WITB: Sam Burns – 2023 WGC Match Play

WITB: Sam Burns, 2023 World Golf Championships Match Play winner, “cruises to the… Match Play win” stated Cameron Morfit of the PGA Tour. Winning 6 & 5 is a darn near blowout. Seeded 13 of 16 competitors in the Match Play, Sam bested Cameron Young, Scottie Scheffler, Mackenzie Hughes, and Patrick Catlay. With his new set of Callaway Paradym woods, Burns was his stoic, usual self as he racked up 48 birdies over the four days. His closest match was against Scheffler, dropping a birdie on the last hole of a playoff to advance.

WITB for Sam Burns at the 2023 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play

With the help of PGA Tour, Callaway, Golfweek and GolfWRX, we take a look at Sam’s upgrade to Callaway Paradym woods and Apex Irons.

  • Driver: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond 9-degree with a Fujikura Ventus Blue 7TX shaft.
  • Fairways: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond 16-degree with a Fujikura Ventus Black 8X shaft. Burns continues to use his Callaway Apex UW 21-degree with a Fujikura Ventus Blue 8X shaft.

If you’re thinking plug-n-play describes Burns’ upgrade to the Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond from his previous combo of Rogue and Mavrik, you might be surprised. The new Paradym Driver is 9-degree whereas the prior Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond driver was a 10.5 degree likely turned-down. It’s a bit more of a shift from the Mavrik 4-wood to the 16-degree 3-wood, but Burns was able to keep the same shaft.

  • Irons: Callaway Apex TCB 4-iron through PW with the Project X 6.5 125-gram shafts.
  • Wedges: Callaway Apex TCB AW with the True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shaft. Jaws Raw 56- and 60- degree with the True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts.

Callaway just recently announced the new Jaws Raw Full Face, Full Toe, and Custom Wedges for 2023. The increased spin from these wedges are impressive – something that a player should control with proper shaft selection.

  • Putter: Odyssey O-Works 7S Black