Shane Lowry What's In The Bag?

We take a look inside the bag of 2019 Open Champion Shane Lowry.

Shane Lowry What's In The Bag?
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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." 

In the video and article below, Shane reveals his club line-up ahead of the 2023 Open Championship...

Shane Lowry What's In The Bag? 

Shane Lowry WITB: Full Specs

Driver: Srixon ZX5 Mk II (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 Mk II

Irons: Srixon ZX5 Mk II (4-5), Srixon ZX7 Mk II (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 White Hot OG 2-Ball

Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV


Srixon ZX5 Mk II

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Right now he is using a Srixon ZX5 Mk II driver after switching away from the previous ZX5 model. He has it in 9.5 degrees of loft and it is fitted with a Mitsubishi Diamana White 70X shaft. 

The Srixon ZX5 Mk II driver combines a lot of forgiveness in a no-nonsense design that offers very good performance in a good looking head. Compared to the previous Srixon ZX5 driver, the Mk II version has an all-titanium head construction instead of a carbon crown. A very thin titanium crown is placed above a Star Frame structure which features three ribs criss-crossing on the inside to provide greater rigidity between the face, sides and rear of the head. The weight saved by the crown is then repositioned to improve the launch of the ball, making it a viable option as one of the best high handicap drivers of 2023.


TaylorMade SIM2, TaylorMade M5

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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.


Srixon ZX Mk II, Srixon ZX5 Mk II, Srixon ZX7 Mk II

Shane Lowry irons

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He then uses a combo set of Srixon irons starting with the Srixon ZX Mk II utility irons. 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 has also updated the rest of his irons as well. Previously he had the ZX5 and ZX7 irons in the bag but these have been replaced by a combo set of the ZX5 Mk II, and ZX7 Mk II irons. His four and five-irons are the former, whereas his six-iron down to pitching wedge slots are filled by the latter. All of these irons are fitted with KBS Tour 130X shafts.


Cleveland RTX ZipCore

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Moving to the wedges, the Irishman carries two Cleveland RTX ZipCore wedges 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.


Odyssey White Hot OG 2-Ball

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Lowry then has an Odyssey White Hot OG 2-ball putter with a Stroke Lab shaft in the bag after using a White Ice 2-ball for a while. He has been using the 2-ball design from Odyssey for a number of years now and we have never even noticed him testing other shapes and designs so clearly Lowry knows what he likes to use on the greens. 


Srixon Z-Star XV

Srixon z-star xv golf ball and packaging

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Finally Lowry puts the Srixon Z-Star XV golf ball 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. 

Sam Tremlett
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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