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Vaughn Taylor WITB 2016



Equipment is accurate as of the Northern Trust Open (2/17/16).

Driver: TaylorMade R11s (9 degrees)
Shaft: Oban Kiyoshi White 65X (05 Flex)

Fairway Woods: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2 Tour (14.5 and 18 degrees)
Shafts: Aldila Tour Blue 85X

Irons: TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB ’14 (3-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue AMT X100

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Custom 2.0 (48 Two Dot, 54 Two Dot and 60 Two Dot)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (48), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 (54 and 60)

Putter: Odyssey Versa #9
Alignment: Black/White/Black, White sightline on flange

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x


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  2. Dorothea

    Mar 18, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    You’ve a terrific blog here! Do you want to generate some request articles on my blog?

  3. Sean

    Feb 17, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    Those sure look like stock shafts in the wood in the picture.
    Don’t think taylormade offered the Aldila tour blue in the RBz. Just saying.

  4. farmer

    Feb 16, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    It was a great win for VT, but he has been making money, save for 2014, when he must have been injured. He has earned almost 14 million, add another 4-5 in endorsements to that and he’s not been living in his van. Still, a significant win, and maybe a rebirth. He will get to schedule his tournaments, not be scraping for a spot and hoping for the best. To his clubs, Ryan Palmer and Brandt Snedeker used the original Superfast Burner TP for years.

  5. Jimmy

    Feb 15, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    Are you sure his driver shaft is in a Stiff flex and TS(tour stiff) or TX (tour extra)? It is very very rare to see that even with the shortest hitters on the big tour and even the Senior Tour. Great win, love to see a Grinder beat an all time great, one to tell the Grand kids.

  6. Lowell

    Feb 15, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    Can we not congratulate some one for winning and not get our own panties in a knot. At the end of the day, do we actually have any say in what the power house golf companies like Tmag, Titliest, Callaway do in terms of their production. NO!!! so play what you want as I do, admire those who are really really gifted at it and move on. Save yourselves a day of self anger trying to point out an issue that has been beat up over and over and over. We get it. Congratulations to Vaughn Taylor. Great win. Nobody else shot what he did the last day to take the lead and win it. There you go. His own hard work and game paid off when it needed to. Who cares what he plays. Every company should give him some sponsorship since he plays a little bit of them all.

  7. Joe O

    Feb 15, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    I still play the RBZ Stage 2 Tour Fairway, I can’t find ANYTHING Better.

    I have tried the SLDR, Adams XTi, R15 etc and nothing feels as good or flys as far as a well struck shot with a Stage 2 Tour.

  8. RoGar

    Feb 15, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    A tour player that is old school, plays with clubs he is happy with, we all should all learn from that. Winning matters!!! But I bet next few weeks he will have a bunch of shiny new clubs!!! HAHA Sounded good for a while at least!!! Go golfing my friends…

  9. eric

    Feb 15, 2016 at 10:18 am

    I don’t believe he even had a deal with anybody heading into this tourney did he? the commenters were saying how he didn’t even have a staff bag. He was using a TM stand bag.

    • Fahgdat

      Feb 15, 2016 at 11:22 am

      He had no status. No deals. Barely scraped in to the tourney. What a weekend for him. He’s now into the Masters, and Hawaii next January.

  10. golfraven

    Feb 15, 2016 at 8:09 am

    Was really hoping he will win even if Mickelson somehow gave away the trothy on sunday. He played hack of golf on his last round (-7) and if this does not put you high on the leaderboard then there is something wrong. I watched his interview and liked how his little son was with him ???????? – reminds me of my little rascal. Honestly this guy really deserves the win and the cash – the tour needs more of those folks. Will watch out for him during the Masters.

  11. Chuck

    Feb 15, 2016 at 5:20 am

    Well if the M Family is so great, this guy shouldn’t be playing this club. TM marketing machine gets another sour apple win. No TM Ball. No TM Wedges. Driver from 2012. Fairway wood from 2013. Irons from 2014. You get the picture.

    GolfWrx should write an article about TM staff wins and their interesting choices in equipment. I see a reoccuring theme.

    This is why TM is on the ropes.

    • Lethal

      Feb 15, 2016 at 6:09 am

      Tmag don’t care if he’s using old clubs. He’s using predominantly THEIR clubs, and he’s got a nice new M1 hat on. That’s what matters to them.
      Great story. Well done him.

    • Nolanski

      Feb 15, 2016 at 8:15 am

      I bought 2 new 3 woods over the last couple years and just put my “old” rbz stage 2 3 wood back in the bag. For me it was a great 3 wood. Shame on me for trying to replace it for no good reason.

      • Jafar

        Feb 15, 2016 at 9:48 am

        Same happened to me recently. The 3 wood chooses you, not you who chooses it.

        • Moss

          Feb 15, 2016 at 8:02 pm

          Best comment I’ve seen in a while. Love seeing pros choice in 3 woods. Gore was playing a Big Bertha from 2004!!! After years of searching I’m in a 3 year old exotics. Of course now that I made this comment…

    • MarkB A

      Feb 15, 2016 at 10:38 am

      I am no TM fan but maybe all the more impressive winning with old TM clubs. I would have liked to see Phil win but I am happy for Vaughn Taylor. A win would not have changed Phil’s life but hopefully it will help vaughn a lot.

    • Fahgdat

      Feb 15, 2016 at 11:19 am

      Chuck, come on man, Vaughn really worked his putter well on Sunday. Just give the man credit for that, don’t make this a bash-TM post. And by the way – TM is not on the ropes. The M1 truly outsold all other drivers – combined. And that’s the truth.
      But let Vaughn enjoy his win. He had the silky swing working as well as the flat stick.

      • Poppa

        Feb 15, 2016 at 1:10 pm

        I don’t know where you get your selling points. G30 and GBB sold more units according to my sources

    • Jay

      Feb 15, 2016 at 12:59 pm

      WOndering if anyone saw any round 1/2 footage of him – he have the same hat on or TMAG get him to wear it Sat/Sun??

    • Regis

      Feb 15, 2016 at 2:14 pm

      Or you could see it another way. This guy is struggling to make it. A former Ryder Cup member he’s obsessed with re-gaining a spot. Even springs for a Robo trainer in his home. So money is no object. But he still manages to beat the Callaway poster boy (How many times did Phil change out his driver?)and a host of other top 20 players with big endorsement deals by playing older TMAG equipment, Driver through wedges. Why? Nobody else has come along with anything better. They just have poached the technology that Tmag put out 2 to 3 years ago.

  12. SB

    Feb 15, 2016 at 1:17 am

    But… But… He does not play the M1 neither the PSi ! Is it possible that 2014 taylormade clubs work just as fine as the 2016 ?! My golf life is a lie !

    • Fahgdat

      Feb 15, 2016 at 2:12 am

      You cheat when you don’t count your bad shots, right, so yeah your golf life is a lie. You don’t need any kind of driver at all because you can write down any score you want. So go do that. lulz

  13. Fahgdat

    Feb 15, 2016 at 1:04 am

    Such a cool story. Congrats, Vaughn! Welcome back!

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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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