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Jason Day’s Winning WITB: 2018 Wells Fargo Championship



Driver: TaylorMade M3, set two clicks low (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: TPT Golf Prototype 67 grams

3 Wood: TaylorMade M4 (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi 80TX

Irons: TaylorMade P-790 (3 iron), TaylorMade P-730 (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X Seven

Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind (50 and 56 degrees), TaylorMade Hi-Toe (60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Tour Issue

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Red
Loft and lie: 2.5 degrees, 70 degrees

Golf Ball: TaylorMade TP5x

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord 58R grips with one wrap


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  1. Denear

    May 8, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    I am the very big fan of your website. your all share is very good and more necessary idea

  2. Richard Gere

    May 7, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    Man, Jason Day has packed on the pounds. My hot wife came by when I was watching golf and said “who’s the tub of lard?” I said “that’s Jason Day” my hot wife could not believe it.

    • Ted Bundy

      May 7, 2018 at 10:09 pm

      Totally agree, looks like Mark hunt now.

    • Tully McMuffin

      May 9, 2018 at 12:45 pm

      Looks like Jason Day has been winning at the all you can buffet’s as well.

    • Craig

      May 27, 2018 at 8:13 am

      But notice his bad golf last year also corresponds to him being the gym junky. Golfers should be fit, not buff.

  3. Evan

    May 7, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    I thought Day also has a driving iron, something like a two iron?

  4. Scot Macdonald

    May 7, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    Lenny, if you would like to test drive a set of TaylorMade clubs before you buy, you can rent a set from Clublender for delivery anywhere in California. ( I hope they make you a winner!

  5. joro

    May 7, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    Interesting article and responses. Lets face it, it was not the TM super duper extra special clubs, it was Jason and skill. But that is what sells clubs and when the hacker goes out and buys them it is not the same club in their hands. Face it, Jason could hop on down to Walmart and buy a set of Knights for 9 bucks including bag and Putter and still shoot the eyes out of the course. But most just want to show their mates they have paid a bundle to keep playing poorly

    Oh, and by the way, congrats Jason, you were right on and your Putting was WOW.

  6. bebop a lula

    May 7, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    I wonder why Day doesn’t have his own Proto irons from taylormade?

  7. Josh Leyes

    May 7, 2018 at 11:30 am

    He’s got the P-750’s in his bag, not the 730’s as listed.

    • Sam

      May 7, 2018 at 12:11 pm

      Didn’t Jason Day switch to the P730s at the Masters? I thought he switched then because he wasn’t hitting them (P750s) well and didn’t like the trajectory.

      I believe he kept them in the bag since then.

    • Travis

      Aug 22, 2018 at 8:12 am

      He had he P730’s in for the win.

  8. FFS

    May 7, 2018 at 3:08 am

    He has a 10.5 head….. clicked all the way down? That would make it a 8.5, not 9.5.
    Unless he changed heads, or he’s got a 1-degree adapter? Got any latest head photos with the adapter position?

    • dhurwitch

      May 7, 2018 at 10:41 am

      Tour issue heads are never the exact loft number that show when stamped. Each click is roughly .6 degrees. So two clicks is 1.2ish degrees which means his tour issue head is roughly 10.7 degrees. My M1 “tour issue” is stamped 9.5 with an actual measured loft of 10.6. About 80% or more of clubs off the rack do not match the loft and lie they are marked to be.

    • Jeff

      May 7, 2018 at 3:25 pm

      .75 for each click

  9. MikeB

    May 7, 2018 at 12:29 am

    Like I give a flying fig what these guys use!

    • FFS

      May 7, 2018 at 3:05 am

      You do. That is why you are here.

    • ogo

      May 7, 2018 at 10:28 am

      The club polishing gearheads are intensely curious what the Pros have in their WITB and that’s most of this website members mostly hanging out on the main forum listing their WIMB weapons and hoping their perfect clubs will help them break 90.

  10. lenny

    May 6, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    That does it…. I’m converting to TM clubs cause they are winner clubs!!!!!

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Tiger Woods’ Winning WITB: 2018 Tour Championship



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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Sangmoon Bae’s Winning WITB: 2018 Albertsons Boise Open



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



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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