Winner's Bag: Jordan Spieth at The Open
July 23, 2017
By Jonathan Wall , PGATOUR.COM
Jordan Spieth flushes a 48 foot eagle at The Open
Jordan Spieth's Scotty Cameron 009 putter was once again the difference-maker in a major championship. Spieth fell out of the lead at The Open Championship for the first time in two days with a bogey on the 13th that dropped him one shot behind Matt Kuchar, but he rebounded in spectacular fashion over the next four holes with a birdie-eagle-birdie-birdie run that helped him claim his third major title.
The improbable four-hole stretch was highlighted by a 45-foot eagle putt on the 15th that produced a roar from crowd and a fist-pump from Spieth.
The Anser-style putter has been in the bag for every one of Spieth's victories since he turned professional. The 350-gram putter has 4 degrees of loft and a lie angle of 71 degrees. The head, which is made from a soft carbon steel, has an oil can finish that's since worn off and rusted over time to produce a well-worn look.
"The 009 was my favorite putter [as a junior golfer]" Spieth said. "Adam Scott and Geoff Ogilvy, two of my favorite golfers, used it, and that got me. I've been using it since I was 15, and I won't be changing anytime soon."
As you'd expect with a putter used by one of the best golfers in the world, there are a few subtle differences between Spieth's 009 and the retail Scotty Cameron Newport — namely a flatter, thicker topline, wider body from front to back and soft, rounded edges.
Spieth made one change to his equipment at Royal Birkdale, removing his Titleist 916H2 hybrid and replacing it with a Titleist 718 T-MB 3-iron. While the club has the same Graphite Design Tour AD-DI shaft as his hybrid, Spieth opted to go up 10 grams from the 95X to 105X to give it a slightly heavier feel.
Titleist recently introduced the new T-MB, along with the rest of the 718 iron lineup, at Quicken Loans National. The latest version has a tungsten insert that no longer covers a majority of the sole but instead wraps around the heel and toe. The hot face has made it a popular long-iron alternative for Tour players.
Here's a look at the rest of the Titleist equipment in Spieth's bag.
Driver: Titleist 915D2 (Aldila NV 2KXV Blue 70X shaft), 9.5 degrees
3-wood: Titleist 915F (Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 7X shaft), 15 degrees
Irons: Titleist 718 T-MB (3-iron; Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X shaft), Titleist 716 T-MB (4-iron; True Temper Project X 6.5 shaft), Titleist 716 AP2 (5-9; True Temper Project X 6.5 shafts)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM6 (46-08F degrees; True Temper Project X 6.5 shaft), Titleist Vokey Design SM6 (52-08F, 56-10S and 60-04L degrees; True Temper Project X 6.0 shafts)
Putter: Scotty Cameron 009 Prototype (SuperStroke Flatso 1.0 grip)
Ball: Titleist Pro V1X