Winner's Bag: Hideki Matsuyama
The equipment used to claim his second WGC title of the season
August 06, 2017
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM
- August 06, 2017
Hideki Matsuyama pours it on with birdie on No. 17 at Bridgestone
Hideki Matsuyama cruised to his third win of the 2016-17 PGA TOUR season with five-shot victory at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. Matsuyama, who closed out the tournament with a final-round 61, was nearly flawless from tee-to-green — he led the field in Strokes Gained category (plus 14.936) for the tournament — with a mixed setup that includes Callaway, TaylorMade, Honma, Cleveland/Srixon and TaylorMade equipment.
Matsuyama made one significant change to his setup at Firestone with the addition of a TaylorMade TP Collection Mullen mallet that replaced the Scotty Cameron GSS Newport 2 Timeless that's been a mainstay in his bag. During the creation process, Matsuyama requested that the heel, toe and back flange be squared off to fit his eye at address.
Introduced last October, the TP Collection Mullen was used briefly by Rory McIlroy during the Travelers Championship. The compact head has a short "S" hosel that allows for a slight toe hang. Matsuyama ranked 15th in Strokes Gained: Putting (plus 3.051) with the new mallet.
Here's a look at the rest of the equipment in Matsuyama's bag.
Driver: Callaway Great Big Bertha (Graphite Design DI-8TX shaft), 9 degrees
3-wood: TaylorMade 2017 M2 (Graphite Design DI-9TX), 15 degrees
Hybrid: Honma TW727 U19 (Graphite Design DI-115 Hybrid X shaft), 19 degrees
Irons: Srixon Z945 (4-PW; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts)
Wedges: Cleveland Golf 588 RTX 2.0 Precision Forged (52-10, 56-12 and 60-10 degrees; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts)
Putter: TaylorMade TP Collection Mullen
Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV 5