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



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.




    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. 🙂

  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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Driver: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue 80x

Fairway Woods: Callaway Rogue (15 and 18 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue

Irons: Callaway Apex MB 18 (3-PW)
Shafts: Nippon Pro Modus3 130X

Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 4 (54 and 58 degrees)
Shafts: Nippon Pro Modus3 130X

Putter: Odyssey Toulon Atlanta (custom Spanish colors)

Golf Ball: Chrome Soft X 2018


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

3 Wood: TaylorMade M2 Tour HL (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi 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

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 Raw (52-12F, 56-10S) Titleist Vokey SM4 TVD Raw (60-08)
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Putter: Scotty Cameron Tour Only T10 Select Newport 2

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord (Midsize) with one wrap of 2-way tape and one wrap of masking tape


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Driver: Lynx Parallax

Shaft: Fujikura Speeder Evolution 757

3-wood: Lynx Black Cat

Hybrid: Lynx Parallax Hybrid (17 degrees)

Irons: Lynx Tour Blade (2), Lynx Parallax Forged (4-9)

Wedges: Lynx Tour (50, 56, 60 degrees)

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