Patrick Cantlay What's In The Bag?

We take a look at the Titleist equipment used by consistent American professional Patrick Cantlay.

Patrick Cantlay What's In The Bag?
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Patrick Cantlay What's In The Bag?

A six-time winner on the PGA Tour, including two victories at the Memorial Tournament and a FedEx Cup win in 2021, Patrick Cantlay (opens in new tab) is a Titleist staff player from top to bottom which means the the American has a full bag of Titleist clubs including a Pro V1x ball. What exact models does he currently put in the bag? Let's take a look.

Patrick Cantlay What's In The Bag?

Driver

Titleist TS3

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Interestingly Cantlay had been using the Titleist 917D2 driver for a while and was one of the few staffers who didn't switch to the newer TS models when they came out. However he has switched to the TS3 (opens in new tab) as you can see above. It has 9.5 degrees of loft and is fitted with a Mistubishi Diamana shaft. 

When we tested the TS3 it provided speed from the first shot and the adjustability options are good if you want to tweak things like dispersion or loft. It also looks great too because it maintains that classic, traditional and very Titleist-like look down behind the ball. The color has reverted to glossy black compared to the dark grey of the 917 and the design of the fulcrum has switched around. It will be interesting to see if Cantlay decides to switch to the newer TSi or TSR models in the coming months.

Fairway

Titleist 915F, Titleist TS2

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Like many other professionals, Cantlay very rarely changes his fairway wood slot in the bag because it is such a hard club to get right. As such he continues to use a Titleist 915F model which first showed up on Tour back in June 2014. 

Back then, the feature that raised some eyebrows was the Active Recoil Channel (ARC). It was a slot cut into the sole of the club which was said to allow more flex at impact. This was designed to increase ball speed on thin shots and reduce spin for a lower flight.

He then carries a Titleist TS2 five-wood with 21 degrees of loft although he has shown he likes carrying a hybrid with this loft as well so we think this section of his bag changes regularly.

Irons

Titleist 718 AP2

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Cantlay, after having briefly used the newer T100 (opens in new tab)'s, has got a set of 718 AP2's in the bag and they go from four-iron down to pitching wedge. These first showed up on Tour back in 2017 showing Cantlay is a player that doesn't change his clubs very often. The 718 AP2 would be the last AP2 model Titleist released and was designed for better players who wanted a compact blade length, thin topline and minimal offset. Internal tungsten weights gave the irons increased forgiveness and stability.

Wedges

Titleist Vokey SM7, Titleist Vokey SM9, Titleist Vokey SM8

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Having previously used different steps of Vokey wedges (he once had an SM5, SM6 and SM7 in the bag at the same time), Cantlay now has two SM7's in the bag with 46 and 52 degrees of loft. Then he has one Titleist Vokey SM9 wedge with 56 degrees of loft which has actually been bent to 57 degrees, and one Titleist Vokey SM8 (opens in new tab) which is a prototype with 61 degrees of loft.

Putter

Scotty Cameron T5 Prototype

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Cantlay used to be a Newport blade player but in 2021 he switched to a Phantom X 5 mallet design similar to that of Justin Thomas. His specific putter is a prototype, according to Titleist, because he requested that Cameron add an alignment line to the top. The putter is milled from 303 stainless steel but Cameron replaced a large portion of the bottom of the head with aluminum, a lighter material, then added a pair of weights in the heel and toe areas. This pushed more of the head’s overall weight to the perimeter, making the Phantom X 5 more stable on off-center hits

Ball

Titleist Pro V1x

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Cantlay also uses a Titleist Pro V1x golf ball (opens in new tab). It features the same reformulated 2.0 ZG Process Core and softer cover as the Pro V1 for enhanced distance plus improved feel and control. What separates the two is the Pro V1x is the lower spinning model which makes sense given the importance of distance out on Tour at the moment. 

Full Specs

Driver: Titleist TS3, (9.5 at 8.75 degrees, C1 Setting) with Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 60 TX shaft

Three-Wood: Titleist 915F, (15 degrees, B1 Setting) with Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 70 TX shaft

Five-wood: Titleist TS2 (21 degrees, B1 Setting) with Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 80 TX shaft

Irons: Titleist 718 AP2 (4-9) all with True Temper Dynamic Gold 120 Tour Issue X100 shafts

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (46-10F, 52-08F),  Titleist Vokey SM9 (56-08M at 57), Titleist Vokey SM8 Prototype (61 Proto) all with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S300 shafts

Putter: Scotty Cameron T5 Prototype

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Shoes: FootJoy DryJoys

Apparel: BOSS