Tour Gear Round Up: Open Championship 2019

Golf Monthly's weekly look at the equipment being used out on Tour

Golf Monthly's weekly look at the equipment being used out on Tour

Tour Gear Round Up: Open Championship

2019 Open Championship

Titleist Release New Utilities

Titleist introduced its new utility iron range at The Open Championship and they quickly found their way into several players bags like Bernd Wiesberger and Jordan Spieth.

RELATED: Bernd Wiesberger What's In The Bag?

Speaking of Spieth, he has also put the new Titleist T100 prototype irons in the bag.

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Tiger Woods New Equipment

Tiger has a couple of equipment changes for The Open Championship. At the top of the bag he has TaylorMade's new P790 UDI in the bag and the model has also found its way into the bags of John Rahm and Kurt Kitayama.

Woods has also put a 2019 TaylorMade Milled Grind wedge in the bag along with a different Scotty Cameron putter.

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TaylorMade

The brand also introduced some special edition bags for the Major at Royal Portrush

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FootJoy Special Edition Shoes

The brand introduced limited edition Pro/SL shoes

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Callaway's Gear Launches

This week Callaway launched a range of new products to their existing ranges. Firstly they introduced a Callaway Epic Flash hybrid and along with Callaway Epic Forged irons.

New Callaway Epic Forged Irons Revealed

To add to the gear launches Callaway made some special edition bags for the tournament which you can buy from American Golf.

Mizuno Launch Stunning Irons

Mizuno launched three new iron models this week called the MP-20's. The new family consists of MP-20 MB's, MP-20 MMC and MP-20 HMB models. The MB's have gone straight in the bag of Chris Wood and we expect more Mizuno staff players to put them in the bag in the future.

Mizuno also released a new T20 wedge which comes in three different finishes.

Nike Special Edition Shoes

Nike introduced some special edition shoes for The Open. Known as the 'Reflectivity Pack' players like Rory McIlroy and Jason Day were spotted in the shoes.

Bryson's New Wedges

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Bryson DeChambeau has three new PXG wedges in the bag. They are PXG 0311 wedges which come with 50, 56 and 60 degrees of loft as you can see above.

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Dustin was spotted with another different putter this week. He had been using a Spider X but was seen using a Spider Mini in a copper finish.

Fleetwood Gear Changes

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The Englishman was spotted with two TaylorMade GAPR Lo's recently, one with a steel shaft and one graphite. He also put four new Titleist Vokey wedges in the bag having previously used Callaway Mack Daddy Forged models.

Jason Day

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Jason Day was another player spotted with a different putter this week. He has put a TaylorMade Spider X putter in the bag with a Ghost finish to it. He has also put some of TaylorMade's new Milled Grind wedges in the bag too.

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Hannah Green

Green became the third female Australian golfer to win a Major after Karrie Webb and Jan Stephenson. She did so using a full bag of Srixon and Cleveland gear.

Driver: Srixon Z 785, 10.5 degrees

3-wood: Srixon Z F85, 15 degrees

Hybrid: Srixon Z H85, 19 degrees

Irons (4-PW): Srixon Z 785

Wedges: Cleveland RTX-4 (50, 54, 58 degrees)

Putter: Ping Sigma G Darby

Ball: Srixon Z-Star

Ping 

At The Travellers Championship several new Ping wedges were spotted but we are yet to confirm any significant details on these.

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They also introduced some military inspired bags for the tournament which were available to buy on their website.

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Viktor Hovland

Fresh off of his record-breaking US Open performance, Viktor Hovland signed with Ping and J Lindeberg.

He has signed an 11-club deal and will wear a Ping hat and use a Ping staff bag.

He has the G410 driver and 3 wood, iBlade irons from 4-6 and i210 irons from 7-PW.

He was using Titleist wedges at the US Open but has Ping wedges in the image seen below.

“Joining the Ping staff is really exciting for me as I’ve always had tremendous respect for the company and what it represents,” said Hovland.

“The technology behind the equipment and the service they provide allows me to focus on getting better and not worrying about my equipment.

"The Norwegian connection is also really cool. Karsten Solheim and his family have done so much for the game of golf.

"Their support of Oklahoma State’s team and their role in developing Karsten Creek are just a couple of examples of the wonderful things they do for golf. I’m honored to be part of their golfing family and look forward to working with them as I begin my professional career.”

Titleist

Last week at the US Open Titleist seeded the T100, 620 CB and 620 MB irons with some of its players and more new Titleist irons are being used this week at the Travelers in the form of the T200 and T300.

Titleist was the #1 ball at the US Open for the 71st-straight year and also was the #1 driver.

Matthew Wolff

The American, like former Oklahoma State teammate Viktor Hovland, made his professional debut at the Travelers Championship.

Wolff, known for his unique swing, has signed a full through-the-bag deal with TaylorMade and has also signed officially with Nike apparel.

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The NCAA Divison 1 champion has a TaylorMade M6 driver and fairway wood, a P760 2 iron, P750 irons, Milled Grind wedges, a Spider X putter and a TP5x ball.

Paul Casey

The Englishman revealed a picture of his Scotty Cameron 009 putter on Instagram.

Check out last week's US Open Tour Gear Round Up -

TaylorMade US Open cart bag

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TaylorMade has revealed its special US Open bag for Pebble Beach, paying tribute to the 17-Mile Drive and the famous cypress tree on the 18th hole.

Rickie Fowler/Cobra/Puma

Rickie Fowler will sport some special edition pieces of gear from Cobra/Puma like the hat and bag below.

Puma also released some special stars and stripes shoes too.

Gary Woodland was spotted in another distinctive pair of Puma shoes though...

Sergio Garcia

Garcia has two interesting equipment changes of late chief among which is the new Odyssey Toulon putter. He had been using the Atlanta model for months but has since switched to the Azalea.

The other newsworthy thing from the image below are the shoes - they are adidas Tour 360 XT's made from recycled plastics and are called the 'Parley' edition.

Titleist

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Titleist will introduce three new irons at the tournament - the T100, 620 CB and 620 MB's.

Scotty Cameron

Cameron has released special edition US Open head covers for the event at Pebble Beach.

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Nike

A lot of the Nike apparel and shoe players in the field will wear their special edition 'No Denim Allowed' shoes which have a distinctive floral pattern underneath.

They also released some special edition hats as worn by Tommy Fleetwood.

Cameron Smith

Australian Smith has put the T100 irons straight in the bag for Pebble but like his previous AP2's he has had them finished in black as you can see below. The picture below also suggests he might be putting Titleist's new U500 or U510 utility irons in the bag.

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Jimmy Walker

The American has some new 620 MB's in the bag this week.

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Charles Howell III carries three new Titleist clubs in the bag. He carries a new TS3 hybrid and then a combo set of new irons - T100's from 4-iron to eight-iron, and then 620 CB's from nine-iron to pitching wedge.

Gary Woodland

Woodland has some Wilson FG Staff Model irons in the bag and he looks to have added some lead tape to the pitching wedge.

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FootJoy

After the popularity of the all black PGA Championship Flex shoes and the special Masters editions they introduced earlier this year, FootJoy have announced they are unveiling a Limited Edition Flex model for the US Open too.

These are available in a limited quantity from the FootJoy website and will cost £80.

Tyrrell Hatton

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Tyrrell Hatton tweeted out a picture of some special Liverpool inspired Champions League stamping.

Justin Thomas

After using his distinctive Scotty Cameron X5 prototype putter, and then experimenting with a Phantom X of the same head design, Thomas has recently switched to a Scotty Cameron 2 Timeless.

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He also a new line of clothes out designed with Polo Ralph Lauren.

Shirts

Pullovers

Trousers

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Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy What's In The Bag

Rory McIlroy won the RBC Canadian Open by seven strokes with a full bag of TaylorMade gear. You can check out his set-up here.

Paul Casey

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In preparation for the US Open at Pebble Beach, Englishman Casey has three new Titleist Vokey wedges in the bag.

Bryson DeChambeau has another new putter

You don't have to scroll down this page too far to see that Bryson DeChambeau recently put a new 'Sik' mallet putter in play, although that didn't last long.

He added an Odyssey EXO mallet in for the Memorial Tournament and then switched back to the Sik mallet for the US Open.

As well as the new mallet, he also added in a set of Cobra King Forged MB one length irons.

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Tiger's P760 

TaylorMade's Ollie Neglerio posted this image of Tiger Woods on Instagram, showing the 15-time Major winner with a P760 iron in the bag.

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Woods has been using his P7TW blades from 3-PW this year but has carried a 2 iron instead of a 5 wood at times.

Perhaps this P760 is his new 2 iron, his new 3 iron or perhaps it was just in his bag for promotional reasons.

Memorial Tournament

Steve Stricker's irons

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Titleist hybrids and utilties spotted

Sticking with Titleist, the company has released some new clubs out on Tour this week in the form of TS2 and TS3 hybrids and U500 and U510 utilities.

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Charley Hull signs with TaylorMade

The 2016 LPGA Tour championship winner and two-time LET champion has signed with TaylorMade.

Hull plays in this week's US Women's Open and currently has the M5 driver, an M6 3 wood, M6 hybrid, P750 irons and Milled Grind Hi-Toe wedges.

  • M5 10.5* Driver | Attas Rockstar 6 x
  • M6 15* Fairway | Tensei blue 70s
  • M6 18* Hybrid | Irod 85 F4
  • P750 4-PW | Modus Tour 125 S
  • MG Hi-Toe 50*, 54* & 60* | Modus Tour 120 S

She putts with an Evnroll blacked-out blade.

Harold Varner III signs with Callaway

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Fresh from playing in the final group at Bethpage, Harold Varner has signed an equipment deal with Callaway.

He has signed a deal to play Callaway woods, an Odyssey putter and use a Callaway staff bag.

He already uses an Epic Flash Sub Zero 3 wood plus an Odyssey putter.

His driver is also Callaway, in the form of the older Big Bertha Alpha 816 Double Black Diamond.

He has, or had, a deal with Srixon and currently plays Srixon irons and Cleveland wedges.

Kupcho signs with Ping

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The former world #1 amateur and Augusta National Women's Amateur champion makes her pro debut this week at the US Women's Open.

She begins her professional career as a Ping staffer.

Haotong Li's putter

The two-time European Tour winner shared a picture of his Bettinardi flat stick -

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DeChambeau's new putter

The Golfing Scientist previously used a blade putter made by 'Sik' and he has now moved to a mallet made by the same company.

The flat stick features the company's patented descending loft technology.

DeChambeau put the putter into play this week on the PGA Tour at Colonial.

Ping Blueprint irons

The irons that were released out on Tour last year have now been full revealed by Ping.

The Blueprint blade is a traditional looking iron and is Ping's most compact, workable and softest feeling iron to date.

They're in the bag of numerous Tour players including Tony Finau, Andy Sullivan and Louis Oosthuizen.

They're available with an RRP of £219 per club.

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Tour Gear Round Up: USPGA

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Rickie Fowler

Rickie is signed to Puma clothing and has just announced the clothing he will wear the for the second Major of the year which you can see below. A lot of it has a pink 'Warning' theme which is probably linked to Bethpage Black's famous warning sign.

Polos

Trousers

Hats

Shoes

Bag

Rickie using the PGA Championship bag (Getty Images)

Bryson DeChambeau

Another player signed to Puma clothing, DeChambeau has recently announced his apparel for the upcoming second Major of the year

Shirts

Trousers

Caps

Shoes

Nike 

Nike put together a new Special Edition design of shoes known as the 'Safari Bred' line. Players like Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Julian Suri and Dylan Fritteli were spotted in the shoes.

FootJoy

Another brand that bought out special edition shoes was FootJoy who made a Limited Edition Blackout version of the Flex. Jimmy Walker was spotted in the shoes that sold out incredibly quickly.

TaylorMade

TaylorMade introduced a PGA Championship Tour bag that came equipped with its very own warning as you can see below.

Callaway

Callaway also introduced a special edition bag...

Jordan Spieth

Starting from top image, below are the outfits Spieth will wear at the USPGA and if you fancy purchasing any of the products we have included BUY NOW links below as well. We receive a small commission for any purchase but this does not affect the amount you have to pay.

Shirts

Caps

Belts

Shoes

Justin Rose

For a large portion of his career Rose has been wearing adidas shoes but he was spotted in Nike shoes instead at Bethpage Black during the practice rounds.

Adam Scott

Scott appears to have switched putter for the tournament. Previously he had the Directed Force 2.1 in the bag but has switched to Scotty Cameron's Xperiemntal.

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Scotty Cameron 

Speaking of Scotty Cameron, they introduced some special head covers with distinctive Apple designs of course paying homage to New York which is where Bethpage Black is situated. New York has the nickname the Big Apple. They posted pictures of these on their instagram

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Bettinardi

Not to be outdone, Bettinardi created their own head covers for the event which appeared on their Instagram account recently.

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Martin Kaymer

Kaymer put TaylorMade's P7TW's in the bag for the week...

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Tour Gear Round Up: The Masters

Rickie Fowler

Rickie is signed to Puma clothing and has revealed the clothing he will wear the for the first Major of the year which you can see below.

Polos

Mid Layers

Trousers

Hats

Shoes

Also Rickie, along with Bryson DeChambeau will also use limited edition Camo bags which you can pick up today.

Jordan Spieth

Spieth has also recently announced his scripting for the week plays at Augusta National.

Shirts

Shoes

Bryson DeChambeau

Shirts

Trousers

Caps

Shoes

Tiger's irons revealed

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Tiger Woods' P-7TW irons have been revealed and will be available to buy from 1st May for £1,899.

They have been designed by Tiger and TaylorMade and are currently being used out on tour by the 14-time Major winner himself and Tommy Fleetwood.

Full details: TaylorMade P7TW irons revealed

Phil Mickelson's ball revealed

Callaway Chrome Soft X Triple Track Ball Unveiled

Earlier this year, Callaway revealed the ERC Soft ball featuring Triple Track alignment and Phil Mickelson put that technology into his Chrome Soft X.

Now that ball has been revealed to the public and from 19th April they'll be available to buy.

Full details: Callaway Chrome Soft X Triple Track ball revealed

Justin Rose

The World Number One has his long time caddie Mark 'Fooch' Fulcher back on the bag this week and it's a new bag to carry

Rose now has a blacked-out Honma bag for the Masters.

Justin Thomas

The World Number Five revealed his Titleist Vokey SM7 wedges for Masters week.

Thomas revealed that he gave Titleist's Aaron Dill free reign on his wedges, telling him that he "wanted to do a Bob Vokey tribute with his signature and the rest was up to him.."

He has one stamped with 'Brooks Koepka's Money' and another 'I love Pimento Cheese'.

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Rickie Fowler

The American has made a subtle change to his bag recently. He used to play the the KBS Tour C-Taper S+ 125 but has switched to True Temper’s Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400.

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Jimmy Walker

Walker has been spotted with a couple of new bits of gear before the first Major of the year. First he has been seen testing Titleist's new TS4 driver although we are yet to confirm if he has the intention of putting it into play.

He also has a new flagstick in the TaylorMade Spider X putter.

Shugo Imahira

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The Japanese star received an invitation into the tournament and is a Yamaha staff player.

He has a Yamaha Golf driver, Callaway 3 wood, Titleist hybrid, Yamaha irons, Titleist and Yamaha wedges and a Odyssey putter.

Related: Shugo Imahira What's in the bag?

TaylorMade Masters bags

In each and every Major we see special golf bags and these are the TaylorMade ones we'll be seeing this week...

Cobra Masters bags

And here are the Cobra ones...

Ian Poulter's FootJoy Gear

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Post WGC-Match Play Championship

Kevin Kisner won the Matchplay 3&2 over Matt Kuchar a year after losing to Bubba Watson comprehensively.

Check out what is in his bag.

TaylorMade Tour Truck

A new double-decker TaylorMade Tour Truck has been unveiled this week and will make its debut at the Masters.

It reportedly cost $1.6m to build and was inspired by Fomula 1

It weighs 22 tonnes and is 42ft in length.

The truck carries a whopping 1,200 golf balls and over 700 TaylorMade clubheads.

“With our new truck the company has made a definitive statement that serves as yet another example of our ongoing commitment and dedication to the best players in the world,” says Keith Sbarbaro, TaylorMade’s vice president of Tour Operations.

“It’s a place they can not only come to have their equipment built, but a place they can come hang out and truly feel like part of the TaylorMade family.”

TaylorMade Spider putters

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Above: The putters made for Brooks Koepka and Hideki Matsuyama

TaylorMade has also unveiled a number of prototype Spider X putters this week in Texas for some of the world's best.

Below: Justin Rose's putters

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Putters have been made for a bunch of non-staffed players including Brooks Koepka, Justin Rose, Hideki Matsuyama and Bryson DeChambeau.

Will they be used? We'll find out.

Patrick Reed

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The Masters Champion has been using Titleist irons for a few weeks now.

He has the MB blades and CB muscle backs in the longer irons.

Oliver Fisher

Mr 59 used a Titleist 917 driver during that special round but currently is currently using the TaylorMade M6.

Players Championship

Rory McIlroy

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The four-time Major winner has a special pair of shoes for this week's Players Championship, with a gold sole and gold Nike swoosh.

They feature the tournament's logo and commemorate the new Players Championship trophy.

10 pairs will be available to the public to buy each day from Thursday to Sunday on-site at the event for $200 each.

Related: Rory Mcilroy What's in the bag?

Tommy Fleetwood

The Englishman is still a free agent and has put in Ping's G410 fairway wood recently.

It's a 3 wood so it has replaced his Titleist and means that he is still carrying his Nike Vapor Fly 5 wood.

He also added in a Srixon 4 iron.

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Related: Tommy Fleetwood What's in the bag?

TaylorMade bags

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TaylorMade players will have yellow bags this week to support the PGA Tour and Jack Nicklaus' charity efforts in support of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, with all the bags being signed and auctioned off for charity.

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Francesco Molinari

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The Italian is no longer an equipment free contracter after signing with Callaway for 2019.

The Open champion already has 14 Callaway clubs and ball in the bag - check out his full setup here.

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Molinari has the Apex MB irons made in Japan and there are only three sets in the world.

WATCH: Francesco Molinari What's in the bag?

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He has the Epic Flash woods, Apex MB irons, Mack Daddy 4 wedges, a Toulon blade putter and Chrome Soft X ball.

Related: Francesco Molinari What's in the bag?

Paul Casey

The Englishman showed off his new blacked-out Scotty Cameron bladed putter on his Instagram page.

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A reminder that Casey was testing these Honma irons earlier in the year...

However, he still has the Mizuno MP5 irons in the bag..for now.

He has been using a Honma driving iron this year though, check out an earlier Tour Gear Round Up below for more details.

Rickie Fowler/Puma/Cobra

Fowler will be wearing some special gear this week to commemorate the life of Arnold Palmer at Bay Hill.

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Adam Scott

Adam Scott has been playing some great stuff in recent times and has been holing his fair share of putts again after keeping the flagstick in, using the Kuchar arm-lock style and a claw grip.

However, he has changed putter models this week and has gone for something rather bizarre.

The model is a L.A.B. Golf DirectedForce oversize mallet and it is not a longer arm-lock style putter he was previously using.

Charl Schwartzel

The South African is another with a rather unique putter.

Schwartzel was using this back at the Waste Management Phoenix Open but we've only just seen official images from Getty.

It's a PXG and he has the putter going up the arm in that Kuchar style.

WGC-Mexico Championship

Bubba Watson

The American showed off his special Pink 'Bubba' Ping G410 Plus driver ahead of the WGC-Mexico.

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Bubba also showed off his headcover, featuring a cartoon version of himself!

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Francesco Molinari

Molinari using the new Callaway Epic Flash driver (Getty Images)

The 2018 Open champion returns this week and currently has a full bag of Callaway equipment.

Check out his setup here.

Sergio Garcia

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The Spaniard has gone to the long Matt Kuchar-style arm-lock putter.

Bryson DeChambeau

The Golfing Scientist's wedges are...unique.

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Justin Rose

Rose won his first title as a Honma ambassador - check out his full 'What's in the bag?' here.

Tiger Woods

The 14-time Major winner returns this week and has a new set of irons for 2019.

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Woods has upgraded his previous TW-Phase 1 TaylorMade prototypes to new P-7TW prototypes similar to the ones Tommy Fleetwood is using.

Tiger also has a new driver and 3 wood in the form of the TaylorMade M5.

Jason Day

Defending Farmers Insurance Open champion Jason Day has the new P760 irons in the bag as well as three Milled Grind Hi-Toe wedges, the M6 driver and fairway wood:

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Rickie Fowler

The four-time PGA Tour winner and two-time European Tour winner has signed a multi-year ball and glove deal with TaylorMade.

Previously a Titleist ball player, this year will be the first time since his junior days that he has put another ball into play.

Fowler apparently reached out to TaylorMade late last year. He used the TP5x during the Ryder Cup whilst playing with Dustin Johnson.

"A lot of the best players in the world are playing pretty damned well with them. It's no joke," he said.

He will have the number 15 on his TP5x with an orange dot and also wear the TaylorMade Tour Preferred premium glove.

 

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He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since February 2018. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

A jack of all trades across print and digital formats, Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well. 

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 is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #6