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WITB: Robert MacIntyre Wins with a Mix

After a thrilling final, Robert MacIntyre can finally call himself a PGA Tour winner. The 27-year-old Scot prevailed against strong competition at the RBC Canadian Open 2024 and emerged victorious.

WITB: Robert MacIntyre with a diverse mix

Robert MacIntyre is one of the few players on the tour who is left-handed and therefore stands out. The Scot has been dreaming of winning on the PGA Tour for several years. On 2 June, his dream was to come true and he celebrated an emotional triumph. The clubs that led him to victory are a colourful mix of Titleist, Cobra and TaylorMade. His father supported him on the bag, which is hugely important for the left-hander: ‘It was always my dream to win on the PGA Tour when I got my PGA Tour card and I just can’t believe I did it with my dad on the bag. The guy taught me how to play golf.’

Driver: Titleist TSR2 (9°)

3-wood: Cobra Aerojet LS (14.5°)

Hybrid: TaylorMade Stealth 2 (19°)

Irons: Titleist 620 CB (4-9)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM10 (46°), SM9 (50°, 56°), WedgeWorks (60°)

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour

Ball: Titleist Pro V1


Tony Finau’s 2024 Earnings: A Deep Dive into His PGA Tour Success

Tony Finau has had a successful 2024 on the PGA Tour, translating his skill and consistency into substantial earnings. Known for his powerful drives and steady play, Finau has accumulated significant prize money through various tournaments this year.

Tony Finau’s Earnings & Net Worth

As of now, Tony Finau’s total earnings for 2024 amount to approximately $2,977,173.64. This impressive figure reflects his strong performances across multiple events. Here is a breakdown of his notable finishes and earnings:

  • The Sentry Tournament of Champions: T38 finish, earning $96,000.
  • The American Express: T25 finish, earning $63,980.
  • Farmers Insurance Open: T6 finish, earning $303,750.
  • AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: T47 finish, earning $48,857.14.
  • The Genesis Invitational: T19 finish, earning $251,400.
  • Mexico Open at Vidanta: T13 finish, earning $145,125.
  • THE PLAYERS Championship: T45 finish, earning $70,062.50.
  • Texas Children’s Houston Open: T2 finish, earning $553,735.
  • Masters Tournament: T55 finish, earning $46,000.
  • RBC Heritage: T12 finish, earning $393,000.
  • Wells Fargo Championship: T52 finish, earning $47,000.
  • PGA Championship: T18 finish, earning $230,764.

Tony Finau’s Top Performances

Finau’s top performances this year include:

  • T6 at Farmers Insurance Open
  • T2 at Texas Children’s Houston Open
  • T12 at RBC Heritage

These finishes highlight Finau’s ability to consistently place high in competitive fields, significantly boosting his earnings and standing on the PGA Tour.


Tony Finau’s earnings for 2024 underscore his exceptional talent and dedication to golf. With a total of approximately $3 million in prize money, Finau has proven himself to be one of the top earners on the PGA Tour. His remarkable performances not only enhance his net worth but also establish him as a formidable competitor in the golfing world.

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PGA Championship 2024 – Xander Schauffele: “I need to earn this”

Xander Schauffele won his first major championship at the PGA Championship 2024. The victory didn’t come easy with a close battle at the top until the last hole. After his round, Schauffele talked about his mindset during his final round but also in the prior to this tournament, with the pressure of being one of the best golfers without a major title.

Xander Schauffele talks about his win at the PGA Championship 2024

THE MODERATOR: 2024 PGA champion Xander Schauffele is with us now. Xander, first of all, congratulations. How does it feel to hoist your first Wanamaker Trophy?

XANDER SCHAUFFELE: It feels amazing. Just a wide range of emotions for me. Very satisfying win. I really can’t wait to get back and celebrate with my team.

Q. You said this week that not winning makes you want to win more. How determined were you to become a major champion?

XANDER SCHAUFFELE: Yeah, I mean, I’ve become very patient not knocking off any wins in the last couple years. The people closest to me know how stubborn I can be. Winning, I said it earlier, is a result. This is awesome. It’s super sweet. But when I break it down, I’m really proud of how I handled certain moments on the course today, different from the past.

Q. How tough was it with that battle with Bryson already posting 20-under?

XANDER SCHAUFFELE: I mean, I assumed — my goal was to get to 22 today. I told Austin when we turned, if I could get to 22, I think someone is going to have to beat me.

I really did not want to go into a playoff with Bryson. Going up 18 with his length, it’s not something that I was going to have a whole lot of fun with.

I was able to capture that moment there, getting up-and-down on 17 was really big, and then that chip there on 18 was big for me, as well. I just kept telling myself I need to earn this, earn this and be in the moment, and I was able to do that.

Xander Schauffele: “If you want to be a major champion, this is the kind of stuff you have to deal with”

Q. What were your emotions like when that putt was on its way on 18?

XANDER SCHAUFFELE: I was pretty nervous. I walked up, I saw a little left to right. I kept reading it, kept kind of panning. Started to look right to left to me and I thought, oh, my gosh, this is not what I want for a winning putt. Fortunately, it was uphill, it was six feet-ish. I ended up playing it straight. It did go left, caught the left side. Just so much relief. When it lipped in — I don’t really remember it lipping in, I just heard everyone roaring and I just looked up to the sky in relief.

Q. Can you walk us through your second shot on 18, including what you thought when you saw where it finally finished.

XANDER SCHAUFFELE: Yeah, 17 and 18 were kind of weird for me. 16, I hit a really good drive, had mud on the right side of my ball. Had an 8-iron in, wasn’t able to be super aggressive just because of the mud there. Kind of hung it out to the right. Mud didn’t affect it.

17, I just didn’t hit it high enough. I hit it hard enough, just not high enough, and it kind of hit the lip in the bunker there, wasn’t a great lie. So really happy with that.

18, I just kept telling myself, man, someone out there is making me earn this right now. I just kept grinding. I get up there and just kind of chuckled. I was like, if you want to be a major champion, this is the kind of stuff you have to deal with. So I dealt with it, and happily was able to push that thing up. My only concern was sort of shanking it from more of a baseball swing.

Q. Your major record before you got here from the outside always looked deeply impressive. Did you look at it that way, or were you more apt to look at it as lacking?

XANDER SCHAUFFELE: I don’t think I’d ever look at it as lacking. I looked at it as someone that is trying really hard and needs more experience. All those close calls for me, even last week, that sort of feeling, it gets to you at some point. It just makes this even sweeter. I told Todd Lewis, he asked me how I felt about the week, I said, it’ll make my next win even sweeter. I know it’s a major, but just winning in general this is as sweet as it gets for me.

Q. You’ve had the narrative thrown at you for at least the last few months, maybe the year. I know you said it wasn’t bothering you, but let’s be honest now; how annoying was it to hear from us over and over again, when is it going to come, and how did you use that as fuel?

XANDER SCHAUFFELE: Definitely a chip on the shoulder there. It just is what it is at the end of the day. You guys are asking the questions, probing, and I have to sit here and answer it. It’s a lot easier to answer it with this thing sitting next to me now, obviously.

It’s just fuel, fuel to my fire. It always has been growing up, and it certainly was leading up to this.

Q. You always, at the beginning of your career, fed off the underdog status. You almost had a lull when you became elite somewhat winning. How did you get back to believing the underdog again?

XANDER SCHAUFFELE: I referred to it earlier. All of us are climbing this massive mountain. At the top of the mountain is Scottie Scheffler. I won this today, but I’m still not that close to Scottie Scheffler in the big scheme of things.

I got one good hook up there in the mountain up on that cliff, and I’m still climbing. I might have a beer up there on that side of the hill there and enjoy this, but it’s not that hard to chase when someone is so far ahead of you.

“I believe in positive self-talk”

Q. I know as an athlete you always have to believe in yourself and believe that you’re going to win, but was there ever a moment that you maybe doubted that this major championship win would come when you look at all the great players out there who don’t have major titles?

XANDER SCHAUFFELE: I believe in positive self-talk. I will tell myself, I’ll speak to myself. I just kept doing it. When you believe something enough, it’ll happen.

I never really — it starts to wear on you, I’d say, and that’s kind of what I told Austin. I really want to make sure I make the right decisions. I don’t want to get impatient. I believed in what I can do, and this is just fruits of it.

Q. How key was it for you to post those back-to-back birdies after the lone bogey that you had on 10?

XANDER SCHAUFFELE: Yeah, it’s not like — I’ve made a stupid bogey before and I’ve hit a really good shot after that. Today I finally made those putts. I finally had enough pace or it lipped in or whatever you want to call it, it was my moment, and I was able to capitalize on some good iron shots coming in.

In those moments, you can kind of feel it, and in the past when I didn’t do it, it just wasn’t there, and today I could feel that it was there.

Q. Following up on that, what did you tell yourself after the 10th? And when you got up to the 11th green I believe Viktor had pulled even at the top and there was a scoreboard —

XANDER SCHAUFFELE: Yeah, I was looking at it. Typically — someone me like has pretty much tried everything, to be completely honest, that hasn’t won in two years. You try not to look at the leaderboards until the back nine, you try not to look at them early, you try not to look at them at all.

Today I looked at them. I looked at them all day. I really wanted to feel everything. I wanted to address everything that I was feeling in the moment.

I thought I had the lead, so I when looked up at the board I was like, oof, I saw Hovie was at 19, so I was back into chasing mode, and I knew that putt was really big in the tournament.

Q. What were the moments that you felt today you handled differently?

XANDER SCHAUFFELE: I mean, I didn’t get frustrated. On the first hole I just kept telling myself, just be calm, be patient, put a good stroke on this one. That went in.

On 3, I thought I hit a good putt, it looked like it kind of bounced to the right in some sort of mark that I didn’t see, that I didn’t fix, and it lipped out.

Made that good putt on 4. Missed that one on 3.

Then on 5, I left that short.

I just kept telling myself that — just weather the storm.

I knew that birdies had to be made, so there was some sort of aggression that I knew coming into today. It wasn’t like a tournament round where I could kind of sit back and shoot 2- or 3-under. It just wasn’t going to be enough. I knew that I needed to have some pace on my putts, some more aggressive lines coming into pins.

That putt on 5 — sorry, 6 was big for me. That par putt was big.

“I’ve done enough work, I’m good enough”

Q. When people would call you the best player never to win a major, how did you view that statement?

XANDER SCHAUFFELE: It’s just noise. That’s what I think. I thought I was. Not that people saying it made me think that. I just felt like I’ve done enough work, I’m good enough to do it. I just needed to shut my mind up and actually do it.

Q. Was there a moment where you felt the magnitude of the tournament? Was there a certain point in the round where you felt like, all right, this is big, this is a major, this is do-or-die time?

XANDER SCHAUFFELE: On 6, I felt like 6 to 7 was a really big stretch for me. I saw a bunch of guys putting that thing in the morning. There was mud on my ball. It was like into the grain, it was uphill. I saw DJ actually in coverage putt it up to two feet, and I was like, oh, that doesn’t look that bad. Then I bobbled my putt up the hill and it started bouncing early, and with the Zoysia it’s pretty dangerous to do that. I really calmed myself. I just said, greens are a little bit bumpy, just put a good stroke on it, and the rest is history. I was able to roll that one in, which was really big.

Then that putt on 7, too, and that sort of calmed me a little bit.

Then I was actually pretty calm when I made that putt on 9.

Then 10 I was a little greedy trying to hit that shot. I’d say that early stretch for me was really big.

Q. You talked about wanting to celebrate and looking forward to celebrating with everyone who was here. They were obviously super excited for the win. Can you tell us who is here and how influential or great have they been for your life and your golf?

XANDER SCHAUFFELE: Yeah. My uncle is my agent. He’s been with me from the beginning of the year. My brother cooks for me. He’s not a professional cook, but he can make some tasty food, so he’s been willing to help me. Hopefully, he stays out with me a little bit longer. He just got engaged.

My wife, she’s sort of the rock in my life. She’s constant for me. My two dogs. I had an old buddy and his girlfriend travel down from New York. I think you saw probably Max’s caddie Joe was there. He’s really close with Austin. I’m good buddies with Joe, and Dave, Taylor Moore’s caddie, as well. Those are the people that I saw coming off the green, and then Chris was there, as well. He kind of hung around and was here for it, which was awesome.

Q. Your dad has been such a part of this journey. Is it a little bit odd to not have him here in the biggest win, and how much is he in your head as you’re battling today?

XANDER SCHAUFFELE: Yeah, he was. He crept into my mind yesterday during an interview. I just said, I’m going to have to sneak back to that, commit, execute, accept. That’s something that he’s engrained in me since I was about nine years old. I was actually able to call him when I was standing, waiting to walk onto the 18th green. He was a mess. He was crying on the phone. It made me pretty emotional. I told him I had to hang up because I had to walk down. I couldn’t show up looking like the way I was.

Yeah, my parents have — they’re not here this week, but they know how important they are to me. My dad, his goal — he’s been my swing coach and my mentor my entire life, and his goal really was to — just like any good dad would want, just to set your kid up for a successful future. He really meant that. He was like, what capacity am I going to help you this week. He sent me positive texts throughout the week, all week, even last week, as well.

Now that I’m working with Chris, he feels like he can kind of take his hands off the wheel. He trusts him a lot, I trust him a lot.

My dad is at that stage in his life, I really want him to be happy, and I know this is going to bring him a ton of joy where he’s at in Hawai’i right now.

Q. You had a wonderful career, and I wonder, as you reflect back on the back few years, what do you feel has been the biggest hurdle to overcome to get to this point, to this magnificent moment in your life and career?

XANDER SCHAUFFELE: I mean, I’m a big believer of getting the right foundation, the right people around you, having a good team around you. I believe that if you put in the hard work and you let yourself do what you think you can do, you’re going to have some fruits to the labor.

To be specific about it, I’m not really sure, to be honest. I’ve felt like I’ve been on this sort of trending path for quite some time. I really had to stay patient and keep the self-belief up, and I was able to do both those things.

Q. I know one of your sayings has been a steady drip breaks the stone. I imagine this is what it looks like —

XANDER SCHAUFFELE: That’s actually what my dad texted me last night. In German though. I had to ask him what the translation was.

Q. I imagine that’s just something that you guys have shared is his sayings over the years. Is that kind of true?

XANDER SCHAUFFELE: Yeah, yeah. There’s been some famous German philosophers, and my dad, he was a bit of a reader growing up. I’m sure that’s where he got a lot of them from. He’s definitely put them in my brain.

Q. Does it add anything to this victory that you just posted the lowest 72-hole score in the history of a major championship, or you wouldn’t care whatever the winning score was?

XANDER SCHAUFFELE: I mean, it’s just the weather that came through. Valhalla is a big property, and the weather really — and the fog and all those things. If every day was like today, I think the greens would have been firmer, the fairways would have been firmer, it would have been harder to hit them, they would have been rolling off into the rough. Just had to take what the course was going to give me. Just getting to 21 just had to be done, and for it to be a part of history is obviously pretty cool.


PGA Championship 2024: Fan Fishes Club Out of the Pond

Adam Hadwin is known to many from last year, when the Canadian was tackled by security staff on the green during his compatriot’s victory celebration. The Canadian also made headlines in March, this time by throwing a club into the pond on the 18th hole at the Players Championship. His wife’s reaction in both incidents left nothing to be desired and entertained the golfer’s fans. Now Hadwin’s temper struck again and he sank another of his golf clubs in the pond, this time at the PGA Championship 2024. But a fan promptly rushed to the rescue and stripped down to his pants, jumped into the icy water and fished out the equipment.

PGA Championship 2024: Fan fishes clubs out of the pond

The video evidence of the fan’s – probably somewhat insane – action is immediately available on Twitter. The ponds at Valhalla Golf Club are not without danger. Water snakes and other potentially dangerous animals have been spotted in the past. The fan was not deterred by this and literally jumped into the deep end. Hadwin is now able to continue playing with a full bag without any problems thanks to the spectator’s full physical commitment.

It is not clear exactly where the scene took place, but the Toronto Sun suspects that it was around hole 7. After his round, Hadwin admitted in an interview that “bogeying seven for the second day in a row really gets to you.”

Watch: The fan’s stunt

Of course, the reaction of Jessica, Hadwin’s wife, is not to be missed. Her reaction to her husband’s renewed outburst:

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PGA Championship: Major Debut at 61 After 20 Years Without Playing Golf

40 years ago, he was considered one of the greatest golf talents in the USA, won national junior championships and wanted to become a tour pro. Then he got injured and the dream was over. But things got even worse for Tracy Phillips: Yips meant that he didn’t touch a club for 20 years, although he continued to work as a PGA Pro. Now, at the age of 61, he is taking part in a major for the first time at the PGA Championship. A truly crazy story.

A slipped disc halted his young career, reports in a detailed story about the man who not only topped the US amateur rankings as a junior, but also later went to university on a golf scholarship. After an eight-month injury break due to a herniated disc, he had lost his “natural swing”, says Phillips. With a lot of work and training, he wanted to get back to his old level, but it was at a pro-am in Wyoming that he felt for the first time that something was wrong. “The first hole was a par-5 and there was an in-course out of bounds to the right and there was an out-of-bounds pasture to the left. I stepped up and proceeded to hit a driver on the range, hit a driver out of bounds left and then finally just hit a 7-iron down the fairway just to get it in. I think at that time, it was just like, it was obvious — I was just toast.” quotes Phillips as saying.

At 61: Playing the PGA Championship for the First Time

The search for his old form had tired him so much that at some point he no longer felt like playing. Yips, those uncontrolled muscle twitches that all golfers fear, were the reason. They usually occur when putting, but the now 61-year-old experienced them time and again with the driver. Not only did this make a career on the tour impossible, it also made it impossible to even put a ball in play.

Like his father, who was a golf teacher for 40 years, he concentrated on his pupils. And didn’t play golf himself for 20 years. It was only the persuasion of a few friends that convinced him to return to the golf course. While he enjoyed playing with his buddies again, he also steadily improved. A few qualifying tournaments later, he had already qualified for the US Club Pro Championships again and competed there for several years. Even though he missed the cut more often than he made it, his passion was rekindled.

Philipps has already played several majors on the senior tour in recent years (and made cuts), even if he doesn’t regularly compete against Bernhard Langer and co. He has now made it into the field of a men’s major for the first time via the qualifying tournaments of the PGA of America. At the age of 61 and after a 20-year break. “The very thing that took me out of the game for 20 years is kind of my strong suit.,” says Phillips, delighted with his renewed love for his driver.

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PGA Championship 2024: The Major Returns to Valhalla

The PGA Championship 2024 is coming up and this year it will take place at Valhalla Golf Club in Kentucky. The golf club, nestled in the beauty of Kentucky, is no stranger to hosting major golf events, and this will be the fourth time the PGA Championship has been held here. Past majors at Valhalla have seen golf legends such as Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy claim victory.

PGA Championship 2024: The rich history of the Major in Valhalla

As the dust of the track and the cheers of the fans started to settle at the 150th Kentucky Derby in Churchill Downs, the agitation at nearby Valhalla Golf Club reignited with the preparations for the 106th PGA Championship. And the “most exciting two minutes in sports” gave way to “once in a decade golf celebration in Kentucky.” According to Churchill Downs, Mystik Dan’s win marked the first three-horse photo finish since 1947 and the first race decided by a nose margin since 1996. Like an echo of the Kentucky Derby, the three PGA Championships contested at Valhalla in the last three decades concluded with a photo finish or a nose margin–a playoff or one stroke difference in golf lingo.

Pictures of the Kentucky Derby. (Photo: PGA of America)

“I had a heartache in 96 when Mark Brooks beat me in a playoff,” said local golf star Kenny Perry about his defeat at the first PGA Championship in Kentucky. Four years later, Tiger Woods prevailed in a playoff against Bob May to win his fifth and third consecutive major at Valhalla. “Tiger was incredible,” remembers two-time Masters winner José María Olázabal, who shot a 9-under-par 63 course record on the third day and finished tied fourth. “I have great memories of that amazing round and Valhalla, a solid golf course with tough rough,” said the Spaniard. “But I specially remember the Ryder Cup there in 2008, when the Americans played really well.”

Perry was part of that American winning team captained by Paul Azinger.  “My dad, at 86 years old, came off the green in his bib overalls and gave me a hug. This is where I love to go, and to me, this is the pinnacle of golf in Kentucky,” added Perry about the 2008 Ryder Cup and Valhalla Golf Club. “We were fortunate to have epic and historic finishes,” said Jimmy Kirchdorfer, General Chairman of the 2024 PGA Championship. “A lot of people from Kentucky would say the Ryder Cup, when the US was struggling to win for a while, was the best sporting event they have ever been to.”

Jimmy Kirchdorfer and Justin Thomas. (Photo: PGA of America)

After the memorable victory of Rory McIlroy by one-stroke in the 2014 PGA Championship in the darkness, Kirchdorfer, along with the new co-owners of Valhalla Golf Club and its membership have been instrumental in bringing the PGA Championship back to Kentucky one decade later. “The tremendous response from the Louisville and Kentucky community has been essential to make this event a record-breaking championship,” said 2024 PGA Championship Director, Ryan Ogle, as he supports his assessment with staggering numbers.

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the Wanamaker Trophy during the Award Ceremony for the 96th PGA Championship, at Valhalla Golf Club, on August 10, 2014 in Louisville, KY. (Photo by Montana Pritchard/The PGA of America)

Over 200,000 spectators are expected during the week, breaking the record ticket sales set in 2018. Valhalla will accommodate 700,000 square feet of temporary flooring, over 285 tent structures, and 600 TVs will be spread across the property. On The Rocks, the Elijah Craig Bourbon Speakeasy by the 14th hole of Valhalla Golf Club will be one of the massive hospitality structures showcasing the official bourbon cocktail of the 2024 PGA Championship, the Elijah Craig Mulligan. “In terms of size, it will be more than double compared with 2014,” added Ogle, also highlighting the over 500 million households around the world with access to over 250 hours of live coverage.

The Elijah Craig Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. (Photo: PGA of America)

“I am very excited about the PGA Championship in Kentucky. When the time comes, it will be a very special week,” said two-time PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas, who will be playing a major in Valhalla for the first time. “I have been to Valhalla a handful of times. It is obviously well known and the most famous course in Kentucky, a special place,” added Thomas, who grew up playing golf at Harmony Landing Country Club, in Goshen, Kentucky, where his father Mike is still a pro.

Thomas will be the only Kentuckian at the traditional Champions Dinner, hosted by the 2023 winner Brooks Koepka at the home of the Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs. “Whatever my mom is cooking at home would be my recommendation for food in Kentucky,” noted Thomas as a potential culinary advice to Koepka, who finished T-15 in Valhalla in 2014. That year, Michael Block, the PGA of America Golf Professional who became the people’s hero in 2023 when he finished T-15 at Oak Hill, made his debut in the PGA Championship in Valhalla after winning the PGA Professional Championship.

The beautiful Valhalla Golf Club in Kentucky. (Photo: PGA of America)

“Kentucky has been great. We have been staying downtown Louisville all week and everyone has been absolutely fantastic. It was a great experience,” said after missing the cut in 2014 Block, part of the Corebridge Financial Team of 21 PGA of America Professionals competing along the best in the world in the 2024 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club.


WITB: Brooks Koepka with Srixon and Cleveland to Fourth LIV title

The PGA Championship winner in 2023 switched to Srixon/Cleveland as his sponsor two years ago and has been playing with clubs and tour bags from the Japanese brand ever since. However, Brooks Koepka first had to look for the right partner. In addition to various companies, Brooks Koepka also tried out different models from the manufacturers. Now he’s winning again on the LIV Golf Tour and we take a look inside the tour winner’s bag.

WITB: The golf equipment of Brooks Koepka 2024

For his driver, he opted for the ZX5 LS Mk II model from Srixon instead of the “pro model” ZX7. With a weight in the back part of the sole, the ZX5 helps to achieve a straighter swing path and slightly more launch height compared to the ZX7, while the low-spin version also helps to achieve a penetrating ball flight and therefore more length, at least for the pros on the tours. For the fairway wood, Koepka looks back to the 2017 model from TaylorMade. The M series was the predecessor of the current Stealth models and seems to have taken a liking to the American. The M2 fairway wood with 16.5 degrees makes it into his set up. The fairway wood is complemented by the Nike Vapor Pro Driving Iron. The sporting goods manufacturer’s iron, which was released back in 2015, has a centre of gravity directly in the sweet spot and, despite the now nine-year-old technology, seems to be a bank in the setup of the renewed LIV winner.

For his irons, he then opts again for Srixon and the blades from the latest 2023 series. The ZX7 Mk II irons impress with their slim design and offer Koepka the possibility of different flight curves and the best possible control over ball flight and spin.

He also relies on his equipment supplier for the wedges and opts for the sister company Cleveland. The RTX Zipcore wedges are also in his bag for the 2023 season and seem to have won his trust around the green. In addition to a putter from Scottie Cameron in the Newport 2 Tour version, the Srixon Z-Star Diamond golf balls make it into Koepka’s bag.

Brooks Koepka WITB 2024

Driver: Srixon ZX5 LS Mk II (10.5°)

3-wood: TaylorMade M2 Tour HL (16.5°)

Driving iron: Nike Vapor Pro (3-iron)

Irons: Srixon ZX7 Mk II (4-9)

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore Tour Rack (46°) 

Cleveland RTX6 ZipCore Tour Rack (52° mid, 56° mid, 60° low)

Putter: Scotty Cameron Teryllium TNP2

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond


The Masters Tournament 2024: Zach Johnson on His F-Bomb

After a frustrating first day at the Masters Tournament 2024, Zach Johnson played well under the extreme conditions on day two. Until the American did hit the 12th hole.

Zach Johnson Drops F-Bomb at the Masters Tournament 2024

After missing the hole completely with his first tee shot, the second try landed just right of the green with a difficult chip. The following long putt for a double bogey missed the hole and resulted in a triple-bogey.

What followed was a reserved applause from the patrons and Zach Johnsons “F*** off!” directed across the pond. This unlikely outburst off course hit social media and promptly sparked a debate wether it was directed at the patrons or himself.

F-Bombing the Patrons? That’s what Zach Johnson said about the Situation

Q. Why don’t you clear the air about the social media thing.

ZACH JOHNSON: I’m not familiar with any social media thing out there. I’ve just signed my scorecard.

Q. There was some comment attributed to you to the patrons after your shots on 12.

ZACH JOHNSON: My first shot that went in the bush?

Q. It was after the putt maybe.

ZACH JOHNSON: After my putt for double bogey? Or after my putt for triple — I guess it really doesn’t matter. I can’t hear anything from — they’re 100 — with the downhill, they’re 152. They’re actually 154 away, so 152 away. I don’t understand the situation at all.

What are they saying that I did or said?

Q. It’s been reported that you swore at some of the patrons.

ZACH JOHNSON: That I swore at the patrons? That’s laughable. That’s completely laughable. I can’t hear the patrons, number one. Number two, I just made a triple bogey on the 12th hole that evidently is going to make me miss the cut, which at the time I knew was pretty sensitive in the sense that I needed to keep making pars.

If I’ve said anything, which I’m not going to deny, especially if it’s on camera, one, I apologize, and two, it was fully directed towards myself entirely because I can’t hear anything behind me. Does that make sense?

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PGA Tour: Keith Mitchell pulls ahead at the top

The PGA Tour enters the final day of the Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor, Florida today. In Round 3, Keith Mitchell managed to secure a two-stroke lead over the pursuers.

PGA Tour: Leader bounces back after slow start

The start of Round 3 didn’t go as planned for the leading American. After a birdie on the opening hole, Mitchell suffered bogeys on holes 3, 5, and 6. However, his round turned positive thereafter. With birdies on holes 7, 12, and 14, Mitchell expanded his lead at the top of the leaderboard by two strokes with a strong finish. He played birdies on holes 16 and 17, followed by an eagle on the 18th. Thus, the 32-year-old finished the day with a 66, 5-under-par round. The trio of pursuers, Seamus Power, Mackenzie Hughes, and Peter Malnati, concluded the day with rounds of 68, 69, and 68 respectively, standing at a total score of 8 under par, two strokes behind the leader. The overall field is sticking pretty close together, promising excitement for the final day.


Wilson ZM Wedges 2024: New grooves and high versatility

In 2024, Wilson Golf launched an innovative lineup of Staff Model wedges, introducing the ZM and ZM HT models. Designed with inputs from leading Tour players, these wedges offer golfers at all skill levels unparalleled versatility and performance, especially around the green. The ZM and ZM HT wedges represent a breakthrough in Wilson Golfs technology, combining feedback from professional players with cutting-edge design.

Wilson ZM Wedges: New grooves and forged precision

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Different sole grinds ensure versatility

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Available in six loft options, the ZM wedges cater to a wide range of preferences, with additional lofts available through custom fitting. The ZM HT, sharing the game-changing characteristics of the ZM, incorporates a high toe and wide sole design. This configuration provides even more flexibility, allowing golfers to adjust their shots with greater ease. The ZM HT is available in right-hand configuration, with specific loft options also available through custom fit.

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Technical data and further information

ModelStaff Model ZM and ZM HT
MaterialForged 8620 Carbon Steel
Lofts50°, 52°, 54°, 56°, 58°, and 60° (Custom Fit for 46° and 48°)
Bounce OptionsLow, Medium, High (6-12 Degrees)
Shaft OptionsTrue Temper Dynamic Gold Spinner WG
GripGolf Pride Tour Velvet
Price150 euros per wedge