STORYWinner of four PGA Tour events in 2022, including the Masters, which elevated him to No. 1 in the world
BUILDING TRUSTBefore joining the TaylorMade staff in March, I had avoided signing an equipment deal for a very long time because I liked being able to choose the clubs I play. I don’t put anything in my bag if I believe it might sacrifice performance. You have to be able to trust your equipment. —With Mike Stachura
I picked up ball speed with this driver, and it goes as straight as my old one. Since putting it in play, I fiddled around with the adjustable weight on the sole, moving it about half an inch from the fade setting to a more neutral position.
SPECSTaylorMade Stealth, 16.5°; Fujikura Ventus Black 8X shaft.
This 3-wood went in the bag at the match play and worked really well. I used it a lot off the tee on downwind holes. I get consistent distance across the face, especially when I hit it off the heel.
SPECSSrixon ZU85 (3-iron), Nippon Pro Modus3 Hybrid Tour X; Srixon ZU85 (4-iron); TaylorMade P•7TW (5-PW), True Temper Dynamic Gold X100; Golf Pride Tour Velvet grips.
I grew up playing Nike irons like Tiger, so these had appeal. I found I could hit these lower and higher than my previous irons. That’s more options into greens.
The lofts are altered so that my wedges are actually 51, 55.5 and 61 degrees. That lets me make sure I’m hitting the proper distance gaps that I need to.
SPECSScotty Cameron by Titleist Special Select Timeless Tourtype GSS prototype, 36 inches, 3 degrees of loft.
The Scotty Cameron guys gave me this putter at the WM Phoenix Open in February because they were tired of applying lead tape to my previous one to make it heavier. This one has adjustable weights on the sole, which eliminate the need for lead tape.
I put two green dots and cover the Pro V1 stamp with a black line in case I want to line up my ball. I use Nos. 5 through 8 to help me ID my ball faster. I’ve been guilty of hitting the wrong ball!
When I was a kid, tour pros hanging out at Royal Oaks in Dallas would give me clubs. Justin Leonard gave me a few wedges (pictured is one of them), and I used Anthony Kim’s putter for a long time.
I mark my ball with the same coin every time. It’s a Dallas Cowboys ball marker. I’m not superstitious, though. If I lost it, I’d probably just use a quarter. But for some reason I always bring it out.