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Shane Lowry What's In The Bag?
Winner of the 2019 Open Championship, Shane Lowry signed a contract extension with Srixon and Cleveland in 2019, and as such plays nearly a full bag of clubs from the brand. Speaking at the time Lowry said; "This new contract extends my partnership with the brand to 15 years and almost my entire professional golf career since turning pro in 2009. With Srixon, I know that I am playing the most consistent and reliable ball in the world."
Shane Lowry What's In The Bag?
Right now he is using a Srixon ZX5 driver after switching away from the Z 785. He has it in 9.5 degrees of loft and it is fitted with a Mitsubishi Diamana White 70X shaft. It is the same model Brooks Koepka uses and the American said the driver is as good as anything he has hit before.
Both the ZX5 and ZX7 drivers feature a strong but lightweight carbon crown that is 15 per cent larger the previous generations. This new crown repositions mass low, deep, and around the perimeter, increasing MOI and forgiveness. Interestingly, the ZX5 has the larger footprint of the two as well.
TaylorMade SIM2, TaylorMade M5
The first two clubs to go in the bag that aren't made by Srixon or Cleveland are his two fairway woods. Lowry has been using TaylorMade models for a while now and this continues with a SIM2 Ti three-wood, and an older TaylorMade M5 five-wood in the bag. They have 15 and 19 degrees of loft respectively and the former has a Project X HZRDUS Smoke Blue shaft, and the latter has a Graphite Design shaft.
- Read our full TaylorMade SIM2 Fairway Wood Review (opens in new tab)
Srixon ZX, Srixon ZX5, Srixon ZX7
He then uses a combo set of Srixon irons starting with the Srixon ZX utility irons (opens in new tab). At the moment he uses one of them, a 3-iron but he does occasionally carry a 2-iron version as well. His 2 iron is fitted with a Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White TX Hybrid shaft. His 3 iron has a KBS shaft just like the rest of his irons. He then carries the Srixon ZX5 irons (opens in new tab) between the four and five-irons, whilst the rest of his set, from six-iron down to pitching wedge, are Srixon ZX7 (opens in new tab)'s.
- Read our full Srixon ZX5 Iron Review (opens in new tab)
- Read our full Srixon ZX7 Iron Review (opens in new tab)
Cleveland RTX ZipCore
Moving to the wedges, the Irishman carries two Cleveland RTX ZipCore wedges (opens in new tab) in 50, bent to 51, and what looks to be 58 degrees of loft. A model that nearly got five stars in our test; the RTX ZipCore is a surprisingly user-friendly muscleback wedge that puts control at the heart of the performance, while the sole grinds ensure golfers have the versatility to play the shots that come most comfortable to them around the greens.
- Read our full Cleveland RTX ZipCore Wedge Review
Odyssey Stroke Lab Exo 2-Ball
Lowry then has a Limited Edition Odyssey O-Works Black 2-ball putter with a Stroke Lab shaft in the bag after using a White Ice 2-ball for a while. It is the putter he used to win his sole Major title at Royal Portrush in 2019 so this should come as no surprise.
Srixon Z-Star XV
Finally Lowry puts the Srixon Z-Star XV golf ball (opens in new tab) into play which is the most common model Srixon Tour players use. It is used by Hideki Matsuyama and Cameron Champ because it is a superb premium golf ball. It will appeal to higher swing speed players that want distance off the tee without compromising on feel around the green.
- Read our full Srixon Z-Star XV ball review (opens in new tab)
*He often only carries one of these utility irons.
Driver: Srixon ZX5 (9.5 degrees) with Mitsubishi Diamana White 70 X shaft
3-wood: TaylorMade SIM2 (15 degrees) with Project X HZRDUS Smoke Blue RDX 80 TX shaft
5-wood: TaylorMade M5 (19 degrees), with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8 X shaft
*Utility Irons (3): Srixon ZX
Irons: Srixon ZX5 (4-5), Srixon ZX7 (6-PW) all with KBS Tour 130X shafts.
Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore (50 degrees at 51, 58) both fitted with KBS Tour Wedge X Black Finish shafts
Putter: Odyssey Stroke Lab Exo 2-Ball (all-black finish)
Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV