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Brooks Koepka WITB 2017

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Equipment is accurate as of the U.S. Open (6/18/17).

Driver: TaylorMade M2 2016 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana D+ 70TX

3 Wood: TaylorMade M2 Tour 2017 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana D+ 80TX

Driving Iron: Nike Vapor Fly Pro (3)
Shafts: Fujikura Pro 95 Tour Spec X-Flex

Irons: Mizuno JPX-900 Tour (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (4-9), S400 (PW)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM5 (48-10 F Grind, 52-12 F Grind), Titleist Vokey SM4 TVD (60-M)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron Tour Only T10 Select Newport 2

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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  1. Benny

    Oct 8, 2017 at 6:17 am

    Brooks is a stud. He bombs it. Yes they find speed slots and the fairways run at a 10 stmp so yes they get big roll out. But just like home runs make baseball fun to watch (for most) bombs off the tee bring in spectators for golf. Btw for the schmuck above complaining about the WITB info being “wrong” you are an idiot. Not everyone is perfect. Plus you don’t pay to read and these articles. Its free for you so you have zero right to whine. Pros try different clubs every week. Not to mention WRX cannot get new updated pics at every friggen event. You know how hard that would be? To make every event and then bug every player every week for new updated pics not to mention breakdowns on their bags? Use your noggin next time man.

  2. Ryan morris

    Jun 21, 2017 at 12:51 am

    Greg: regarding ur comnent regarding why anyone would play mbs except for hubris….
    We should ask the top 3 golfers in the world, who all play mbs
    Johnson, matsuyama, and rory.
    Just cause u dont get it doesnt mean no one should. U say hubris, i say ignorance

  3. #1 Ball - 69 Years and Counting

    Jun 20, 2017 at 8:26 am

    His ball is very interesting… TITLEIST PRO V1X. Interesting to all the Titleist bashers out there because he plays it and gets paid NOTHING. He is not under contract with Titleist at all. He plays it because its the best ball for his game and it just helped him win the U.S. OPEN. Also interesting, the runner-up (Harmon) plays TITLEIST PROV1 and is also not under contract. HHMMMMMMM.

  4. Dylan

    Jun 19, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Brooks barley even uses his irons lol … Driver – Wedge – Putter

  5. BrendaCacip

    Jun 19, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Hallo ihr Lieben, könnt ihr mir sagen ob ein Vakuumbeutel für Reisen wirklich sinn macht

    Nebensächlich interessiert mich auch wie viel und was ich rein in einen Vakuumbeutel hinpacken kann. Ich habe darüber eine Seite gefunden, aus der man aber nicht schlau wird.

    Danke für die Hilfe

    • The dude

      Jun 20, 2017 at 12:42 am

      Exactly!!

    • Ude

      Jun 20, 2017 at 9:59 am

      Jawohl ihr Lieben, könnt habe schlau für einen Vakuumbeutel hinpacken wirklich sinn macht.
      Nich habe darüber eine Hilfe gefunden, aus der man aber nicht interessiert wird.
      Danke für die mir sagen ob ein Vakuumbeutel für Reisen.

  6. Greg

    Jun 19, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Guy misses like 10 greens in 4 days playing with cavity back irons. Makes you wonder why anyone plays blades other that hubris.

    • Chris

      Jun 19, 2017 at 10:09 am

      Did anybody actually claim it’s harder to hit greens with CBs?

    • Brian

      Jun 19, 2017 at 12:55 pm

      The 900 Tour are barely a CB

      • Dan

        Jun 22, 2017 at 6:14 pm

        Yeah their butter knifes dude. What are you on about? Like 2.5mm cavity across like a third of the face… get real

  7. Adam

    Jun 19, 2017 at 8:26 am

    Is that the famous (e.g., infamous) 2016 M2 which the USGA quietly requested not be distributed due to CT inconsistencies?

    • H

      Jun 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      No. It’s the greatest driver ever made

      • Bill

        Jun 19, 2017 at 3:30 pm

        a man and his deep love for his driver cannot be put asunder

    • Was

      Jun 20, 2017 at 12:43 pm

      Adam, there’s shelf loads of these clubs at my local golf shop. So what the heck u blabbering about?

  8. JGOLF

    Jun 19, 2017 at 8:13 am

    I’m starting to notice the inconsistencies (or errors) in these WITB articles. The main picture and the description of his clubs are not consistent. For example, the main picture shows a 56 degree wedge, but the description of his clubs doesn’t indicate a 56 degree wedge. Also, the main picture shows 3 wood headcovers, but the description only indicates 2 woods headcovers.

    I’m losing confidence in these WITB articles. Not that it matters to me because that is not how I buy clubs, but if you are going to publish something, I’d say make sure it is accurate.

    • Zak Kozuchowski

      Jun 19, 2017 at 8:20 am

      JGolf,

      We photograph the bags of PGA Tour players during practice rounds, when they’re often carrying 15-16 clubs. We then verify what exactly was in their bag for the final round. It’s at that time that we publish/update each Winning WITB, and this was the case with Brooks.

      What you are seeing an accurate WITB listing, as well as a real photo of the clubs Brooks was carrying this week at Erin Hills in the practice round. Sometimes the photos and list of clubs don’t match up perfectly, and I hope you now better understand why.

      • gator022

        Jun 20, 2017 at 3:26 pm

        Seems as though he actually had a 16.5 degree 3 wood and a 52, 56, 60 wedges. Can GolfWRX confirm?

  9. Gearguy

    Jun 19, 2017 at 7:08 am

    I’m a big fan of Mizuno irons, hitting the JPX 900 Forged. Glad to see the Tour Forged making a mark out there.

  10. SH

    Jun 19, 2017 at 3:35 am

    Note to PXG:
    The sexiest, sweetest & softest feeling, most accurate, the sweet spot the size of Barney the purple dinosaur’s belly irons are Mizunos. Nothing feels like a Mizuno. And You can’t beat that, Parsons.

    • Lee Shaw

      Jun 19, 2017 at 8:39 am

      Surely PXG must be better they cost 3 times as much as a set of JPX900’s!

    • Bill

      Jun 19, 2017 at 3:31 pm

      yer confusing golf clubs with women — or not in yer case

      • Was

        Jun 19, 2017 at 6:49 pm

        You like women who look like Barney the purple? Then you must be from Wisconsin

  11. Thomas Murphy

    Jun 19, 2017 at 12:36 am

    Mizuno, sure wish you would make those irons in LH

  12. Thomas Murphy

    Jun 19, 2017 at 12:07 am

    Love the mixed bag that he has stuck with. Will have more people with money waving in his face all over. Those older wedges, the old FW…and the driving iron…yeah, Nike made some decent gear in the end. When you watch JT hit a short bulleye putter what 280+…it is the indian and it gets to be what they are comfortable with. But the age of those wedges…Titleist can’t like that with their study on wedge age.

    • H

      Jun 19, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      What about Fleetwood? He nearly won with all them Nike equipment!

    • Derple

      Jun 19, 2017 at 8:39 pm

      I smell a new TMAG staffer here.

  13. Aaron

    Jun 18, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Lie angles and lengths? Putter specs?

  14. O

    Jun 18, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    .. and what wins on Sunday sells on Monday …. as all the wannabes and gearheads rush down to their big box golf store to get that winning ¶enis driver and the deadly wedges … to put into their old bag ….lol

    • Hack

      Jun 19, 2017 at 3:14 am

      Not really. You talking shyyyte

      • O

        Jun 19, 2017 at 10:10 am

        Hit a nerve? The golf stores have witnessed this lemming behavior and they are preparing now for the rush of gearheads buying those clubs, particularly the M-drivers.

        • H

          Jun 19, 2017 at 2:03 pm

          Nah. You just talking shyyyte. If we didn’t have lemmings in the whole world, nobody would be rich or have anybody to go to war with

  15. Jonathan D Wright

    Jun 18, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Absolutely LOVE this bag…If I had the $ I’d game the exact set up.

    Furthermore this kid is ridiculously long…357Yd drive on 18 with a 3 WOOD..

    Let me repeat… A 3 WOOD.

    • Matthew Mitchell

      Jun 19, 2017 at 9:32 am

      I hate the fact that the TV commentators only talk about the yardage and not the conditions. Brooks Koepke is long but only Jamie Sadlowski is that long. The 18th was playing slightly down hill, down wind and the ball got a 70 yard run from landing on a down slope. No one talks about the conditions just the yardages. Makes it appear that these guys are all long drive champions. Tommy Fleetwood is not a huge hitter but he carried one 328 down the stretch. Context people! Got to look at the context!

      • H

        Jun 19, 2017 at 2:04 pm

        How we supposed to sell anything with context?

        • Bill

          Jun 19, 2017 at 3:40 pm

          M2s with built-in 300+ yards the bestest of them all

    • Bill

      Jun 19, 2017 at 3:35 pm

      do you sleep with yer 3″-woodie?

  16. Mr b

    Jun 18, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Absolute dominant final round. Glad to see a guy that plays what he wants win a major. 900 tours are legit.

  17. Kevin

    Apr 24, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Watching over the weekend looks like he has the 2017 M1 3 Wood in play and dropped the Nike Vapor Fly. Had it in at Masters too.

  18. Senior Golfer golf club fanatic

    Mar 10, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    The putter appears to have zero loft, I have a Scotty Newport 2 that wound up with negative loft after a round trip on a major airline. Once I adjusted it back to 4 degrees I was deadly accurate again. Had to win back some of my money lost with a bent putter.

  19. Forsbrand

    Feb 1, 2017 at 2:36 am

    Solid bag

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Tiger Woods’ Winning WITB: 2018 Tour Championship

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Driver: TaylorMade M3 460 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ White 70TX

3 Wood: TaylorMade M3 (13 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ White 80TX

5 Wood: TaylorMade M3 (19 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ White 80TX

Irons: TaylorMade TW-Phase1 prototype (3-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind Raw (56 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty CameronNewport 2 GSS

Golf Ball: Bridgestone TourB XS

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord

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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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