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WRX Spotted: New blades for Bryson

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If there was ever someone on tour known as a tinkerer it would be Bryson DeChambeau. Yes, there are obviously players that don’t have exclusivity to a single OEM and have very mixed bags, but as far as testing and “getting into the weeds” Bryson is our man.

Spotted this week at the Memorial, Bryson had a new set (6-PW) of Cobra King Forged MB (muscle back) irons in the bag. Thanks to some great detective work from our own Johnny Wunder, we were able to get some cool inside information on the reason for the switch and if we will see these sticking around for the rest of the year.

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When speaking to the team at Cobra Golf, Bryson was feeling recently his short irons (Cobra King One Length irons) were apexing a bit too high, which made it more difficult to control trajectory and spin into greens as much as he wanted. After working with the team at Cobra, the team built him a set of King Forged MB irons to his specs (True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts, 37.5 inches) for the five clubs. As far the the build goes, the team at Cobra confirmed that these heads worked well to build to single length thanks to the tungsten weighting found in the heads – exactly same as what is found in the retail sets.

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With two more Major Championships before the end of the season being played at what could potentially be windy layouts (Pebble Beach and Royal Portrush), this iron change could certainly provide an advantage versus his previous set when it comes to playing in the wind and helping improve trajectory control.

Considering these are already in the bag, this is a big sign DeChambeau has a lot of confidence in both his set and the team at Cobra Golf for getting his equipment built and dialed in before defending his title at Jack’s place.

 

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Ryan Barath is a writer & the Digital Content Creation Lead for GolfWRX. He also hosts the "On Spec" Podcast on GolfWRX Radio discussing everything golf, including gear, technology, fitting, and course architecture. He is a club fitter & master club builder who has more than 16 years experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour professionals. He studied business and marketing at the Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and is the former Build Shop Manager & Social Media Coordinator for Modern Golf. He now works independently from his home shop in Hamilton and is a member of advisory panels to a select number of golf equipment manufacturers, including True Temper. You can find Ryan on Twitter and Instagram where he's always willing to chat golf, from course architecture to physics, and share his passion for club building, and wedge grinding.

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  1. cody reeder

    May 30, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    such a head case. In his win earlier this year he was playing DG X7 shafts. some of the stiffest on the planet. Then he switched to something else, I do not remember what. now S400s, different irons, and a new putter.

    JUST STICK WITH WHAT YOU WERE WINNING WITH MAN!!!!! STOP TRYING TO BE THE SMARTEST IN THE ROOM!!

  2. brickhouse

    May 30, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    New putter head as well, any idea what it is? #7 style wings

  3. Ross Baker

    May 30, 2019 at 10:00 am

    So now it’s only 6 iron to PW that are single length 37.5″! His wedges are ‘obviously shorter’ his ‘long irons’ are obviously longer! looking at pics! So his ‘One Length Set’ is ‘slowly reducing’ back to what any ‘Playable Set’ is! So much for ‘one length irons’! Soon he will be back to ‘standard’ iron configuration! Then he’ll have some chance of ‘playing to his potential!’ Funny Thing That! ????

    • Thomas A

      May 30, 2019 at 10:24 am

      That’s not ‘obvious’ by looking at a 2 dimensional image at an angle. His 5&4 irons are still One Length Forged irons. 5 wins on tour is pretty freaking good. Maybe you should aim so high?

    • Baking Ross

      May 30, 2019 at 10:35 am

      Just to make sure you know so you dont sound silly in future angry rants about One Length clubs.
      His long irons, both 4 and 5 are One Length utility irons. Keep in mind though, you also dont need to get angry over people being different. Are you still upset over the switch from steel to graphite? Things change and it’s going to be ok. Funny Thing That! ????

  4. Carole

    May 30, 2019 at 12:19 am

    Still comes down to how one is playing on any given day…Bryson has proved his single plane swing can be very good on good days and very bad on bad days…the search for more good days will go on for ever.

    • Orca

      May 30, 2019 at 1:12 pm

      Isn’t that every golfer who has good and bad days?

  5. Rich Douglas

    May 29, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    This is SUCH non-news.

    Bryson has them built to a 6-iron length already. That means removing weight from the 7I – PW, weight that’s already found in the tungsten weight block to get the swing weights right. Oh, and not mess up the playing characteristics of each club because of that weight removal. I’m sure Bryson got that done, but YMMV.

    Want a better trick? Try getting a set from 4I through LW all built around a 36.5″ shaft length, each with the same weight, swing weight, MOI, length, etc. Now THAT’s engineering. This? This is tinkering.

  6. EddieBigEddie

    May 29, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Any idea how they removed weight from the 8-pw to get SW to match up?

    • Thomas A

      May 30, 2019 at 10:25 am

      Probably built them specifically for him, so they never added it in the first place.

  7. Big Mike

    May 29, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Oh boy! I bet these come to retail at some point

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