WITB J.J. Spaun - Valero Texas Open Winner
While some players are heading to Augusta to get ready for the Masters, there are others out there hunting down any victory they can get. The Valero Texas Open was an exciting event, with first time winner JJ Spaun coming out on top. Spaun played this entire tournament well and really stood out from other players at the Valero Texas Open. We took a look inside Spaun’s golf bag and found that he has a wide range of equipment from many different manufacturers.
The driver that helped JJ Spaun keep it in the fairway all week is the Ping G425 LST. This club is set at 9 degrees and has a Fujikura Ventus Black 6X golf shaft in place. This driver is a low spin golf driver that has lots of distance without sacrificing feel. Average golfers to professionals have had some success with the Ping G425 this year.
Fairway Woods and Hybrids
JJ Spaun mixes things up a bit with his fairway woods and utilities. He carries two fairway woods. A 3 wood that is the TaylorMade SIM at 15 degrees and the Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero 5 wood at 18 degrees. The TaylorMade features the Mitsubishi Tensei Orange 70 TX, and the Callaway features the Mitsubishi Diamana BF 80 TX.
Spaun also carries a utility club in his bag, the Srixon Z U65 in the 2 iron loft. This club comes with the True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 to help match his irons.
The irons JJ Spaun carries are the Srixon ZX7 in the 4-PW. These are very clean looking irons with tremendous feel and workability. All of the shafts are the True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 golf shaft.
At this point, Spaul has a Ping, Callaway, TaylorMade, and Srixon golf club in his bag. If you can believe it, he incorporates yet another golf manufacturer with his wedges. The wedges are the Cleveland RTX ZipCore in the 50,54, and 60 degree lofts.
The Cleveland RTX ZipCore is not a popular choice on the PGA Tour, but it is a smart one. These wedges have an optimized center of gravity that gives them just a bit more forgiveness without sacrificing any of the feel or spin.
So far, all of the golf clubs in JJ Spaun's bag are available for any amateur golfer. However, when it comes to the putter, it’s going to be a bit harder to get your hands on the club. Spaun plays with a Scotty Cameron Prototype that has not come to market.
Overall it can be really interesting to see how a new winner goes from having a bag with six different manufacturers to being tied in with just one manufacturer in the near future. If we check in on JJ Spaun’s golf bag in the coming weeks, there will likely be quite a few changes to the setup. It will be interesting to see which one of these brands ends up taking over most of his bag.