What Equipment do the Top 10 Players Use?

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17Feb2021

By : BGA Proshop

With equipment technology coming so far in recent years, the clubs, balls and shoes that players use is becoming just as important as working on their swing. Lets take a look through the top 10 golfers in the world, and see what equipment has got them there, and if it can help take your game to the next level too! Click the links in the following article to take you directly to the product on our online store.

 

World Number 1: Dustin Johnson (TaylorMade)

The current world number 1 has been on top of the world for a total of 116 weeks across his career, putting him in third place behind Australian Greg Norman, and of course, Tiger Woods, who held the position for a total of 683 weeks. Throughout his professional career, DJ has always been a part of Team TaylorMade.

Driver - TaylorMade SIM2 10.5˚ head with Fujikara Speeder 661 Shaft

Fairway Woods - TaylorMade SIM2 Max 16.5˚ head with Fujikara Ventus Black 9X Shaft, TaylorMade SIM Max 21˚ head with Project X HZRDUS Black Shaft

Irons - TaylorMade P730 Irons - DJ Prototype (3-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts

Wedges - TaylorMade Milled Grind 2 Wedges (52˚ and 60˚)

Putter - TaylorMade Spider X Putter

Ball - TaylorMade TP5X

Apparel - Adidas

Shoes - Adidas ZG21

 

Word Number 2: John Rahm (Callaway)

After being a member of the TaylorMade Team since becoming a professional, John Rahm made the switch earlier this year to Callaway, as he looks to gain his first major championship in 2021.

Driver - Callaway Proto Triple Diamond 10.5˚ head with Alida Tour Green 75 TX Shaft

Fairway Woods - Callaway Mavrik Sub-Zero 4 wood 16.5˚ head with Alida Tour Green 75 TX Shaft, Callaway Mavrik Sub-Zero 5 wood 18˚ head with Tour AD DI 8 X Shaft

Irons - Callaway Apex Proto (4-PW) with Project X Rifle 6.5 Shafts

Wedges - Callaway Jaws Forged JPN (52˚, 56˚ and 60˚)

Putter - TaylorMade Spider X Putter

Ball - Callaway Chrome Soft X

Apparel - Travis Matthew

Shoes - Cuater Footwear

 

 

World Number 3: Justin Thomas (Titleist)

After reach the position of number 1 in the world on two separate occasions, accumulating a total of 5 weeks. Thomas most recently held the position in August of last year, and looks to take his game to the next level on 2021.

Driver - Titleist TSi3 9.5˚ head with Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 60 TX Shaft

Fairway Woods - Titleist TS3 3-wood 15˚ head with Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Blue 80 TX Shaft, Titleist 915 FD 5-wood 18˚ head with Fujikara Motore Speeder VC 9.2 Tour Spec X Shaft

Irons - Titleist T100 (4), Titleist 620 MB (5-9) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 Shafts

Wedges - Titleist Vokey Design Raw SM7 (46˚, 52˚ and 56˚), Titleist Vokey Design Raw SM6 (60˚) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 Shafts

Putter - Scotty Cameron X5.5 Tour Prototype 

Ball - Titlieist ProV1x

Apparel - Free Agent (Was Ralph Lauren)

Shoes - FootJoy Custom Icon

 

World Number 4: Xander Schauffele (Callaway)

Mr Consistent, Xander Schauffele will look to get back to winning ways in 2021 after a winless 2020 season. Despite his last PGA Tour win coming in January of 2019, Xander has been able to shoot his way to world number 4, highlighting his consistent play over the last 12 months.

Driver - Callaway Epic Speed Triple Diamond 9˚ head with Tour AD BB 7 X Shaft

Fairway Woods - Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 3 wood 15˚ with Tour AD DI 8 X Shaft, Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 5 wood 18˚ with Tour AD DI 8 X Shaft

Irons - Callaway Apex TCB (4-PW) with Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 130 X

Wedges - Callaway Jaws MD5 (52˚), Titleist Vokey Design SM6 (56˚), Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (60˚) with True Temper Dynamic Golf Tour Issue X100 shafts.

Putter - Odyssey O-Words #7 CH Red

Ball - 2020 Callaway Chrome Soft X

Apparel - Adidas

Shoes - Adidas ZG21

 

World Number 5: Tyrell Hatton (Ping)

Englishman Tyrell Hatton may have appeared to have come from nowhere to those mainly occupied with the PGA Tour. Hatton's stellar form on the European Tour has him deservedly in the top 5 in the world. Most notably two wins in the last 4 months, at the BMW PGA Championship and the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship against some strong fields.

Driver - Ping G425 LST 10.5˚ head with Mitsubishi Diamana RF 60 TX

Fairway Woods - Ping G425 LST 3 wood 14˚ head Mitsubishi Diamana RF 70 TX, Ping G425 Max 7 wood 19.5˚ head Mitsubishi Diamana RF 80 TX

Irons - Ping i210 (4-PW) with Nippon Modus3 Tour 120 X

Wedges - Ping Glide (50˚), Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (54˚ and 60˚) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Putter - Ping Vault Oslo

Ball - Titlieist ProV1x

Apparel - Adidas

Shoes - Adidas ZG21

 

World Number 6: Collin Morikawa (TaylorMade)

Morikawa had a breakout year in 2020, including a win at the PGA Championship and an entertaining win in a playoff against Justin Thomas at the Workday Charity Open last July. Teaming up with TaylorMade once again in 2021, Morikawa will look to maintain his impressive form.

Driver - TaylorMade SIM2 Max 9˚ head with Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 70 TX Shaft

Fairway Wood - TaylorMade SIM2 Rocket 14˚ head with Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 80 TX Shaft

Hybrid - TaylorMade SIM Max Rescue 19˚ head with Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 100 TX

Irons - TaylorMade P7MC (4-6), TaylorMade P730 (7-PW) with Dynamic Gold X100 shafts

Wedges - Titleist Vokey SM7 (52˚), TaylorMade Milled Grind 2.0 (56˚ and 60˚) Dynamic Gold S400 Shafts

Putter - TaylorMade FCG

Ball - TaylorMade TP5

Apparel - Adidas

Shoes - Adidas ZG21

 

 

World Number 7: Rory McIlroy (TaylorMade)

Rory hasn’t been able to reach his best form for the last few years now. He has been world number 1 for a total of 106 weeks over his career, and we know he has the world beating best still in him. He has been with TaylorMade the last few years, since Nike pulled out of the equipment game.

Driver - TaylorMade SIM2 8.5˚ head with Fujikara Ventus Black 6 X Shaft

Fairway Woods - TaylorMade SIM2 3 wood 13.5˚ head with Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 80 TX, TaylorMade SIM2 5 wood 19˚ head with Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 90 TX

Irons - TaylorMade P7MB (4-PW) with Project X Rifle 7.0 Shafts

Wedges - TaylorMade Milled Grind 2.0  (52˚, 56˚ and 60˚) with Project X Rifle 6.5 Shafts

Putter - TaylorMade Spider X Copper

Ball - TaylorMade TP5x

Apparel - Nike

Shoes - Air Zoom Victory Tour

 

World Number 8: Patrick Cantlay (Titleist)

Patrick Cantlay is currently leading the FedEx Cup points list after an impressive start to the 2020-21 season. After wins in each of his last two years, including the Zozo Championship last year, Cantlay will look to continue his strong form into 2021. His bag is made up of older model clubs, showing he likes to stick with what he knows.

Driver - Titleist TS3 10.5˚ head with Mitsubishi Diamana BF60 TX Shaft

Fairway Wood - 915F 15˚ head with Diamana ZF70 TX Shaft

Hybrid - Titleist 816H2 21˚ head with Fujikara Atmos 8 Blue X Shaft

Irons - Titlist AP2 (4-9) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue 120 X100 Shafts

Wedges - Titleist Vokey SM7 (46˚, 54˚, and 56˚), Titleist Vokey SM8 (61˚) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S300 Shafts

Putter - Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS Prototype

Ball - Titleist ProV1x

Apparel - BOSS Golf

Shoes - FootJoy DryJoys BOA

 

World Number 9: Webb Simpson (Titleist)

Another consistent performer on Tour, Webb Simpson is coming off an impressive 2020. Simpson captured 2 wins last year, at the Waste Management Phoenix Open and the RBC Heritage. The Titleist staffer keeps it simple with his equipment line up, including 2 hybrids.

Driver - Titleist TS3 10.5˚ head with Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue Shaft

Fairway Woods - Titleist TS2 3 wood 15˚ head with Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue 70 TX Shaft, Titleist 913Fd 5 wood 18˚ head with UST Mamiya VTS 86 TX Shaft

Hybrids - Titlist 913Hd 21˚ with Tour AD DI 105 X Shaft, Titleist 915Hd 23.5˚ with Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Irons - Titleist 620MB (5-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 Shafts

Wedges - Titleist Vokey SM7 (54˚), Titleist Vokey SM5 (60˚)

Putter - Odyssey Tank Cruiser V-Line

Ball - Titleist ProV1

Apparel - FootJoy

Shoes - MyJoys FJ Icon Traditional

 

World Number 10: Bryson DeChambeau (Cobra Golf)

The ever controversial Bryson DeChambeau has changed the way that many people now look at golf equipment. "The Mad Scientist" has certainly taken his game to the next level and has to be considered one of the worlds best. His Cobra set up includes a 5.5˚ driver, and of course, his one-length irons.

Driver - Cobra King Speedzone 5.5˚ with LA Golf BAD Prototype 60 TX, 45.4 inch shaft.

Fairway Woods - Cobra King Speedzone Tour Fairway Wood 14.5˚ @ 11.5˚ LA Golf BAD Prototype 70 TX, 43 inch, Cobra King Speedzone Tour Fairway Wood 14.5˚ @ 13.5˚ LA Golf BAD Prototype 80 TX, 41 inch

Irons - Cobra King Speedzone One Length Irons (4, 5) LA Golf Rebar Prototype, 37.5 inch, Cobra King Forged Tour One Length Irons (6-PW) LA Golf Rebar Prototype, 37.5 inch

Wedges - Cobra Artisan Handcrafted Prototype Wedges (50˚, 55˚ and 60˚), all with LA Golf Carbon Fibre Shafts

Putter - SIK Prototype Putter, 43 inch armlock shaft with a 6˚ lofted head

Ball - Bridgestone Tour B X

Apparel - Puma

Shoes - Puma Ignite Caged Golf Shoes


TaylorMade and Titleist once again lead the way in equipment manufacturing. Both companies boasting 3 of the top ten players in the world. Callaway, Ping and Cobra take up the remaining spots in the 10. Customisation continues to hold strong in professional equipment, with four of the top ten having their own prototype iron, not yet available to the public. However, with the public release of the TaylorMade TW Iron recently, maybe one day we will get to see and use the like of the TM Rors Proto or TM DJ Proto. There is also a theme of some players sticking to what they know and like, Webb Simpson for example, still opting to use the 913 Hybrids, which were released in late 2012, almost 4 models old now. 

When it comes to balls however, Titleist continue to lead the way, living up to their slogan of "The #1 Ball in Golf", with almost half of the top ten players in the world opting to use either the ProV1 or ProV1x. TaylorMade are also competitive, with their 3 staffers using a TP5 ball. The Callaway Chrome Soft and Bridgestone BX also feature in the top ten, asserting their own line of premium golf ball to rival the ProV1 and TP5.

It is no surprise to see the apparel game dominated by Adidas. They have four of the top 10 players, including several that use other equipment manufacturers with their own associated apparel brands. The new Adidas ZG21 have been very popular on tour, with several players opting for their combination of style, convenience and comfort.

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