Harold Varner III What's In The Bag?

We take a look inside the bag of 2022 Saudi International winner Harold Varner III.

Harold Varner III What's In The Bag?
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Harold Varner III What's In The Bag?

A man with two professional victories, Harold Varner III became the 1st African American golfer to advance to the PGA Tour via the Web.com Tour back in 2015. His two most high-profile moments as a professional so far are winning the 2022 Saudi International thanks to a 120-foot eagle putt on the last hole, and tying for second heading into the final round of the 2019 PGA Championship. He would play with eventual winner Brooks Koepka and shoot 81 to drop back down the leaderboard. Let's take a look inside his bag. 

Harold Varner III What's In The Bag?

Harold Varner III WITB: Full Specs

Driver: Titleist TSi3 (10 degrees) with Project X HZRDUS Smoke Green 6.5 shaft

3-wood: Titleist TSi2 (15 degrees) with Project X HZRDUS Smoke RDX TX shaft

7-wood: Titleist TSi2 (21 degrees) with Fujikura Ventus Black shaft

Irons: Srixon ZX7 (4-PW) all with TrueTemper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts

Wedges: Ping Glide 4.0 (50, 54, 58)

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG 7 S

Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x


Titleist TSi3

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We are unsure if Varner has an equipment contract with anyone at the moment because he carries such a mix and match equipment setup, with several brands represented. He starts with a Titleist TSi3 driver which replaced the TaylorMade SIM model he had in the bag for a long time. The TSi3 is a driver that recieved five stars from us because of the compact, pear-shaped profile and the SureFit CG Track positioned around the rear skirt, which allows players to alter their shot shape and launch characteristics.


Titleist TSi2

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Varner then uses two Titleist TSi2 fairway woods, one of which has 15 degrees of loft and a Project X HZRDUS Smoke RDX TX shaft, whilst the other has 21 degrees of loft and a Fujikura Ventus Black shaft. The TSi2 is a very popular model out on Tour because of the combination of the compact look, with surprising forgiveness. This makes it a very playable model across a variety of handicaps as well.


Srixon ZX7

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Moving on to the irons, Varner uses a set of Srixon ZX7 irons that go down from four-iron to pitching wedge. The ZX7's are the same model Brooks Koepka puts into play. The irons offer the more accomplished golfer a beautiful, compact head as well as great playability across the set. While we think the new Tour VT sole is perhaps too pronounced, the ZX7 is an excellent option for golfers seeking a soft-feeling iron that won't break the bank.


Ping Glide 4.0

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The American uses three Ping Glide 4.0 wedges at the moment and his lofts are 50, 54 and 58. This three wedge setup is very common out on Tour because it allows players to hit a variety of shots without compromising on slots higher up in the bag. 


Odyssey White Hot OG 7 S

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His final club in the bag is an Odyssey White Hot OG 7 S putter. The White Hot OG line of putters feature the iconic insert but Odyssey found a way of bringing it into the 21st century by using urethane. This means the original feel and sound of the old insert has been maintained. Varner uses an iconic shape as well, the 7, which has a fang aesthetic designed to help players line up their putts better and find the middle of the face more consistently. 


Titleist Pro V1x

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Varner also uses a Titleist Pro V1x golf 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.

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)