Winner's Bag: Hideki Matsuyama at the Waste Management Phoenix Open

February 08, 2016

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Irons were a strength of Hideki Matsuyama’s game during the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The now two-time PGA Tour winner—after his four-hole playoff victory over Rickie Fowler at TPC Scottsdale—hit 77.8 percent of his greens with his Srixon Z 945 irons. By comparison, the field average was 61.6 percent.

The interesting tweak Matsuyama makes to most of his irons is that he places a bit of lead tape on them to achieve the feel he prefers. Sees to be working pretty well for the 23-year-old from Japan.

Waste Management Phoenix Open

Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV

Driver: Srixon ZR 30 (Graphite Design DI-8 TX), 9.5 degrees

3-wood: TaylorMade RocketBallz Stage 2, 15 degrees

Hybrid: Honma TW 727, 19 degrees

Irons (4-PW): Srixon Z 945

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 (52, 56, 60 degrees)

Putter: Scotty Cameron by Titleist Timeless GSS