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The clubs Adam Svensson used to win the 2022 RSM Classic

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November 20, 2022
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Adam Svensson led the field in strokes gained/putting for the week at Sea Island Resort en route to winning his first PGA Tour title.

Cliff Hawkins

It wasn’t finishing birdie-birdie-birdie to shoot 62 as he did on Saturday, but Adam Svensson made four birdies over the final nine holes to shoot a Sunday 64 and win the RSM Classic by two shots over Sahith Theegala, Callum Tarren and Sea Island resident Brian Harman.

En route to winning his first PGA Tour event, Svensson made a couple of clutch putts down the stretch, knocking in a 17-footer for birdie on the par-4 16th and then adding to his cushion with a 10-footer that followed a well-struck 7-iron tee shot on the par-3 17th. In all, the 28-year-old Canadian picked up more than eight shots on the field on the greens for the week to rank first in strokes gained/putting.

Svensson’s putter is an Odyssey Toulon Palm Beach, a smallish mallet design with deep cross-hatch grooves across the entire face to control sound and feel, and a small groove inside each diamond pattern designed to enhance the quality of the roll.

Off the tee, Svensson used his 10.5-degree Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond driver with a shaft from LA Golf to hit more than 80 percent of his fairways. That set him up to hit no fewer than 14 greens in any round, including 17 of 18 on Sunday with a split set of Callaway irons that boasted the company’s Apex MB muscle-back blades for the bulk of the set. For the week, Svensson ranked fourth in strokes gained/approach-the-green at Sea Island Resort.

Rogue ST Max/Max LS/Max Draw/◊◊◊LS
Rogue ST Max/Max LS/Max Draw/◊◊◊LS

WHAT IT DOES: The biggest driver family in Callaway’s history expands the company’s use of artificial intelligence to produce four distinct faces that don’t merely enhance power but control spin. That’s important because large clubheads can boost ball speed but often fight excessive spin. A large central weight cartridge low in the back provides extreme off-center-hit stability. Callaway has also refined its “jailbreak” structure, an internal bracket that joins the crown and sole to stiffen the body and direct energy into the flexing face.

All of which led to win No. 1 on the PGA Tour for Svensson.

What Adam Svensson had in the bag at the RSM Classic

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X

Driver: Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond (LA Golf), 10.5 degrees

3-wood: Callaway Rogue ST LS, 15 degrees

Hybrid: Callaway Apex, 18 degrees

Irons (4): Callaway Apex TCB; (5-9): Callaway Apex MB; (PW): Callaway Jaws MD5

Wedges: Callaway Jaws MD 5 (52, 56, 60 degrees)

Putter: Odyssey Toulon Palm Beach

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