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Jason Dufner wore a Biggie Smalls hat, and used Mizuno JPX-900 Tour irons in Hawaii

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Abiding by The 10 Hat Commandments, Jason Dufner wore a Notorious B.I.G. hat during the 2018 Sentry Tournament of Champions. Without his Titleist hat, since he no longer has a golf club or hat contract with the company, Dufner gave us a peak into his off-brand collection this week in Hawaii. And it didn’t disappoint. During the week, he wore a Bear’s Club hat, a camouflage Toronto Blue Jays hat, an American flag hat, and most importantly, a Biggie Smalls hat.

Also, as I predicted in our Two Guys Talkin’ Golf podcast, Dufner switched into Mizuno JPX-900 Tour irons for the week. It was an easy prediction for me, since the JPX-900 Tour irons are what many pros have switched into when they’re fresh out of club contracts. Just add Dufner to the list. And while Dufner was spotted testing a TaylorMade M4 driver early in the week, he played in the event itself with a Titleist 917D2 driver that he used throughout 2017.

Dufner, who earned a spot in the Sentry TOC with his win at The Memorial in 2017, finished at 10-under par and T11. Not a bad showing, although he did lose by 14 shots to the freakishly good performance of Dustin Johnson.

Until Dufner inevitably signs contracts, his hat and golf club choices will be a must follow in 2018. And we’ll be here to keep you up to date on anything noteworthy.

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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  1. mlb

    Jan 8, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    I love it when you call be big papa:-). JD is the man..

  2. Greg

    Jan 8, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    Dufner has a Titleist golf ball contract and FJ shoes and glove deal as well

  3. Colin R

    Jan 8, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    TEN HAT COMMANDMENTS LOLOLing at my desk

  4. HacknGolf

    Jan 8, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Dufner did NOT play the M4 this week. He used his 917 driver. The fact that he would rather use what many describe as an inferior driver, rather than an M4, raises some questions

    • Mr. Replier Guy

      Jan 8, 2018 at 2:43 pm

      Titleist doesn’t go as straight or far but sounds and feels fantastic, so whatever tickles your testes.

  5. henry

    Jan 8, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    thats a man with great taste

  6. Andrew

    Jan 8, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    More proof that TM are the best woods and Mizuno are the best irons out there at present. When money doesn’t corrupt the decision, the truth comes out. Got that, Sugar Daddy Rhino Bob?

    • Benny

      Jan 8, 2018 at 12:57 pm

      Pretty sure TMag still does a wood contract for every tourney used. Or least they used to.

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Longest hybrid of 2021? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been taking a deep dive into the latest hybrids. WRXer ‘Russian7’ kicks off the discussion saying

“Anyone compare or hit G425, SIM, RadSpeed or Tsi to compare? I am dying to find something that can replace my Jetspeed 3 hybrid, but after all these years, there is nothing as long as it that I’ve found, but I would really like something new that looks a lot better but performs the same as my jet speed. I was looking at the G425 possibly..”

And our members have been sharing their thoughts in our forums.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • Jwin323: “Callaway Super hybrid.”
  • JoeFrigo: “Like mentioned above, if you’re looking for flat out distance, nothing will beat the Callaway super hybrid, and it’s not close. But for 2021 release I’m seeing some impressive numbers with the PXG Proto hybrid. Sim2 Rescue is a close 2nd. Ultimately PXG was surprisingly very forgiving for the profile, and it’s honestly my favorite club to hit at the moment.”
  • Drivingrangehero: “Tour Edge Exotics C721. They picked up where Adams left off, in my opinion.”
  • Hollywoodtlb: “Got fit into the G425 17 degree with tour shaft x-stiff and was hitting bombs with it. Never hit any 3 wood or hybrid straighter. Obviously when I get it, I’ll go back to hitting awful, but I’m very excited to get it. Gets off the ground very easily.”

Entire Thread: “Longest hybrid of 2021?”

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (06/14/21):Toulon Garage San Diego

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At GolfWRX, we love golf, plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buy and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a Toulon Garage San Diego ($600).

From the seller (@tgoodspe1991): Brand new Toulon Garage San Diego customized in a likeness of TW’s flat stick. Never used, will ship in Toulon box with the ball marker, repair tool, and plaque that it comes with. Length: 36″, Lie: 68*, Loft: Standard, Finish: Tour Satin with Black and Dark Red paint fill, Shaft: All black steel shaft, Grip: Dark Red Larkin Deep Etch, PRICE: $600 shipped OBO.

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Toulon Garage San Diego 

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

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Garrick Higgo’s winning WITB: 2021 Palmetto Championship

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Driver: Titleist TSi3 (9 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 X

(Thanks to Sports Marketing Surveys for the photos!)

3-wood: Titleist TSi2 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue  7 X

Hybrid: Titleist TSi3 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos HB Tour Spec Blue 8 X

Irons: Titleist T100 (4-PW)
Shafts: Project X 6.5

(Sports Marketing Surveys)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (50-12F, 56-14F, 60-06K10S)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5

(Sports Marketing Surveys)

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x (2021)

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