Winner's Bag: Jason Dufner
June 04, 2017
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM
- Jason Dufner used Titleist 716 AP2 irons to win the Memorial Tournament. (Keyur Khamar/PGA TOUR)
Jason Dufner came from four shots back at the start of the final round to win the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide. Using an iron and wedge setup consisting of Titleist 716 AP2 irons (4-PW) and Vokey wedges (52, 56 and 60 degrees), Dufner knocked three approach shots inside 11 feet on the back nine. He would go on to birdie all three holes, and add a fourth circle to the card on the par-5 15th with a two-putt birdie from 40 feet.
Dufner led the field in Strokes Gained: Approach the Green (plus 10.682) with the Titleist setup, and picked up more than three strokes on the field with his irons and wedges on Sunday. He also ranked sixth in proximity to the hole during the week (29 feet 7 inches).
Unlike a large number of players on TOUR who use the same shaft in their irons and wedges, Dufner has unique setup that includes True Temper's Dynamic Gold AMT model in his irons and Dynamic Gold Spinner in his scoring clubs.
True Temper's Dynamic Gold AMT offers an ascending weight system, with the 3-iron shaft being the lightest in the set and increasing in weight in three-gram increments through the pitching wedge. The Dynamic Gold Spinner is designed to increase ball spin on approach shots by as much as 700 RPM through a recessed midsection that lowers the ball flight and increases the attack angle.
Here's a look at Dufner's entire Titleist equipment setup.
Driver: Titleist 917D2 (Project X HZRDUS Yellow 63 grams 6.5 shaft), 10.5 degrees
3-wood: Callaway X2 Hot (Aldila Tour Blue 75TX shaft), 15 degrees
7-wood: Titleist 915F (Aldila Rogue Limited Edition 80TX shaft), 21 degrees
Irons: Titleist 716 AP2 (4-PW; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue AMT S400 shafts)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM6 (52-12F and 56-14F degrees; True Temper Dynamic Gold Spinner shafts), Titleist Vokey Prototype 2017 (60 degrees; True Temper Dynamic Gold Spinner shaft)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura 5S
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
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