Bryson DeChambeau Using TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus Driver

The American has put the TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus driver in the bag this week in Saudi Arabia

Bryson DeChambeau Using TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus Driver
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Bryson DeChambeau is making his first start of 2023 this week at the Saudi International and he's doing so with a new driver in the bag - but not from his sponsors Cobra Golf.

The 2020 US Open champion surprisingly has the new TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus driver in the bag in Saudi, as photographed by @sms_on_tour. Bryson has it in eight degrees of loft and he also looks to have continued without his previous LA Golf Shafts model and gone into a Project X HZRDUS T1100.

DeChambeau remains on the Cobra Golf website and listed as part of the team so it's a surprise that he has opted for the Stealth 2 Plus over the new Aerojet LS. The American had previously used TaylorMade drivers before turning professional, but has had Cobra drivers in the bag ever since he signed with the brand in 2016. His current bag setup looks to still include a mix of Cobra irons and Artisan wedges from the pictures posted on social media. His golf ball deal with Bridgestone ended in 2022 following his move to LIV, and he now has the Titleist Pro V1x Left Dash in play.

VIDEO: Things you didn't know about Bryson DeChambeau

DeChambeau had his first winless year as a pro in 2022 and had surgery twice - earlier in the year on his wrist and then later in the off-season for a cyst in his nasal passage to help with breathing after undergoing a scan to see if he could fix his vertigo. After two surgeries and dropping 18lbs from his bulky frame, the American says he feels "like I’m back to 2018 me.”

He also told LIV Golf that he is no longer chasing distance in the same way as before after leading the LIV driving distance numbers last year with a 327 yard average.

“Technology is not up to par with the way golfers can perform at high speeds,” he said. “Anything over 185 mph – good luck trying to control it right now.

“We’re still on a pursuit to who can make a driver that can work it at 200 anywhere and everywhere on the face and still goes in the fairway. When that day comes, that’s going to be eye-opening for a lot of individuals because they will be optimizing ball speeds at 195, which can fly 360 yards. And that’s going to change the game forever. But we’re not there yet.”

Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. 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: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV