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GolfWRX Spotted: Justin Rose with mixed bag at Arnold Palmer Invitational



It’s not very often we get breaking equipment news this time of year on the PGA Tour schedule, but this week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, one of the highest-profile players on tour, Justin Rose, was spotted testing multiple brands of clubs throughout his entire bag.

It started last week at the Honda Classic when Rose put a TaylorMade SIM driver with Mitsubishi Kuro Kage in play. As of today’s first round at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Rose has a mixed set including TaylorMade, Cobra, and Titleist clubs, along with an Axis1 putter.

Here are the details of Rose’s equipment:

Driver: TaylorMade SIM (10.5 degrees @ 8.5)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Kuro Kage XTS 70 TX

3-wood: TaylorMade SIM Max (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Kuro Kage XTS 80 TX

5-wood: Cobra SpeedZone Tour (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 80 X

Irons: TaylorMade P730 (4-PW)
Shafts: Project X 6.5

Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 (52, 56 degrees), Titleist Vokey Design Prototype K Grind (60 degrees)
Shafts: Project X 6.5 (52, 56), Proto Hi-Rev 135X (60)

Putter: Axis1 Rose
Grip: Flat Cat Svelte

Ball: TaylorMade TP5 ‘19 (No. 1)

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Ryan Barath is part of the Digital Content Creation Team for GolfWRX. He hosts the "On Spec" Podcast on the GolfWRX Radio Network which focuses on discussing everything golf, including gear, technology, fitting, and course architecture. He is a club-fitter & master club builder with more than 17 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. He is the former Build Shop Manager & Social Media Coordinator for Modern Golf. He now works independently from his home shop and is a member of advisory panels to a select number of golf equipment manufacturers. You can find Ryan on Twitter and Instagram where he's always willing to chat golf, and share his passion for club building, course architecture and wedge grinding.



  1. Bladed

    Mar 6, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Wow…..that’s almost a “Kardashian length” of a marriage. Very surprised to see this, especially considering the investment Honma appears to be making in the US with regional fitting locations. If Rose is walking away from them so quickly, then they had better lock on to someone else. Eh….Scott Piercy might take their call…..along with some of the guys who have left PXG lately.

  2. Joe

    Mar 6, 2020 at 11:01 am

    Honma must make a pretty rubbish club. He was out of them awfully quick.

  3. Flavor Flav

    Mar 5, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    Honma? Really? And they’ve won how many tournaments worldwide? That’s a Los Angles California area status product at best!

    Get TM back in the bag JR, and the world will turn!

  4. Paul Quiroz

    Mar 5, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    Probably not getting paid by Honma as a byproduct of King leaving

  5. Jim

    Mar 5, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    What happened to his Honma clubs? I thought he had a contract with them. Seems odd he’d switch clubs after only a short time.

  6. DB

    Mar 5, 2020 at 11:52 am

    Interesting that he went to PX 6.5 in irons and wedges, I’m pretty sure he had been a KBS guy for years. Think he played C-Taper 125/130.

    • jgpl001

      Mar 6, 2020 at 3:40 am

      He played PX in his early days but was one of the first to switch to the C Tapers when they came out (130x)
      He also had an Ozik Black Tie in his driver as he struggled with high ball flight and spin

  7. Phil D. Snutts

    Mar 5, 2020 at 11:08 am

    “Did Honma send Rose a ‘rubber check’? This and taylormades driver of the month plus weather and sports with fat terry at 11”

  8. jgpl001

    Mar 5, 2020 at 10:45 am

    So Honma didn’t last too long then…

    • Kim Chee

      Mar 5, 2020 at 12:11 pm

      Time to buy some Honma Rose Protos. Those must be on clearance already…hahahaha!

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