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 is a Staff Writer and has been with the Golf Monthly team since early 2021. Dan graduated with a Masters in International Journalism from the University of Sussex and primarily looks after equipment reviews and buyer's guides on the website. Dan was a custom fit specialist at American Golf for two years and has brought his expertise in golf equipment to a huge range of buyer's guides and reviews on the website. A left handed golfer, his handicap index is currently 9.8 and he plays at Fulford Heath Golf Club in the West Midlands. His golfing highlight is shooting 76 at Essendon Golf Club on his first ever round with his Golf Monthly colleagues. Dan also runs his own cricket podcast and website in his spare time. 

Dan is currently playing: 

Driver: Ping G425 Max 

Fairway: Ping G425 Max 

Hybrid: TaylorMade Rocketballz 

Irons: Ping i59 (4-PW) 

Wedges: Ping Glide Forged Pro

Putter: Wilson Staff Infinite Buckingham 

Ball: TaylorMade TP5 Pix