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Tommy Fleetwood’s bag is as awesome as he is (Tommy Fleetwood WITB)

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I’m obsessed with this guy. If there was a movie about his life, Aaron Taylor Johnson would play him…can we make that happen?

His bag has taken over for my past obsession with Charles Howell III, David Toms, and Rocco Mediate. I’m drawn to players that tweak a bit, it keeps it fun for me on Getty Images at 3 a.m.

Much like a Bernhard Langer, there is no telling what OEM sticks will land in Fleetwood’s bag. It’s awesome and a sign of the non-contract “eat what you kill” mentality shared by some of the biggest names out there (BK and Patrick Reed to name a couple).

Tommy has messed around quite a bit in the past two years with his bag and the fun part is, he’s not afraid to shake it up.

Here is a partial list of clubs that were previously in the bag since ’17 leading up to his current setup

  • TaylorMade M3 driver (Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 70X shaft)
  • Titleist 917 D2 driver (@ 8.5 degrees) (Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 70X shaft)
  • Nike Vapor Fly 3-wood (13 degrees) (UST Mamiya VTS ProForce Red 7X shaft)
  • Nike Vapor Fly 5-wood (Mitsubishi Diamana Blue 80TX shaft)
  • Titleist 917 3-wood (14 degrees) (UST Mamiya VTS ProForce Red 7X shaft)
  • Titleist TS3 3-wood (12.75 degrees) (UST Mamiya ProForce Black 7X shaft)
  • Nike VR Pro Blades
  • Callaway MD4 wedges
  • Ping G410 3-wood (14 degrees) (UST Mamiya ProForce Black 7X shaft)
  • Ping G410 7-wood (18 degrees) (Mitsubishi Diamana BF 80T shaft)
  • Odyssey 2-Ball (plumbers neck)

His grips are also a fun one, he goes Blue Golf Pride TVC in his woods, Iomic Sticky in his irons, and black Golf Pride TVC in his wedges. God, I love this guy!

Tommy Fleetwood WITB @The Open

Driver: TaylorMade M6 (9 degrees @7.5)
*has lofted up a bit, his driver has been down to 6.5 I’ve heard.
Shaft: Mitsubishi DF 70X (45 inches)

3-wood: TaylorMade M6 (15 degrees @14)
Shaft: Mitsubishi DF 70X (42.5 inches)
*was in a Ping G410 until the Scottish Open where he switched into the M6.

Irons: TaylorMade GAPR Lo (@18.75), Srixon Z785 (4-iron, 23 degrees), TaylorMade P7TW (5-9)
Shafts: GAPR: Project X 6.5 (39.5 inches), 4-iron: Project X 6.5 (38.5 inches), 5-9: Project X 6.5 (38 inches @ 5-iron, minus 1/2 inch from there) (26, 30, 34, 38, 42 degrees)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (47, 52, 55, 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Wedge notes: 48.10F (bent to 47) Tour chrome finish
52.08F raw
56.10 (bent 55) raw
60.08 raw

Putter: Odyssey White Hot Pro #3
Grip: Super Stroke Mid Slim 2.0


Quick thought: I do see a specific trend when it comes to free agents, and it’s mildly telling. Keep in mind I understand that it’s not 100 percent, but the trends are there.

In woods and wedges specifically, TaylorMade seems to be a popular choice in the overall woods category for non-signed players and Vokey is hands down the wedge of choice. Makes sense in my opinion, I’m not a big “best company” guy, but I do understand the choice. Both companies make and have made extremely high-performing sticks for many years. Consistency in anything is a hard opponent to beat. When Nike bounced out of clubs Rory, BK, Casey, and a few others put Vokeys straight in, and a BK and Casey put TM woods in the bag. (Just an example for context)

Anyway, Tommy Fleetwood is four back going into the final round. I have a weird feeling if it blows he could be holding a trophy.

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  1. Dr. Bombay

    Aug 30, 2019 at 1:35 am

    Dangdest thing ever! Look at all the brands in there….TM, Titleist, Callaway, Nike….

  2. Distance Compression Dude

    Jul 26, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    You forgot to take a photo of the shampoo and conditioner in his bag.

  3. jimmyjohn

    Jul 25, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    TW-7 looks like Nike VR Pro.

  4. Mario B

    Jul 25, 2019 at 6:55 am

    Could clearly do with another putter, or another technique… Nice to see someone who assembles his bag by feel like amateurs usually do. Surprised there’s not a set of Mizunos there.

  5. Bobbyg

    Jul 24, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    Rockstar golfer.

  6. matt

    Jul 23, 2019 at 10:05 am

    Johnny,
    Definitely the X in the DFs and not the TX?

    I’d imagine if you tip the X a bunch it’d play more Whiteboardish, with the smaller butt o.d. on the X. Thanks

  7. Carlie

    Jul 22, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    How come his Ping 7 wood has 18 degrees? Think its only adjustable down to 19 degrees. I also see a cally MD forged wedge in the photos not a MD4.

  8. Howie

    Jul 22, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Sure looked like Tommy had switched to a Ping Zb putter for the Open to me Johnny

  9. Acemandrake

    Jul 22, 2019 at 9:34 am

    “…a sign of the non-contract “eat what you kill” mentality shared by some of the biggest names out there (BK and Patrick Reed to name a couple)

    Meaning?

    • Scooter

      Jul 22, 2019 at 11:00 am

      Meaning the guys who aren’t locked into equipment contracts play a mixed bag of sticks. It’s cool to see what non-contracted players CHOSE to put in their bag instead of only playing a certain line of equipment for a paycheck.

      • Acemandrake

        Jul 22, 2019 at 5:54 pm

        Thanks! Simply put, these players will only use what works for them.

      • LIG

        Jul 28, 2019 at 8:25 am

        Agree! I much prefer seeing the non-contracted players bags as it gives me a better look at what they truly want to play with. And reminds me of my own bag of mish mash brands

        • Rafibomb

          Aug 1, 2019 at 8:25 pm

          Technically Fleetwood is a contracted player. Former Nike equipment players like Koepka, Casey and Fleetwood are still getting paid their equipment contract from Nike. When Nike folded their equipment production, they’re still required to pay these players the remainder of their contracts, unless they sign equipment deals with someone else like Rory and Tiger did with TM. So this gave them the opportunity to play whatever equipment they want but still get paid an equipment contract. I guarantee when their Nike equipment contract expires, they’ll strongly consider signing a new deal with another company.

          • Duh

            Aug 13, 2019 at 11:49 am

            Correct. But in the meantime, he can play what he wants, which was kind of the point of the discussion.

  10. Benny

    Jul 21, 2019 at 6:43 am

    Great article Johnny. Crazy Tommy plays such low lofted woods. Especially for his size.

    • doug

      Jul 22, 2019 at 7:30 pm

      TF is amazing: looks like a cross between a well-worked caddy and a council day labourer, but plays like he owns the place. And chill too.
      Much more interesting and watchable than the endless production line of relatively dull,privileged,pouting and often petulant clones who come out of the US college system.

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Players distance iron shootout! TaylorMade vs. PXG vs. Takomo

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When I head to the range, I usually pack a golf bag to the brim with different clubs and driver shafts to ensure that I can hit a plethora of options. This week, I loaded up my bag and grabbed the Full Swing KIT launch monitor and a few of the players distance irons that I have been using this season. Out on the course the PXG 0311T Gen5, TaylorMade P770, and Takomo 101T have been really solid, and I have enjoyed my rounds with them. I never really do launch monitor comparisons, but I figured it would be fun to see what the differences in numbers showed me. Take a listen to the Club Junkie podcast for the full discussion on my time with these irons on the range!

The driving range I go to is close to my house but nothing you would consider the “ultimate golf club testing facility.” I was hitting off a mat and using two-piece range balls that surprisingly were in very good shape for this time in the season. Typically, most range balls have seen better days at the end of the summer and are struggling to hold on to the few dimples they have left. Most of the balls in my basket looked very new or like they had never been hit, so I was a little more confident in what I was seeing from the launch monitor. I hit six very good shots with each iron and did dump a couple of outliers that either went way left or that I might have caught a bit of mat first before contact with the ball. 

Carry Distance: I knew this metric was going to be close because I had played quite a few rounds with each of these sets, but I didn’t know it was going to be this close. Between the three sets of irons, there was a total of two yards difference between them all. For my swing, the PXG 0311T Gen5 was the longest of the group at 162 yards, followed up by the TaylorMade P770 at 161 yards, and finally the Takomo Iron 101T at 160 yards. So that means that out on the course they all play the same for me! At my skill level (9.7 handicap as of this writing) a mere two yards isn’t something that I can notice — especially when you throw in course conditions like wind, green undulation, and temperature. 

Spin: This was the metric I thought I would see some variation but my pre-shot rankings of what irons would spin the most and the least was 100 percent wrong! The highest spinning iron for me was the TaylorMade P770 at 6,531 rpm. Before hitting them on the launch monitor, I thought the P770 might be the lowest spinning iron of the three, but I was way off on that. The Takomo Iron 101T came in with an average of 6,374 rpm, and the PXG 0311T Gen5 was the lowest at 6,118 rpm. Now, remember that these are low-spin range balls, but a 400 rpm difference between the three is so close it isn’t very noticeable. None of the shots had any sort of ballooning shape to them and all hit their apex on a fairly steep trajectory. There is also a chance that a higher quality ball could even tighten that spin number up a bit as well.

Ball Speed and Smash Factor: In this category of “players distance” irons ball speed has become a bigger factor and most companies have been trying to help increase that number for golfers. The ball speed numbers on all three irons seem high and these for sure have more speed to them than the one-piece forged CB’s that I used to love to play. The Takomo Iron 101T took the top spot here at 117.8 mph and 1.40 on average with the PXG just being edged out at 117.3 mph and 1.37. The TaylorMade P770 came in a very close 3rd at 116.8 mph and 1.35. Again all very close and I love the fact that irons like these keep that ball speed number close even when you don’t find the center of the face. 

Launch and Apex: This one is usually pretty important to me as I don’t hit a typically high ball with any of my clubs. Added launch is my friend and allows me to have better distance control and get the ball to stop on the green without worrying about calculating the amount of release on the ball. For me the TaylorMade P770 launched the highest, by a few degrees, at 20 degrees and hit an Apex of 81 feet. The PXG 0311T Gen5 was the next highest at 16. degrees and hit an Apex of 75.5 feet. The Takomo Iron 101T was the lowest launching and flattest flying at 16.1 degrees and rising up to 73.5 feet at its apex. This was very noticeable on the range as the TaylorMade could easily be spotted as the highest launching. I also think that added launch is what gave the P770 the added distance even though its ball speed was a little lower.

Overall, it shows me how good this players distance category is and how many players probably fit very well into it. I like all three iron sets and will continue to rotate them through my rounds.

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Mito Pereira WITB 2022 (September)

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Driver: Ping G425 Max (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 X

3-wood: Ping G425 SFT (16 degrees @ 14.5)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8 X

7-wood: Ping G425 Max (20.5 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8 X

Irons: Ping iBlade (4-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 Onyx

Wedges: Ping Glide 4.0 (46-S12, 52-S12, 56-S12, 60-T6)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 Onyx (46), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 Onyx (52-60)

Putter: Ping Dale Anser Vault 2.0
Grip: SuperStroke Traxion Flatso 2.0

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Grips: Golf Pride MCC

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Si Woo Kim WITB 2022 (September)

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Driver: Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond S (8.5 degrees @ 7.5)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X

3-wood: Callaway Rogue ST LS (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 8 X

5-wood: Callaway Rogue ST LS (18 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 9 X

Irons: Callaway X Forged CB (3-PW)
Shafts: KBS Tour-V 125

Wedges: Callaway Jaws Raw (54-10S, 60)
Shafts: KBS Tour-V 125

Putter: Odyssey 2-Ball 10 (long)

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X

Grips: Golf Pride MCC

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