Robert Karlsson: What's in the bag?

Robert Karlsson, who became the first Swede to win the European Tour Order of Merit last year, reveals what’s in the bag

Robert Karlsson

Golf Monthly caught up with two-time Ryder Cupper Robert Karlsson, who became the first Swede to win the European Tour Order of Merit last year. The big Swede reveals what’s in the bag:

DRIVER I’m still playing the old Titleist 905R driver 9.5˚ with an x-flex Grafalloy blue shaft. When I’m playing well I can hit it both ways and when I’m not hitting so well I favour a draw.

FAIRWAY WOODS I’m already using the new Titleist 909F3, 18˚, with a Grafalloy ProLaunch Red shaft. I switch between this and my 2-iron. I like to be able to move my fairway both ways.

2-IRON I use a Titleist 735 CM 2-iron. I think the blade 2-iron is just too hard to hit, they look great but they’re scary! Olazabal is the only player I can think of who uses a bladed 2-iron.

IRONS 4-PW I play Titleist ZM irons with Dynamic Gold Superlight X100s. They are an inch longer than standard so I need light shafts, otherwise it would affect the feel.

WEDGES I carry a  50˚, 55˚ and 60˚. I have two different sets though – one has old grooves, the other new grooves. This helps with spin control on different courses.

PUTTER I use a Titleist Scotty Cameron Newport. I’ve tried a few different shapes over the years. I remember using the Nick Faldo TPA shape for a while but in the end I’ve stayed classical.

BALL I’ve used the Titleist Pro V1x since it came out. The control is so good.


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