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David Carey (T18 at The Open) is using TWO drivers at St. Andrews

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David Carey, currently T18 through two rounds at The 2022 Open Championship, is using two different drivers at The Old Course at St. Andrews.

Carey, aka Mr. 57, is from Castleknock, Dublin, and he wears a “DC57” Hogan hat because he once shot 57 during the Cervino Open on the Alps Tour in 2019 (the lowest recorded round in a world ranking event).

While most players in the field are trying to figure out a low-launching driving iron option off the tee on the firm, fast and windy conditions at St. Andrews, Carey goes a different route entirely.

He is using two drivers: Titleist’s new TSR3 (9 degrees), and a Titleist TSi3 (10 degrees), each equipped with LA Golf shafts.

 

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After posting the video above to TikTok and Instagram, GolfWRX spoke to Carey about why he’s using two drivers at The Open. Apparently, it’s not a course-dependent decision, but something Carey has done before.

“I rarely carry a 3-wood, so when I need something shorter, I use the 10-degree,” Carey told GolfWRX. “Spin rates are higher (high 2000’s), so that’s the draw club, or if I was to drop back the speed and just chip one.

“The 9-degree has low 2000’s, so if I want to push the speed faster, or play more fade, or into the wind, I use that.

“It’s not something I do every single week, but it’s fairly common for me.”

According to Carey – a Ping staffer who plays lead-taped Ping i210 irons – he has “one of the most unique gear setups around.” With two drivers and lead tape on the irons, he’s certainly off to a nice start.

Carey is currently T18 at The Open, and when the event is complete, we’re planning to catch up with him to get a full rundown on his setup and specs, so be on the lookout for more.

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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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Beau Hossler WITB 2022 (September)

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Driver: Titleist TSR3 (11 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Black Gen4 60 TX

3-wood: Titleist TSR2 (16.5 degrees @ 15.75)
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Hybrid: Callaway Apex UW (21 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 9 X

Irons: Srixon ZX5 (4), Titleist 620 CB (5-9)
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Prototype X, Nippon N.S. Pro WV125 Tour Only

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design WedgeWorks Proto (50-M, 60-K), Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (46-10F)
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro WV125 Tour Only

Putter: Odyssey 2-Ball Ten
Grip: WINN

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Align

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Ryan Moore WITB 2022 (September)

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Driver: TaylorMade SIM (10.5 degrees @ 9)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX 60 TX

3-wood: Callaway XR Pro (14 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Smoke Blue RDX 70 TX

4-wood: Callaway XR Pro (16 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Smoke Blue RDX 70 TX

5-wood: Callaway XR Pro (18 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Black Prototype 85 6.5

Hybrid: PXG 0317 X Gen2 (22 degrees)
Shaft: Ozik HM Black Tie MF5 85 X

Irons: New Level Golf 902-OS
Shafts: True Temper Elevate Tour VSS Pro X

Wedges: New Level Golf 902-PD (PW, AW), Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (54-10S), Titleist Vokey Design SM4 (60)
Shafts: True Temper Elevate Tour VSS Pro X, True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S300

Putter: Yes! C-Groove Sandy-12
Grip: SuperStroke Traxion 1.0PT

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Driver: Titleist TSi3 (9 degrees)
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Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 7 TX

Hybrid: Titleist TS2 (19 degrees)
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Irons: Titleist T200 (3), Miura MB-101 (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue 120 X100

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Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG 2-Ball
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Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

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