Fitzpatrick Reveals Key Equipment Change Prior To 67 At PGA Championship

The Englishman had a new club in the bag prior to playing himself into contention at the PGA Championship

Matt Fitzpatrick 2022 PGA Championship
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Matt Fitzpatrick shot a fantastic three-under par 67 in the third round of the 104th PGA Championship to move him into a tie for second place as he seeks a maiden Major win. He currently sits just three shots behind Chilean Mito Pereira, who he goes out with in the final pair on Sunday. The Englishman's round featured back-to-back bogeys on his opening two holes, back-to-back birdies on his final two holes and a hole-out from a bunker on the 6th.

Fitzpatrick had a lot to smile about, but he also had plenty of thanks for one of his equipment manufacturers Titleist, who equipped him with a new 4-iron ahead of the third round after his old one had worn out. 

Speaking to Sky Sports' Henni Koyack, the Englishman revealed the vital equipment change toward the top of his bag was a key factor to his excellent round on Moving Day. “I’ve got a big thank you to Liam McDougal from Titleist actually. My 4 iron was worn out today, I hit so many shots and I actually changed it before the round, I changed the model and I hit so many great shots with it today. So a big thank you to him, yeah it worked well.”

Fitzpatrick uses a mixture of Titleist, Ping and Bettinardi clubs in his bag and has been free of a major club contract for most of his career. This allows him to pick and choose whichever clubs he prefers. He clearly has a close relationship with a few of the manufactures though, as was proved on Saturday. Earlier this year, Fitzpatrick signed a shoe deal with Skechers and an apparel deal with Castore. 

Fitzpatrick has yet to win a Major or win an event on American soil. With a big day ahead on Sunday, the Sheffield native could tick both of those off at once. He'll have to overcome a three shot lead currently held by Mito Pereira, who will also be looking for his first PGA Tour and Major win. 

Dan Parker
Staff Writer

Dan has been with Golf Monthly team since 2021. He graduated with a Masters degree in International Journalism from the University of Sussex and looks after equipment reviews and buyer's guides, specializing in golf shoe, golf bag and golf cart reviews. Dan has now tested and reviewed over 30 pairs of golf shoes and is an expert in the field. A left-handed golfer, his handicap index is currently 6.5 and he plays at Fulford Heath Golf Club in the West Midlands. 

Dan is currently playing: 

Driver: TaylorMade Stealth 2 

Fairway: TaylorMade Stealth 2 15°, Ping G425 Max 21°

Hybrid: Ping G425 

Irons: Cobra King Tec Utility, Ping i230 (5-PW) 

Wedges: Ping Glide Forged Pro

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour X

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x