Jim Mitchell

Why’s it in the Bag: Wyndham Clark US Open 2023

After a gutsy Sunday performance Wyndham Clark has won his maiden major following on from his first tour win at the Wells Fargo championship the month before. So what clubs has he played through this purple patch?:

Driver: Titleist TSi3 (9 degrees)
Shaft: Accra TZ Six ST 60 M5

3-wood: TaylorMade Stealth 2 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 80 TX

Irons: Titleist T200 (3), Titleist 620 CB (4-9)
Shafts: Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw White 100HY X (3), True Temper Dynamic Gold X7 (4-9)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (46-10F, 52-12F, 56-10S), Vokey Design WedgeWorks (60-A)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Odyssey Jailbird Versa
Grip: SuperStroke Zenergy Tour 3.0 17”

Key Points

Matching Putters

You may have noticed on Sunday, when Clark was paired with Rickie Fowler, that they had very similar looking putters. Well that’s because Clark had his putter built to match Rickie’s specifically. The story goes that Clark literally had a hit of Fowler’s putter on the putting green one day and called up Odyssey the next day to get it built to matching specs. The long grip counterbalances the weight of the clubhead making the club very well suited to a straight stroke.

Fairway Finder

On many tee boxes You will have seen the trusty utility iron come out. This T200 3 iron is a favourite on tour, for players with the kind of power that Clark possesses this club is great for keeping the ball in play on shorter holes, particularly when there’s US Open rough lurking

Beefy Iron Shafts

Dynamic Gold is a staple on tour and in amateur’s bags alike, but the X7 is a rare shaft in their stable. This is one of the heaviest shafts in golf while still possessing the softer characteristics that Dynamic Gold shafts are known for. Wyndham Clark swings the club VERY quickly, averaging about the same speed that McIlroy puts out so these shafts will allow him to still feel in control of the club while putting full speed on the swing.

A Grind

Vokey offer tour players toys that us mortals sdaly can’t get our hands on. One of those being the A grind lob wedge. The A grind is a super low profile wedge, which allows skilled players to slide under the ball on tight turf and get the ball aerial quickly. On US Open speed green, this is vital in the wedges particularly when you’re greenside and don’t have the space to create spin.

Will we see these clubs in the winning circle again? Judging by his form don’t count it out.