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A look at Bryson DeChambeau’s prototype line drive driver

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Editor’s note: We filed this story for PGATour.com’s equipment report.

Dechambeau’s much ballyhooed bid to compete against the professional long drivers — and just a few days after the conclusion of the Ryder Cup — has captivated the gold world. Even casual fans of the Golfing Scientist have to admit they’re curious to see how the TOUR’s longest hitter stacks up against the guys who blast bombs for a living.

Of course, at the Equipment Report, our interest is a tad more specific. Namely, how would Bryson switch up his driver setup to hit the golf ball as far as he possibly can — with only a modest concern for accuracy.

According to Cobra’s Ben Schomin, DeChambeau is using a prototype Cobra RadSpeed driver with 5 degrees of loft for this week’s competition (he used a 2015 Cobra King LTD Pro driver for most of the 2021 season). We assume that, since the club is outfitted with a MyFly loft sleeve, the club is turned down a half-degree from the 5.5 degrees it is labeled as having. DeChambeau could dial the loft down even further — to as low as 4 degrees with the MyFly adjustability.

“We chose to remove adjustable weights to lighten overall head weight and give us more discretionary internal weight movement,” Schomin told PGATOUR.COM.

According to Schomin, along with the 190-gram head, Bryson is using a 48-inch version of the LA Golf Axis Blue 60 X shaft he plays on the PGA TOUR.

Two interesting items here about the clubhead: the weight ports and hot melt.

In a bid to maximize ball speed while still offering a measure of forgiveness, the retail Cobra RadSpeed driver has a 12-gram weight near the face and a two-gram weight near the rear of the club. Cobra’s RadSpeed driver uses radial weighting, by which engineers were able to maximize the distance between the front and back weights for greater stability. Built on a T-Bar Speed Chassis, RadSpeed drivers also feature a thin-ply carbon wrap crown for additional weight savings.

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Jon Rahm WITB 2022 (January, new photos)

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  • Jon Rahm what’s in the bag accurate as of The American Express. 

Driver: Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS (10.5 degrees @11.2) (10GF, 4GB)
Shaft: Aldila Tour Green 75 TX (45.25 inches, tipped 1 inch, D4)

3-wood: Callaway Rogue ST LS Triple Diamond Proto (15 degrees @14.2) (14GF, 10GB)
Shaft: Aldila Tour Green 75 TX (43.25 inches, tipped 1.5 inches, D3.25)

5-wood: Callaway Epic Speed Sub Zero Triple Diamond T (@18.1 degrees) (14 GF, 12 GB)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI (Black) 8 X (42 inches, tipped 2 inches, D4)

Irons: Callaway X Forged UT (22 degrees), Callaway Apex TCB (4-PW)
Shafts: Project X 6.5

Wedges: Callaway Jaws Forged (52-10, 56-12 @55.25), Callaway Jaws MD5 (60-08W)
Shafts: Project X 6.5

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG Rossie S (Micro Hinge Star insert, steel stepped shaft, 37 inches, 2.5-degrees loft, 68-degree lie, 544 grams overall weight)
Grip: Odyssey 56 pistol

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X 2022 (#10)

Grips: Golf Pride MCC (red/black)

More photos of Jon Rahm’s WITB in the forums. 

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Thomas Pieters winning WITB: Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship

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  • Thomas Pieters WITB accurate as of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. Photos courtesy of @sms_on_tour

Driver: Titleist TSi2 (10 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei AV Orange 75 TX

3-wood: TaylorMade SIM Max (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 80 TX

Irons: Titleist T100 (21), Titleist 620 CB (4-9)
Shaft: Project X 6.5

(Wedges have been updated since photo)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (46, 52, 56), SM9 WedgeWorks (60)
Shafts: Project X 6.5

Putter: Scotty Cameron TourType SSS SB2

Ball: Titleist Pro V1 (2019)

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Jason Day WITB 2022 (January)

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  • Note: We did not shoot a 60-degree in Day’s bag, but we assume he has one in play based on recent past setups. 

Driver: Ping G410 LST (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: TPT Prototype

3-wood: TaylorMade SIM Max (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Kuro Kage XTS 80 TX

Irons: TaylorMade P790 (3), TaylorMade P7MC (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X7

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (52-08F, 56-10S)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Odyssey Toulon Daytona

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord

Ball: Bridgestone Tour B X

More photos of Jason Day’s WITB in the forums. 

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