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Fresh off of his record-breaking US Open performance, Viktor Hovland makes his pro debut this week and has signed with Ping and J Lindeberg.
He has signed an 11-club deal and will wear a Ping hat and use a Ping staff bag.
He has the G410 driver and 3 wood, iBlade irons from 4-6 and i210 irons from 7-PW.
He was using Titleist wedges at the US Open but has Ping wedges in the image seen below.
“Joining the Ping staff is really exciting for me as I’ve always had tremendous respect for the company and what it represents,” said Hovland.
“The technology behind the equipment and the service they provide allows me to focus on getting better and not worrying about my equipment.
“The Norwegian connection is also really cool. Karsten Solheim and his family have done so much for the game of golf.
“Their support of Oklahoma State’s team and their role in developing Karsten Creek are just a couple of examples of the wonderful things they do for golf. I’m honored to be part of their golfing family and look forward to working with them as I begin my professional career.”
Sticking with Ping, Woodland used a Ping G410 driver and 3 wood in his US Open vicrory.
However, the biggest gear story for him was the fact that he kept Wilson’s streak of their irons winning at least one Major every decade since Gene Sarazen’s 1922 US Open triumph.
With there just two Majors left in this decade, it was unlikely that the streak would continue, however Woodland managed to keep it alive.
It’s a huge story for Wilson who only signed the American at the start of 2019.
As well as his Ping woods, he carried a Wilson utility, Wilson irons, Titleist wedges, a TaylorMade lob wedge and a Titleist Pro V1.
Last week at the US Open Titleist seeded the T100, 620 CB and 620 MB irons with some of its players and more new Titleist irons are being used this week at the Travelers in the form of the T200 and T300.
Titleist was the #1 ball at the US Open for the 71st-straight year and also was the #1 driver.
The 2018 Ryder Cupper is playing in Germany this week at the BMW International Open and still uses TaylorMade’s PSi Tour irons.
They came out in 2016 so are fairly old now by Tour standard.
He is still a free agent when it comes to gear, and currently uses TaylorMade woods, Callaway wedges and a Scotty Cameron putter.
He does have a ball deal with Titleist, playing the Pro V1x.
The American, like former Oklahoma State teammate Viktor Hovland, makes his professional debut this week at the Travelers Championship.
Wolff, known for his unique swing, has signed a full through-the-bag deal with TaylorMade.
The NCAA Divison 1 champion has a TaylorMade M6 driver and fairway wood, a P760 2 iron, P750 irons, Milled Grind wedges, a Spider X putter and a TP5x ball.
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TaylorMade US Open cart bag
TaylorMade has revealed its special US Open bag for Pebble Beach, paying tribute to the 17-Mile Drive and the famous cypress tree on the 18th hole.
Rickie Fowler will sport some special edition pieces of gear from Cobra/Puma like the hat and bag below.
Puma also released some special stars and stripes shoes too.
Gary Woodland was spotted in another distinctive pair of Puma shoes though…
Garcia has two interesting equipment changes of late chief among which is the new Odyssey Toulon putter. He had been using the Atlanta model for months but has since switched to the Azalea.
The other newsworthy thing from the image below are the shoes – they are adidas Tour 360 XT’s made from recycled plastics and are called the ‘Parley’ edition.
Titleist will introduce three new irons at the tournament – the T100, 620 CB and 620 MB’s.
Cameron has released special edition US Open head covers for the event at Pebble Beach.
A lot of the Nike apparel and shoe players in the field will wear their special edition ‘No Denim Allowed’ shoes which have a distinctive floral pattern underneath.
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They also released some special edition hats as worn by Tommy Fleetwood.
Australian Smith has put the T100 irons straight in the bag for Pebble but like his previous AP2’s he has had them finished in black as you can see below. The picture below also suggests he might be putting Titleist’s new U500 or U510 utility irons in the bag.
The American has some new 620 MB’s in the bag this week.
Charles Howell III
Charles Howell III carries three new Titleist clubs in the bag. He carries a new TS3 hybrid and then a combo set of new irons – T100’s from 4-iron to eight-iron, and then 620 CB’s from nine-iron to pitching wedge.
Woodland has some Wilson FG Staff Model irons in the bag and he looks to have added some lead tape to the pitching wedge.
After the popularity of the all black PGA Championship Flex shoes and the special Masters editions they introduced earlier this year, FootJoy have announced they are unveiling a Limited Edition Flex model for the US Open too.
These are available in a limited quantity from the FootJoy website and will cost £80.
Tyrrell Hatton tweeted out a picture of some special Liverpool inspired Champions League stamping.
After using his distinctive Scotty Cameron X5 prototype putter, and then experimenting with a Phantom X of the same head design, Thomas has recently switched to a Scotty Cameron 2 Timeless.
He also a new line of clothes out designed with Polo Ralph Lauren.
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Rory McIlroy won the RBC Canadian Open by seven strokes with a full bag of TaylorMade gear. You can check out his set-up here.
In preparation for the US Open at Pebble Beach, Englishman Casey has three new Titleist Vokey wedges in the bag.
Kaymer’s P7TW irons
The German finished third at the Memorial Tournament using TaylorMade’s P7TW irons.
They’re the same model currently used on Tour by Tiger Woods and Tommy Fleetwood.
He has them from 3-PW.
Bryson DeChambeau has another new putter
You don’t have to scroll down this page too far to see that Bryson DeChambeau recently put a new ‘Sik’ mallet putter in play, although that didn’t last long.
He added an Odyssey EXO mallet in for the Memorial Tournament and then switched back to the Sik mallet for the US Open.
As well as the new mallet, he also added in a set of Cobra King Forged MB one length irons.
Adam Scott’s irons
The Aussie finished 2nd at the Memorial Tournament and still has Titleist’s 680 Forged blades in the bag.
They were originally released in 2003.
TaylorMade’s Ollie Neglerio posted this image of Tiger Woods on Instagram, showing the 15-time Major winner with a P760 iron in the bag.
Woods has been using his P7TW blades from 3-PW this year but has carried a 2 iron instead of a 5 wood at times.
Perhaps this P760 is his new 2 iron, his new 3 iron or perhaps it was just in his bag for promotional reasons.
The American won his 2nd PGA Tour title at the Memorial Tournament using a full bag of Titleist clubs.
Migliozzi had 13 TaylorMade clubs and a Bettinardi putter for his Belgian Knockout victory.
Steve Stricker’s irons
Steve Stricker has famously used an old set of irons for some time now in the form of the Titleist AP2s from 2010.
However, he recently changed those to the new 718 model, although he has now gone to a set that’s even older than his original AP2s.
The 2020 US Ryder Cup captain was spotted by Golf.com’s Jonathan Wall using Titleist’s 755 irons from 2006, which can be picked up for as little as £75 for a set on eBay.
The American used them back in 2007 to win the Barclays and then won more tournaments with them before switching to the AP2s.
Stricker’s irons aren’t the only clubs in his bag that are getting on, he also has a 913 driver and a 915 fairway wood, along with an SM6 wedge and an older Vokey.
Titleist hybrids and utilties spotted
Sticking with Titleist, the company has released some new clubs out on Tour this week in the form of TS2 and TS3 hybrids and U500 and U510 utilities.
Charley Hull signs with TaylorMade
The 2016 LPGA Tour championship winner and two-time LET champion has signed with TaylorMade.
Hull plays in this week’s US Women’s Open and currently has the M5 driver, an M6 3 wood, M6 hybrid, P750 irons and Milled Grind Hi-Toe wedges.
- • M5 10.5* Driver | Attas Rockstar 6 x
- • M6 15* Fairway | Tensei blue 70s
- • M6 18* Hybrid | Irod 85 F4
- • P750 4-PW | Modus Tour 125 S
- • MG Hi-Toe 50*, 54* & 60* | Modus Tour 120 S
She putts with an Evnroll blacked-out blade.
Harold Varner III signs with Callaway
Fresh from playing in the final group at Bethpage, Harold Varner has signed an equipment deal with Callaway.
He has signed a deal to play Callaway woods, an Odyssey putter and use a Callaway staff bag.
He already uses an Epic Flash Sub Zero 3 wood plus an Odyssey putter.
His driver is also Callaway, in the form of the older Big Bertha Alpha 816 Double Black Diamond.
He has, or had, a deal with Srixon and currently plays Srixon irons and Cleveland wedges.
Kupcho signs with Ping
The former world #1 amateur and Augusta National Women’s Amateur champion makes her pro debut this week at the US Women’s Open.
She begins her professional career as a Ping staffer.
Haotong Li’s putter
The two-time European Tour winner shared a picture of his Bettinardi flat stick –
Kevin Na’s Callaway WITB
Bernd Wiesberger’s Titleist WITB
Memorial and Made in Denmark –
Lee Westwood signs with Peter Millar
Peter Millar has announced that former World #1 Lee Westwood has signed an agreement to wear the company’s luxury golf apparel on tour with immediate effect.
The 24-time European Tour winner said, “There’s no doubt I’ve joined one of the most luxurious clothing brands.
“As someone who takes their fashion seriously, I’m excited by the diversity of the Peter Millar collection as it gives me endless choice to coordinate different outfits with the sophisticated sporty look that I like,” Westwood said.
“The attention to detail and performance technologies that go into every garment are incredible and their use of the finest natural fabrics ensure that I feel and look great when I’m playing.
“I think the beauty of Peter Millar clothing is that you can wear it just as easily off-course as you can on the course. What golfer wouldn’t want that?”
“We are immensely proud to welcome Lee to the Peter Millar family, joining the likes of 2010 Open Champion, Louis Oosthuizen, Branden Grace and Si Woo Kim,” commented Mark Hilton, Peter Millar’s International Managing Director.
“Lee has been wearing our clothing over the past few months, so naturally we are incredibly excited to now have him on-board as an official Peter Millar ambassador. He will be a fantastic ambassador for the brand on a global scale and we wish him the very best for the rest of the season.”
DeChambeau’s new putter
The Golfing Scientist previously used a blade putter made by ‘Sik’ and he has now moved to a mallet made by the same company.
The flat stick features the company’s patented descending loft technology.
DeChambeau put the putter into play this week on the PGA Tour at Colonial.
Ping Blueprint irons
The irons that were released out on Tour last year have now been full revealed by Ping.
The Blueprint blade is a traditional looking iron and is Ping’s most compact, workable and softest feeling iron to date.
They’re in the bag of numerous Tour players including Tony Finau, Andy Sullivan and Louis Oosthuizen.
They’re available with an RRP of £219 per club.
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Rickie is signed to Puma clothing and has just announced the clothing he will wear the for the second Major of the year which you can see below. A lot of it has a pink ‘Warning’ theme which is probably linked to Bethpage Black’s famous warning sign.
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Another player signed to Puma clothing, DeChambeau has recently announced his apparel for the upcoming second Major of the year
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Nike put together a new Special Edition design of shoes known as the ‘Safari Bred’ line. Players like Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Julian Suri and Dylan Fritteli were spotted in the shoes.
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Another brand that bought out special edition shoes was FootJoy who made a Limited Edition Blackout version of the Flex. Jimmy Walker was spotted in the shoes that sold out incredibly quickly.
TaylorMade introduced a PGA Championship Tour bag that came equipped with its very own warning as you can see below.
Callaway also introduced a special edition bag…
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For a large portion of his career Rose has been wearing adidas shoes but he was spotted in Nike shoes instead at Bethpage Black during the practice rounds.
Scott appears to have switched putter for the tournament. Previously he had the Directed Force 2.1 in the bag but has switched to Scotty Cameron’s Xperiemntal.
Speaking of Scotty Cameron, they introduced some special head covers with distinctive Apple designs of course paying homage to New York which is where Bethpage Black is situated. New York has the nickname the Big Apple. They posted pictures of these on their instagram
Not to be outdone, Bettinardi created their own head covers for the event which appeared on their Instagram account recently.
Kaymer put TaylorMade’s P7TW’s in the bag for the week…
Moore was another player to change his irons, this week he has PXG’s new irons in the bag as shown by his Instagram post.
The Japanese tour star was spotted testing a Scotty Cameron prototype.
American Luke List is looking to Justin Rose for inspiration as he has just switched to the Axis1 putter.
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