Tour Gear Round Up: Justin Rose Using Ping G425 Driver

We round up the latest equipment news from the PGA Tour...

Justin Rose Using Ping G425 Driver
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We round up the latest equipment news from the PGA Tour...

Tour Gear Round Up: Justin Rose Using Ping G425 Driver

We've seen some big equipment launches to start 2021 and there have been some huge gear moves out on tour too.

World No.2 Jon Rahm signing with Callaway was the biggest, and now two months in to the year players continue to tinker with their equipment.

What's the latest news from the tour to start March?

Tour Gear Round Up: Justin Rose Using Ping G425 Driver

Justin Rose

Justin Rose Using Ping G425 Driver

The Englishman has again made some big equipment changes to start the year, moving into a set of Mizuno MP20 irons.

We also saw him put a Titleist TSi3 driver in the bag last week but he has switched again this week at Bay Hill into the Ping G425.

Rose used a TaylorMade SIM for most of last year after using the Honma TW747 in 2019.

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Bryson DeChambeau

Justin Rose Using Ping G425 Driver

The Golfing Scientist goes through a lot of driver heads and he has moved back into an old faithful at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

The US Open champion has put the Cobra LTD Black driver back in the bag - one that he is very fond of, having used it on-and-off for the past few years.

In his last three starts, he has used the Speedzone, Radspeed and now LTD Black drivers, so we can't be sure how long it stays in this time.

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Jason Dufner

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As photographed by GolfWRX, the Cobra ambassador has a brand new prototype flat stick in the bag this week, having already used the brand's new 3D-printed Supersport-35 model out on tour.

This looks to be a similar 3D-printed design in a higher MOI mallet profile.

Louis Oosthuizen

You might think that tour pros all use super stiff X flex shafts, and most of them do, but not Louis Oosthuizen.

The South African currently has a Ping Altra CB Slate stiff shaft in his G425 driver, Ping's stock model and the same shaft that many regular club golfers will be using this year.

Rory McIlroy

The four-time Major winner changed his iron shafts last month from Project X 7.0s to Dynamic Gold X7s.

He had been using the Project Xs for well over a decade, and made the move after his spin numbers changed when moving to TaylorMade's new TP5x ball.

As well as the shaft change, Rory has also gone back to a TaylorMade TP Juno blade putter after using the Spider X mallet for the past two years.

Brooks Koepka

The American, who recently put in the Srixon ZX7 irons into the bag, is STILL using his Nike Vapor Fly Pro 3 iron.

The Vapor Fly Pros were released back in 2015, with Koepka, a former Nike equipment staffer, using his trusty 3 iron in all four of his Major victories.

Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x