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Details of Collin Morikawa’s WITB changes at The Open

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

Collin Morikawa’s superb play over the opening two days of The 149th Open Championship has come after the American made some equipment adjustments heading into this week.

The 24-year-old, who shot 67-64 in the opening two rounds at Royal St. George’s, swapped out three key irons before Thursday’s opening round.

Morikawa switched from his TaylorMade P730 irons to the brand’s P7MC model in his 7-iron through 9-iron, a decision made after finding the P7MCs aided his turf interaction and provided a more centered ball strike, as well as a touch more forgiveness.

“I changed my irons, my 9- through 7-iron that I normally have blades in. I changed to the MCs strictly because I couldn’t find the center of the face,” said Morikawa following his second round. “Those are three crucial clubs that are some of my favorite clubs. My 8-iron is my favorite club in the bag, and when I wasn’t able to hit it (well) last week well, I knew I had to try something different.”

Last week’s Scottish Open was Morikawa’s first experience on the links. He finished T71.

Full piece here. 

Featured image via @sms_on_tour.

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  1. Brian

    Jul 19, 2021 at 3:28 pm

    Lol. What a hack. Having to play cavity backed irons.

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The 29 different bag setups from the full field at the 2021 Open

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The Open Championship often provides players with different scenarios than they are used to, with some players adapting their bag setups for the challenge of links golf.

Courtesy of Sports Marketing Surveys, we can take a look at the 29 different bag setups from the 2021 Open Championship, with the most popular being a one driver, fairway wood, utility iron, 4-9 irons and four wedges approach.

The least popular setup, only being used by one player (Phil Mickelson), is a two-driver approach with Lefty’s Mini Driver counted as his second big stick in the bag.

Join the discussion in our forums here, where our members have been discussing the pro’s setups and which is closest to their own.

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (07/19/21): Sik Pro putter

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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 Sik Pro putter.

From the seller (@perickson): Sik Pro – Purchased directly from Sik.  35″ in length, 68 degree lie angle, and 2 degrees of loft.  This has been carpet rolled a few times but never been outdoors, 10/10 condition just decided to stick with my DW model.  Putter will come ungripped with a brand new/sealed black Sik grip.  $310 shipped.

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Sik Pro putter.

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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GolfWRX Members Choice: Best driver shaft of 2021

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What is the best driver shaft in 2021? At GolfWRX, we take great pride in our online community and the cumulative knowledge and experience of our members. Needless to say, that extends to their GolfWRXers views on the best driver shaft of 2021.

The bedrock of GolfWRX.com is the community of passionate and knowledgable golfers in our forums, and we put endless trust in the opinions of our GolfWRX members—the most knowledgeable community of golfers on the internet. No other group of golfers in the world tests golf clubs as frequently or as extensively, nor is armed with such in-depth information about the latest technology.

Check out the full results and see what GolfWRXers are saying in the forums. 

Best driver shaft of 2021: The top 5

1. Fujikura Ventus Blue

What Fujikura says: “A multi-material bias core construction that delivers ultimate stability through transition and impact (maximizing clubhead MOI) – increasing velocity and smash factor. The multi-material core is crafted with full-length, ultra-high modulus Pitch 70 Ton Carbon Fiber — 150% stronger and more stable than T1100g — for ultimate stability, and 40 Ton bias layers ensure incredible feel.”

You can read what other golfers are saying in the GolfWRX forums, and see our launch piece here.

2. Fujikura Ventus Black

From our launch piece: “The Ventus Black is an extremely stout profile designed for more aggressive players with a stiffer profile in the butt section and especially in the tip section compared to the original Ventus Blue profile.”

You can read what other golfers are saying in the GolfWRX forums, and see our launch piece here.

3. Fujikura Ventus Red

From our launch piece: “The Ventus Red is designed to achieve slightly higher launch and spin than the current profile of Ventus Blue—which can be both helpful in the driver and fairway woods.”

You can read what other golfers are saying in the GolfWRX forums, and see our launch piece here.

4. Graphite Design Tour AD DI

From our launch piece: “The Tour AD DI “DEEP IMPACT” is designed to provide golfers with more power and stability in a golf shaft. It is the brand’s first shaft design that was integrated with Toray Company’s original NANOALLOY material technology in the tip section of the shaft. This material technology is known as “DI Technology” and aims to offer players additional shaft stability without the loss of feel.”

You can read what other golfers are saying in the GolfWRX forums, and see our launch piece here.

5 (tie). Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX, Mitsubishi Tensei Pro White 1K

What Project X says: “The HZRDUS brand is a distinguished mark of the aggressive swinger, and that legacy is continued with the new HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX. Built with 100% aerospace materials, Smoke Black RDX is the first shaft to utilize Hexcel’s new HexTow® HM54 high modulus carbon fiber and combines it with high tensile strength HexTow® IM2C carbon fiber to provide the ideal blend of stiffness and stability desired by the HZRDUS player.”

What Mitsubishi says: “Created using extraordinary 1K Fiber that is 3x thinner than Carbon Kevlar for a tighter, more consistent weave. This super premium fiber produces an amazing “1K feel” by transmitting more of the high frequency vibrations needed to feel the true quality of impact. Constructed utilizing the new dual-phase XLINK Tech Resin System for a carbon-rich structure that is both stronger and more responsive. Boron fiber in the tip caps off this exceptional design. Available from 50R to 80TX, giving a wide range of players the opportunity to play a super premium 1K shaft.”

You can read what other golfers are saying in the GolfWRX forums, and see our launch piece here.

Check out the full results and see what GolfWRXers are saying in the forums. 

 

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