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Inside the Bag of Xander Schauffele

Last weekend at the Masters was another successful one for Xander Schauffele. Yes, he came up short in his bid for a first major but the game is there…to win a bunch of these things. It literally came down to one bad chip on #3 and a great swing on #16 that hit a wall of wind. That’s it.

He’s played so well in the majors that “learning experiences” won’t cut it anymore, he wants to start collecting trophies, and he will. Everything about Xander is precise to the nth degree. After another great performance in a major, I wanted to get some insight as to the why and how of his bag from Callaway Tour Reps Jacob Davidson and Kellen Watson. Interesting stuff to say the least.

Here is a DEEP look into Xanders bag at the Masters, ENJOY!!

Driver: Callaway Epic Speed 💎💎💎 (9, 6GF, 6GB)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD BB 7 X (Custom Black, 45.5, Tipped 1, D3)

Jacob Davidson:  The Epic Speed Triple Diamond fit right into what Xander loves to see. He likes a driver that helps eliminate the left side all while not dipping too low in spin. Our Triple Diamond heads have a straighter top line and a more player-friendly (compact) shape that our staff loves.

  • Loft (actual): 8.9 degrees
  • Length: 45 1/2 inches
  • Setting: NS
  • Weight: 194.2-gram head weight, D3 swing weight
  • Tipping: 1 inch

4-wood: Mavrik Sub Zero (16.5@16.3)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8X (42.75, Tipped 1.5, D3)

Kellen Watson: Xanders old Rogue 3-Wood was consistently catching the mid 170’s in ball speed and simply just going too far off the tee. In addition, he wasn’t getting enough spin, off the deck 

The Mavrik SZ 4-wood gave him a slightly more open look at a higher loft to dial back yardage to fit back into the right yardage gapping. With Xanders swing becoming even more efficient, the ball is just going a lot further. Good problem to have.

7-wood: Mavrik Sub Zero (20@18.8)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 9X (Black, 41.5 Inches, Tipped 2, D3)

Kellen Watson: The switch into the 7 wood came for the same reason as the 3-Wood, we were seeing distance gains in the previous 5-Wood that was just too far for that part of the bag.  The 5-Wood was touching 170 ball speed, so with the loft increase in the 7 Wood combined with a heavier (and shorter) shaft, we were able to dial back yardages to a previous yardage and launch profile he felt comfortable with. That’s a part of Xanders bag that has to be extremely versatile and proper yardage gapping is ESSENTIAL.

Irons: Callaway Apex TCB (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Jacob Davidson: The Apex TCB is similar to the Apex Pro “dot” heads he had success with, but in this case, he liked the feel a bit more and launch and spin with the longer irons increased which at a place like Augusta is a necessity.

  • Loft (4-PW): 22.5, 26.5, 30.75, 35, 38.5, 43, 47 degrees
  • 6-iron spin: 6,600 RPM
  • Swing weight: D1.5 (4, 5) D2 (6-P)
  • Lie (4-PW): 60.5, 61, 61.5, 62, 62.5, 63, 63.5 degrees
  • Length: Standard Callaway length

Wedges: Callaway Jaws MD5 (52-10S), Titleist Vokey Design SM6 (56-10 @57), Titleist Vokey Design SM8 WedgeWorks (60-T @61)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Jaws MD5 Specs

  • Length: 35.5 inches
  • Loft: 52 degrees
  • Lie: 63.5 degrees
  • Swing weight: D3

Vokey Specs

  • Length: +1/8 inches over standard
  • Loft: 57, 61 degrees
  • Lie: 63.5 degrees
  • Swing weight: D3

Jacob Davidson on (52-10S): Low launch and a ton of spin. This wedge gives him the ability to really flight it down while maintaining spin on off-speed shots, which can be a tough combo to find. In combo with the Chrome Soft X, it was a perfect combination.

Grips: Golf Pride MCC (Black/White 58R, 3 wraps top, 2 wraps mid, 1 total)

Putter: Odyssey O-Works #7 CH Red

Joe Toulon on Xanders Odyssey: The Alignment features were a big factor in Xander’s landing on this option. The top line and back tracer lines really work with his eyes. The CH provides him a little bit of toe hang and it matches up nicely with his path and arc. He’s used face-balanced options in #7’s before and will typically only use something with little-to-no toe hang. 

Specs

  • Model: O-Works Red 7 CH
  • Loft/lie: 3.5/71.5  degrees (backup putter is at 4 loft)
  • Alignment: Top and tracers in white
  • Insert: White Hot
  • Length: 34 3/8 inches to end of grip
  • SuperStroke Traxion 2.0 Tour (10 grams)
  • Swingweight: D7.5
  • Weight: 516.5 gams
  • Shaft: Black stepped shaft

*His loft varies week to week depending on grass/green conditions. He works on Quintic with his putting coach Derek Uyeda to determine what loft is necessary each week

Ball: Chrome Soft X ’20

Kellen Watson: The CSX was a pretty easy transition for Xander when he switched a couple of seasons ago. He wasn’t looking to lower launch or spin off the driver and CSX kept him in the perfect window. It was around the greens and on off-speed shots that he really saw the benefits. CSX is a ball that still maintains a lower ball flight and maintains a ton of spin when you take something off the shot, that’s a huge plus at this level.

Grips: Golf Pride MCC (58R, Black/White, Logo Down) 3 wraps at the top(not butt end), 2 wraps mid, 1 long. Trying to reduce taper.

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