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Winner's Bag: What Hideki Matsuyama used to win the Memorial

By E. Michael Johnson

loop-hideki-matsuyama-caddie-300.jpgHideki Matsuyama finally collected his breakthrough PGA Tour victory Sunday at the Memorial despite not having a driver in his bag when facing Kevin Na in a playoff.

Matsuyama snapped his driver, a Srixon ZR 30, out of frustration after hitting his tee shot on Muirfield Village’s 18th hole (he had made double bogey and bogey on the previous two holes). However, he went on to make birdie on the 18th to force the playoff with Na.

According to Decision 4-3/12 of the Rules of Golf, Matsuyama was entitled to replace the club for the playoff since a playoff constitutes a new round, but he opted not to do so.

Here's what the 22-year-old Japanese star had in his bag:

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV

Driver: Srixon ZR 30 (Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 8TX), 10.5 degrees

3-wood: Callaway RAZR X Black, 15 degrees

Hybrid: TourStage X-UT, 19 degrees

Irons (3): Srixon Z 945 (4-9): Srixon Z 925; (PW): Cleveland 588 RTX CB

Wedges: Cleveland CG 17 Tour (54, 60 degrees)

Putter: Scotty Cameron by Titleist SC-GSS


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