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WITB: Viktor Hovland, 2023 Memorial Tournament

June 5th, 2023

WITB for Viktor Hovland at the 2023 Memorial Tournament – he’s mostly Ping throughout. Hovland, battling from 4 strokes behind on a very tough Muirfield Village course, he bested Round 3 leaders Rory McIlroy, Si Woo Kim and David Lipsky. He also held off FedEx Cup runner up and #1 in the World Golf Ranking – Scottie Scheffler. And, with birdie on 17 and par on 18, he secured the tie with Denny McCarthy who bogeyed 18 to force the playoff. Hovland’s par on the 18th hole playoff, finalized his first win on US soil and 4th PGA Tour win. Clearly, the renewed strategy (fueled by stats) to play for the “fatter part of the green” paid off – sometimes pars win. Winning WITB for Viktor Hovland, 2023 Memorial Tournament With the help of Ping, PGA Tour and GolfWRX, we examine Hovland’s winning Ping and TaylorMade equipment. Driver: Ping G425 LST 9 degree with the Fujikura Speeder 661 TR X shaft. Fairways: TaylorMade Stealth Plus 15 degree 3-wood with a Fujikura Ventus Blue 7 X shaft. And a Ping G430 Max 20.5 degree 7-wood with a Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 8 X shaft. When Ping released the G430 series, most... Read More

WITB: Emiliano Grillo, 2023 Charles Schwab Challenge

May 29th, 2023

WITB for Emiliano Grillo, 2023 Charles Schwab Challenge winner at Colonial Country Club? With a full set of Callaway, Cobra wedges and his Odyssey putter, Emiliano won with birdie in the second hole of the playoff. Getting there was both entertaining and sad. Grillo had a two-shot lead when he sliced his drive into the concrete ditch on 18. A memorable twist of fate for Grillo’s ball, it was caught by the water and traveled nearly 300 yards almost back to the tee. With fans standing by and humorously shouting “stop,” “bite,” “mark it;” Grillo chose the option to take a drop at where the ball last crossed into the hazard. Another surprise, Grillo opted to drop on the cart path, which was outside the hazard, helping him punch underneath a tree branch and back into the fairway. He ended with double bogey dropping back to a 3-way tie. Harry Hall, a PGA Tour rookie who led most of the tournament, was also tied at -8 under. In the last group with Schenk, Hall finished bogey after pulling his drive into the water. Schenk got his par. This left Schenk and Grillo for the playoff. Winning WITB: Emiliano Grillo, 2023... Read More

WITB: Brooks Koepka, 2023 PGA Championship

May 22nd, 2023

WITB for Brooks Koepka, 2023 PGA Championship winner, securing his 5th major PGA Tour title. Starting with a 1-shot lead Sunday, Koepka quickly pulled ahead with three birdies in the first four holes. Victor Hovland gave chase all day, staying 1 back until a bunker disaster on 16. One shot turned into a 3 stroke swing and a coast to victory for Koepka. We’re happy to see Koepka winning with his set of Srixon ZX5 driver and ZX7 irons. Winning WITB: Brooks Koepka, 2023 PGA Championship With the help of PGA Tour, GolfWRX and Dunlop Sports, we go inside Brooks’ winning equipment at the 2023 PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club. Top of the Bag Driver: Srixon ZX5 LS Mk II 10.5-degree with a Mitsubishi Diamana D Limited 70 TX shaft. Brooks is definitely an aggressive player, with driver swing speeds around 120 mph and top 20 on tour. With these swing speeds, the Srixon ZX5 LS Mk II driver sets up very well. With the narrow, tough course setup at Oak Hill, hitting fairways was paramount to score. If you’re not hitting at least 50% of fairways, it’s time to get the right head and shaft combo for... Read More

WITB: Jason Day, 2023 AT&T Byron Nelson

May 15th, 2023

WITB: Jason Day, 2023 AT&T Byron Nelson winner, has secured his first win since 2018. Battling adversity with family and health challenges, there are so many people happy to see Day win again. And for those following him closely, he was due. Overcoming a -2 stroke deficit, Day shot a bogey-free -9 under final round to secure the win. A very impressive final day! He did it with an interesting combo that includes a Ping G430 driver, TaylorMade fairways and irons and Titleist wedges. And, not to be forgotten, his magical TaylorMade Spider GHOST putter that never failed. Jason Day’s winning equipment at the 2023 AT&T Byron Nelson A combination of clubs across multiple brands is atypical on the tour; however, Jason and Tony Finau are similar in that regard. With the help of PGA Tour and GolfWRX, take a look at Jason’s latest winning equipment and changes made since his last WITB. Driver: Ping G430 LST 9 degree with a TPT 15 Lo prototype shaft. Holding true to the same shaft he played in the Ping G410, Day made the upgrade to the Ping G430 Driver in June 2022. The TPT Red Range driver shafts are the only golf... Read More

WITB Wyndham Clark 2023 Wells Fargo Championship

May 8th, 2023

WITB: Wyndham Clark, 2023 Wells Fargo Championship winner, is a local Denverite. We couldn’t be happier to see one of our local golfers winning on tour. Besting Xander Schauffele by 4 and shooting a final-round 68, Clark was solid all week shooting 67, 67, and 63 in the first three rounds. Much of tour commentary and interviews focused on Wyndham’s mental fragility. In one interview, Wyndham recited his caddy, coaches and mentors with the advice “you don’t have to be perfect … and stay patient … and really stay in the present.” Great mental advice that is applicable to golfers of all abilities. There’s a bit more to Wyndham’s story – “Strokes Gained.” He was #1 in Approach-to-Green, Tee-to-Green and Total; #3 in Putting; and hit a staggering 80.56% of greens-in-regulation, tied for 1st – skip to Strokes Gained details. WITB: Wyndham Clark, 2023 Wells Fargo Championship Winning Equipment With the help of PGA Tour, GolfWRX and Titleist, we go inside Wyndham’s winning set of Titleist & TaylorMade clubs. And, again we examine the importance of Stokes Gained by Greens in Regulation and Putting. Driver: Titleist TSi3 9-degree with an Accra TZ6 ST M5 shaft. The Accra TZ shafts rarely... Read More

WITB: Tony Finau, April 2023 Mexico Open

May 1st, 2023

WITB: Tony Finau, April 2023 Mexico Open champion, held off the defending champ Jon Rahm in impressive fashion. One year ago, the results were the opposite with Finau finishing runner-up to Rahm. Winning the Mexico Open secured Tony’s 6th Tour win and 2nd win of the 2022-23 PGA Tour season. Since that win in November at the Houston Open, Finau has made one important change in his bag. WITB: Tony Finau’s Winning Equipment at the 2023 Mexico Open With the help of PGA Tour and GolfWRX, we reaffirm Finau’s setup, with the one change to the new Paradym 3-wood. Driver: Ping G425 LST 9 degree with a Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 70 TX shaft. Fairways: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond 14-degree 3-wood with a Mitsubishi Diamana D Limited 80 TX shaft. His upgrade to the Paradym over the Rogue ST is commonplace around the tour, with pros raving about the performance of the Paradym woods. Schedule Lifetime Wood Fitting | Learn More: Callaway Paradym Woods Irons. Nike Vapor Fly Pro 3-iron with a Graphite Design Tour AD DI 105X Hybrid shaft. Ping Blueprint 4-iron through PW with the Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 Tour 120 TX shafts. Wedges. Ping Glide 4.0... Read More

2023 Zurich Classic WITB: Nick Hardy & Davis Riley

April 24th, 2023

WITB: Nick Hardy and Davis Riley win the 2023 Zurich Classic and set tournament record at -30 under (258) with their bags packed full of Titleist equipment. Longtime friends, this marks each’s first tour win (a first on the PGA Tour) and they did it shooting a final round 65 to come from 3 strokes behind. “To be a winner on TOUR in your second year midway through the season with one of my best friends is really cool,” Riley said. With the help of PGA Tour and GolfWRX, we go inside the winning equipment of Nick Hardy and Davis Riley. WITB: Nick Hardy Winning Titleist Set Driver: Titleist TSi2 8-degree with a Aldila Tour Green Graphene 70 TX shaft. Fairways: Titleist TSi2 15-degree 3-wood with a Aldila Tour Green Graphene 85 TX shaft. Irons: Titleist T100 4-iron with a True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shaft. Plus, the Titleist 620 MB 5-iron through PW with the True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts. Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 50-, 56, and 60-degree wedges with the True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts. Putter: Swag prototype   WITB: Davis Riley Winning Titleist Set Driver: Titleist TSR3 8-degree... Read More

WITB: Matt Fitzpatrick 2023 RBC Heritage

April 17th, 2023

WITB: Matt Fitzpatrick, 2023 RBC Heritage champion, held off Jordan Spieth and his two lip-out putts. And, Fitzpatrick’s 9-iron approach on the 3rd hole of the playoffs was, in one word, clutch. Fitzpatrick’s bag is a bit unconventional compared to other pros, combining Titleist and Ping throughout his bag. His one change since his 2022 U.S. Open win, was an upgrade to the Ping G430 3-wood. WITB: Matt Fitzpatrick Winning Equipment at the 2023 RBC Heritage With the help of PGA Tour and GolfWRX, we examine Matt Fitzpatrick’s 2023 bag of winning Titleist, Ping, Mitsubishi and True Temper equipment. Top of the Bag Driver: Titleist TSi3 9-degree with a Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw Orange 65 TX shaft. Fairways: Ping G430 MAX 15-degree 3-wood with a Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw Orange 75 TX shaft. Plus, Ping G410 20.5-degree 7-wood with a Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Orange 80 TX shaft. The only change in the top of Fitzpatrick’s bag was his move to the Ping G430 Max 3-wood from the G425 Max. The G425 Max was used to secure Matt’s U.S. Open win in 2022 – read the WITB. Surprisingly, Fitzpatrick, unlike most Tour pros, has yet to switch to the new... Read More

WITB: Jon Rahm, 2023 Masters

April 10th, 2023

WITB: Jon Rahm, 2023 Masters Champion, took control of the final round overcoming a 2-stroke deficit to Brooks Koepka. As Koepka fell, Rahm built on his 3-stroke lead on the 13th by securing birdie. His birdie on the 14th extended the lead to 4 where it stayed. Impressive Sunday charges by Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth were of little threat. Rahm and his combo of Callaway Paradym woods, Apex irons and Jaws Raw wedges were honored with his first Masters Green Jacket. WITB for Jon Rahm at the 2023 Masters at Augusta With insights from Callaway Golf, Masters and GolfWRX, see details about Rahm’s winning set of Callaway clubs. Driver: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond 10.5-degree with an Aldila Tour Green ATX 75 2.8 TX shaft. Fairways: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond T 16-degree 3 wood with a Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8 X shaft. Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond T 18-degree 5 wood with a Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8 X shaft. Rahm said of the new Paradym driver, “I don’t know what the hell they have done, but it feels amazing.” Rahm continued to use the exact same shaft as he did with his Rogue ST Triple Diamond in... Read More

WITB: Corey Conners 2023 Valero Texas Open

April 3rd, 2023

WITB: Corey Conners, 2023 Valero Texas Open Champion, loves TPC San Antonio. Just his second win on Tour, both coming at the Valero Texas Open – the first in 2019, the second 2023. Finishing -15 under par, did it in solid fashion with a bogey-free Sunday. His equipment – Ping with the G430 driver, G425 3-wood, G430 hybrid, iBlade irons, Glide 4.0 wedges and PLD Anser 2 putter. WITB for Corey Conners at the 2023 Valero Texas Open With insights from PGA Tour, Ping and GolfWRX, here is the details behind Corey’s winning set of Ping drivers, fairways, hybrids, irons, wedges and putters. Driver: Ping G430 LST 9-degree with a UST Mamiya Elements LIN-Q M40X 6F5 shaft. Fairways: Ping G425 LST 14.5-degree 3-wood with the Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black Prototype 75 6.5 shaft. Notably, Ping reports Corey playing the G430 MAX 3-wood. Hybrid: Ping G430 19-degree hybrid with a UST VTS Red Hybrid 85X shaft. Notably, Ping reports Corey playing the G425 3H Hybrid. This marks another big win for Ping and the new G430 series of woods. Delivering more accurate and longer distances, the new woods deploy face-flexing to gain distance. Drivers feature new flight and spin options... Read More