July 20, 2015
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM
- Zach Johnson used his SeeMore FGP putter to perfection in the final round at St. Andrews. (Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
The oldest club in Zach Johnson's bag played the played the biggest role at the 2015 Open Championship. Coming off a bogey on the 17th hole, Johnson made a critical 25-footer for birdie on the closing hole that earned him a spot in a three-man playoff with Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman.
Johnson went on to birdie the first two holes of the playoff to grab a lead he would never relinquish and win his second major title.
With the exception of the Valero Texas Open, where Johnson tried a Scotty Cameron by Titleist Futura X5R for one event, he has used the same SeeMore FGP putter (34 inches; 2.5 degrees of loft) — the same model Payne Stewart used to win the 1999 U.S. Open — for more than a decade.
The blade-style putter has played a part in all 12 of Johnson's PGA TOUR wins and features the company’s patented RifleScope Technology — also known as the hidden red dot. When the red dot, which is on top of the club head, is “hidden” behind the shaft at address, a player knows he has the putter aligned.
"It may not be the prettiest thing to a lot of people, but I love it,” Johnson said earlier this season. “It’s simple."
Johnson only made one equipment change at the Old Course, adding a Titleist 712U 3-iron to the bag. The forged, hollow-body club boasts 1025 steel construction with a high-speed 455 carpenter steel face insert.
Here's a look at the rest of the clubs in Johnson's bag:
Driver: Titleist 913D2 (Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana Blue Board 73X shaft), 8.5 degrees
3-wood: Titleist 913Fd (Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana S+ 70 TX shaft), 15 degrees
5-wood: Titleist 913F (Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 8.0X shaft), 17 degrees
Irons: Titleist 712U (3-iron; Mitsubishi Rayon Fubuki AX H500 X shaft), Titleist 712 AP1 (4-iron; True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue shaft), Titleist 714 AP2 (5-9; True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue shafts)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM4 (48 and 54 degrees; True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Tour Issue shafts), Titleist Vokey Prototype V-Grind (60 degrees; True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Tour Issue shaft)
Putter: SeeMore FGP
Ball: Titleist ProV1x