Brooks Koepka What's In The Bag?
For a very long time Brooks Koepka was one of very few top players to not have an equipment contract. As such his bag was often a mixture of clubs from different brands ranging from Titleist, to Mizuno to TaylorMade. This all changed in 2021 as the five-time Major winner officially signed with Srixon and he put a Srixon driver, Srixon irons, Cleveland wedges, and Srixon golf balls into play as well as carrying a Srixon Staff Bag.
Koepka enjoys his freedom though and despite the deal with Srixon he surprised everybody by going back to an old TaylorMade driver on the eve of the 2023 Ryder Cup. Going into the 2024 LIV Golf season it looks like he is switching things up once again. We take a deep dive into his specifications and setup below...
What Driver Does Brooks Koepka Use?
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Koepka had been using the Srixon ZX5 LS Mk II version until he suddenly switched back to his old TaylorMade Sim 2 Max driver the week before the 2023 Ryder Cup. The Sim 2 Max was one of the best drivers for distance in 2021 but it was a surprise to see Koepka make a change ahead of such a huge event. He kept the Sim 2 in the bag for the remainder of the LIV season but it appears he is now going back to the ZX5 for the 2024 season.
In our testing, we found the ZX5 to be a low spin offering that produces a penetrating ball flight and ball speeds which stand up against any of the best drivers on the market. We had some disappointment in regards to looks and sound but this only slightly detracted from what is a very solid driver.
What Fairway Wood Does Brooks Koepka Use?
When he signed his contract with Srixon we were unsure whether Koepka had to use a Srixon driver and fairway woods as well, but he clearly didn't because he continued to use the 16.5 degree TaylorMade M2 Tour HL model, which is a wood he has used for many years.
Given how much success he has had, and that many Tour professionals find it hard to find the best fairway wood for such an important slot in the bag, it would not be surprising to see the M2 HL remain for this year.
What Irons Does Brooks Koepka Use?
We’ve seen already that Koepka is not afraid to shun the newer models in favour of keeping it old school, and that is in evidence again here with the Nike Vapor Fly Pro 3-iron he carries. He then transitions down into a set of Srixon ZX7 Mk II irons. He has previously used Mizuno JPX919 Tours and Srixon ZX7’s but has now put the latest model of Srixon iron into play.
We would describe the ZX7s as a playable forged iron with a little more distance built in versus most of its competitive set. They aren't the most forgiving irons, but good strikes are rewarded with sensational feel and consistent carries. Koepka's set goes from four-iron down to nine-iron.
What Wedges Does Brooks Koepka Use?
Having used Titleist Vokey SM8's and SM5's before, Brooks now has several Cleveland wedges in the bag. Cleveland have a strong reputation for making some of the best wedges and Koepka carries four of them. He has a 46 degree Cleveland RTX ZipCore Tour Rack Raw model and then three Cleveland RTX 6 ZipCore wedges with 52, 56 and 60 degrees of loft. The 52 and 56 degree models have MID grinds whilst the 60 has a LOW grind.
In testing we felt that this wedge brings more forgiveness and wet-condition spin to the course in a classy looking head. It felt a little heavier than some competitor wedges due to the shaft, but overall we thought the balance was very good, making it one of the best wedges for mid-handicap golfers.
What Putter Does Brooks Koepka Use?
As a general rule the putter is the club that golfers change less frequently than anything else in the bag and Koepka continues to use his Scotty Cameron Teryllium Tour Newport 2 putter which is one of the very best blade putters out there. Having previously used a Scotty Cameron T10 Newport 2 putter, Koepka changed at the start of 2020 and hasn't really moved away from the Teryllium model since. Technically the T10 and the newer model are the same thing, the main difference is the silicone dots found in the cavity of the Teryllium model, whilst the T10 features three visible screws in the back cavity that secure the insert.
According to Koepka, the change in grip was a big factor as to why he switched. He added a new SuperStroke Traxion PistolGT 2.0 grip that replaced the standard Scotty Cameron pistol grip found on his T10 Newport 2. “We just changed the grip, but technically it is a new putter,” Koepka told Sky Sports. “Pretty much the same thing as the old one, just for the grip change.”
What Golf Ball Does Brooks Koepka Use?
When you think of the best golf balls then Srixon is probably not the first brand that comes to mind, but Koepka uses the Srixon Z-Star Diamond and it had been reported that it was a big factor in him signing with the brand. Srixon golf balls are very under-rated and speaking to Golf.com Koepka said; “To be honest with you, that ball is what I practiced with on the range. I used to practice with that ball all the time.
"I think back in ’16 we were doing a bunch of testing and with the Srixon ball, it was tied with the ball I was playing and the only reason I chose the other one was just because I played it for longer. I just knew from a little kid that’s what I had played, so it was more out of comfort than it was anything.”
What Shoes Does Brooks Koepka Wear?
Koepka wears Nike apparel and the Nike Air Zoom Infinity Tour NEXT% shoes which are the next generation of Infinity Tour shoes. These are some of the best golf shoes we’ve tested and were actually inspired by the American's habit of chipping and putting in Nike running shoes, and as such, they're designed to provide speed and comfort in abundance, making them some of the best golf shoes for walking.
He also got involved in the design because Nike Golf summoned Koepka along very early in the design process. Nike golf shoes are some of the best on the market and are worn by some of the game's most recognisable faces, Koepka included.
What Grips Does Brooks Koepka Use?
Aside from the putter, Brooks Koepka uses the Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord Midsize Grips.
Brooks Koepka WITB: Full Specs
Driver: Srixon ZX5 LS Mk II (10.5 degrees) with Mitsubishi Diamana D Limited 70 TX shaft
Three wood: TaylorMade M2 Tour HL (16.5 degrees), Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 80 TX shaft
Irons: Nike Vapor Fly Pro 3-iron, Fujikura Pro Tour Spec 95 X shaft. Srixon ZX7 Mk II (4-9) all with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts
Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore Tour Rack Raw (46-10 Mid), Cleveland RTX 6 ZipCore (52° MID, 56° MID, 60° LOW) all with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts
Putter: Scotty Cameron Teryllium Tour Newport 2
Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond Golf Ball 2023
Footwear: Nike Air Zoom Infinity Tour NEXT%
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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
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