Xander Schauffele What's In The Bag?
What does the young American put into his bag out on Tour? Well right now he has nearly a full set of Callaway clubs in there alongside a couple of Titleist wedges. Let's get into his specific setup below.
Xander Schauffele What's In The Bag?
Xander Schauffele WITB: Full Specs
Driver: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond (9 degrees at 8) with Mitsubishi Diamana PD 70 TX shaft
Three-wood: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond HL (15 degrees at 16.5) with Mitsubishi Diamana PD 80 TX shaft
7-wood: Callaway Apex UW (21 degrees) with Mitsubishi Kai’li White 90 TX shaft
Irons: Callaway Apex TCB (4-PW) all with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts
Wedges: Callaway Jaws Raw (52-10S), Titleist Vokey Design SM6 (56-10 at 57), Titleist Vokey Design SM9 WedgeWorks (60-T at 61) all with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts
Putter: Odyssey Toulon Prototype 7CH
Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X
Shoes and Apparel: adidas
Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond
At the top of the bag Schauffele had been using Callaway's Rogue ST Triple Diamond driver but at the 20223 Sentry Tournament of Champions he put the newer Paradym Triple Diamond in the bag. It is also fitted with a Mitsubishi Diamana PD 70 TX shaft and has 10.5 degrees of loft.
With the new driver Callaway said Schauffele’s average ball speed increased from 175 mph to 179 mph, resulting in four yards of additional carry during his testing session. Interestingly, Schauffele drew light-colored marker lines on the grooves of his driver to see more of the face but these additions are legal since the substance is not thick enough to make it protrude above the face, and therefore it does not impact ball flight.
- Read our full Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond Driver Review
Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond HL, Callaway Apex UW
Schauffele had been using an Epic Speed Triple Diamond three-wood for a long time as he clearly liked the performance on offer. Schauffele tends to struggle with three-woods as they often go too far but at the start of the 2023 calendar year he put a newer Paradym Triple Diamond HL three-wood in the bag. It is the high launch model and it is fitted with a Mitsubishi Diamana PD 80 TX shaft.
“He was looking for something that was going to spin a little more, because he’s always battling his 3-wood going too far, especially when he turns it over (right-to-left),” Callaway’s tour content manager, Johnny Wunder told GolfWRX.com. “The Paradym launched slightly higher and spun slightly more overall, but it carried the same distance as before. Primarily on shots right to left, he doesn’t want to hit a no-spin draw. The Paradym helps him maintain spin across the face. Basically, he found a 3-wood that softened the sharp edges of his previous one; there’s not as many distance extremes.”
This new model has gone in alongside an Apex UW seven-wood. He occasionally puts a five-wood in the bag to replace the seven, but this will depend on conditions and the course.
Callaway Apex TCB
His irons have recently changed from a set of Callaway Apex Pro prototypes, to a set of Apex TCB prototypes. They go from four iron down to pitching wedge and have Nippon shafts. The TCB's have proven to be extremely popular on Tour with former world number one Jon Rahm also putting them in the bag. When we tested the iron we thought the Apex TCB is an excellent all-round offering for the better player looking to shape shots and attack pins while have a degree of margin for error too.
- Read our full Callaway Apex TCB Iron review
Callaway Jaws Raw, Titleist Vokey SM6, Titleist Vokey SM9 WedgeWorks
He has a Callaway Jaws Raw gap wedge with 52° and then his accompanying sand wedge and lob wedge (56° and 60°) are a Titleist Vokey SM6 and Titleist Vokey SM9 WedgeWorks.
- Read our full Titleist Vokey SM9 Wedge Review
Odyssey Toulon Prototype 7CH
His putter of choice has changed a couple of times in the last year or so. At one point he had the Odyssey Stroke Lab Tuttle in there, an Odyssey Toulon Design prototype and also a Stroke Lab 7 too. He then put an Odyssey O-Works Red #7 CH in the bag and clearly he enjoys the head shape of that putter because his new prototype model has the same fang design.
From the looks of the groove milling on the face, it looks like it is a Toulon design prototype and it has a cool 'XS' design on the sole of the putter head as well. In terms of specific model, we believe it is called an Odyssey Toulon Prototype 7CH and it is finished in red.
Callaway Chrome Soft X
Finally his ball is the Callaway Chrome Soft X. It comes as no surprise to us that top professionals like Schauffele, Jon Rahm and Sam Burns use the Callaway Chrome Soft X golf ball. One of the big reasons here is the distance on offer because the X is one of the fastest balls we've tested.
When put up against the regular Chrome Soft, and Pro V1x, the Callaway X model was the fastest, offering a big jump in ball speed over its family model, and a slight jump on the Titleist design. We felt the slight tradeoff here is the firmer feel around the greens, but the X did still produce good short game spin and control.
- Read our full Callaway Chrome Soft X 2022 Golf Ball review
Finally Xander wears adidas apparel and shoes. He was wearing the adidas ZG21 golf shoes but he wears the adidas Tour 360 22 golf shoes most of the time now. Both models tested very well for us and both made our best golf shoes guide.
- Read our full adidas Tour360 22 golf shoe review
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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
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