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Charles Howell III’s winning WITB: 2018 RSM Classic

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Driver: Titleist TS3 (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue 65

Fairway woods: Titleist TS2 (15, 21 degrees)
Shafts: Fujikura ATMOS Tour Spec Black 8X, Fujikura ATMOS Tour Spec Black 9X

Irons: Titleist 718 T-MB 4-iron, Titleist 718 AP2 (5-7), Titleist 718 CB (8-PW)
Shafts: Project X LZ 6.5 (hard stepped)

Wedges: Vokey SM7 (52, 56, 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Red

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Align

Ball: Titleist Pro V1 (proto)

SEA ISLAND, GA – NOVEMBER 17: Charles Howell lll tees off on the eighth hole tee box during the third round of The RSM Classic at the Sea Island Resort Seaside Course on November 17, 2018 in Sea Island, Georgia. (Photo by Ben Jared/PGA TOUR)

RELATED: See what members are saying about CH III’s equipment in the forums.

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  1. Ryan Michael

    Nov 21, 2018 at 11:50 am

    Missing the days when GolfWRX had pictures of winning WITB.

  2. Fred

    Nov 20, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    Pxg def pays their players, not a whole lot though. There drivers and woods are not great, but there irons are very good clubs. What they charge us up to them and can’t knock A company for great marketing and sales. Pretty much any Titleist and Tm club iron etc these days are 200-249 pr club with custom shafts. I love Howell, but not a whole lot of competition in this filed. If the club switch is not a fluke, he should be in the winners circle a lot more in the near future! I

  3. Bert Gwaltney

    Nov 20, 2018 at 10:30 am

    I remember watching him play at the Future Masters in Dothan, AL, and him spending many hours practicing his short game at Olympia Spa. A young kid, perhaps 10-12 in knickers, and so dedicated. So glad for him, a great kid then and a great representative of this game now. Play on Charles!

  4. Mark P

    Nov 19, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    I remember when Parsons said in an interview that he ‘doesn’t pay any of the pros to play his equipment. They come to him because the equipment is superior’. What a load S%$!t. Parsons is a total jerk – ask anyone who knows him.

    • TLW

      Nov 19, 2018 at 7:51 pm

      Exactly!! I hate when people still try to argue that PXG doesn’t pay their players. If PXG didn’t pay them why would they wear their hats??

    • hrfdez

      Nov 21, 2018 at 10:02 am

      When you get wounded in combat for your country, then I’ll listen to your stupid nonsense.

  5. Dumpy

    Nov 19, 2018 at 11:57 am

    Chucky rocking a 7 wood? 21* fairway wood is a 7, no?

    • Point misser

      Nov 19, 2018 at 3:22 pm

      Probably opened down to 19* An absolute rocket no doubt

      Let’s call it a 5 wood or utility wood…7 woods are for women

  6. Jack Nash

    Nov 19, 2018 at 11:40 am

    He started to play a lot better when he stopped playing the overpriced & overhyped PXG’s. WTG Charles III. You deserved the win.

  7. bogeyorbust519

    Nov 19, 2018 at 10:02 am

    I am happy for Chucky 3 Stix!! He has been around for a long time and its great to see him finally back in the winners circle. Once he got rid of that PXG (Parsons Xtreme Garbage) his game turned around, imagine that!! Good for you Chuck!

  8. Chris

    Nov 19, 2018 at 9:43 am

    You left out the Orange whip. Does he also have a round grip on his putter?

  9. golfraven

    Nov 19, 2018 at 8:17 am

    Titleist baby – switching did him well. The clubs of a player.

  10. Teats

    Nov 19, 2018 at 3:10 am

    Awesome putter! Throw out the rest. But, hey, at least he realized PXG was junk.

  11. Padre

    Nov 19, 2018 at 3:00 am

    Funky setup. MB in 4 iron and then AP2 to CB. One would have suspected the other way round, MB in short irons, AP2 in mid and CB in long irons. Goes to show, go with what works.

    • Madre

      Nov 19, 2018 at 3:11 am

      T-MB 4 iron, you moron

      • Smith

        Nov 19, 2018 at 7:41 am

        Wow, take a deep breath.

      • Nihonsei

        Nov 19, 2018 at 4:42 pm

        TMB is MB Donny Dorko. We all read Titleist. Go get a Slushee to cwool down. Did I mean cool? I must be a moron but more on this later…..

    • Sam

      Nov 19, 2018 at 11:05 am

      I would think that it would be more like the CBs in the mid and AP2s in the long irons, since the AP2s are more forgiving. As to what you mentioned, the CBs in the long irons, right?

  12. Pete Daniels

    Nov 19, 2018 at 2:25 am

    Chucky switches to Titleist and now 33% of his wins come with the big T. He drove that driver so straight and flushed his irons. Solid striker who hit 88% of his greens!

    He said he loved the feel of his new clubs in the bag. Based off the hollow of the PXG’s, who could blame him? Overpriced gimmicks that he was stuck with last few years.

    Chucky 3 sticks, we love you man!

  13. Chuckster Barkles

    Nov 18, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    Yes, cheers to you CH, well done! Hits the ball wicked fah for a skinny guy like me!

  14. Jamie

    Nov 18, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    The PX LZ’s are bitchin’ shafts with the V1. Find the right flex and the spin and trajectory are great for most amateurs. A deep face 10.5 low spin driver with the V1 is also a good combo. Good for him.

  15. aga

    Nov 18, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    Wicked weapons of golf destruction in Chuck’s WITB arsenal of winning clubs… 😮

  16. 1488 is coming

    Nov 18, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    Congrats CH3! So nice to see him win again. Hard work pays off!

  17. Mannyv

    Nov 18, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    I was pulling for him. It was nice to see him come away with the win

  18. Miuralovechild

    Nov 18, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    Three Sticks is back!! I like those cb’s in the short irons. Reminds me of my Miura cb 202. See ya at Augusta!

    • Tim

      Dec 1, 2018 at 1:41 am

      triple sticks, his nickname is chuckie triple sticks

  19. The dude

    Nov 18, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    “Great Diving and iron play this week Charles!”

    – Bob Parsons

  20. Bob

    Nov 18, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    Good to see Charles win again such a down to earth guy with a lot of talent

  21. Benny

    Nov 18, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    Love seeing this. He just got this bag too. I believe I saw him pulling plastic off his wedges the first day. PXG who? Is that the seriously over priced gear that has literally taken the worlds best off the map?
    Run while you can guys… run!

    • Roy McAvoy

      Nov 18, 2018 at 7:36 pm

      It must be the clubs! Immediate switch and he wins in 11 years. Imagine if you change clubs before every single tournament. You’ll probably win every single one!

    • Roy

      Nov 18, 2018 at 8:38 pm

      Would have expected the “worlds best” to have more that 2 PGA wins entering the week??

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