Sam Burns What's In The Bag?

We take a look inside the bag of multiple-time PGA Tour winner, Sam Burns.

Sam Burns What's In The Bag?
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Sam Burns What's In The Bag?

After earning his PGA Tour card for 2019, Sam Burns has been on a progressive rise through golf's world rankings, cracking the top-100 at the start of 2021 and making it into the world's top-10 just a year later. He joined the winner's circle on the PGA Tour in 2021 at the Valspar Championship and Sanderson Farms Championship. He go his 3rd and 4th wins in 2022 as well. Arguably his biggest win came at the 2023 WGC-Dell Technologies Matchplay in which he smashed Cameron Young in the final. Now regularly featuring at the top of the leaderboard on the PGA Tour, we take a look at what the young American has in his bag.

Sam Burns What's In The Bag?

Sam Burns WITB: Full Specs

Driver: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond (10.5 degrees at 10.3, 6 GB, 60.2 lie) with Fujikura Ventus Blue 7 X shaft

4-wood: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond (17 degrees at 15.5) with Fujikura Ventus Black 8 X shaft

Hybrid: Callaway Apex UW (21.6 degrees) with Fujikura Ventus Blue 8 X shaft

Irons: Callaway Apex TCB (4-AW) all with Project X 6.5 shafts

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (56-14F), Titleist WedgeWorks B7 Proto (60-T) both with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Tour Issue shafts

Putter: Odyssey O-Works 7S

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X

Apparel: TravisMathew

Shoes: Cuater


Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond

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Starting at the top of the bag, Burns looks to have recently switched from his Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond to a Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond model. This model is the lowest spinning of the three Paradym heads and his driver is setup for high launch and low spin. Additionally with its 450cc clubhead, the TD driver is the smallest of the three in the range and there is no alignment aid on this version of the driver either so it is clearly designed for the proficient players out there. Burns' model is fitted with a Fujikura Ventus Blue 7 X shaft which is a popular model out on Tour at the moment, and his head has 10.5 degrees of loft as well.


Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond

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Currently, Burns is using a Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond three-wood which has 15.5 degrees of loft. It includes a deeper face, which is perfectly suited for the golfer who is looking to reduce spin and hit a lower and more penetrating ball flight.

The Triple Diamond is still crammed with technology like the Jailbreak Batwing Technology, but the head of the wood is noticeably more compact and features no alignment aids on the crown which presents a clean, stripped-back look, one we really enjoyed in testing. This club is fitted with a Fujikura Ventus Black 8 X shaft rather than the Blue model in his driver and other wood.


Callaway Apex UW

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He then carries a Callaway Apex UW hybrid. The club has been finding its way into several players' bags at the moment and it isn't hard to see why. Phil Mickelson was involved in its development and joined other Callaway staffers in calling for a “go to” club that better players can count on from the tee, fairway, or rough. This club is fitted with a Fujikura Ventus Blue 8 X shaft and we believe the head has around 21 degrees of loft.


Callaway Apex TCB 

Sam Burns Uses His Callaway Apex TCB Irons

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Shifting to the irons, Burns uses a set of Callaway Apex TCBs which go from four-iron down to A-wedge. It's only recently that Burns has introduced an Apex TCB pitching wedge, previously using a Callaway MD5 Jaws Raw which had 46 degrees of loft. The shafts in Burns' irons are the Project X Rifle 6.5, a shaft which the young American has used for many, many years, with his irons apparently sitting a degree upright. The A-Wedge is a reasonably new addition and is a rare club to see. Speaking about the club to GolfWRX, Burns said; “I think it was just a better transition from the irons into the wedges, and also the A-wedge is just a little bit better through the turf. I was looking for a little more consistency, and those clubs provide that very well … I think there’s more forgiveness in those for sure than with the other wedges.”


Titleist Vokey Design SM9, Titleist WedgeWorks B7 Proto 

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We get to the scoring section of the bag now with some of the best wedges on the market. Armed with a 56-degree and 60-degree models, the former is a Titleist Vokey SM9 whilst the latter is a Titleist WedgeWorks B7 Proto. This is a move away from the Callaway Jaws MD5 models he was using and both are fitted with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Tour Issue shafts.


Odyssey O-Works Black 7S

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The final club in the American's bag is an Odyssey O-Works 7S putter, which, just like a number of other clubs in Burns' bag, has been in for a while. Burns has apparently worked a lot on different models and clubhead shapes, but, being the most personal club in the bag, the O-Work 7s has remained the flatstick of choice. 


Callaway Chrome Soft X

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The golf ball of choice for Burns is the Callaway Chrome Soft X, one of the most reliable and best balls on the market. Designed for players with high swing speeds and low spin rates, it features a larger inner core and outer-core, which is infused with graphene to help provide higher launch conditions and lower spin. It is used by likes of Xander Schauffele and US Open champion, Jon Rahm.



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Burns has also switched his apparel and shoes too for 2022. He had been using adidas but now wears TravisMathew apparel, a Callaway owned brand. His shoe model is the Cuater Ringer. 

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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

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Infinity NEXT%/Cuater The Ringer