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Equipment Report
  • Spieth using Titleist 716 AP2 irons in Australia

  • Jordan Spieth went from ranking 11th in strokes gained: approach the green during the 2014-15 season to 87th last season. (Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)Jordan Spieth went from ranking 11th in strokes gained: approach the green during the 2014-15 season to 87th last season. (Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Jordan Spieth has changed irons once over the course of the last three-plus years since putting Titleist's 714 AP2 irons in play at the 2013 Quicken Loans National. That was for one week last year during The Barclays when Spieth shelved his trusty irons at Plainfield Country Club for the company's new 716 AP2.

Spieth missed the cut and went back to 714 AP2 the following week at the Deutsche Bank Championship and has stuck with the iron setup ever since — until this week. 

The two-time major winner was spotted at the Australian Open with a set of 716 AP2's in the bag that still have Project X shafts. It's an identical setup to what Spieth used the last time he put the irons in play. 

Spieth's 714 AP2 have played a role in all eight of his TOUR wins, including the Masters and U.S. Open. 

So why change now? The end of the year tends to be an equipment proving ground for most players, meaning even those who rarely switch are more apt to test and tweak their bag setup in preparation for the restart of the season. 

The change could also have something to do with Speith's iron consistency over the last few years. Spieth's went from ranking 11th in strokes gained: approach the green (plus .618) and 49th in greens in regulation percentage (67.87 percent) on TOUR during the 2014-15 season to 87th (plus .145) and 145th (63.52 percent) in the same statistical categories last season.