae Country Club. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

And sticking with ginormous putters, here's what Matt Every was putting with in early 2012.

Lexi Thompson - Putter

Detail of the putter used by Lexi Thompson during the final round of the 2016 LPGA LOTTE Championship at Ko Olina Golf Club in Kapolei, Hawaii. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Lexi Thompson also had a stint with a large putter in 2016.

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Jaco Van Zyl - Putter

And moving on from massive putters to tiny ones, who can forget this Cleveland Smart Square Stubby putter used by Jaco Van Zyl at the 2017 Joburg Open? It was originally brought out in 2014 as a training tool.

Bryson DeChambeau - Side saddle putter

And the award for strangest on this list goes too...the Golfing Scientist. DeChambeau had a brief spell putting 'Side saddle' in early 2017 and used a very odd looking flat stick in doing so. After going back to orthodox putting, DeChambeau was quoted as saying, “It [was] a long conversation. But the USGA essentially doesn’t like me doing it."

Kevin Chappell - Hybrid

Kevin Chappell was pictured by WRX with this Fourteen HI-877 hybrid in his bag last year. We're not sure if he ever actually used it in play but it was certainly in his bag during one of the practice days.

Phil Mickelson - Two drivers

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Here's an image of Phil Mickelson's bag during the 2006 BellSouth Classic which he won by 13 strokes! Lefty had two drivers in the bag, one for playing draws and one for playing fades. He's also played a number of events, including majors, without using a driver.

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Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x