June 17, 2018
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM
- Brooks Koepka carries a TaylorMade M3 driver with 9.5 degrees of loft. (Jonathan Wall/PGA TOUR)
Brooks Koepka became the second player in U.S. Open history to go back-to-back with his one-shot win at Shinnecock Hills. Koepka made a handful of changes since last year's win at Erin Hills, but none of them were all that significant.
He upgraded to TaylorMade's M4 driver at the beginning of the year before switching over to M3 460 at THE PLAYERS Championship. According to Koepka, his ability to turn the ball over with M3 was the reason for the midseason switch. He also upgraded to Titleist Vokey Design SM7 wedges.
Koepka has continued to play without an equipment deal since Nike exited the hard-goods industry at the end of 2016. The freedom to build his own setup led Koepka to put a number of equipment brands in the bag right away, including Mizuno's JPX 900 Tour irons, which were created with Koepka in mind when his deal with Titleist came up.
While he didn't play the irons after signing with Nike, Koepka decided to give them a try when the Swoosh pulled out of the equipment industry.
The irons have been a mainstay ever since, along with a Nike Vapor Fly Pro 3-iron, Scotty Cameron T10 Select Newport 2 and TaylorMade M2 Tour 3-wood that have now been in the bag for both U.S. Open victories.
Here's a look at Koepka's entire equipment setup.
Driver: TaylorMade M3 (Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 70TX shaft), 9.5 degrees
3-wood: TaylorMade M2 Tour HL (Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 80TX shaft), 16.5 degrees
Irons: Nike Vapor Fly Pro (3-iron; Fujikura Pro 95 Tour Spec X shaft), Mizuno JPX-900 Tour (4-PW; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (52-12F, 56-10S, 60-08M degrees; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts)
Putter: Scotty Cameron T10 Select Newport 2
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x