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Patrick Reed’s driver saga continues, spotted testing Ping G400 LST

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Since moving on from his Callaway club deal, Patrick Reed has made a number of changes to his setup. According to our WITB photos, he’s put in a Nike VR Pro fairway wood, a Titleist T-MB driving iron, Nike blades and Artisan wedges. He’s also stuck with his old Odyssey White Hot Pro #3 putter.

It seems Reed has yet to settle on a driver, however.

Just last week, ahead of the 2018 Farmers Insurance Open, Reed was testing a TaylorMade M3 460 driver (8.5 degrees). The way he had the weights configured, it appeared he was searching for a bit of extra forgiveness. Here’s a look at it…

The thing is, during the actual Farmers Insurance event, Reed actually used a Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 816 Double Black Diamond driver that he used back in 2016. Or at least that’s what I can tell from this photo during round 2…

A bit odd, since the DBD is a notoriously unforgiving, low-spin driver, and he went with a high-MOI setup in the TaylorMade M3.

But anyway. This week, ahead of the 2018 WM Phoenix Open, we spotted Reed testing a Ping G400 LST driver (10 degrees), which is the low-spin, fade-biased model in the G400 line.

This switch could make sense, especially if he had the DBD in a fade-biased setting, and he’s now searching for a low-spin, fade-biased driver that has more forgiveness (ala Ping G400 LST).¬†Or, maybe he’s just trying to test every driver that’s on the market until he finds the right fit. What do you think?

Update from an Insider Source: “Reed is looking for a driver that doesn’t go low left when he tries to hit his normal draw, or so he doesn’t feel like he has to hang on so he doesn’t hook it too much, and then end up hitting a high block. He can hit his normal draw with the old Callaway driver, but can’t hit it with the new TM drivers; or at least not with the shafts they have tested so far. That’s why the Ping driver is being tested, to see if he can draw it and not snap hook it.”

Here’s a look at Patrick Reed’s 2018 WITB as of the Farmers Insurance Open on Wednesday.

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Andrew Tursky is the Editor-in-Chief of GolfWRX. He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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  1. HDTVMAN

    Feb 2, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    Not a Reed fan. Just don’t like the guy.

  2. Thomas Murphy

    Feb 2, 2018 at 11:41 am

    I would expect a lot of experimentation, especially on practice days and like last week, a shift back to something he knows well. Given that he is playing old Nike gear you can see that he likes going back to what is comfortable. I like when guys aren’t playing full bag deals but I would expect that when he gets the driver wired, he will be looking at an 11+ club deal, it is too lucrative.

  3. Benny

    Feb 2, 2018 at 4:54 am

    Nice work as always WRX. Great insight as well as pics!

  4. TeeBone

    Feb 1, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    So Reed hasn’t found that “magic” club yet either, huh?

  5. cdj

    Feb 1, 2018 at 7:18 am

    I would test everything under the sun if I were him…no big deal. His Cup play was unmatched…one of my faves.

  6. Mat

    Feb 1, 2018 at 3:25 am

    That’s because I just got mine, and he’s now aware of how awesome they are. ūüôā

  7. Jerry

    Jan 31, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    Sounds as if the Ping LST is in the right direction; Now he needs a TPT Golf shaft.

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Justin Rose’s Winning WITB: 2018 Fort Worth Invitational

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Driver: TaylorMade M3 440 (9 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK 70TX

3 wood: TaylorMade M4 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK 80TX

5 wood: TaylorMade M3 (19 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK 80TX

Irons: TaylorMade P790 (4 iron), TaylorMade P730 Rose Proto (5-9 iron)
Shafts: KBS Tour C-Taper 125 S+

Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind (48, 52, 56 degrees), TaylorMade Hi-Toe (60 degrees)
Shafts: KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 135X

Putter: TaylorMade TP Ardmore 2

Golf Ball: TaylorMade TP5

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Jimmy Walker spotted testing a Titleist prototype driver?

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As spotted by GolfWRX Forum Member “anthony007,” Jimmy Walker was shown on the Golf Channel’s Morning Drive hitting an unidentified driver at the Warrior Open.

In anthony007’s forum post, along with the photo, he asks the question “Is this a new Driver from Titleist?”

Well, it’s hard to tell from the grainy photo exactly what the driver says on the sole. But then Jimmy Walker himself posted on Twitter saying: “Great catch! Its always fun to test new prototypes and the [Titleist on Tour] guys have given me some cool toys to play with that are incredible – but unfortunately I can’t talk about them yet!”

While the response is a bit cryptic, it does seem that Walker confirms he was indeed testing a Titleist prototype driver.

What do you think?

Click here to see what GolfWRX members are saying about the photo.

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UNLV Rebels WITB: 2018 NCAA Men’s Championship

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The University Of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Men’s Golf team is participating in the 2018 NCAA Championship at¬†Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma on May 25-30. Representing the Mountain West Conference, the team is led by Head Coach Dwaine Knight.

To see the team’s full roster, click here.¬†

Below, we highlight the clubs and shafts that each of the players on the team are using at the championship.

Shintaro Ban

Driver: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero (9 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 70TX

3 Wood: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Blue 80TX

Hybrid: Callaway Epic (20 degrees)
Shaft: Oban Steel 115

Irons: Callaway X Forged (4 and 5 iron), Callaway Apex MB (6-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Fourteen RM Raw wedge (50, 55 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (50 and 55), S400 (60)

Putter: Odyssey O-Works 7S

Harry Hall

Driver: Titleist 917D2 (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 70TX

3 Wood: Titleist 917 F3 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue M-AX 65TX

5 Wood: Titleist 917 F2 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue M-AX 65TX

Irons: Titleist 718 AP2 (3-9 iron)
Shafts: KBS Tour V 120X

Wedges: Titleist SM7 (48, 54 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold S300

Putter: Evenroll ER5 Hatchback (36.5 inches)

Jack Trent

Driver: Titleist 917D3 (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-TP 7X

3 Wood: TaylorMade M2 Tour (15 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 8TX

Hybrid: Titleist H2 818 (17 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X

Irons: Titleist T-MB (4 iron), Titleist 718 CB (5-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (50, 56 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100

Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura X5R
Grip: SuperStroke Flatso 1.0 (35 inches)

Justin Kim

Driver: TaylorMade M2 2017 (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-TP 7TX

3 Wood: TaylorMade M2 2017 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-TP 8TX

Driving Iron: Titleist 712U (3 iron)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X

Irons: TaylorMade P-750 (4-PW)
Shaft: KBS $-Taper 130X

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Sm6 (50, 54 and 58)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Justin Chong

Driver: TaylorMade M4
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-IZ 6X

3 Wood: TaylorMade M3
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 7X

5 Wood: Ping G30
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 7X

Hybrid: TaylorMade M1 (21 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD 85X

Irons: Miura CB-57 (4-PW)
Shafts: Project X LZ 6.5

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (52-09 F Grind and 58-08 M Grind)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Odyssey V-Line Fang O-Works

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Garrick Higgo

Driver: Titleist 917D3 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue Silver 60X 120MS

3 Wood: Titleist 917F3 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana Black 70 TX

Hybrid: Titleist 816H2 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue 85H X-Flex

Driving Iron: Titleist TMB (2, 3 and 4 iron)
Shaft: KBS C-Taper 130X

Irons: Titleist AP2 (5-PW, GW)
Shafts: KBS C -Taper 130X

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 Matte Black (55 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: KBS C-Taper 130X

Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura X7M Black Tour Only

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

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