The 2022 John Deere Classic witnessed its first wire-to-wire winner in 30 years. J.T. Poston finished with a 2-under 69 and three ahead of the next contenders, but it was closer than that as far as J.T.’s emotions go. With a cool head and new Titleist equipment, this win also gets J.T. into the Open Championship at St. Andrews.
With assistance from PGATour, GolfWRX and Titleist, here are some insights into the equipment that led to J.T. Poston’s win at the 2022 John Deere Classic and how these can help your game.
Top of the Bag: Driver – Titleist’s tour-release of the new TSR3 9-degree with a Mitsubishi Diamana BF 60 TX shaft. 3-wood: Titleist TS2 15-degree with a Graphite Design Tour AD IZ 7 X shaft. Hybrid: Titleist TS2 3-Hybrid 19-degrees with a Graphite Design Tour AD DI Hybrid 95 X shaft.
Graphite Tour AD shafts are incredibly versatile and cover a broad range of swing speeds, tempos and launch profiles – possibly making them the most diverse option for all types of golfers. View the Graphite Tour AD shaft bend chart and you’ll see how models for Hybrids and Fairways Woods can be selected for optimal feel and stiffness. All things we take into consideration before we make the RIGHT fitting recommendation – schedule your Fairway Wood Fitting.
Irons: Combo set of Titleist T200 3-iron and Titleist T100 4 thru 9-iron with the Project X 6.5 shafts.
We’ve seen it repeatedly week-to-week where tour players are leveraging optimal combinations of head and shaft to improve performance and accuracy of their long irons (2, 3 and 4-irons). The result is often a combo set of irons with the longest iron varying slightly from the rest of the iron set. If you struggle with long irons, switching to hybrids isn’t the only option and might not be the best option. Schedule your iron fitting today to see how to optimize control, accuracy and performance of long irons.
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 46-10, 50-12, 56-10 and 60-04 degree wedges with the True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts.
J.T. isn’t the only player to swap the Pitching Wedge from the iron set to the wedge set. Manufacturers like Titleist, Ping, Miura and others have diversified their wedge offerings. Reduce shot dispersion in your attack-game by getting your wedges built right the first time and match wedges to your swing.
Putter: Scotty Cameron GoLo 5 Black.