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Jordan Spieth WITB 2017

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Equipment is accurate as of The Open Championship (7/22/17).

Driver: Titleist 915D2 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila NV 2KXV Blue 70X

3 Wood: Titleist 915F (15 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 7X

Irons: Titleist 718 T-MB (3), Titleist 716 T-MB (4), Titleist 716 AP2 (5-9)
Shafts: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 95X (3)True Temper Project X 6.5 (4-9)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 (46-08 F Grind, 52-08 F Grind, 56-10 S Grind and 60-04 L Grind)
Shafts: True Temper Project X 6.0 (46, 56, 60) True Temper Project X 6.5 (52)

Putter: Scotty Cameron 009 Prototype
Grip: SuperStroke Flatso 1.0 (Black/White)

Ball: Titleist Pro V1X

Open Championship WITB Notes: This week, Spieth has switched to Titleist’s new 718 T-MB 3-iron. It’s replacing his Titleist 816H2 hybrid (21 degrees). The hot-faced iron, which offers a flatter trajectory than his hybrid, has the same Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 95X hybrid shaft. 

General WITB Notes: Spieth uses SuperStroke S-Tech club grips. His 915D2 driver and 816H1 hybrid have A1 hosel settings (standard loft and lie). His 915F fairway wood has hosel setting D4 (upright 0.75 degrees). 

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Related: See what GolfWRX Members are saying about Spieth’s clubs in our forum. 

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  1. Nathan

    Sep 9, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    If I’m not mistaken, and I’m not, a D4 setting is +0.75 degrees of LOFT – not LIE as indicated in the article regarding Jordan’s 3 wood settings.

  2. Jared

    Jul 24, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    These photos are old and not current. I am very disappointed in WRX for this. Seems to be happening more and more.

    NO PICTURE OF HIS 3 IRON THAT HE USED SPECIFICALLY FOR THE OPEN?

  3. stevie

    Jul 24, 2017 at 10:08 am

    interesting, he uses the larger, more forgiving D2 driver.

  4. Baaal

    Jul 23, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    No there won’t, because clearly it’s not the clubs that made him win, it’s just the ball

  5. moses

    Jun 26, 2017 at 7:06 am

    Loving that bag. 915D2 is such an awesome driver as well as the 716 AP2s.

    • Terry (TMAC)

      Jul 24, 2017 at 9:52 am

      It is a nice set up. However, I actually prefer the 714 AP2’s over the 716’s. Look and feel better to me. That 009 he has is butter though…..:)

  6. Nath

    Jun 26, 2017 at 5:51 am

    Looked like same ol rogue black shaft in his driver this past weekend golfwrx!

  7. RR of RR

    Jun 26, 2017 at 2:30 am

    Not going to help them sell any more 917s when their star player uses their old model

  8. H

    Jun 25, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    And Titty wonders why they can’t sell more 917 drivers when their No 1 player uses the last edition

  9. Philly Mick

    Jun 25, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    What a cry baby….wimpering his way around the golf course. I wish he wouldn’t have won. Berger is a class act, Jordan is a rich, entitled, poor sport. I wish that Boo put up a better fight and held it together, watching Jordan play with my kids and telling them that’s not how you act on the golf course was all we got out of today.

  10. Tom

    Jun 25, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    what a hole out on 18. golf gawds smiling down on Jordan.

  11. Looks like

    Jun 24, 2017 at 11:04 am

    Looks like the T-MB 4i is a 718 not a 716?

  12. Old Putter

    Jun 24, 2017 at 10:16 am

    The only guy on tour that hits it farther right than Fleetwood…
    Jordan Spieth

  13. Fat Perez

    Apr 10, 2017 at 12:48 am

    J Speef’s, I know it’s Spieth, WaterInTheBag.

  14. Wedge Chunk

    Apr 9, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    Jordan Spieth’s LOSING WITB…

  15. John O

    Feb 16, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Would be great if you could include what length of shaft these guys play in their drivers. I’m sure they play shorter than retail for better control; something I need to try too. Yes the 3 wood is set at 15.75 degrees; the lie is standard not upright. Only room for one wood and one hybrid when you play 4 wedges, even in a bag with no 3 iron; decisions, decisions.

  16. JThunder

    Feb 14, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    when we like what’s in a player’s bag it’s validation. when we don’t, then it doesn’t matter what tour pros play, they can play with anything and/or it’s all about the money. zero sum.

  17. ooffa

    Feb 14, 2017 at 8:02 am

    I noticed there was no pen in his bag. No Autographs for you!!!!

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  19. Tom54

    Feb 13, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Makes you wonder about new driver models that are not immediately put in the pros bags. Maybe the 917 isn’t such an improvement over the 915. If the pros don’t immediately switch maybe the ones in our bags are just fine. Got a feeling the new model will be in his bag soon.

    • bob

      Feb 13, 2017 at 11:31 pm

      917 has not been well received. it has been out for a while-he would have switched by now.

  20. ooffa

    Feb 13, 2017 at 10:20 am

    I hope he stopped to sign some autographs after the win.

  21. Miuralovechild

    Feb 12, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    Anyone seen the new forged JDM Vokeys? They just came out last week on tour spec.

  22. Bill

    Feb 12, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    I find it amazing the effort put into taking club photos and it’s always of the sides of the club that looks the same on everyone’s – the back! Would appreciate more face wear shots if possible.

  23. Aaron

    Feb 12, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    A 915 3-wood at D4 setting is +0.75 loft, not 0.75 upright.

  24. Tyler

    Nov 26, 2016 at 10:47 am

    I think his hybrid is an 816H2 not a 916H2, right? I have no life:)!

    • Zak Kozuchowski

      Nov 27, 2016 at 9:14 am

      Thanks for pointing that out. We’ve corrected the error.

  25. Dave R

    Nov 21, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Right on Joe I always check to see what the smiz has written to funny sometimes ,and a little bit out spoken at times but it’s all good if taken in the right contex. Keep it up Smiz.

  26. KK

    Nov 20, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Finally replaced his destroyed putter grip. That thing was a mess. Amazing though that he is dominant with a subpar driver.

    • Anthony

      Feb 12, 2017 at 9:44 pm

      In your hands it’s sub par but not his, it’s brilliant

      • Sheriff

        Feb 13, 2017 at 3:11 am

        Lol exactly. Drivers are so maxed out anyways

    • Mike M

      Jul 24, 2017 at 8:42 am

      I got the same driver, works for me, and obviously for him. Best thing about buying a Titleist is not only is it quality equipment, but they hold their value when it come time to trade in for new.

  27. Tom

    Nov 20, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    A four wedge kinda guy.

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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

See what GolfWRX Members are saying about DeChambeau’s clubs in our forums

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