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Presidents Cup 2022: The clubs Team USA used to win at Quail Hollow

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September 25, 2022
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As solid a win as the U.S. produced in its 17½-12½ victory over the International team at the Presidents Cup, the equipment side produced an even more lopsided score, at least as it pertained to what was in the bags of the U.S. squad.

Titleist had the most golf balls, drivers, fairway woods, hybrids (the only two true hybrids in play), iron sets, wedges and putters. In other words, a clean sweep. In all those areas except fairway woods (where Callaway was second), Titleist had at least twice as many in play as the next company.

Still, that does not mean a number of other companies lacked a strong presence. Putters from Callaway, TaylorMade, Ping and Odyssey were all in play as were a pair of Srixon utility irons in the bag of Scottie Scheffler and and a lone Nike Vapor Pro 3-iron still housed among Tony Finau’s iron set. In driver shafts, Mitsubishi just edged Fujikura six to five with Aldila being the other driver shaft in play.

The below is a complete player-by-player look at what was in the bag at Quail Hollow for the winning U.S. side.

Sam Burns

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X

Driver: Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond (Fujikura Ventus Blue 7x), 10.5 degrees

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

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.

5-wood: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero, 17 degrees

7-wood: Callaway Apex UW, 21 degrees

Irons (4-AW): Callaway Apex TCB

Wedges: Callaway Jaws MD5 Raw (56, 60 degrees)

Putter: Odyssey O-Works Black #7S

Patrick Cantlay

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Driver: Titleist TS3 (Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 60 TX), 9.5 degrees

3-wood: Titleist 915F, 15 degrees

7-wood: Titleist TS2, 21 degrees

Irons (4-9): Titleist 718 AP2; (PW): Titleist Vokey SM7

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (52 degrees); Titleist SM9 (57 degrees); Titleist SM9 WedgeWorks (61 degrees)

Putter: Scotty Cameron X5 prototype

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Warren Little

Tony Finau

Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Dot

Driver: Ping G425 LST (Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 70 TX), 9 degrees

3-wood: Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond, 14 degrees

Irons (3): Nike Vapor Pro; (4-PW): Ping Blueprint

Wedges: Ping Glide 4.0 (50, 56 degrees); Titleist Vokey SM9 WedgeWorks (60 degrees)

Putter: Ping PLD Anser 2D

Max Homa

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Driver: Titleist TSR3 (Fujikura Ventus Black 6X), 10 degrees

3-wood: Titleist TSR3, 16.5 degrees

7-wood: Titleist TSR2, 21 degrees

Irons (4): Titleist T100•S; (5): Titleist T100; (6-9): Titleist 620 MB; (PW): Titleist Vokey SM9

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM9 (50, 56, 60 degrees)

Putter: Scotty Cameron by Titleist X5.5 Tour Prototype

Billy Horschel

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Driver: Titleist TSi3 (Fujikura Ventus Black 6X), 8 degrees

Titleist TSi1/TSi2/TSi3/TSi4
Titleist TSi1/TSi2/TSi3/TSi4

Two of the four models cater to the extremes: the lightweight, slightly draw-biased TSi1 and the meaty, low-flying, ultra-low-spinning TSi4. The two middle models are for most of the market: those whose priority is forgiveness (TSi2) and those looking for playability and shotmaking (TSi3). Fitting four player types is nice, but the really neat achievement was finding extra speed. That meant using a special high-strength titanium originally designed for the Mars Lander. The lighter and faster-flexing alloy (ATI 425) means more design freedom to create extra off-center-hit stability in the TSi2 and movable weight in the more pear-shaped TSi3.

$550

3-wood: Titleist TSR2, 15 degrees

5-wood: Titleist TSi2, 18 degrees

Irons (3): Titleist 620 CB; (5-PW): Titleist 620 MB

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM9 (52, 56 degrees); Titleist Vokey WedgeWorks (60 degrees)

Putter: Ping Sigma 2 Tyne 4

Kevin Kisner

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Driver: Callaway Great Big Bertha (Aldila Tour Green ATX 65 TX), 8.6 degrees

3-wood: Callaway Epic Speed Triple Diamond, 15 degrees

5-wood: Callaway Apex UW, 19 degrees

Irons (3): Callaway Apex UT; (4-9): Callaway Apex Pro; (PW): Titleist Vokey SM8

Wedges: Callaway Jaws Raw (52 degrees); Titleist Vokey SM9 WedgeWorks (60 degrees)

Putter: Odyssey 2-Ball Eleven

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Rob Carr

Collin Morikawa

Ball: TaylorMade TP5

Driver: TaylorMade SIM (Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 60 TX), 8 degrees

3-wood: TaylorMade SIM, 14 degrees

5-wood: TaylorMade Stealth+, 19 degrees

Irons (4): TaylorMade P770; (5-6): TaylorMade P7 MC; (7-PW): TaylorMade P730

Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind 3 (50, 56, 60 degrees)

Putter: TaylorMade TP Soto

Xander Schauffele

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft

Driver: Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond (Mitsubishi Kai’li White 70 TX), 10.5 degrees

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

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.

3-wood: Callaway Epic Speed D, 15 degrees

7-wood: Callaway Apex UW, 21 degrees

Irons (4-PW): Callaway Apex TCB

Wedges: Callaway Jaws Raw (52 degrees); Titleist Vokey SM6 (56 degrees); Titleist Vokey SM9 WedgeWorks (60 degrees)

Putter: Odyssey O-Works Red 7 CH

Scottie Scheffler

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Driver: TaylorMade Stealth + (Fujikura Ventus Black 7X), 8 degrees

TaylorMade Stealth Plus/Stealth/Stealth HD
TaylorMade Stealth Plus/Stealth/Stealth HD

WHAT IT DOES: TaylorMade engineers believe carbon composite’s lightweight benefits should not be limited to the body. Why not use the material for the face—the heaviest part of the clubhead? The Stealth’s composite face is 40 percent lighter than a titanium face yet 20 percent larger than TaylorMade driver faces from just two years ago. The saved weight is redistributed in three distinct ways: a heel-weighted draw version; a low-spin model with a sliding weight; and a rear-weighted, high-forgiveness version.

$600/$580

3-wood: TaylorMade Stealth, 16.5 degrees

Irons (3-4): Srixon ZU85; (5-PW): TaylorMade P7TW

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8 (50, 56 degrees); Titleist Vokey SM8 WedgeWorks prototype (60 degrees)

Putter: Scotty Cameron by Titleist Special Select Timeless Tourtype GSS prototype

Jordan Spieth

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Titleist TSi1/TSi2/TSi3/TSi4
Titleist TSi1/TSi2/TSi3/TSi4

Two of the four models cater to the extremes: the lightweight, slightly draw-biased TSi1 and the meaty, low-flying, ultra-low-spinning TSi4. The two middle models are for most of the market: those whose priority is forgiveness (TSi2) and those looking for playability and shotmaking (TSi3). Fitting four player types is nice, but the really neat achievement was finding extra speed. That meant using a special high-strength titanium originally designed for the Mars Lander. The lighter and faster-flexing alloy (ATI 425) means more design freedom to create extra off-center-hit stability in the TSi2 and movable weight in the more pear-shaped TSi3.

$550

Driver: Titleist TSi3 (Fujikura Ventus Blue 6X), 10 degrees

3-wood: Titleist TSR3, 15 degrees

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 21 degrees

Irons (4-9): Titleist T100; (PW): Titleist Vokey SM9

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM9 (52, 56 degrees); Titleist Vokey WedgeWorks prototype (60 degrees)

Putter: Scotty Cameron by Titleist 009

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Jared C. Tilton

Justin Thomas

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Driver: Titleist TSR3 (Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 60), 10 degrees

3-wood: Titleist TS3, 15 degrees

5-wood: Titleist 915Fd, 18 degrees

Irons (4): Titleist T100; (5-9): Titleist 621.JT prototype; (PW): Titleist Vokey SM9

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM9 (52, 57 degrees); Titleist Vokey SM9 WedgeWorks (60 degrees)

Putter: Scotty Cameron by Titleist X 5 tour prototype

Cameron Young

Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Dot

Driver: Titleist TSR3 (Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Pro White 70 TX), 10 degrees

4-wood: Titleist TSR3, 16.5 degrees

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 21 degrees

Irons (4): Titleist T200; (5): Titleist 620 CB; (6-9): Titleist 620 MB; (PW): Titleist Vokey SM9

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM9 (52, 58 degrees); Titleist Vokey SM9 WedgeWorks (62 degrees)

Putter: Scotty Cameron by Titleist X5