Equipment Notes from the 2014 Hyundai Tournament of Champions

As we head into the final round of play at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, here are some Team Titleist equipment updates straight from Kapalua...

IT'S OFFICIAL: Titleist topped the ball count at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions with 19 (63%) players in the field of 30, nearly five times more than the nearest competitor with 4 ... Titleist was also the field favorite in irons (8/27%), sand, lob and approach wedges (26/39%) and putters (10/33%) ... Eight players (27%) also teed off with a Titleist driver, one shy of the leader ... With 19 more players trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x this week, Titleist increases its 2013-14 PGA TOUR player count to 453, more than five times the nearest competitor with 84.

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IN THE HUNT: Titleist Brand Ambassadors Jordan Spieth, Webb Simpson, Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson are all heading into the final round with their sights set on taking home top honors at the first event of 2014. Let's see what is in their bags...

Jason Dufner
Golf Ball: Pro V1 
Driver: 913D2 (9.5º) driver w/ Mitsubishi Diamana Ahina 60 X
Fairways: 913Fd (13.5º) fairway metal w/ Mitsubishi Kurokage S Tini 70 X and 913Fd (18º) fairway metal w/ Mitsubishi Diamana Ilima B80 X
Hybrid: 913H (19º) hybrid w/ True Temper PXI 6.5
Irons: AP2 (714) irons (4-P) w/ True Temper PXI 6.5
Wedges: Vokey Design Spin Milled sand (56º) wedge and TVD K-grind lob (60º) wedge w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold Spinner
Putter: Scotty Cameron by Titleist Squareback Plus prototype putter

Zach Johnson
Golf Ball: Pro V1x
Driver: 913D2 (8.5º) driver w/Mitsubishi Diamana Blue 73 X
Fairways: 913F.d (15º) fairway metal w/ Fujikura Motore VC7.0 X and 913F (17º) fairway metal w/ Diamana Blue B80 X
Hybrid: 909H (21º) hybrid w/Speeder 904 S
Irons: AP1 4-iron (712) w/ Dynamic Gold X100 and AP2 (714) irons (5-9) w/ Dynamic Gold X100
Wedges: Vokey Design SM4 pitching (48º), sand (54º) and lob (60º) wedges w/ Dynamic Gold S400

Webb Simpson
Golf Ball: Pro V1x 
Driver: 913D3 (10.5º) driver w/ USTM VTS 6 TX
Fairways: 913F (15º) fairway metal w/ USTM VTS 8TX X and 913F.d (18º) fairway metal w/ USTM VTS 8TX X
Hybrid: 913H.d (20º) hybrid w/ Graphite Design Tour AD DI 105 X
Irons: 680 irons (4-9) w/True Temper Dynamic Gold X100
Wedges: Vokey Design SM4 pitching (48º), sand (54º) and lob (58º) wedges w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold X100

Jordan Spieth
Golf Ball: Pro V1x
Driver: 910D2 (8.5º) driver w/ Mitsubishi Diamana Blue 63 X
Hybrid: 913H.d (18º) hybrid w/ Graphite Design Tour AD DI 95 X
Irons: AP2 (714) irons (4-9) w/ True Temper PX 6.0
Wedges: Vokey Design SM4 pitching (46º) and gap (52º) wedges w/ True Temper PX 6.0; and new prototype Vokey Design Spin Milled 5 sand (56º) and lob (60º) wedges w/ True Temper PX 6.0
Putter: Scotty Cameron by Titleist 009 prototype putter

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HAAS UNVEILS NEW IRONS...AND WEDGES: Titleist Brand Ambassador Bill Haas ( 2013 AT&T National winner) unveiled a set of new AP2 irons (714 series) in Kapalua ... Haas previously played Titleist's CB (712) model ... In addition to the new irons, the 5-time PGA TOUR champion is playing the new prototype Vokey Design Spin Milled 5 sand (54º) and lob (60º) wedges for the first time and also put in a new 913H (17º) hybrid this week ... This marks the fourth consecutive year that Haas has played in the T of C following a pair of wins in 2010, and one each from 2011-13.

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DUFNER SHOWS NEW METAL: Titleist Brand Ambassador and 2013 PGA Championship winner Jason Dufner made a pair of significant equipment changes this week. Dufner came to Kapalua working with a 913D2 (9.5º) and after two practice rounds under the watchful eyes of Titleist Tour Reps Chris Tuten and Dave Southworth, Dufner green lighted the new driver which features the same Mitsubishi Diamana Ahina 60X shaft that he had in his previous model. Dufner, who isn't prone to change equipment very often, also secured a new Titleist 913F.d (13.5º) fairway metal (with a Mitsubishi Kurokage 70 shaft) that he put in the bag this week. On the greens, he is using a new Scotty Cameron Squareback Plus prototype putter for the first time in competition. Dufner is tied for 9th at the halfway point of the tournament.

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8 Replies

  1. killerbgolfer

    Love the Duf's set up. Hope the guys play well this year!

  2. Tom G

    War Eagle - This is your year Young Man - Best of Luck!!!!!!!!!

  3. Chuck Z

    Looking in Zach's bag, I love the 17 degree hybrid 80....carry one myself and that thing is deadly long......use it sometimes more that my threewood 15 degree, down one click........Titleist has some awesome hybrids......carry a 19 degree as well........

  4. Mike D., Team Titleist Manager Team Titleist Staff

    Hi Mark D.,

    The messenger bag is a bit larger and has a few more pockets for accessories. I've provided the descriptions below...

    Messenger Bag:

    Dimensions: 13''H x 17.5''W x 4''D

    Open top divided with two compartments, large flap pocket with quick release buckles, and multiple internal and external accessory pockets.


    Dimensions 12"H x 16"W x 4"D

    Depth expands to 7.5"

    TSA-friendly laptop pocket.

  5. Mark D

    Question. This question is related to Titleist travel gear.  Could someone at Titleist please tell me the difference between the Titleist briefcase and the messenger bag??

  6. Chris92009

    Congrats Titleist on another great showing!  Someone mentioned, and I am not certain if it true, that Titleist has not lost the ball count in the last few decades...if this true, Wow! Keep up the great work!!

  7. Chuck Z

    Glad to see our Titleist ambassadors played so well at the TOC and that Zach came out on top.  Congratulations to team titleist......

  8. Hotsauce

    That new Scotty is UNREAL!