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What's in the bag

The clubs Anthony Kim is using for his comeback blend a modern approach with a throwback mentality

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February 29, 2024

Anthony Kim is back this week at LIV Golf's Jeddah event in Saudi Arabia, and the golf nerds of the world are wondering: What is he using for clubs?

The last time golf fans saw Kim in competition, he was wearing Nike head-to-toe, and using the company's clubs through the bag. But a lot can change in 12 years. Nike is out of the clubmaking business, and Kim is sporting LIV logos on his hat alongside a host of new tattoos on his arms. His golf swing looks largely the same, but he's sporting an entirely new set of clubs: Kim will compete in Jeddah without an equipment deal, but adopting Titleist through the bag.

Let's break it down.

Ball

Titleist Pro V1

Anthony Kim tended toward the higher-spin end of the section (he finished inside the top third on tour in spin rate with his driver in 2008, the year of his last win). Kim adopted the Pro V1 after a stretch testing the Pro V1x, and found his spin more under control with the former.

Woods

TSR3 9.0 driver | Ventus Black 6 X

TSR2+ 13.0 | Ventus TR Blue 7 X

In addition to a lower-spinning ball, Kim uses the lower-spin Ventus Black in his 9-degree TSR3 driver head.

He's always had a tricky relationship with fairway woods. In his 2009 Golf Digest What's in the Bag, he didn't use any fairway woods. Apparently Kim's TSR2+ went into the bag after liking his friend's version of the club.

Irons

T200 2 iron | Ventus Black HB 10 TX

T100 4 iron | Dynamic Gold S400

620 MB 5-PW | Dynamic Gold S400

Kim used a 2-iron in his prime, and followed with a set of forged blades from 3-PW. His modern set features a blended set with a graphite-shafted game improvement T200 iron at the top of his iron set, a T100 players iron in the 4-iron, and forged blades through the rest of this set.

Wedges

Vokey Design SM10 54.10S | Dynamic Gold S400

Vokey Design SM10 58.04T | Dynamic Gold S400

The F-grind in Kim's 50-degree wedge is designed for full swing shots. His high-bounce S-grind sand wedge paired with a low-bounce T-grind lob wedge is part of a growing trend on tour. One wedge for more standard chips, the other for digging out of sand or rough.

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Putter

Scotty Cameron TourType Button Back Timeless Tour Prototype

Kim had a Teryllium insert in his old gamer. He returns with an updated model with the same insert, stamped with his daughter's name: Bella.