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Patrick Reed WITB 2015

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Equipment is accurate as of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions (1/11/16). 

Driver: Callaway XR Pro Driver (9 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue Limited Edition

3 Wood: Callaway Great Big Bertha (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Fuel 85X

Hybrid: Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 Hybrid (18 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 95X

Irons: Callaway X-Forged ’13 (4), Callaway RAZR X MB (5-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue

Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind (52-10, 56-11), Titleist Vokey Hand Ground (60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue

Putter: Odyssey White Hot Pro #3

Ball: Callaway Speed Regime SR-3

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  1. Bobby@aol.com

    Mar 21, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    I could see Patty leaving Callaway if he had the chance.

  2. Peter

    Jan 11, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Patrick was not using the XR Pro Driver, he had the Big Bertha Alpha 816 DD with an Aldila Rouge Shaft. His 3 wood is the Alpha 816 and had a Graphite Design Tour AD GT shaft.

  3. Mr. Divot

    Mar 16, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    The 6 ‘shank’ ratings made me laugh. Hating winning sticks or just the guy swinging them?

  4. Phil Phan

    Mar 16, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    He might not have been top 5 when he said it- but he’s sure work in that way. BTW- it ain’t trash talkin if you can back it up!

  5. Virgil

    Jan 14, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    I just picked up a set of second hand RAZR X MB’s. Im pumped to see that they are still a popular choice for the best in the world. Best $280 bucks I ever spent.

  6. Sargio Gercia

    Jan 14, 2015 at 9:36 am

    I play the RazrX MBs and have to say, they are pretty rad. Great blend of traditional with ‘cavity’. Really well productionised version of the original Protos. Have no idea why they messed with the set-up for the Apex MBs. Should have just changed the stamping on the back… Same with the X-Utility irons. Original that Ernie won the Open with are beasts. New Apex Utility looks cheap…

  7. GMatt

    Jan 13, 2015 at 10:20 am

    Those don’t look like Razr X Forged….More like ’13 X Forged model

  8. Rudeger

    Jan 13, 2015 at 7:15 am

    It looked like the Project X Handcrafted shaft in his 3 wood in a play off not a Pro 95.

  9. Bruce

    Jan 13, 2015 at 2:12 am

    don’t see the 3 wood

  10. Preston

    Jan 12, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    I’m glad to see him win. I like him and his attitude. He’s a character and golf needs characters! Great win Partick and Callaway.

  11. The dude

    Jan 12, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    Top 5 player….

    – Chumley

  12. slimeone

    Jan 12, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    I wonder if he did the paintfills himself? because they are pretty shoddy.

  13. t bone

    Jan 12, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    I guess the Pro’s are not club Ho’s like the rest of you guys here on WRX.
    If it works, no need to change for the sake of change.

  14. Travis Goodspeed

    Dec 14, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Interesting that since the Ryder Cup only a few months back he already switched from their new Apex MB irons back to the Razr X… Callaway is switching up their lineups so ridiculously often lately, makes you wonder that they must be desperately searching for something to stick… A lot of Odyssey’s putters have gone off their website too…

    • Matt

      Jan 12, 2015 at 8:57 pm

      Yeah, not a great sign for their Apex MB line. Would be curious to hear why some pros are staying with the older RAZR MB instead of the newer Apex MB.

      • Jason

        Jan 13, 2015 at 8:09 am

        Apex MB hosel is slightly bulkier and sits slightly closer to clubhead. Apparently it did not inspire much confidence among Callaway’s Tour players. I looked and the difference is very small, but is noticeable. Guess even the slightest imperfection in design means a lot to these guys.

        • Justin

          Jan 14, 2015 at 2:08 am

          ^Totally agree. Since their livelihood depends on how their playing, they’d most likely favour something that boosts their confidence in the pressures of a tournament.

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Sangmoon Bae’s Winning WITB: 2018 Albertsons Boise Open

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Driver: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue 60X

Fairway Wood: Callaway Rogue (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue 80TX

Hybrid: Callaway Apex (20 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 95X

Irons: Callaway MB1 (4-PW)
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 125X

Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 4 (52, 56 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: Odyssey O-Works Red #7 CH

Golf Ball: Titleist

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Do you actually understand “Strokes Gained” stats? Here’s a breakdown

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In 2011, the PGA Tour introduced ShotLink, which is a real-time scoring system that captures data points on all shots taken during PGA Tour events. ShotLink measures the distance from the hole, as well as categorizing shot types like tee, fairway, rough, sand, and green.

Mark Broadie, a professor at Columbia Business School, took the data from ShotLink and helped develop a new way to analyze putting performance. This new statistic was called “strokes gained: putting,” and it measures the number of putts a golfer takes relative to the PGA Tour average from that same distance. Strokes gained putting recognizes that sinking a 20-foot putt represents a better performance than sinking a three-foot putt, even though they both count as a single putt and a single stroke on the scorecard.

This was revolutionary because golfers no longer had to rely on the number of putts per round to understand their putting performance. Strokes gained also provided a unified way to measure an individual golfer against his opponents on the PGA Tour.

In 2016, the same concept used for strokes gained: putting was applied to other areas of the game. The PGA Tour developed new statistics including “strokes gained: off-the-tee,” “strokes gained: approach-the-green,” and “strokes gained: around-the-green.” This expansion allowed a PGA Tour golfer to precisely see where he excels and where he needs to improve.

What is strokes gained

In the most simple terms, “strokes gained” is a way to measure a player’s performance compared to the rest of the field. It also allows you to isolate different parts of a player’s game. In order to understand the statistic, you have to know that the PGA Tour has historical data from ShotLink that has calculated the average number of strokes needed to hole out from every distance and location on a course. Below I have included four scenarios to better illustrate the idea of strokes gained.

The scenarios below show how strokes gained could work on a single hole. Remember most strokes gained statistics are the aggregate of all the holes for a players round.

Scenario No. 1: Driving

You are playing a 450-yard par 4. The PGA Tour scoring average for a par 4 of that length is 4.1 strokes.

You hit a drive that ends up in the fairway, 115 yards from the hole. The PGA Tour scoring average from in the fairway, 115 yards out is 2.825 strokes. In order to calculate strokes gained: off-the-tee you use the formula below

(PGA Tour average for the hole) – (PGA Tour average left after your drive) – 1 = strokes gained: off-the-tee

Next, plug the numbers from the scenario above into this formula to calculate the strokes gained: off-the-tee

4.100 – 2.825 = 1.275 – 1 = 0.275 strokes gained: off-the-tee

Since you hit your drive in the fairway 115 yards from the hole you gained .275 strokes off the tee from the average PGA Tour player.

Scenario No. 2: Approach Shot

Let’s take the same drive from the first scenario. You hit a drive on a par 4 that ends up in the fairway, 115 yards from the hole. The PGA Tour scoring average from in the fairway 115 yards out is 2.825. You hit your approach shot on the green 10 feet from the hole. The PGA Tour scoring average from on the green 10 feet from the hole is 1.61 strokes.

(PGA Tour average from your approach) – (PGA Tour average for your putt) – 1 = strokes gained: approach-the-green

2.825 – 1.61 = 1.215 – 1 = .215 strokes gained: approach-the-green

Since you hit your approach shot to 10 feet you gained .213 strokes from the average PGA Tour player.

Scenario No. 3: Putting

Continuing the scenario from example scenario No. 2. You have a 10-foot putt left for birdie which you make.

(Your # of Putts) – (PGA Tour average from that distance) = strokes gained putting

1 putt – 1.61 = .61 strokes gained putting

Since you made that 10-foot putt you gained .61 strokes from the average PGA Tour player.

Scenario No. 4: Total for the hole:

To calculate strokes gained total use the formula below:

Strokes gained off-the-tee + Strokes gained approach-the-green + strokes gained around-the-green + strokes gained putting= strokes gained total

0.275+.215+0+.61=1.1 Total Strokes Gained on that hole

This makes sense because the PGA Tour average for the hole was 4.1 and you made a 3.

Definitions of Strokes Gained Statistics

  • Strokes gained: off-the-tee: Measures player performance off the tee on all par 4s and par 5s. This statistic looks at how much better or worse a player’s drive is then the average PGA Tour player.
  • Strokes gained: approach-the-green: Measures player performance on approach shots and other shots that are NOT included in strokes gained: around-the-green and strokes gained: putting. It does include tee shots on par 3s.
  • Strokes gained: around-the-green: Measures player performance on any shot within 30 yards of the edge of the green without measuring putting.
  • Strokes gained: putting: Measures how many strokes a player gains (or loses) on the greens compared to PGA Tour average.
  • Strokes gained: tee-to-green:  Strokes gained: off-the-tee + strokes gained: approach-the-green + strokes gained: around-the-green
  • Strokes gained: total: Strokes gained: off-the-tee + strokes gained: approach-the-green + strokes gained: around-the-green + strokes gained: putting
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Bryson DeChambeau’s Winning WITB: The 2018 Northern Trust

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Driver: Cobra King F8+(8 degrees)
Shaft: TPT Golf 14 MKP LT prototype

3-wood: Cobra King LTD Black (14.5 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS 85 grams 6.5-flex
Length: 43 inches (tipped 2 inches)

5-wood: Cobra King F8+ Baffler (17.5 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS 85 grams 6.5-flex
Length: 41 inches (tipped 1 inch)

Irons: Cobra King One Length Utility (4 and 5 iron), Cobra King One Length (6-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X7

Wedges: Cobra King V Grind (50 degrees), Cobra King WideLow Grind (55, 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X7

Putter: SIK tour prototype

Golf Ball: Bridgestone Tour B X

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