What's in the bag
Masters 2023: The story behind the clubs Brooks Koepka and Jon Rahm have in their bags at Augusta
It’s turning into a two-man race at the Masters with Brooks Koepka and Jon Rahm continuing to separate themselves from the field. With that in mind, we take a look at the equipment in their bags as they face off for a green jacket at Augusta National.
Koepka signed a deal with Cleveland/Srixon in early 2022 and the bulk of his clubs (and ball) come from them. Included in that is a Srixon ZX5 driver at 9 degrees with a Mitsubishi Diamana White D+ 70TX shaft. The driver is notable in two ways. Koepka switched from the company’s ZX7 model at the LIV event in Tucson and for the Masters he bumped up the loft a degree from 8 to 9 degrees. According to CBS Sports’ Trevor Immelman, he did so to avoid hanging back to get elevation on his tee shots.
Changing clubs is not big deal for Koepka, who told Golf Digest several years ago his attitude on the topic. “We’re trying new clubs all the time, new shafts all the time. When you have access to all this it’s not a big deal, even when switching brands. At least not for me. After a couple hundred balls, I don’t even notice it.”
Koepka also added a bit of a sole grind on his high-lofted wedges for better bounce/turf interaction at Augusta National. His putter remains the Scotty Cameron by Titleist Newport 2 SLT T10. When Nike exited the equipment business in August 2016, one of the first clubs to change in Koepka’s bag was a switch back to the putter he used to win his first PGA Tour title at the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open. Koepka made the move during the 2016 FedEx Cup playoffs, and the putter, which boasts a T10 Terylium insert and has BK stamped on the front toe, helped Koepka tie Rory McIlroy’s U.S. Open scoring record of 16 under par at Erin Hills in 2017. It has been in the bag for all four of his major championship wins
What Brooks Koepka has in the bag at the 2023 Masters
Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond
Driver: Srixon ZX5 Mk II (Mitsubishi Diamana White D+ 70TX shaft), 9 degrees, 10.5 degrees
3-wood: TaylorMade M2 (2017), 16.5 degrees
Irons (3): Nike Vapor Fly Pro; (4-9): Srixon ZX7 Mk II; (PW): Cleveland RTX ZipCore
Wedges: Cleveland RTX 6 (52, 56, 60 degrees)
Putter: Scotty Cameron by Titleist Newport 2 SLT T10
As for Rahm, he has been on an absolute heater this year with his Callaway equipment since revamping the top part of is bag at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, swapping out all of his woods for Callaway’s new Paradym Triple Diamond model.
The driver has been a particularly valuable weapon for Rahm. The club employs a fully carbon composite midsection that comprises much of the entire body of the clubhead and is 44 percent lighter than if it were made of titanium. That weight savings is used to create a more efficient system for transferring energy to the ball at impact.
Said Rahm at the American Express event, “The impact through the ball, even when I mis-hit it, is such a good feeling. I don’t know what the hell they have done, but it feels amazing.”
What Jon Rahm has in the bag at the 2023 Masters
Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X
Driver: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond (Aldila Tour Green 75 TX), 10.5 degrees
3-wood: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond, 16 degrees
5-wood: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond, 18 degrees
Irons (4-PW): Callaway Apex TCB
Wedges: Callaway Jaws Raw (52, 56, 60 degrees)
Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG Rossie S
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