Lives: Jupiter, Florida
Story: Eight top-three finishes in his first 34 PGA Tour starts, including runner-up at the 2022 Open Championship.
Career shot: I’m an equipment junkie – always trying to find the right combination. You want to make sure you have the right mix of wedges. I have a 58-degree wedge with virtually no bounce. I use it for practising off-speed stuff because it punishes you for digging too much and being too steep.
Specs: Titleist TSR3, 9°, Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Pro White 70 TX shaft, 45 inches.
This driver went in the bag at the Scottish Open last year. It’s standard length and neutral settings. It’s as
vanilla as it gets. I can hit a variety of drives with it, but I’m usually going full bore, trying to hit a little draw.
Specs: Titleist TSR2+, 15°, Fujikura Ventus Black 80X shaft.
I had a 16.5 degree 3-wood in the bag, but that left too big a yardage gap between my driver and 3-wood – probably a good 50 yards. I can hit this 15-degree fairway wood something like 275 yards in the air easily.
Specs: Titleist T200 (2-iron), Titleist T100 (4, 5-iron), Titleist 620 MB (6 to 9-iron), Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 130X shafts, Golf Pride Tour Velvet Align grips.
I sometimes use an 18-degree 5-wood, but I’m mostly playing the 2-iron. It’s more consistent off the tee. The short irons are blades, and when I hit one correctly, it does what I want it to.
Specs: Titleist Vokey SM9 (48°, 53°, 58°), Titleist Vokey WedgeWorks (62°), Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 130X shafts.
I have four wedges but only two lengths. The 48 and 53 are the same, and the 58 and 62 are, too. It helps me control my yardages. I like the muted-colour shafts on the wedges I use around the greens.
It puts my focus on the clubhead.
Specs: Scotty Cameron Phantom X5 tour prototype, 34.75 inches, SuperStroke Flatso 2.0 Zenergy grip.
This putter has a head shape that is fairly popular on tour, but it’s uniquely mine. It has a long knuckle neck that makes it face-balanced instead of having toe hang. I like the look of it because everything is 90-degree angles.
Easy on the eyes
I always mark with a quarter. There’s no real significance. I use one because anything smaller is tough to get out of your pocket, and anything bigger is annoying to look at on the green.
I keep it simple in the bag: alignment sticks, rangefinder, tees, balls, etc. I’m also anti-superstitious. If I park in a spot and shoot 64, and it’s open the next day, I’ll make it a point to park elsewhere.
I switched to the new Titleist ProV1x from the left-dot version because I wanted a little more height on approaches. The spin’s about the same, maybe 100 revolutions-per-minute difference.
Photos Jesse Rieser; COIN: blackred/getty images