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Justin Rose returned to some old reliable irons at Colonial
Week in and week out, the equipment scene shifts on the PGA Tour. At the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, that had champion Jason Kokrak switching to PXG’s latest iron creation and Justin Rose getting reacquainted with a TaylorMade set or irons he had used in the past.
Kokrak’s new PXG irons
Jason Kokrak signed with PXG in January 2020 and with two wins this season on the PGA Tour has been paying dividends for the company—or is it the other way around? Regardless, Kokrak’s impressive win at the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial came with a set of PXG 0311T Gen4 irons that Kokrak used in competition for the first time.
The Gen4 irons boast a new proprietary material inside the clubhead the company calls XCOR, which works in conjunction with PXG’s very thin steel face to increase the energy transfer for higher COR and ball speed. The Gen4 irons also feature a weight in the lower center portion of the club that can be adjusted during the fitting process.
Whatever the combination, it seemed to suit Kokrak just fine in Fort Worth as he hit 54 of his 72 greens in regulation (75 percent) to rank second in the field in that stat. He also ranked eighth in strokes gained/approach, picking up 5.207 strokes on the field.
Rose returns to P730 irons
Justin Rose might be an equipment free agent, but he’s been primarily drawn back to some familiar clubs from his TaylorMade days since parting ways with Honma. At the Charles Schwab Challenge that included a return of the company’s P730 muscle-back blade irons. The irons are primarily based off the “Rose Proto” irons TaylorMade created for Rose in 2017 and have also been used by Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy, among others. Rose finished T-20 at Colonial with the irons in the bag.
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