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Bubba Watson WITB 2016



Equipment is accurate as of the WGC-Cadillac Championship (3/6/16). 

Driver: Ping G (9 degrees with 8 degrees actual loft, -0.6 setting)
Shaft: Grafalloy Bi-Matrix Pink X-Flex (tipped 0.5 inches)
Length: 44.5 inches
Swing Weight: D4

3 Wood: Ping G (14.5 degrees with 15.7 degrees actual loft)
Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder Tour Spec 8.2X (tipped 1.5 inches)
Length: 42 Inches
Swing Weight: D3

Irons: Ping S55 (2, 4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue
Length: +0.5 inches
Swing Weight: D4
Grind: 4 and 5 irons have “extreme heel grinds”

Wedges: Ping Glide SS (52 degrees bent to 51.6, 56 bent to 55.3), Ping Glide TS (60 degrees bent to 62.8)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue
Length: +0.5 inches
Face Angle: Set 10 Degrees Open
Swing Weight: D5 (52), D6 (55), D0 (62)

Putter: Ping Milled Anser 1 (with sight dot)
Length: 34.5 inches
Loft, Lie: 2 degrees, 69 degrees
Weight: 329 grams
Grip: Ping PP58 Black Midsize (+3 wraps of tape)

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

WITB Notes: Bubba uses Ping 703 Gold grips, with a grip reminder that puts the rib 10 degrees open. He has 11 wraps under the top of the grip and 13 wraps under the bottom of the grip (his 60-degree lob wedge has 12 wraps under the top part of the grip and 14 wraps under the bottom part of the grip).



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  1. Dave

    Aug 16, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    When one buys a set of clubs off the rack there is no way that all the clubs are the same lie , these heads are made. in China or some other place shafts made some where else and assembled in the USA , I had purchased a set of clubs with a nice red dot could not understand why the five iron went right had it measured and was no where close to red had it bent and wala good. The pros are looked after very well and I understand that and they should be that’s their living but to say clubs are sold with proper lofts and lies is wrong . The buyer is responsible to question the product he’s paying a lot and should get what he or she pays for.

  2. Bobby Pingstein

    Feb 22, 2016 at 9:56 pm


  3. Jack Nash

    Feb 22, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Have always been interested in Bubba’s shaft, in his driver. Isn’t the BiMatrix more than an X Flex? I had one years ago in a 3 wood (when I could swing) and found it extremely hard to hit well. Graphite with a steel tip would be quite stiff.

  4. CTGolfer

    Feb 22, 2016 at 8:40 am

    44.5″ on the driver, 42″ on the 3 wood…………………most people are playing with woods that are too long.

  5. Fahgdat

    Feb 22, 2016 at 2:16 am

    That thing really is a Rife putter. 2 degrees of loft with the down grooves. Sheesh

  6. Tal

    Feb 22, 2016 at 2:13 am

    “(9 degrees at 8 degrees, setting -0.6)”

    What the heck does that mean.

    You mean it’s a 9 degree head set to the Big Minus which makes it 8. If it was set on the Small Minus sign then yes it would be -0.6 which wouldn’t make it 8, now would it? Please clarify.

    • John

      Feb 22, 2016 at 11:18 am

      The driver says 9* on the head, the actual or digital loft of the club is probably 8.6 degrees, approximately. When he sets the club to the small minus (-.6*) then he hits that 8 degree mark. All manufactures drivers have a 1 degree tolerance for loft, could be more could be less. They don’t tell you that but it matters.

      • Tal

        Feb 22, 2016 at 11:40 am

        If that’s the case, would you care to explain to players of this driver that their head is actually set to 7.6 when they set it to the Big Minus then, because it’s starts at 8.6 and not 9 like the label says. Then if they go the other way and set it to the Big Plus it’s 9.6 and not 10.
        You eejit, you think Ping would take that risk with customers by selling it that way and blatantly lying about what they’re selling? You make no sense at all. “Probably” doesn’t cut it. You know nothing. Go away.

        • Tal=jerk

          Feb 22, 2016 at 12:04 pm

          Lighten up Francis club head lofts can very significantly from head to head also bubbas driver is likely a custom job. Get over yourself and move out of your moms basement

          • Joshuaplaysgolf

            Feb 22, 2016 at 8:19 pm

            Precisely. And all manufacturers have a tolerance to their lofts. Personally I know Titleist clubs the best, as those are the irons I’ve been playing for years, and they are +/- 1* on everything. That’s why before you even leave the shop you should have loft/lie checked and tweaked.

            Also…why the hostility just because someone is asking for clarification? Must have been a rough weekend in the romance department.

          • Loohooser

            Feb 23, 2016 at 1:57 am

            You’re a loser, John,
            if the heads that Ping sold on the shelves were 0.6 degree or even a degree off from their labeling, as you would say, then nobody would ever trust them and nobody would buy their products, and Ping wouldn’t be able to stand their products either. So what you say is total BS and you should have yourself a nice cup of STFU and let the manufacturers stand behind what they sell in the millions.

            • Bill

              Mar 24, 2016 at 12:37 pm

              Hahaha, how come no one ever responded to this guy who obviously thinks off the rack clubs…hell even custom ordered clubs, are exactly made to the loft spec? When he said that manufacturers stay within a 1 degree tolerance in either direction he wasn’t kidding. Take all of your clubs to a fitter with a reputable measuring machine and I bet you’ll be amazed what your ACTUAL lofts are. Hint: they won’t be exactly what it says on paper.

  7. Adrian

    Feb 22, 2016 at 1:55 am

    How heavy do those club heads have to be to maintain swing weight with 13 and 14 wraps of tape underneath the grips? I bet I takes quite an effort and attention to detail to get them all uniform like he would want them.

    • steve

      Feb 22, 2016 at 8:34 am

      Didn’t think grips would fit over that many wraps

    • Mark

      Feb 22, 2016 at 1:03 pm

      Every gram in grip weight needs two in head weight, I think???

  8. Gubment Cheeze

    Dec 9, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    His grips are put on open so he can use a mark to grip it the same way

  9. Mike

    Dec 9, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Devon, according to PING color code, green is 2.25* upright. As for irons being set 10* or 5* open it may have to do with the grind on the sole as his 4 & 5 irons have extreme heel grind which would allow the face to be open when the club is soled without manipulating with the hands, also the grips may be positioned 5*or 10* opened to the leading edge of the club.

  10. KP3

    Dec 9, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    3 wood tipped 1.5… is that past the normal trim code or is that from zero?

  11. Devon

    Dec 9, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Is there anyway GolfWRX can get lie angles? Bubba stands super upright, almost no knee flex, and his clubs look pretty upright. I am a tall guy, my clubs are about 5 degrees upright from standard, and I’d be interested to see how upright Bubba’s clubs are (or just what the lie angles are, as the concept of “standard” lie may be dissolving or misleading). Also, Nicklaus says in Golf My Way that, all things considered, the more upright the swing, the more likely square contact becomes. I have felt in the past that 5 degrees upright may be a sign of an improper swing plane, but now I’m starting to feel a little better about it. Knowing Bubba’s lie angles would be very helpful.

  12. fnfn

    Dec 7, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    how do you set iron heads 10* open??

    • KK

      Feb 21, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      Love the clubs, not so much the color scheme or player personality.

  13. josh

    Dec 7, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    that putter should say RIFE in the cavity.

    • Kevin

      Feb 21, 2016 at 8:56 pm

      Come again?

    • John

      Feb 22, 2016 at 11:08 am

      LOL! PING wouldn’t stand for that. Why do you think they have the Gold Putter Vault. They made the putter. Every PING tour pro HAS to play a PING putter. That putter was milled specifically for him at PING. This website probably talks about it somewhere.

  14. Chuck

    Dec 7, 2015 at 2:29 am

    What machine does Ping use, to measure lofts to 0.1 degrees?

    • Kevin

      Feb 21, 2016 at 8:58 pm

      I dont know if this is still true, but I remember reading and hearing through a few Tour Van videos on youtube, that Ping uses a digital machine to measure lie. Some even said that sometimes other companies would use pings machine to measure the exact lie, it was one of the few digital ones around. Dunno if that is still true, today, but this was a few years ago.

      • Kevin

        Feb 21, 2016 at 11:14 pm

        Just found this Chuck, “PING uses a laser-based digital loft and lie reader (of their own design) to read every iron, making adjustments by hand when necessary.”

    • Joe

      Feb 21, 2016 at 11:45 pm

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Cameron Champ’s Winning WITB: 2018 Sanderson Farms Championship



Driver: Ping G400 Max (9 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Pro White TS 63X
Length: 44.5 inches, tipped 1.5 inches
Swing weight: D3

Fairway Wood: Ping G400 (14.5 degrees, at 14.2 degrees +0.6 setting)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Black 85 grams 6.5-flex
Length: 42.75 inches, tipped 1 inch
Swing weight: D3

Irons: Ping i500 (4 iron), Ping iBlade (4-PW)
Shafts: KBS C-Taper 130X

Wedges: Ping Glide Forged (50, 54 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Ping PLD Mid Tyne Prototype
Length, loft, lie: 34.5 inches, 2 degrees, 0.5 degrees flat

Golf Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV

See in-hand photos of Cameron Champ’s clubs and shafts here.

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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 Cameron Newport 2 GSS

Golf Ball: Bridgestone TourB XS

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord


Photo via Bridgestone Golf

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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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