Collin Morikawa What's In The Bag?
Young American star Collin Morikawa has had a lightning fast start to his career with several outstanding results on the PGA Tour including five PGA Tour victories, two of which came in Major Championships - the 2020 PGA Championship, and 2021 Open Championship. What clubs does he use at the moment? Let's take a look.
Collin Morikawa What's In The Bag?
Collin Morikawa WITB: Full Specs
Driver: TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus (9 degrees) with Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 60 TX shaft
3-Wood: TaylorMade SIM Ti, (13.5 degrees lofted to 14), Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 80 TX shaft
5-Wood: TaylorMade Stealth 2 (19 degrees) Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 80 TX shaft
Irons: TaylorMade P770 (4), TaylorMade P7MC (5-6), TaylorMade P7CM (7-PW) all with Dynamic Gold X100 shafts
Wedges: TaylorMade MG3 (50, 56), TaylorMade MG3 TW (60) Dynamic Gold S400 shafts
Putter: TaylorMade TP Soto
Ball: TaylorMade TP5 (2021)
TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus
Morikawa is a TaylorMade staffer and uses a near-full set of TaylorMade clubs right now including the TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus driver. Morikawa regularly used the previous Stealth driver but this newer design has a 2-gram lighter carbon face with an advanced ‘inverted cone technology’ that, the brand says, has helped designers improve the forgiveness on offer.
In our testing we were impressed with this, and we also liked the slight aesthetic changes made to the head as well, with the matte-black crown getting replaced by a gloss-black finish. The second generation Stealth also felt powerful through impact, and felt a fraction more muted than the previous generation as well.
Shaft wise, in the woods, he is a big Mitsubishi guy as he uses the Diamana D+ Limited in all of his woods. In the driver he uses the 60TX model and in his two fairway woods he uses the 80TX design.
- Read our full TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus Driver review
TaylorMade SIM Ti, TaylorMade Stealth 2
Morikawa carries a three-wood and five-wood at the moment. The former is a SIM Ti model whilst the latter is a Stealth 2 model. The former has 14 degrees of loft and the latter has 19 degrees of loft. Having put the latter club to the test on the golf course, we were very impressed with the feedback on offer here. It is a very consistent club that caters to less experienced players, thanks mostly to how the weight is distributed lower in the club head.
- Read our full TaylorMade Stealth 2 Fairway Wood Review
TaylorMade P770, TaylorMade P7MC, TaylorMade P7CM
Moving to the irons he starts with a TaylorMade P770 four-iron, and then from five-iron down to six-iron he has the latest version of the TaylorMade P7MC's. He then uses TaylorMade P7CM's from seven-iron to pitching wedge but he has been known to put more of these in the bag, replacing some of the P7MC's. He uses the P770 for his longest iron because it gives him more forgiveness which is incredible given how good his iron play is. In all of his irons he uses a very popular model out on Tour, the True Temper Dynamic Gold X100's.
- Read our full TaylorMade P7MC 2023 Iron Review
TaylorMade MG3, TaylorMade MG3 TW
Moving to the wedges, Morikawa was carrying two TaylorMade Milled Grind 3 wedges with 50 and 56 degrees of loft, and then a TaylorMade Milled Grind 2 60 degree model but the lob wedge has been replaced with a TaylorMade MG3 TW model which is the design built for Tiger Woods. He also uses True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts in his wedges but he uses S400's, not the X100's here.
- Read our full TaylorMade Milled Grind 3 Wedge Review
TaylorMade TP Soto
Collin is "a tried and true blade guy" according to TaylorMade which made it interesting when he played several events with the FCG mallet. He then briefly put the Juno back in play before switching to the Spider GT Rollback. According to TaylorMade, Collin loved the feel of the Pure Roll insert featured in all of the Spider GT putters, as well as the way Rollback sits at address.
This was in the bag for a while and he does occasionally put it into play, but we have recently spotted him with the TaylorMade TP Soto in the bag. Over the past year he has changed his putter a lot so we will keep this section updated whenever we notice a change.
He also uses a TP5 golf ball. Interestingly though Morikawa used a TP5x when he first turned pro and he gravitated towards that because it was the lower spinning, firmer model however he found that it had a negative impact on his chipping because he felt like he was scooping the ball because he wasn't spinning the ball enough. As such he gave the TP5 ball a go and it has seemed to work. Speaking to Golf.com he said; "“It took me a week or two to really get used to the feel of the TP5 ball. I had really never used that soft of a ball. It took me a little time, but I’ve gotten used to it now. It feels completely normal. My wedges spin great. It feels great off the putter. I like a soft feel off the putter anyways… it’s just been awesome around the greens, feel, everything; in the wind it’s amazing, too. It’s been a great ball and definitely a great switch. Easy transition to say the least.”
- Read our full TaylorMade TP5 ball review
Morikawa is also an adidas staffer, wearing head-to-toe adidas apparel and shoes. His specific shoes are the adidas ZG21's although it will be interesting to see if he switches to the new models coming out in 2023. He has worn these shoes for a while so he is clearly a big fan.
- Read our full Adidas ZG21 golf shoe review
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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