July 23, 2018
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM
- Troy Merritt's raw version irons have an unplated finish that allows each iron head to rust and develop a patina over time. (Getty Images)
Troy Merritt won for the first time in three years on the PGA TOUR, closing with a final-round 67 to win the Barbasol Championship.
Merritt led the field in Strokes Gained: Approach-the-Green (plus-10.205) for the week with a set of Wilson FG Tour V6 Raw irons that went in play at the Travelers Championship.
Unlike Wilson's standard FG Tour V6, Merritt's raw version has an unplated finish that allows each iron head to rust and develop a patina over time.
The better player model has a 20-gram tungsten insert split between the heel and toe in the long irons to help get the ball in air without increasing spin rate, while the 6 and 7 irons have a tungsten weight centered in the sole to dial in forgiveness and launch.
Here's a look at Merritt's entire equipment setup. He is also an ambassador for TeeOff.com:
Driver: Wilson D300 (Mitsubishi Chemical Diamana D+ 70X shaft), 9 degrees
3-wood: Callaway Rogue (Mitsubishi Chemical Diamana BF 80X shaft), 15 degrees
Utility iron: Wilson FG Tour V4 Utility (2-iron; KBS Tour Prototype Hybrid shaft)
Irons: Wilson C300 Forged (4-iron; KBS C-Taper 125 shaft), Wilson FG Tour V6 RAW (5-PW; KBS C-Taper 125 shafts)
Wedges: Wilson FG Tour PMP (50T, 54T and 58TG degrees; KBS Tour 120 shafts)
Putter: Yes! Mollie
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
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