WITB Hideki Matsuyama - Sony Open Winner
One thing we have learned about Hideki Matsuyama in the last few years is that when he is ready to win, he will. Matsuyama is a golfer that prepares and executes, and when he is on, it is enjoyable to watch. With his most recent win at the Sony Open, we decided to take a peek in his golf bag to see if there were any new equipment changes or if he is still mostly a Srixon guy. Let’s look at the clubs Hideki Matsuyama used to win the Sony Open.
The driver in Matsuyama’s bag is the Srizon ZX7. Although Srixon is not the most popular brand on the PGA Tour, there are several players that benefit from the feel and precision that Srixon is known for. The driver is set at 9.5 degrees, and it has the Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8 TX shaft in place.
Matsuyama is enjoying the help of two fairway woods right now. In fact, we found this to be the most interesting part of his golf bag because of the variation in look, feel, and performance that he has chosen. The 3 wood is a TaylorMade SIM 2 Titatinum with a Graphite Design Tour AD DI 9 TX shaft.
The 5 wood is a Cobra King RadSpeed Tour with the Graphite Design Tour AD DI. Most of the time, we see PGA Professionals keep the brand between the fairway woods the same; this is an interesting and unique club set makeup.
The irons are the Srixon Z Forged in the 4-9 iron. These irons feature a True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400. If you have seen the Srixon Z Forged golf irons, you may notice how clean-looking these clubs are. This set is all about precision and workability, two things that we know matter to Matsuyama.
Matsuyama carries four wedges, and they are all the Cleveland RTX 4 Forged Prototype. The shaft will be a Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X 100 in the 57.5 and the 62 degree models. In the 46 and 52 degree models, the shaft will be the same as it is in the irons. The loft gapping in the wedges of Matsuyamas set is a good lesson for any amateur that this spacing will help improve overall performance.
Last but certainly not least is the Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS. The Newport 2 is a classic putter design that pairs well with all of the other clubs in this golf bag. As we have learned, Matsuyama can be unstoppable on the greens when he is on with this putter.
Hopefully, you now feel like you know a bit more about Hideki Matsuyama and the equipment he uses to ensure that he can secure a win. Many of Matsuyama’s clubs are available for custom order from Fairway Jockey. As long as you tailor the specifications of the club to your game, you can benefit from some of this same equipment.