Hideki Matsuyama won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational with superior ball-striking that saw him lead the field in strokes gained/tee-to-green each day. Matsuyama was particularly strong in the final round when he averaged a whopping 306.8 metres (335.5 yards) off the tee while hitting 16 of 18 greens in regulation with his Srixon Z 945 irons and Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 wedges. Matsuyama also took out his TaylorMade M2 3-iron in favour of a 19-degree Honma TW727U hybrid this week and changed to a TaylorMade TP Mullen putter.
During a final-round 61 (that tied the course record on Firestone’s South course), Matsuyama hit approach shots to 12 feet (which led to an eagle) as well as four feet, 15 feet, nine feet, 12 feet, four feet, nine feet and seven feet that he converted for birdies.
Ball: Srixon Z Star XV
Driver: Callaway Great Big Bertha (Graphite Design DI-8 TX), 9 degrees
3-wood: TaylorMade M2 2017, 15 degrees
Hybrid: Honma TW727U, 19 degrees
Irons (4-PW): Srixon Z 945
Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 (52, 56, 60 degrees)
Putter: TaylorMade TP Mullen