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New Cleveland Wedge Spotted at Oakmont

June 15, 2016

It’s been just shy of two years since the last major wedge introduction from Cleveland Golf, the 588 RTX 2.0, but there are signs out this week that a new model is on its way.

According to an image tweeted today by equipment editor Jonathan Wall, Anirban Lahiri has new wedges in the bag at the U.S. Open. The Cleveland wedges are engraved with RTX-3. According to a Cleveland spokesman, several other players in the field are rumored to be looking at the RTX-3, including longtime Cleveland wedge user David Toms and William McGirt, whose wedge play was crucial in his playoff victory at the Memorial two weeks ago.

Details on the new RTX-3 wedges are limited at this point, but the spokesman said like in the past the RTX-3 will be available in blade and cavity back models. In addition, he said the wedges will feature “an under-the-hood technology we are calling ‘feel balancing.’” More details are likely to emerge later this summer, but the visual shows a traditional blade-like wedge design in a slate-colored finish. The back of the wedge also features the letters “V-MG,” although it’s not clear to what those letters are referring.

Lahiri also was sporting the new Z 965 irons from sister company Srixon, which were introduced on Monday.