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A look at the bags of Scottie Scheffler and Patrick Cantlay

By on August 25, 2022 0

As mentioned earlier, Scheffler doesn’t tinker a lot with his gear. Since winning the Masters in April, in fact, he hasn’t made any changes to the clubs in his bag.

Scheffler, however, made equipment news in 2022 when he signed with TaylorMade Golf the week of THE PLAYERS Championship in March.

Prior to the announcement, Scheffler was a kit free agent, so he was not obligated to play against any particular brand. In addition, he had just won two PGA TOUR victories (the WM Phoenix Open and the Arnold Palmer Invitational).

So why did he end up signing with TaylorMade then?

“I would say first and foremost (the reason) would be the driver,” Scheffler told GolfWRX’s Two Guys Talking Golf podcast. following his victory in the Masters. “I’ve used the irons (TaylorMade P-7TW) for quite some time. I like the irons, but the driver (TaylorMade Stealth Plus), when we did some testing over the winter, I saw really good gains. It was one of those things, like, I know I’m going to use this driver, I know I’m going to use the irons, so maybe let’s see if we can find a solution. Just because I have consistency with their brand, I obviously trust what they are doing. Being part of the family and being part of the team was pretty cool to me, and so we wanted to work something with them, and we were able to do that. I’m happy to be part of the team. »

Since signing with TaylorMade, however, not much has really changed for Scheffler other than replacing his old Nike VR Pro Limited fairway wood with a new TaylorMade Stealth Plus 3 wood at the World Golf Championships – Dell Technologies Match Play in Austin, Texas, which he then won to reach world No. 1.

He explained why to GolfWRX.com: “One of the things I struggled with was actually hitting 3 woods too far, and also not seeing all of my shots. … Austin was a good place for me to say, ‘OK, I’m only going to hit this off the tee maybe a few times, let’s put it in the bag and see what I can do with it.’ And it was a pretty smooth transition. I saw the plans I wanted to see. My misses were more accurate with the TaylorMade than they were with my Nike. I have already seen significant improvements.

Arguably the most notable clubs in Scheffler’s bag are the irons he plays. These are TaylorMade P-7TW blade irons, which were actually co-designed by Tiger Woods, hence his initials on behalf of the clubs. Unsurprisingly, Scheffler told GolfWRX.com that Woods was influential in why Scheffler even started testing the irons in the first place.

“I would say the reason I tested it was definitely a Tiger influence,” Scheffler said. “I used the P730s for a number of years, and I played with Tiger at the Masters in 2020, and I watched him. He hits it so hard and he steals it so well and does all kinds of things with the ball It clicked in my head, I thought, “I’ve been using Nike clubs for so long when he was helping develop these irons. I’m thinking, why don’t I at least test his new irons with them.” TaylorMade because they are his irons, and he obviously had some influence in the iron development and production process.

“I went home off season, tested them and saw that I could hit more shots with them. I was able to flatten the flight a bit more if I wanted to hit it low or hit it through the wind. And when I wanted to hit higher, I could do that too. It gave me a bit more variety in what I could do with the golf ball than the P730. And that’s not a big difference, it’s just when you get into a 20 mph wind in your face and want to flatten it out a bit. I can flatten it and make the ball feel a little more stable with the head. It’s only a few meters, but for me it was a huge difference.

Additionally, during the week of Scheffler’s first TOUR win and first of his four wins this season in 2022 – the WM Phoenix Open – he upgraded to a custom Scotty Cameron Timeless Tourtype GSS prototype putter that measured 36.5 inches, with two 25 gram weights in the Unique.

Scotty Cameron’s putter rep, Brad Cloke, spoke about the backstory of the “Scottie” special: “He just wanted to change things up a bit and give himself a slightly different look heading into 2022,” said said Cloke in a Titleist press release. “Before visiting us in the studio, he was playing with an old Newport 2 Timeless he had at home. He had added a bunch of lead tape to the sole to try and give it a similar swingweight to his Super Rat. He really liked the profile, but the feel wasn’t exactly where he wanted it, so we got to work building him a new setup with adjustable weighting.

Check out Scheffler’s full specs below, and for more photos, go to GolfWRX.com.

Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus (8 degrees, 7.5 degrees actual loft)
Tree
: Fujikura Ventus Black 7X

3 wood: TaylorMade Stealth Plus (16.5 degrees, 15 degrees true loft)
Tree
: Fujikura Ventus Black 8X

Conduct the iron: Srixon Z-U85 (3 iron, 20 degrees)
Tree
: Nippon Pro Modus3 Hybrid Tour X

Irons: Srixon Z-U85 (4 iron, 20 degrees), TaylorMade P-7TW (5-PW)
trees
: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Number X100

Corners: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (50-12F, 56-14F), Titleist Vokey WedgeWorks prototype (60-06K)
trees
: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Number S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron Special Select Timeless Tourtype GSS prototype

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Patrick Canlay

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