Tour Gear Round Up: The Masters

Tour Gear Round Up: The Masters
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We run through the latest tour gear round up as The Masters begins.

Tour Gear Round Up: The Masters

As the 2021 Masters (opens in new tab) begins, we take a look at all the new gear the Tour pros are using for the first men's major of the year.

Bryson's New Driver

Tour Gear Round Up: The Masters

After a fifth version of Cobra’s new Radspeed driver appeared on the USGA list of conforming driver heads earlier this week, all signs point to Bryson having a new driver in the bag come Thursday.

At just 5.5 degrees, it looks to be a Bryson special and pictures taken on Monday suggest there has been some lead tape added to the bottom of the head and even the crown to further alter the weighting.

Related: How To Watch The Masters  (opens in new tab)

Vijay Singh had a front row seat to Bryson testing the new driver on Monday morning and appeared to be enjoying what he saw.

Justin Rose

Tour Gear Round Up: The Masters

The 2013 US Open champion was spotted using the 2017 TaylorMade M1 440 driver on the range on Tuesday.

Since leaving the Japanese manufacturer Honma in 2020 (opens in new tab), after just one year with the brand, Rose has been a free agent and he's been seen using a variety of clubs at the top and bottom of his bag ever since.

Related: Justin Rose What's In The Bag  (opens in new tab)

Up to this week, he'd been using the Ping G425 driver but it seems like the Englishman is reverting back to the TaylorMade driver that saw him firmly in the world's top 10 in 2017.

Rose has been using older generation TaylorMade woods in the last few months too and perhaps his familiarity with them has led to this decision.

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He was a TaylorMade staffer prior to his move to Honma and his relationship with the brand seems to have been rekindled since his move to a free agent.

Bernd Wiesberger

The Austrian's new putter was first spotted at the Valero Texas Open last weekend.

Related: Bernd Wiesberger What's In The Bag (opens in new tab)

It is a Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11 Proto with some lovely touches including Weisberger's initials engraved on the toe of the putter face.

Patrick Reed Signs With Castore

Patrick Reed is set to debut as a Castore brand ambassador at the first men's major of the year.

The premium clothing brand, launched just four years ago in the UK, has its sights set on breaking into the US market after recently opening a new warehouse in Baltimore, Maryland.

Related: Patrick Reed What's In The Bag (opens in new tab)

This is Castore's first major golf sponsorship but have already broken into the cricket rugby and football market in the UK, with Owen Farrell, Jos Buttler and Rangers Football Club as partners.

Foresight Sports GCQuad Launch Monitors

We've seen a number of players using Foresight Sports' top-spec launch monitor both on the range and the course during practice rounds, including Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau.


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This could be because the GCQuad is able to provide data that is representative of exactly what the golfer caused the ball to do, without the influence of conditions such as wind.

This provides huge advantages when looking to isolate a swing fault or comparing data from one shot to the next out on the course when conditions can change quickly.

New G/Fore Ghost Project MG4+ Shoes 

G/Fore has launched its latest limited edition shoe in the shape of the Ghost Project MG4+.

Available in strictly limited quantities, the Snow/Clover colourway is the new addition to the popular MG4+ shoe that features a waterproof upper and swatooth traction outsole for added grip.

The Ghost Project is a series of limited edition launches available exclusively through selected pro shops or directly from the manufacturer.

Stay tuned to this post for further updates across April and the 2021 Masters. 

Dan Parker
Staff Writer

Dan is a Staff Writer and has been with the Golf Monthly team since 2021. Dan graduated with a Masters in International Journalism from the University of Sussex and primarily looks after equipment reviews and buyer's guides, specializing in golf shoe and golf cart reviews. Dan has now tested and reviewed over 30 pairs of golf shoes for the website and magazine with his current favorite pair being the Ecco Biom C4. A left-handed golfer, his handicap index is currently 8.5 and he plays at Fulford Heath Golf Club in the West Midlands. His best day in golf so far was shooting 76 at Essendon Golf Club on his first-ever round with his Golf Monthly colleagues. Dan also runs his own cricket podcast and website in his spare time. 

Dan is currently playing: 

Driver: Ping G425 Max 

Fairway: Ping G425 Max 

Hybrid: Ping G425 

Irons: Ping i59 (4-PW) 

Wedges: Ping Glide Forged Pro

Putter: Wilson Staff Infinite Buckingham 

Ball: TaylorMade TP5 Pix