After winning the 2022 Shriners Children’s Open, Joohyung “Tom” Kim was confident and humble. “I’m just really grateful and I’m fortunate to have an opportunity like this” said Kim. The media is already comparing Kim to Tiger Woods. No matter what side of the fence you’re on, Kim is shining this 2022-2023 PGA Tour Season. In August 2022, we featured Kim’s WITB after he secured his first win on tour at the 2022 Wyndham Championship.
With the help of Golf WRX and Titleist, we go inside Tom Kim’s winning equipment at the 2022 Shriners Children’s Open. Notably, there were changes with Kim’s 3-wood build, 3-iron build, and wedges from what he played at the 2022 Wyndham Championship.
Joohyung “Tom” Kim’s Equipment as of 2022 Shriners Children’s Open
Top of the Bag.
- Driver: Titleist TSR3 9 degrees with a Fujikura Atmos Black 6 X shaft. 3-wood: Changing from the Titleist 13.5 degree TSR3, Callaway Rogue ST LS 13.5 degrees with a Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Pro White 70 TX shaft.
Tom Kim has been playing the TSR3 driver since it was introduced to tour players earlier in 2022. Recently released to club fitters, we’re actively testing the TSR2 and TSR3 drivers now. Read our initial review and learn about all three TSR Drivers. Schedule a Driver Fitting to see which TSR is right for you.
Irons & Wedges
- Irons: Titleist T200 2-iron with a Fujikura Ventus Black HB 10 TX (hybrid) shaft. Titleist T200 3-iron with the Project X 6.5 shaft (differing from the Project X 5.5 shaft). And, Titleist T100 4-iron through 9-iron with the Project X 6.0 shafts.
Increasingly popular are today’s suite of utility 2 irons and 3 irons that offer stronger players more feel and playability than traditional hybrids. Matching these longer irons with hybrid shafts work well for players of all abilities as well. Instead of guessing, schedule a hybrid fitting and see what setup fits your swing. And some of our customers will carry both, giving them the freedom to choose depending on how a course sets up for you.
- Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 46, 52 and Titleist Vokey Design WedgeWorks Proto 60 with the True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts.
Notably, Kim replaced his T100 pitching wedge with the 46 degree SM9 wedge. However, we found Kim’s selection of shafts for the wedges interesting and a bit counter-intuitive. His wedge attack and short games are solid; hard to argue with his results. But the X100 shafts are stiffer than the Project X 6.0 shafts Kim plays in his 4-iron through 9-iron. Our proven approach for most golfers is to build to a consistent flex as the rest of the irons – read more. We also recently compared the BGT ZNE wedge shafts against the True Temper Tour Issue S400 and X100 shafts as well as the Project X 6.0 shaft. See our shaft comparison review in a full swing with a 54 degree Titleist Vokey Design SM 9 wedge.
Putter: Scotty Cameron TourType GSS Prototype