Zach Johnson What's In The Bag?

We take a look inside the bag of American Major winner Zach Johnson.

Zach Johnson What's In The Bag?
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Zach Johnson What's In The Bag?

After winning the Open Championship in 2015, Zach Johnson made the bold move of signing with a new golf club manufacturer. PXG, which stands for Parsons Extreme Golf, was set up by Bob Parsons, the founder of Go Daddy, with the express aim of creating the best golf equipment on the market, regardless of cost. Johnson was signed by the brand in a bit to generate exposure from the Tour and he joined a staff roster that includes Pat Perez and Ryan Moore. Below we take a look at the specific clubs he puts into play each week.

Zach Johnson What's In The Bag?

Driver

PXG 0811 XF Gen4

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The American uses the PXG 0811 XF Gen4 driver which has several pieces of technology to help players hit it further. According to PXG it "features a lower side profile and a deep front-to-back head shape, which increases MOI for optimum forgiveness, while maintaining a low-and-back CG for optimal trajectory and distance." Additionally there are three weight ports in the sole to allow the player to adjust things like trajectory, spin and ball-flight.

Fairway

TaylorMade M6

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In the past he has used a TaylorMade M1 fairway wood from 2016 , but has since switched to the M6 3-wood, which has 15° and a Fujikura shaft. We loved the performance on offer from this wood when it came out in 2019. It packs an awfully powerful punch for a fairway wood. It has a hot, driver-like feel off the face and offers a great deal of forgiveness to rescue a poor strike. t’s also one of the best looking fairway woods around and the smooth full sole glides effortlessly along the top of the turf, encouraging you to go for par fives in two when previously you might play it safe.

Hybrids

PXG 0317 X Gen2

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He then carries two PXG 0317 X Gen2 hybrids which have 19 and 22 degrees of loft respectively. Johnson has carried hybrids for a very long time now and this setup has been very common with the hybrids replacing any longer irons he might put in the bag. 

Ironns

PXG 0311T Gen5

From here he transitions into a set of PXG 0311T Gen5 irons. They go from five-iron down to nine-iron and are the newer Black Label Elite irons. They were spotted at the 2022 Valspar Championship and they feature a very distinct two-tone look with a center weight screw in black.

Wedges

PXG 0311 “Sugar Daddy” Milled

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His wedges have long been the greatest strength in his game and he has four PXG 0311T Milled Sugar Daddy wedges with 48˚ 52˚, 56˚, and 60˚ degrees of loft. He had been carrying a 60 degree Zulu model but this has come out of the setup in 2022.

Putter

PXG Proto 5.18

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The 12-time PGA Tour winner's putter had been the main-stay of his bag through his professional career. For most of his wins Johnson used the centre-shafted SeeMore FGP however he appears to have switched to a PXG centre-shafted Proto 5.18 putter instead.

Ball

Titleist Pro V1x

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Johnson plays the Titleist Pro V1x ball. It features the same reformulated 2.0 ZG Process Core and softer cover as the Pro V1 for enhanced distance plus improved feel and control. What separates the two is the Pro V1x is the lower spinning model which makes sense given the importance of distance out on Tour at the moment.

Full Specs

Driver: PXG 0811 XF Gen4 (9 degrees) with Mitsubishi Kai’li 60 TX shaft

Fairway: TaylorMade M6 (15 degrees) with Fujikura Speeder 757TR X shaft

Fairway: PXG 0317 X Gen2 (19, 22 degrees) with Fujikura Atmos HB Tour Spec 8 X (19), Fujikura Motore Speeder HB 8.8 X (22) shafts

Irons: PXG 0311T Gen5 (5-9) (Black Label) all  with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue  X100 shafts

Wedges: PXG 0311 “Sugar Daddy” Milled (48-10, 52-10, 56-10, 60-7) all with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: PXG Proto 5.18

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Sam Tremlett
E-commerce Editor

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is Golf Monthly's E-commerce Editor.

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 takes the form of buying guides, reviews, supporting gear content as well as creating deal content.

This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for, at a good price.

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. 

Additionally Sam oversees Golf Monthly voucher/coupon content which seeks to find you the best offers and promotions from well-known brands like Callaway, TaylorMade and many more.

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 single-figure handicap. 

Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Cobra LTDxLS (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Ping G430 Max (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 Victory Tour 3/Cuater The Ringer (For off the course he goes for Nike Jordan 1 Low G shoes as well)