The Winning Setup: Patton Kizzire at the Sony Open in Hawaii

Titleist Brand Ambassador Patton Kizzire earned his second victory of the young PGA Tour season at the Sony Open in Hawaii, outlasting Titleist golf ball loyalist James Hahn (Pro V1x) in a marathon six-hole playoff.

Kizzire relied on a Titleist Pro V1x golf ball and Titleist golf clubs from tee to green to shoot four rounds in the 60’s (67-64-64-68) and equal Hahn’s score of 17-under-par 263 in regulation play.

Let’s take a closer look at the Titleist equipment that Patton trusted at Waialae Country Club along with some insights from the Titleist Tour staff who helped outfit Patton with his winning setup.

What's in Patton's Bag:

Golf Ball: Pro V1x

Driver: 917D3 (10.5º) 

Fairway: 917F2 (16.5º)

Hybrid: 913H (19°)

Irons: 718 T-MB (4), 718 CB (5-6), 718 MB (7-9)

Wedges: Vokey Design SM7 pitching (48.10 F Grind), gap (52.12 F Grind), sand (56.08 M Grind) and lob (60.06 K Grind)

Putter: Scotty Cameron GoLo Tour

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Patton on his Pro V1x golf ball: "I have such a greater appreciation for what goes into making the Titleist golf ball (after taking a tour of Titleist Ball Plant 3 in New Bedford, Mass). It starts from scratch, and we get these beautiful, perfectly round, seamless, white Titleist golf balls. I would say that if you really want to appreciate how good your Titleist golf ball is, you have to go through the plant, because they're so precise with every little detail, you can't even believe it until you see it."

Patton on working with the staff on the Titleist Tour Van to create a blended set of Titleist 718 irons: "My question to them was, 'Where's the switch start?' They helped me settle into the pitching wedge through 7 iron [MB], 6-iron CB and 5-iron CB, and the 4-iron T-MB. They make sure that everything in my bag is where it needs to be. They're here every week and spend a lot of time with me. They're fun to work with and we're friends. I love having them on my team."

Titleist Tour Rep J.J. VanWezenbeeck on Patton's setup: Patton likes the look of traditional irons and the 718 MB fit the bill for his look and his desire to control flight. As he moves up through his bag, having multiple options in 718 really helps. He moves to 718 CB with his 6 and 5 iron, then moves to 718 TMB at 4 iron, which helps gapping and ball flight at the top of his irons. 

J.J. VanWezenbeeck on Patton's 917 D3 driver: "Patton throughout his bag likes traditional look but needs vertical help with his angle of attack. A 10.5 917D3 driver helps him with launch but still control his swing. The shaft is based on a platform he had success with early in his career and loves the feel of."

Patton on his Scotty Cameron GoLo Tour Putter: "I walked up to one of the tour bags before I was on the PGA TOUR, that had all the putters around it. I'd kind of been going towards a mallet about five or six years ago and I gravitated towards the GoLo. It had a nice, solid mallet feel so it was perfect for me. I have had several GoLo putters and I've used different versions of them over the last several years, and they all seem to have had some magic in them."

Scotty Cameron Tour Rep Kelly Moser on Patton's custom black head/shaft combination: "Patton has been using a Scotty Cameron GoLo model since his mini tour days. The one he is currently using was a back up that was made for him when he first earned his PGA TOUR card. He had a stock shaft and silver head version that he used for a long time, but he wanted to shake it up a little so we made him one with a black shaft and a dark finish. He loved it and after his victory said he's pretty sure this one is in the bag permanently."  


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9 Replies


    This is for Tom P. Why do you want all these things from Gen. Pattons bag? Besides I can take one look at him swing his driver and find out two of them. Can you tell what shaft and grip he is using by picture of his swing Tom P., I sure can. Most golfers who know equipment the way I do notices these things quickly and yet you want all these mundane sizes and lies, etc.?????? Don't make much sense. Play your own clubs, don't try to imitate someone else, especially a Tour Pro. My gosh. Joe Sadlowski


    Titleist is the best equipment by far over anything I think, but it seams like not a lot of tour pros are using them. Everyone is switching to PXG, like Zach Johnson, etc. Well I guess just because they don't carry a titleist tour bag, that they are not playing titleist clubs, but a lot have mixed bags and most hit drivers and vokey wedges. But it's nice to see Justin Thomas and buddy Jordan Speith still playing titleist. I have been playing titleist clubs for 27 years now dated back to high school golf team. And I still have every club that I ever used in our recroom- golf cave. Boy I sometimes look at the old titleist drivers with the new and I just have to laugh. Old persimmon head with a steal shaft. But I still hit it far, but not even close as today. Maybe 60-75 yards further with new technology. Golf has came a long way, equipment wise, but I just keep thinking. What's next to come, heads are huge, shafts can be unscrewed to a new one in minutes, change loft, lie instantly, weight distribution. I mean, when is it going to stop. Or I guess what I'm saying is, what could possibly be next. Kinda of making golf more about equipment than the game itself, all that matters is, if you can't make 8-10 footers regularly, then hitting it 350 yards doesn't really matter. A stroke is a stroke, and all that counts is getting that $7 ball in the hole at the lowest score possible and amateurs go to the range with the driver way to much, and it costs to hit range balls, usually. But putting is free, and nobody ever says I'm going to the putting green! Myself, I have a huge fast green in my yard sand trap and fringe and high rough around it. Golf is all about short game, but you never see these high handicapped players practice it. If they have money, it's always I'm going to order that new driver with that expensive fubuki shaft. And they still have a 40 yard slice that they been hitting for the last twenty years, but they look good. I can tell by the first swing if an amateur is any good or not. But yet, they have that Titleist tour staff bag full of pro equipment, I saying they can't break 90 and are hitting forged titleist irons and wondering why they can never hit them solid. They don't even know what they are buying, but it's what the Tour Pros hit so it must be good. I'm sorry, written more than I was going to, but I'm sure a lot of good golfers know what I'm getting at, right? Take care and God Bless everyone, Joe Sadlowski, cousin of Jamie Sadlowski, who also needs a short game and maybe one day he can make it to the weekend. Sorry Jaime, see what hitting it 400 yards does for you if you have no short game. Just telling it the way it is.

  3. Jason M

    One sick circle t!! Keep up the Cameron loyalty and winning!!!

  4. Steve S

    Great post Rick V. I watched the whole tournament and smiled every time Kizzire pulled a Titleist club from his bag. Great win for him and Titleist.  

    Play Well,

    Steve S.

  5. Gregg T

    When are the Vokey SM7 wedges going to be available? I'm due for a change.

  6. Chuck Z

    What a marathon and glad to glad to see Patton win.  Find it interesting that he plays with an older model of the hybrid.  Congratulations and hope to see him in the winners circle again this year......TT rocks.....

  7. sam r

    We Win!

  8. Jim K

    Must admit that I didn't know much about Patton Kizzire prior to this win.  Great to see him deploy Titleist throughout his bag to get the victory though.  Good on him.

  9. Tom P

    Excellent insights on his 'Bag' ... however, I would also like to know what shaft he has in his Driver, fairway 'woods', Irons and wedges = Shaft length, weight, flex and grip size/type.          THANKS ....