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What's in my bag: Sam Burns - Australian Golf Digest What's in my bag: Sam Burns - Australian Golf Digest

AGE: 25 
LIVES: Choudrant, Louisiana
STORY: Has two wins on the PGA Tour, both coming in 2021.
GIVING BACK: I played in a lot of American Junior Golf Association events growing up. Junior golf is such an incredible experience. The AJGA reached out to me about hosting an event this year, and we got it done. For me, I just wanted to give back to that organisation. The AJGA not only created opportunities for myself, but does so for so many young golfers around the world. It was an honour to be a part of it.

Driver

Specs Callaway Mavrik, 10.5°, TPT prototype shaft, 45.0625 inches. 

After my bag was shot for this article I switched to Callaway’s Epic Speed at the WGC–FedEx event. I was getting a little too much spin with my Mavrik driver. The Epic Speed lets me optimise spin yet still easily work the ball both ways. 

Fairway wood / hybrid 

Specs Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero, 17°, Fujikura Ventus Black 8X shaft; Callaway Apex Pro, 23°, Fujikura Atmos Blue 8X shaft

My fairway wood is multi-purpose. It’s really good off the tee, but having a little extra loft adds some height and spin for shots off the fairway. You need that when hitting long shots into PGA Tour greens.

Irons

Specs Callaway Apex TCB (4-9), Project X 6.5 shafts, Golf Pride MCC 58 ribbed grips.

I was playing the Apex Pro before but did some iron testing at the start of last season. These irons give me more control. When I take speed off, I can maintain the same spin. That’s so important. A lot of times on tour I’m not hitting a lot of full shots, so the ability to maintain spin throughout the bag is very helpful.

Wedges

Specs Callaway MD5 Jaws Raw (46°, 50°, 56°, 60°), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts. 

The 46-degree is my pitching wedge, not a matching piece of my iron set. The grinds and bounces are pretty standard, although I mess around with the 60-degree to make it more versatile around the greens. 

Putter

Specs Odyssey O-Works 7S, 35 inches, 3 degrees, Odyssey rubber putter grip.

I’ve been using this putter pretty much since I turned pro in 2017. It’s a club I’m comfortable with, and it sets up well for me. I’m not one to switch putters very often. Having the comfort level, seeing the line and having good results make it difficult to take this out of the bag.

Quiet, please

Hunting and fishing are great breaks from tour life. It’s an escape from everything. To be outdoors and see God’s creations with no distractions is cool. When I go with my dad, it’s nice to be able to share that bond with him.

Wind cheater

You can get some wind at a lot of tour courses, and this Callaway Chrome Soft X is great in the breeze, especially in crosswinds. I go through three or four balls a round. I mark the ball with a single black dot over the last “a” in Callaway.  

Keeping it clean

My family is in the car-wash business in Louisiana. They were opening a new facility recently,
and I conducted a putting contest. Anyone who beat me got free car washes for a year – and there were a few people who did.

Burns: Julio Aguilar/Getty Images • Hunting: Courtesy of Sam Burns • Ball: E. Mike Johnson • Car Wash: Jupiterimages/GettyImages