Hideki Matsuyama WITB for 2018

Hideki Matsuyama : What’s In the Bag for 2017

Has anyone had a hotter start to his 2017 season than Hideki Matsuyama? Generally we wouldn’t credit the clubs with such a hot start, but Hideki hits Srixon’s so… we are going to give all of the credit to the clubs.

Before we start raving about this bag, you should know that our editor plays a combo set of Z545 and Z945 irons. Find out the complete details for what’s in the bag for Hideki for 2017 below.

Driver: Srixon ZR-30 at 9.5°

Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 8TX
Hideki has been playing the ZR-30 since we started our WITB series (3 seasons). As you might expect, Hideki uses several Asian/Japanese clubs, and the ZR-30 is an example of one. As golfers that have tried to get their hands on Asian clubs know, eBay is your best shot to find them. We found a ZR-30 here for $225, but for that bread you are likely better off buying a newer US club.

3 Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2 at 15°

Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 9TX
We are all familiar with the Rocketballz clubs from TaylorMade. TaylorMade’s woods aren’t hype, they’re long, straight, and forgiving. This is an affordable club at just $149, but the Graphite Design Tour shaft isn’t available from TaylorMade and is a $500 shaft. Heavy shaft, heavy price.

Hybrid: Honma TW727 at 19 degrees°

Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Honma has been one of the most popular Japanese golf brands for over 50 years. Their newer clubs can be tough to find in the US, but this hybrid is older and can be found here on eBay. Honma made some noise a few years back with a $75,000 set. You can pick up this hybrid for under $200.

Irons: Callaway Apex 3 iron and Srixon Z945 4-PW

Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Tour Issue
Matsuyama’s 3 iron is currently in flux, and for the majority of last season he carried his hybrid and a 5 wood with now 3 iron in his bag. We recently reviewed the new Callaway Apex irons. We had to include a pic of the Srixon Z945 blades for those of you that haven’t seen these clubs… They are stunning. Really hard to hit for poor ball strikers, but you scratch golfers out there would love the look and feel of these forged blades. Amateur players should use the link below to check out the Srizon 545 irons, they made our list of best irons on the market for 2016, are super long and forgiving with an industry leading feel, and a set from Global Golf costs less than $450.

Check Srixon 545 Reviews and Pricing

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Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX CB (48-8 2-Dot, 52-10 2-Dot), Cleveland 588 CG 16 (56-12, 60-10)

Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Tour Issue
No big surprise here, another player on tour with a set of Cleveland wedges in his bag. The 588 wedges are famous for their Rotex Milling giving player’s an added bit of control on their wedge shots. Cleveland wedges are legendary, consistent, easy to hit, define control, and it’s no surprise that these are amongst the most popular clubs on tour.

Read Reviews and Current Pricing

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Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS

hideki matsuyama - putterWe all know the drill with these Scotty Cameron putters, as many tour pros are currently using them. The Newport 2 is one of the most popular putters on the market, but we were only able to find one GSS and it was on eBay for $9,000. Hideki has been using this Timeless for years now.

Golf ball: Srixon Z-Star XV

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