This post will serve as a lead-in and landing spot for all things Tour Equipment from The Open Championship.
I will continue to update as new information comes in, and I will be on-site starting Sunday AM.
I’ve always wanted to do a living/breathing Tour Report so here we go!!
On Thursday I’ll be doing a WOW Journal documenting the whole experience so look out for that.
What’s happened leading up to this:
Of the four Majors, it’s The Open that brings with it the unique equipment tweaks. You will see more wedge options, lower lofted drivers, and plenty of UT builds. Over the past couple of weeks, a few builds were specific to The Open Championship, and there will be many more as we go.
Notable Builds at the Travelers:
Sam Burns may swap in his trusty Apex UW for an X21 UT. Both setups are built to drive ball flight down while keeping spin up. The MMT is notable for a mid-launch/mid-spin ball flight while the Nippon 120 is known for a LOW launch and higher spin.
See his current WITB here:
Aussie Marc Leishman, who already comes equipped with a ball flight made for links golf, came on the truck looking to double down on that. The Rogue ST 💎💎💎LS at 9.7 will be optimal for the knee-high fastballs that might be necessary if the wind blows at St. Andrews. Marc was trying to lower launch by a couple of degrees, all while maintaining current spin windows in his current gamer, which for Marc sits around 2400RPM on a stock cutter.
Christiaan Bezuidenhout was intrigued with the new Jaws RAW right out of the gate and wanted to test some lower bounce options to not only match the MD Forged wedges he has played for a while but also to harmonize with the firm turf at the “Home of Golf.” Callaway wedge specialist Simon Wood got on the grinding wheel and shaved down a good portion of the back edge, heel, and toe to create something that would sit flush against the ground. I’ll update whether these wedges make it in. the bag when I get to Scotland.
Sunday and Monday from St. Andrews
Practice Round with Sam Burns
Inside the Callaway DP World Tour Truck