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Adam Scott speaks on new L.A.B. “Mezz.1 Proto” putter at the 2022 WM Phoenix Open



For 2022, Adam Scott is no longer a full Titleist staffer, but he still has a golf ball, glove, and shoe deal.

When he showed up to the 2022 Waste Management Phoenix Open, I was curious to see if he’d have any new gear in the bag due to the new deal, and whether he changed out his 1-of-1 custom Titleist 681.AS irons. As it turns out, Scott has stuck with the new irons, and has 13-of-14 Titleist clubs in the bag.

Make sure to check out his full bag here in the forums.

“I’m not changing much, or need to,” Scott told GolfWRX. “I’m happy with my setup.”

The lone club in the bag that isn’t Titleist, though, is a new L.A.B. Golf Mezz.1 Proto putter that Scott put in play last weekend at the Dubai Desert Classic.

Scott, who prefers to use a long putter in the broomstick style, has experimented with L.A.B.’s original Directed Force putter design in the past, and he used an Armlock version of the original Directed Force head for multiple rounds in Dubai.

This is a new design from L.A.B. that’s a bit sleeker in profile, however.

This week at the 2022 Waste Management Phoenix Open, GolfWRX caught up with Scott to see what’s in his bag, and learn a bit about the new putter.

“I think they’ve refined their design with this new head,” Scott said. “The original head, that Directed Force, maybe was hard for a lot of people to adjust to the size of the head, and this new [Mezz.1 Proto] is smaller, but has the same benefits…I thought the technology in the original was good, but now with the new head design, it feels, looks, does all the things better than the original head for me…I’m looking forward to a week on pure greens to see what happens.”

L.A.B. putters are different than other putters on the market, because they’re engineered to have Lie Angle Balance, which is designed to help reduce torque throughout the stroke.

Scott’s new Mezz.1 Proto putter, in particular, has a raw aluminum finish and has 20 weights in the sole to ensure the head is properly weighted for broomstick and armlock versions.

To see Scott’s full WITB at the 2022 WM Phoenix Open, click here!

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.



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  2. Kim

    Feb 11, 2022 at 1:19 pm

    Stopped being a fan of AS when he kept the anchoring broomstick

  3. Garrett

    Feb 10, 2022 at 12:24 pm

    I have the standard Mezz. The eventual broomstick release is my next putter, can’t wait for us normal folk to get a chance to own one!!! That head looks killer in the raw metal look. I need to take a cold shower.

    And if you haven’t tried putting broomstick, get on it!! Much easier on the back, and feels totally different than standard putting.

  4. Walter

    Feb 10, 2022 at 10:01 am

    Beam me up Scottie. Laughable.

  5. Steff

    Feb 10, 2022 at 9:47 am

    Any specs on the putter?

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  7. brain

    Feb 10, 2022 at 9:29 am

    Grab the remote upon first sigting of any broomstick. Total disgrace.

    • Brian

      Feb 10, 2022 at 3:44 pm

      Did you close the book during spelling class too?

  8. Alex

    Feb 10, 2022 at 1:32 am

    Tell me your a bad putter without telling me you’re a bad putter.

  9. HackinNut

    Feb 9, 2022 at 4:34 pm

    This is awesome to see!! I’ll be watching closely on his putting stats on pure true greens.

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Why Rory McIlroy will likely use the new TaylorMade BRNR Mini Driver Copper at the RBC Heritage



Although we spotted Rory McIlroy testing the new TaylorMade BRNR Mini Driver Copper last week during practice rounds at the Masters, he ultimately didn’t decide to use the club in competition.

It seems that will change this week at the 2024 RBC Heritage, played at the short-and-tight Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head.

When asked on Wednesday following his morning Pro-Am if he’d be using the new, nostalgic BRNR Copper this week, McIlroy said, “I think so.”

“I like it,” McIlroy told on Tuesday regarding the BRNR. “This would be a good week for it.”


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According to Adrian Rietveld, the Senior Manager of Tour at TaylorMade, the BRNR Mini Driver can help McIlroy position himself properly off the tee at the tight layout.

Here’s what Rietveld told on Wednesday:

“For someone like Rory, who’s that long at the top end of the bag, and then you put him on a course like Harbour Town, it’s tough off the tee. It’s tight into the greens, and you have to put yourself in position off the tee to have a shot into the green. It kind of reminds me of Valderrama in Spain, where you can be in the fairway and have no shot into the green.

“I’m caddying for Tommy [Fleetwood] this week, so I was walking the course last night and looking at a few things. There’s just such a small margin for error. You can be standing in the fairway at 300 yards and have a shot, but at 320 you don’t. So if you don’t hit a perfect shot, you could be stuck behind a tree. And then if you’re back at 280, it might be a really tough shot into the small greens.

“So for Rory [with the BRNR], it’s a nice course-specific golf club for him. He’s got both shots with it; he can move it right-to-left or left-to-right. And the main thing about this club has been the accuracy and the dispersion with it. I mean, it’s been amazing for Tommy.

“This was the first event Tommy used a BRNR last year, and I remember talking to him about it, and he said he couldn’t wait to play it at Augusta next year. And he just never took it out of the bag because he’s so comfortable with it, and hitting it off the deck.

“So you look at Rory, and you want to have the tools working to your advantage out here, and the driver could hand-cuff him a bit with all of the shots you’d have to manufacture.”

So, although McIlroy might not be making a permanent switch into the new TaylorMade BRNR Mini Driver Copper, he’s likely to switch into it this week.

His version is lofted at 13.5 degrees, and equipped with a Fujikura Ventus Black 7X shaft.

See more photos of Rory testing the BRNR Mini here

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Spotted: TaylorMade P-UDI driving iron



It seems like the RBC Heritage is full of new gear to be spotted, and you can add TaylorMade’s P-UDI utility irons to that list.

We spotted a 17-degree P-UDI 2-iron in Nick Dunlap’s bag yesterday, and now have some photos of both the 3- and 4-irons. Nick has his P-UDI 2-iron setup with a Project X HZRDUS Black 4th Gen 105g TX shaft.

From what we can tell, this new P-UDI utility iron looks to have some of the usual TaylorMade technology as we can see the Speed Slot on the sole of the club for additional face flexibility. A toe screw is usually used to close off the hollow body design that will probably be filled with a version of TaylorMade’s Speed Foam that is present in the current iron lineup. This hollow body, foam-filled design should offer additional ball speed, soft feel, and sound, as well as an optimized CG for ball flight.

“Forged” is etched into the hosel, so we can assume that either the face, body, or both are forged for a soft and responsive feel. The club looks good from behind and at address, where we can see just a little offset and a topline that I would consider medium thickness. We don’t have the full details on what is under the hood or how many loft options will be available yet.

TaylorMade P-UDI 3-iron – 20°

TaylorMade P-UDI 4-iron – 22°

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Whats in the Bag

Collin Morikawa WITB 2024 (April)



Driver: TaylorMade Qi10 LS (9 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 60 TX (45 inches)

3-wood: TaylorMade Qi10 (13.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 80 TX

5-wood: TaylorMade Qi10 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 80 TX

Irons: TaylorMade P770 (4), P7MC (5-6), P730 (7-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Mid 115 X100 (4-6), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (7-PW)

Wedges: TaylorMade MG4 (50-SB09, 56-LB08), TaylorMade MG4 TW (60-TW11)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: TaylorMade TP Soto
Grip: SuperStroke Zenergy Tour 2.0

Grips: Golf Pride Z-Grip Cord

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x

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