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Details on Jordan Spieth’s switch to the new Titleist TS2 driver

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After years of stubbornly sticking with the Titleist 915D2 driver (9.5 degrees), it appears Jordan Spieth has finally made the switch into a new Titleist driver. This week at the 2018 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, we spotted Spieth with a new Titleist TS2 driver (10.5 degrees, A-1 Titleist SureFit setting), and a new Titleist TS2 3 wood (15 degrees). Spieth’s new driver has a Graphite Design Tour AD-IZ 6X shafts (45 inches), while the 3 wood has a Graphite Design Tour AD-IZ 7X shaft (43 inches).

According to Titleist Tour representative J.J. VanWezenbeeck, testing with the new Titleist drivers started two weeks ago at Trinity Forest — Spieth’s home track in Dallas — alongside his instructor Cameron McCormick. VanWezenbeeck says Spieth prefers to work on equipment changes away from tournament sites, thus allowing him to focus only on event preparation while on location.

After testing, Spieth decided to go with the Titleist TS2, seeing more speed and higher launch compared to his 915D2.

“We tested several driver options – both TS2 and TS3 – with Jordan in the day we spent with him and he felt most comfortable with the new TS2,” said VanWezenbeeck. “Jordan was able to see a little more speed and higher launch versus his previous gamer. The result was slightly less spin which provided him a few more yards.  Our main focus, however, was direction. Jordan did a great job in 2018 increasing his  distance following a previous driver fitting session earlier last season, which included setting and shaft changes.  The new TS2 and its increased MOI provide him a greater opportunity to hit more fairways, more consistently.”

VanWezenbeeck says Spieth first saw the new drivers at The Players while they were still in prototype phase; Spieth provided feedback, according to VanWezenbeeck, and he was influential in developing the final design for the “Speed Project.”

Well, Spieth is finally gaming the driver on which he provided consultation. During Spieth’s first-round, 5-under 66 at the Shriners — the first competitive round Spieth has played with the new Titleist TS2 driver — Spieth averaged 309.6 yards (10 yards longer than his 2017-2018 average). Not a bad start with the new stick.

For more info on the new Titleist TS2 and TS3 drivers, click here.

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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. ogo

    Nov 27, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    The switch wasn’t a performance decision… it was a MARKETING decision…. to sell more new and improved titanium cans for the gullible golffing m a s s es….. soooo obvious

  2. Connor Jones

    Nov 21, 2018 at 11:39 am

    I mean they have got to find him a driver cmon now. With all the testing they have the ability they have got to find something. He literally put it in play and then says he wasn’t getting his optimal numbers…. gimme a break

  3. Flag Pepper

    Nov 21, 2018 at 2:41 am

    Like so many players Jordan probably has stipulated in his contract that he had to put the new woods in play for a week. Remember when Stenson suddenly had an Epic 3-wood? When DJ and Rose played the P750 for a week? No story here, just Spieth fulfilling his contractual obligations.

  4. baller

    Nov 12, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    he needs new balls. not a new club.

  5. Scheiss

    Nov 12, 2018 at 1:44 am

    Where are the details on Spieth’s switch back to the 915, and subsequent missed cut

  6. JP

    Nov 10, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    Spieth needs a new putter, not a new driver.

  7. benseattle

    Nov 10, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    Why is this still a FEATURED ARTICLE on the Front Page of Golfwrx? For some two weeks now, the website has been touting OLD NEWS.

    Doesn’t this place have any Editors?

    Of course, this is nothing new…. GolfWRX consistently leaves articles up on its front page WAAAY after their “sell by” date. To me, this just means the people who run the site need to Pay Attention.

  8. Brain

    Nov 9, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    This story didn’t age well.

  9. Tom

    Nov 7, 2018 at 1:27 am

    New Driver, same disappointing play…..

  10. Jeffrey

    Nov 5, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Still play the 913. I haven’t been able to get better performance out of all the later gimmicks er I mean later models.

  11. Tom

    Nov 4, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    I like Spieth, but the wheels have come off his game, shoots 71-72 last two rounds in Vegas on a easy course, uh oh!

    • Scheiss

      Nov 5, 2018 at 11:46 am

      Obviously it’s the new driver, he’s going back to the 915

  12. Tom

    Nov 4, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    I hit these new drivers and they deliver. I would say they get ya another 40-60 yards in carry and 80-100 more yards in total distance!

    • HDTVMAN

      Nov 5, 2018 at 12:09 pm

      Definitely. I have the TS3, and when I reach my drive, I pick it up and drop it 75 yards further down the fairway. It is long. (Of course, no one is looking)!

  13. Kyle Price

    Nov 3, 2018 at 11:27 am

    Hit these new Titty’s both 2 and 3 are deep. Say what you about they past 913-17 clubs, which were shorter. These are longer and way straighter than my M2 with Oban. Got the TS2 with GD shaft. Bomber!!

  14. Scheiss

    Nov 2, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    Yeah, 10 yards more, in the desert, in very dry, hard, fast conditions and in some wickedly strong wind.
    Get real

    • JP

      Nov 2, 2018 at 10:22 pm

      Roll out in the desert is fantastic. I’m going to the Shriners this weekend, just played out here today (Friday). The thin dry air with roll friendly fairways gives me MORE than 10 extra yards from anywhere else I play.

    • Scheiss

      Nov 3, 2018 at 2:54 am

      Oh, forgot to add, on a rocky hillside canyon area that has many downhill tee shots.
      That stats from this week are skewed and should not be taken seriously.
      Show us the stats from sea level and on a flat course, next to the ocean with no wind and lots of moisture

  15. BMoney

    Nov 2, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    Why do you care what people do with their money?

  16. ogo

    Nov 2, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    Gotta sell sell sell the latest greatest improved drivers to the gearhead masses … and besides, Spieth gets $25 for each new driver sold to the suckers.

    • LoPro

      Nov 6, 2018 at 12:41 am

      Now that’s BS if I’ve ever heard it ..l..

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RBC Heritage Tour Truck Report: Kevin Kisner takes the armlock plunge?

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The tour trucks roll into the Lowcountry and Hilton Head Island this week for the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links. With plenty of players who teed it up last week at Augusta National in the field, it’s a combination of finally heading to the doctor’s office for ailments that surfaced prior to the season’s first major and the freedom to experiment before the intensity ratchets up again leading into the PGA Championship at the end of May.

And for those who didn’t tee it up at Augusta, well, this week represents the opportunity to double down and get after it.

Driver and putter changes abound this week, as well as some shaft switches and fresh grooves.

Tune in to this week’s Tour Truck Report.

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Chesson Hadley switched into a 15-degree TSi3 (A1 SureFit setting) as he works on a push-draw ball flight.

Denny McCarthy is testing U500 and T100 4-iron in a bid for more control on hold shots and tight fades.

Not a Titleist staffer, Chris Kirk is testing an 8-degree TSi2 with a Kai’li Blue Prototype 60 TX shaft.

Some of Vokey Wedge Rep Aaron Dill’s handiwork below.

 

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Cobra

Jason Dufner tested a Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X shaft before ultimately settling on a Project X HZRDUS Smoke Yellow 60 TX for his RadSpeed driver.

Callaway

We spotted Kevin Kisner doing testing an armlock putting style with multiple heads. Final putter details forthcoming.

Emiliano Grillo is testing an Epic Speed DS (9 degrees @8.3, neutral) with a Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 X shaft (45.5 inches, tipped 1 inch).

Dylan Frittelli moved into an Epic Speed Max LS driver.

Apparently, the Top Gun Proto Apex MB didn’t take Mav McNealy’s breath away as he looks to have returned to his Nike VR Blades for the RBC Heritage this week.

Danny Willett is reportedly testing Mitsubishi Diamana Kai’li White in his fairway woods.

Matt Wallace tested a number of Toulon putters and an Odyssey 2-Ball Ten.

Cleveland/Srixon

William McGirt tested a Graphite Design Tour AD DI in his 5-wood.

TaylorMade

Tommy Fleetwood was testing a Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Pro White shaft as well as multiple putters. He’s in a 9-degree SIM2 driver and 15-degree SIM2 3-wood.

Doc Redman is gaming the TP5 2021 ball.

Harry Higgs put the 2021 TP5X in play as well as an MG2 wedge (60 degrees).

Bobby Mac, Robert MacIntyre, has a SIM UDI 2-iron in play.

Non-staffer Daniel Berger is in a SIM driver (9 degrees).

PXG

Zach Johnson has a new Graphite Design Tour AD DI 6 X shaft in his driver.

Hudson Swafford was spotted testing what we’re calling PXG Gen4 ST irons.

Free agents/Others

Matt Kuchar continues testing the reverse armlock putting style.

Brandt Snedeker was spotted with Miura CB-301 irons.

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Hideki Matsuyama changed putters prior to Masters win

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We filed this piece for the PGA Tour’s Equipment report. Read the full piece here

As Hideki Matsuyama brushed in his winning putt at Augusta National on Sunday evening, the setting Georgia sun glistened off his 2012 Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Tour Prototype as he carried the wand with him off the famed Georgia course’s 18th green.

While most viewers who have seen the Masters champion in action over the past two years likely assumed from the finish and shaping it was the same flatstick Matsuyama has been stroking putts with all season, Japan’s first men’s major winner actually only put this particular putter in play at the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play two weeks ago.

Matsuyama consulted with Scotty Cameron TOUR rep Drew Page and had a Lamkin Deep-Etched Cord Full Cord installed as well as a stepped putter shaft.

And while Hideki’s exact specs are under lock and key, Page and company dialed in the same loft, lie, and head weight as the Newport 2 GSS Timeless Matsuyama has played since the 2020 BMW Championship.

Read the full piece here

 

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GolfWRX Spotted: PXG Gen 4 ST Super Tour iron?

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It was only a few months ago that PXG unveiled its Gen4 line of irons, but there was one set missing from the line relative to the previous generation—a new “ST” or Super Tour milled blade.

The ST is a unique club in the PXG line since it doesn’t offer a hollow structure, and the only new blade currently is the 0211 ST which doesn’t offer the adjustable weighting in the back and also comes at a much lower price point.

Based on the centrally positioned weight and the thin body of the irons we spotted in Wyndham Clark’s bag at the RBC Heritage this week on the PGA Tour, it looks like some Gen4 0311 ST irons could be on their way to retail soon.

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