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The irons used by every WGC Match Play winner



The WGC Match Play has had an eclectic list of winners that includes everyone from unexpected journeyman all the way to some of the world’s top-ranked players.

The only thing as diverse as the winners themselves is the irons they have used to win—from prototypes all the way to classic Pings and everything in between—these are the irons used by every winner of the event since 1999.

1999 – Jeff Maggert, Ping isi K

Won in 38 holes over Andrew Magee

2000: Darren Clark, MacGregor VIP Forged Back 

Won over Tiger Woods 4&3

2001: Steve Stricker, Titleist DCI 990

Won over Pierre Fulke 2&1

2002: Kevin Sutherland, Ping Zing2

Won 1 up over Scott McCarron

2003 & 2004: Tiger Woods, Nike Blades

Won 2&1 over David Toms in 2003, and 3&2 over Davis Love III in 2004

2005: David Toms, Cleveland CG2 Prototypes

Won over Chris DiMarco 6&5

2006 & 2009: Geoff Ogilvy, Cobra Prototype MB

Won over Davis Love III 3&2 in 2006, and Paul Casey 4&3 in 2009

2007: Henrik Stenson, Srixon i-506 Tour

Won over Geoff Ogilvy 2&1

2008: Tiger Woods, Nike TW Blades

Won over Stewart Cink 8&7

2010: Ian Poulter, Cobra Pro CB/MB Combo set

Won over Paul Casey 4&2

2011: Luke Donald, Mizuno MP-62

Won over Martin Kaymer 3&2

2012: Hunter Mahan, Ping S56

Won over Rory McIlroy 2&1

2013: Matt Kucher, BridgeStone J40 Cavity Back

Won over Hunter Mahan 2&1

2014: Jason Day, TaylorMade TP MC

Won over Victor Dubuisson in 23 holes

2015: Rory McIlroy, Nike VR Pro blades

Won over Gary Woodland 4&2


2016: Jason Day, TaylorMade RSi TP

Won over Louis Oosthuizen 5&4

2017: Dustin Johnson, TaylorMade P730 DJ Proto

Won over Jon Rahm 1 up

2018: Bubba Watson, Ping S55

Won over Kevin Kisner 7&6

2019: Kevin Kisner, Callaway Apex Pro

2021: To be determined this Sunday in Austin

*Photos from the GolfWRX archives and public eBay listings*

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Ryan Barath is part of the Digital Content Creation Team for GolfWRX. He hosts the "On Spec" Podcast on the GolfWRX Radio Network which focuses on discussing everything golf, including gear, technology, fitting, and course architecture. He is a club-fitter & master club builder with more than 17 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. He is the former Build Shop Manager & Social Media Coordinator for Modern Golf. He now works independently from his home shop and is a member of advisory panels to a select number of golf equipment manufacturers. You can find Ryan on Twitter and Instagram where he's always willing to chat golf, and share his passion for club building, course architecture and wedge grinding.



  1. Gunter Eisenberg

    Mar 25, 2021 at 7:11 pm

    What irons were used in 2020?? Oh wait…

  2. John

    Mar 23, 2021 at 5:01 pm

    I went 4/4 on the first four irons.

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Ben Hogan adds new mallet putter and additional finishes for 2021



Based on the success of the putter line launched in 2019, Ben Hogan is upping its putter game with new finishes and a new mallet-style putter for 2021, the BHM02.

The BHM02 is a multi-material head made from a milled aluminum face attached to a milled 304 SS body. Although the shape is familiar, the construction is not. By utilizing the various materials in the head, designers had the ability to move more mass back and towards the perimeter, making it the highest MOI putter in the Ben Hogan lineup.

“Feel is especially important on the putting green.  That’s why the original Precision Milled Forged Putter line from Ben Hogan, which debuted in 2019, was crafted from soft, 1025 carbon steel, as the forging process strengthens and purifies the molecular structure of the steel to refine and tighten the grain structure of the head which, in turn, provides for uniform density across the entire clubface.” -Scott White, CEO of BenHogan Golf Equipment Company

Also for 2021, the most popular models in the existing line, the BHB01, BHB03, and BHM01 models, will be offered with a new Platinum Nickel finish option.

Ben Hogan putters: Price, specs, and availability

All of the Precision Milled Forged putters are custom built to order, although the standard length is 35.0”. The standard lie angle is 70.0 degrees, and they can be adjusted from the factory up to 72 and down to 68 degrees

All of the Ben Hogan Precision Milled Forged putters can be found on the Hogan website and are priced at $195.00 with the choice of four SuperStroke grips

  • SuperStroke Traxion Flatso 1.0
  • SuperStroke Traxion MidSlim 2.0
  • SuperStroke Traxion Slim 3.0
  • SuperStroke Pistol GT 1.0


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What GolfWRXers are saying about deep faced 5 and 7-woods



In our forums, our members have been discussing the best deep faced 5 and 7-woods. WRXer ‘Provx’ kicks off the thread, saying

“I tend to deloft quite a lot, and for this reason I use a 5 and 7 wood instead of 3 and 5. This also causes me to live in fear of popping up shallow faced woods because I hit them high on the face due to the way I present the club.

I am a higher swing speed low-cap golfer, so also not looking for draw-biased clubs and what not.”

And our members have been sharing their suggestions for ‘Provx’ in our forum.

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.

  • swgolf12: “If you’re not dead set on newer models, the Callaway X2 Hot 5 deep would certainly fit the bill for a 5 wood. Maybe look at one of the older TM 5HL woods to cover the 7. They tend to have some deeper faces.”
  • scooterhd2: “Callaway 5 deep. For the 7 wood, I’d probably be looking at more of a players hybrid. Those are going to have taller faces than any wood.”
  • QuigleyDU: “The new Mizuno fairway woods are pretty deep. They do not have a 7 wood, though. For that, go Titleist.”
  • bopper53: “Check out the Sub 70 Pro Fairways, they are about as deep as any new club these days. Very forgiving and good off the deck as well.”

Entire Thread: “Deep faced 5 and 7-woods”

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Whats in the Bag

Ian Poulter WITB 2021 (March)



ian poulter witb 2020

Driver: Titleist TSi3 (10 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 S

3-wood: Titleist 917 F2 (16.5 degrees @15.75, C2 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Matrix Ozik TP7HD X

7-wood: Titleist TSi2 (21 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Synergy

Irons: Titleist U500 (4), T100 (5), Titleist 718 AP2 (6-PW)
Shafts: Project X LZ 7.0

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (52-12F, 56-14F), Titleist Vokey Design WedgeWorks (60-A)
Shafts: Project X LZ 6.0 (52), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 (56 and 60)

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11 Prototype
*Representative photo, we have not confirmed the exact sightline configuration*

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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