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Ryder Cup: Team Europe – What's in the Bag Special

All the players were clad in identical team uniform, their bags beared the blue and gold stars of Europe and the equipment used was largely hidden from view. With the choice of clubs used at the demanding Le Golf National critical, we took a closer look under the rain hood.

TaylorMade and Callaway were represented by three staff players apiece; Ping and Titleist one. Team Europe also featured four free agents, compared to two on the USA side. Paul Casey, Tommy Fleetwood, Francesco Molinari and Thorbjorn Olesen are all former Nike hardware users. Let’s look at the driver models used:

TaylorMade M4: 3
TaylorMade M3: 3
Callaway Rogue: 3
Ping G400: 1
Titleist TS3: 1
TaylorMade M1: 1

No surprise to see TaylorMade and Callaway leading the way here. But what about the golf balls favoured by Team Europe?

Titleist Pro V1/x: 7 (Casey, Fleetwood, Hatton, Molinari, Poulter, Olesen, Stenson)
TaylorMade TP5/x: 3 (Rose, Rahm, McIlroy)
Callaway Chrome Soft X: 2 (Garcia, Noren)

Here’s a full list of what’s in the bag for each player:

Paul Casey

Driver: TaylorMade M4
3-wood: TaylorMade M1 2017
Hybrid: Taylormade M3
Irons: Mizuno MP-25, 3-iron, Mizuno MP-5, 4-9 iron
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6, 52˚ 56˚, 60˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circle T 350-SSS
Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Tommy Fleetwood

Driver: TaylorMade M3, 9.5˚
3-wood: Nike Vapor Fly, 13˚
5-wood: Nike Vapor Fly, 19˚
4-iron: Nike VR Forged; 5-9-irons: Nike VR Pro
Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 4, 48˚, 52˚, 56˚, 60˚
Putter: Odyssey White Hot Pro #3

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Sergio Garcia

Driver: Rogue Sub Zero, 9˚
3-wood: Rogue 3+, 13.5˚
5-wood: Rogue Sub Zero, 18˚
Irons: Apex Pro 16 Irons (3-4), Apex MB 18 Irons (5-9)
Wedges: Mack Daddy 4 (48˚, 54˚, 58˚)
Putter: Odyssey Toulon Azalea
Ball: 2018 Chrome Soft X (stamped with #17)

Tyrrell Hatton

Driver: Ping G400 LST 8.5˚
Fairway: TaylorMade M2 16.5˚
Irons: Ping i500 3; Ping i210 4-PW
Wedges: Ping Glide Forged, 50˚ 54˚; Titleist Vokey SM6 58˚
Putter: Ping Sigma G Darby
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Rory McIlroy

Driver: TaylorMade M3 8.5° (MCA Tensei Orange TX)
Fairway: TaylorMade M3 15° (MCA Tensei 80 TX)
Irons: TaylorMade P790 2-Iron; P750 3-4; P730 5-9
Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind 48˚, 54˚, Hi-Toe 60˚
Putter: TP Black Copper Soto
Ball: TaylorMade TP5

Francesco Molinari

Driver: TaylorMade M4 8.5
3-wood: TaylorMade M3 13˚
Irons: TaylorMade P790 2/4; P750 5-PW
Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind 50˚, 56˚, Hi-Toe 60˚
Putter: Bettinardi Dass BBZero
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Alex Noren

Driver: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 9°
Fairway wood: Callaway Rogue 3-wood 15°
Hybrid: Callaway Apex 18°
Irons: Callaway Apex Pro 16 4-9
Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 4 46°, 50°, 56°, 60°
Putter: Odyssey O-Works #1
Ball: Callaway Chrome X Soft

Thorbjorn Olesen

Driver: TaylorMade 2016 M1, 9.5˚
3-wood: TaylorMade 2016 M2, 15˚
5-Wood: TaylorMade 2016 M2, 18˚
2-iron: TaylorMade Tour Preferred UDi
Irons: TaylorMade PSi 4-9
Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind 47˚, 54˚; Callaway Mack Daddy 4 60˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Timeless GSS
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Ian Poulter

Driver: Titleist TS3 9.5˚
3-wood: Titleist 917 F2 16.5˚
Hybrid: Titleist 816 H2 21˚
Irons: Titleist 716 T-MB 4-iron, Titleist 718 AP2 5-PW
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 52˚, 56˚, 60˚
Putter: Odyssey White Hot #7
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Jon Rahm

Ryder Cup Team Europe WITB
Driver: TaylorMade M4, 9.5˚
5-wood: TaylorMade M3, 16˚
Irons: TaylorMade P790 3-iron, TaylorMade P750 4-PW
Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind, 51˚, 55˚, Hi-Toe 60˚
Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Red
Ball: TaylorMade TP5x

Henrik Stenson

Driver: Callaway Rogue 9˚
3-wood: Callaway Diablo Octane Tour 13˚
5-wood: Callaway Rogue 18˚
Irons: Callaway Legacy Black 4-PW
Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 4 50˚, 56˚, 60˚
Putter: Odyssey White Hot XG #7
Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Justin Rose

Driver: TaylorMade M3 440cc, 9˚
3-wood: TaylorMade M4, 15˚
Irons: TaylorMade P790 2-3, TaylorMade Rose Proto (P730) 4-9
Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind, 50˚, 56˚, Hi-Toe 60˚
Putter: TaylorMade TP Red Collection Ardmore 2
Ball: TaylorMade TP5

 

 


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