Padraig Harrington: What's in the bag?

Wilson Staff Dd6, Wilson Satff Pi9 irons and an Odyssey putter. Find out the details of ALL the clubs in Padraig Harrington's bag

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Golf Monthly caught up with Wilson Staff player Padraig Harrington earlier this and asked: ‘what’s in the bag?’ Below are the details of the clubs the Irishman carries each week on Tour.

DRIVER I’m using the driver I had at Carnoustie, the Wilson Staff Dd6+. But testing the new Wilson one, I liked it with the new Aldila Voodoo shaft, so I had that shaft put into the Dd6+. I like to hit the ball on a straight flight, without too much spin.

WOODS/UTILITY I hit my 12˚ TaylorMade Burner TP 3-wood 245 yards off the fairway and 260 yards from the tee. I hit my Wilson Staff FYbrid 5-wood with a Grafalloy ProLite shaft, about 245 yards and my 19° FYbrid, which replaces my 2- and 3-irons, 225 yards.

IRONS My irons are Wilson Pi7s, with Rifle 6.5 shafts. They have a classic look, but they do have the cavity back to help with the strike. I like irons that look good, but I always endeavour to use the most technology I can.

WEDGES I carry a 50° PW, a SW at 55°, and a lob wedge at 60°. They are all Wilson Tw7s. For the Masters, I replaced my 9-iron with a 64° wedge. I didn’t miss the 9-iron but I gave the wedge away as I found it gave me too many options.

PUTTER I use an Odyssey 2-Ball Blade putter. I had a more classically shaped putter for years, but I tried this one, and liked it. I believe that if you’re putting well, you shouldn’t change anything. Since I was 16, I’ve only used five putters.

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Neil Tappin
Digital Editor

In his current role, Neil is responsible for testing drivers and golf balls. Having been a part of the Golf Monthly team for over 15 years and playing off a handicap of 3, he has the experience to compare performance between models, brands and generations. For 2022 he thinks the main trend in drivers is: "In a word, consistency. Whilst all the brands are talking about ball speed (and the new drivers are certainly long), my biggest finding has been how much more consistent the ball flights are. Mishits don't seem to be causing the same level of drop-off or increase in the spin numbers. This means that more shots seem to be flying the way you want them to!" As far as golf balls are concerned the biggest development is in the, "three piece, non-Tour, urethane-covered section. For regular golfers, these models offer superb performance at both ends of the bag without denting your wallet quite as much as the premium Tour-played options."

Originally working with the best coaches in the UK to produce instruction content, he is now the brand's Digital Editor and covers everything from Tour player interviews to gear reviews. In his time at Golf Monthly, he has covered equipment launches that date back well over a decade. He clearly remembers the launch of the Callaway and Nike square drivers as well as the white TaylorMade driver families, such as the RocketBallz! If you take a look at the Golf Monthly YouTube channel, you'll see his equipment videos dating back over a decade! He has also conducted 'What's In The Bag' interviews with many of the game's best players like Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm. Over the years, Neil has tested a vast array of products in each category and at drastically different price-points. 

Neil is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus Fairway Wood: Titleist TSi2 Hybrid: Titleist TS3 Irons (4-9): Mizuno JPX 919 Forged Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 46˚, 50˚, 54˚, 60˚ Putter: Odyssey Triple Track Ten Ball: Titleist Pro V1X