2022 PGA Championship Southern Hills Winner Justin Thomas
From 7 strokes back, and all leaders struggling in the final round of the 2022 PGA Championship Southern Hills, Justin Thomas was in one word… persistent. Will Zalatoris, runner up and also with a full bag of Titleist clubs, was resilient. But resilience came up short with Justin winning the 3-hole playoff.
WITB (What’s In the Bag) for Justin Thomas’ Winning Equipment
Top of the Bag:
Driver – Titleist 10-degree TSi3 with a Mitsubishi Diamana ZF shaft. 3-Wood – Titleist 15-degree TSi3 with a Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw Blue 85TX shaft. 5-Wood – Titleist 18-degree 915 Fd with a Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 9.2 Tour Spec X shaft.
The Mitsubishi Diamana ZF Shaft was featured in our 2021 Best Driver and Shaft Combo’s for higher swing speeds and mid-launch shafts. Multiple great driver shafts have been released in 2022; check out reviews in our “From the Lab” section. The Mitsubishi Tensei AV mid-launch shaft for fairway woods was also featured in the 2022 Best Fairway Woods and Shaft recommendations.
Titleist T100 4-iron, Titleist 621JT (JT = Justin Thomas) 5-9 irons, and Titleist SM9 46-degree Vokey Design PW/AW each with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts.
Similar to K.H. Lee, Justin plays a combo set with the Titleist T100 and Titleist 621’s (for us mortals these are essentially the 620’s). And, not entirely out-of-the-ordinary Justin incorporated the 46-degree Vokey Design SM9 wedge in lieu of the set-matching pitching wedge. We’re happy to see that consistent with the D’Lance custom club fitting process, the True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts match across the set.
Titleist Vokey Design SM9 52-12 and 56-14, plus the Titleist Vokey WedgeWorks 60-06 degree wedges each equipped with the True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400.
By profile, the X100 and S400 shafts are close but differ slightly in weight and flex. And, this combination is similar to the WITB review we published on K.H. Lee. The real important takeaway is that off-the-shelf shafts in Titleist SM9 wedges may be much weaker than your iros. Get your wedges built right the first time and they’ll be an optimal extension of the rest of your irons.