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Sentry TOC Tour Truck Report: New sticks, new companies, and Patrick Reed buys his own threads

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Happy 2021! The PGA Tour is at Kapalua for the Sentry Tournament of Champions, and with the electricity around the Rahm Callaway signing and new TaylorMade gear hitting the streets, there is a ton to track.

Here is a list of who had new gear in the bag to kick off the year.

Titleist

Justin Thomas finally put the new Titleist TSi3 (9 degrees) into the bag fully equipped with a Fujikura Ventus Red 6 X. The Ventus Red is gaining popularity little by little with Adam Scott and now Thomas switching into it. The new set up saw JT keeping his launch constant from the old TS3 set up all while going from 176 to 179mph ball speed and dropping spin from 2300 to 2100.

Richie Wereksnki also added a Ventus Red 6 X to his yet-unreleased Titleist TSi4 (10 degrees @9.25, D1 SureFit)

Lanto Griffin joined the long driver crowd with a fresh new TSi2 (9 degrees) with a Project X HZRDUS Black 65 6.5 @46 inches.

Adam Scott made some fairway wood switches adding a 15-degree TSi2 3-wood with an old-school Fujikura P95 and a TSi2 7-wood with a Graphite Design Tour AD DI 10 TX.

TaylorMade

Dustin Johnson tested the new SIM2 and SIM2 Max heads in 9 and 10.5 degrees. The world No. 1 tried both heads with his trusted Speeder 661 Evolution and a Ventus Black 6 X. DJ will also put the SIM2Max HL (16.5) 3-wood in play with a Fujikura Ventus Black 9 X.

Collin Morikawa tested SIM2 (10.5) and SIM2 Max (9). Word is on course he was going back and forth between the SIM2 (10.5 degrees @9) and his current gamer SIM (8 degrees @8.5) both with the MCA Diamana D+ Limited 60 TX. Morikawa also has a new Spider FCG putter in the satchel as well as the new Sim2 3-Wood ([email protected]) with an MCA Diamana D+ Limited 80TX

Ping

Cameron Champ switched into the new Ping G425 LST (10.5) with a Project X HZRDUS Smoke Green (Hulk) 70 G 6.5 TX.

Michael Thompson is now in the new Ping G425 LST (10.5) with a Fujikura Ventus Black 6X.

Joaquin Niemann also added the new Ping G425 LST (10.5) with a Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 TX.

Tony Finau added swing weight to his entire set over the winter. The reason was to reduce a left miss, and after some tweaking, he ended up adding two to three swing weights across the board. The irons went from D3 to D5+ (D5.5).

Mackenzie Hughes put the new Ping G425 Max (9) in play with a Project X Hzurdus T1100 60G 6.5.

Callaway

Jon Rahm showed up with a whole bag of new Callaway gear

Driver: Callaway Proto Triple Diamond (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Tour Green 75 TX

4-wood: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero (16.5)
Shaft: Aldila Tour Green 75 TX

5-wood: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero (18 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI (Black) 8 X

Irons: Callaway UT Proto (3), Callaway Apex Proto (4-PW)
Shafts: Project X Rifle 6.5

  • TBD on UT or 5 Wood

Wedges: Callaway Jaws Forged JPN (52-8, 56-12, 60-10)
Shafts: Project X Rifle 6.5

Putter: TaylorMade Spider X

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X

Marc Leishman added a prototype Odyssey putter to his bag. The putter has an OG White Hot insert, and sources tell me Leishman loved the feel of the face straight away.

Xander Schauffele put a new Callaway Triple Diamond Prototype driver in play. The 9-degree (@8) head is loaded with his usual Graphite Design Tour AD BB 7X (custom black finish) shaft. Xander, like Rahm, also has the new Apex Prototype irons in play with Nippon Pro Modus3 130 X. The irons are rumored to have less offset, thinner top line, shorter blade length, and no Flash Face Cup.

Srixon

Hideki Matsuyama swapped shafts in his Srixon ZX5 driver (9.5 degrees) from a Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8 TX into a Graphite Design Tour AD MD 8X XX (that’s right). The prototype shaft is a modified XC with a soft butt section and a very stiff tip.

Free Agents

On the fashion front, Patrick Reed who parted ways with Nike at the end of 2020, showed up in head-to-toe G/Fore apparel. The coolest part about the story is that Reed was such a fan of the brand that instead of signing a deal or expecting it for free, the 2018 Masters Champion went online and put all of his gear on the old AmEx like everyone else. According to my source, he’s loved G/Fore clothing for a long time and insisted that he get it like everyone else. Well done, PR.

This is what a representative from Team G/Fore had to say

“We are happy anytime we hear someone is enjoying our products and though Patrick is not on our roster for 2021, we are glad to learn he enjoys our gear!”

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Johnny Wunder is the Director of Original Content, Instagram Manager and Host of “The Gear Dive” Podcast for GolfWRX.com. He was born in Seattle, Wash., and grew up playing at Rainier G&CC. John is also a partner with The Traveling Picture Show Company having most recently produced JOSIE with Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner. In 1997 Johnny had the rare opportunity of being a clubhouse attendant for the Anaheim Angels. He now resides in Toronto, On with his wife and two sons. @johnny_wunder on IG

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18 Comments

  1. Henny Bogan

    Jan 21, 2021 at 10:22 am

    Doesn’t some commentator on Golf Channel have to attack G/Fore for making a pro pay for his or her own gear?

  2. Bigo

    Jan 10, 2021 at 7:17 am

    Patrick Reed and Mossimo Giannulli, two cheaters that are made for each other

  3. Reid Thompson

    Jan 8, 2021 at 2:07 pm

    There is nothing cool about any Patrick Reed story.

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  5. chuckd

    Jan 7, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    ……and because no manufactures want to design clothing for Man Boobers!!

  6. Benny

    Jan 7, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    JW – are Rahmbo’s Apex Proto’s blades or the Pros?

  7. Greg

    Jan 7, 2021 at 1:18 pm

    Why so much hate for Patrick Reed? Reed Derangement Syndrome?

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  9. joshua jackson

    Jan 7, 2021 at 8:56 am

    I am neither impressed nor congratulatory of dudes with millions of dollars purchasing their own clothes.

    • DS

      Jan 10, 2021 at 1:26 pm

      Certainly not congratulatory but when you see someone who doesn’t have to buy a certain type of clothing that needs to perform, and the person has millions and many other options, it’s a pretty good upvote for the clothing line.

  10. Yotrepo

    Jan 7, 2021 at 7:42 am

    I just decided not to buy any g fore clothes.

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  12. Mike

    Jan 7, 2021 at 3:48 am

    Patrick Reed is paying for his own clothes because no clothing company is willing to sign him.

    • Benny

      Jan 7, 2021 at 7:25 pm

      I can promise you that is NOT the case. The dude is a STUD and you can expect many more wins. Sure he cheats and was rumured to cheat in college but he cannot cheat all the time yet still wins.

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New year, new gear: A list of players who have switched equipment companies

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Editor’s note: We filed this story for PGATour.com’s Equipment Report.

The new year brings with it the promise of change, and for many PGA TOUR players, that means new equipment. This time of year is the closest golf comes to free agency, with players switching “teams” to new manufacturers. With many equipment contracts expiring with the end of the year, we’re on the lookout for players who have made big changes in their bag (and often to the logo on their hat).

Here’s a list of what we’ve seen thus far, with players listed by their new company (and their previous one in parentheses). We will continue to update this list with new additions.

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Adam Schenk (Mizuno)
Luke List (free agent)
Hudson Swafford (free agent)
Danny Lee (TaylorMade)
Sung Kang (Titleist)
Jim Herman (TaylorMade)
Kyle Stanley (free agent)
Henrik Norlander (TaylorMade)

Srixon
Matt NeSmith (Callaway)
K.J. Choi (Ping)

Head over to PGATOUR.com for the full piece.

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The DailyWRX (1/25/21): Brandel’s musings

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Elvis……

 

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Do this……really fast………

 

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Anger class is paying off…….

 

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Justice for BC…and me, im 5’10 and have never been called tall…….

I know its at the very least 20 off on merch………

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GolfWRX Classifieds (01/25/21): Miura TC201, Mizuno JPX921 Tours, and brand new TaylorMade P7TW

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At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment for 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 – the equipment itself.

One of the best ways to enjoy equipment is to experiment and whether you are looking to buy-sell-or trade (as the name suggests) you can find almost anything in the GolfWRX BST Forum. From one-off custom Scotty Cameron Circle T putters, to iron sets, wedges, and barely hit drivers, you can find it all in our constantly updated marketplace.

These are some of the latest cool finds 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

Member rackemroller – Miura TC 201 irons

Maybe I should have titled today’s classifieds piece forged irons for sale Monday… I know it doesn’t quite roll off the tongue as smooth as a well-struck shot with a forged iron but hey, here we are – and this is a set of Miuras.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Miura TC201

Member Wam78 – Mizuno JPX921 Tours

Next up we have what could be one of the most popular one-piece forged irons of 2021 – the JPX921 tours from Mizuno. These are as hot as the bars of grain flow forged steel used to construct them.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: JPX 921 Tours

Member TigerLurch – New in box TaylorMade P7TW

Seriously what do you want me to say?
This is a brand new in box set of TaylorMade P7TW irons just waiting to be hit, and they are ready to end up in your golf bag!

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: P7TW Irons

Remember that you can always browse the GolfWRX Classifieds any time here in our forums: GolfWRX Classifieds

You can also follow along on Instagram: GolfWRX Classifieds

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