Brian Harman What's In The Bag?

Take a look at the equipment used by American Brian Harman

Brian Harman What's In The Bag?
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Brian Harman What's In The Bag?

A three-time winner on the PGA Tour, and a player with a runner-up finish at the 2017 US Open, Brian Harman secured his biggest career victory at the 2023 Open Championship in which he won by six shots. The American has been on Tour for a number of years now so let's take a look inside his bag. Harman, after having previously used a mixture of clubs from TaylorMade and Titleist, is now a staff player for the latter, using pretty much a full bag of clubs from the brand.

Prior to the start of 2017, Brian Harman had been playing a different golf ball and equipment but during the offseason he made a call to Titleist Tour Rep Jim Curran, asking for a set of Titleist irons, similar to the ones he had played as a junior golfer and in college at the University of Georgia.

Said Curran: “Brian called me during the offseason holidays last December (2016) and said he played Titleist irons before he turned professional and has not had that feel in his iron ball striking since then. He ordered a set of 716 CB’s and we agreed to meet on the range in Palm Springs the Monday of CareerBuilder. It was then that we dialed in his loft, lies and yardages. From there, Brian was low maintenance all season. I would check his grips, lofts and lies roughly once a month and he did the rest.” Since then he has put nearly a full bag from the brand into play.

Brian Harman What's In The Bag?

Brian Harman WITB: Full Specs

Driver: Titleist TSi2 (9 degrees) with Graphite Design Tour AD IZ 5 S shaft

3-wood: Titleist TSi2 (13.5 degrees) with Fujikura Speeder 661 Evolution II S shaft

5-wood: Titleist TS2 (16.5 degrees) with Fujikura Speeder 757 Evolution II S shaft

Utility: Titleist U500 (3-5), with True Temper Dynamic Gold S300 shafts

Irons: Titleist 620 CB (6-PW) all with True Temper Dynamic Gold S300 shafts

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (50, 54, 60-04L) all with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts

Putter: TaylorMade Spider OS CB

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Shoes: FootJoy


Titleist TSi2

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Starting at the top of the bag he has a Titleist TSi2 driver at nine degrees. He briefly tested out the smaller Titleist TSi3 model but the more forgiving TSi2 has gone back in and it looks to be staying. At address, we found the TSi2 to look generous in size but not too big that it looks chunky and unwieldy. It also has a more rounded toe compared to the previous TS2 which really adds to the inviting aesthetics.We also noticed how good it sounded through impact - a powerful acoustic thanks to the appealing 'thud' sound.As an overall package it neatly balances distance with forgiveness and consistency, making the Titleist TSi2 truly impressive. His model is fitted with a Graphite Design Tour AD IZ 5 S shaft


Titleist TSi2, Titleist TS2

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Moving on to the fairway woods Harman carries two Titleist model. The first is a 13.5 degree Titleist TSi2 model, and he then also chooses to carry a Titleist TS2 fairway wood which has 16.5 degrees of loft. The TSi2 is a model that lots of Tour professionals have put in the bag because it launches nice and high and is super forgiving across the face, thanks to the deeper and lower CG. This makes it a thoroughly playable fairway wood for golfers up and down the handicap range.

His three-wood is fitted with a Fujikura Speeder 661 Evolution II S shaft whilst his five-wood has a Fujikura Speeder 757 Evolution II S shaft.


Titleist U500, Titleist 620 CB

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Shifting to the irons he carries three U500 utility irons from three-iron to five-iron. Then the rest of his irons are Titleist 620 CB's and these go from six-iron down to pitching wedge. All of his irons are fitted with True Temper Dynamic Gold S300 shafts.


Titleist Vokey SM9

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When it comes to wedges he uses three Vokey models, all of which are SM9's and they have 50 and 54 degrees of loft, whilst his final wedge has 60 degrees. In our testing the SM9 was a five-star design so its use by the world's best players makes sense given the performance and quality on offer.


TaylorMade Spider OS CB

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He is another Tour pro with the TaylorMade Spider putter, however his is the OS Counter balance version which he has been using for a number of years now. It has a very large and forgiving footprint but of late he has also been spotted with an Odyssey Sabretooth putter in the bag so we will see which model gets the nod on a permanent basis. 


Titleist Pro V1

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Finally he uses a Pro V1 golf ball which is one of the best golf balls in the game, as shown by our five star review. It launches lower and spins less than the Pro V1x and overall it provides superb all-round performance. A couple of other key difference between this and Pro V1x is the Pro V1 feels fractionally softer and offers a lower peak height. In fact there is an interesting story around Harman putting the Pro V1 into play. 

In 2017 Johnson Wagner asked Harman, who was still playing another golf ball, if he wanted to team up at the Zurich Classic.

“He was kind of curious as to what ball we wanted to play,” Harman said. “I said, ‘I played Titleist balls in college and everything. We’ll just play your ball (in alternate shot), no problem. We had a nice tournament... It got really windy. I was hitting some shots with Johnson’s ball, shots that I just couldn’t hit with the ball I was playing. After that round, I decided to switch to the Pro V1." 

Harman reiterated the significance of his switch prior to last year’s Open Championship at St.Andrews, where he finished T6: “The reason I switched back to Titleist was because of windy days and with Open Championships and major championships in mind. To flight the ball and not have to worry about it getting up and getting out of hand was a big deal.” Clearly this worked at the 2023 Open Championship too as he won the tournament by six shots.

Sam Tremlett
Senior Staff Writer

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website, whilst he is also responsible for all content related to golf apparel. 

He also oversees all Tour player content as well so if you need to know what clubs Tiger or Rory has in play, Sam is the person to ask. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 

Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Titleist TS3 (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Callaway Paradym (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Infinity NEXT%/Cuater The Ringer/adidas Tour 360 22