Justin Thomas – What’s In the Bag for 2016
Justin Thomas is one of golf’s rising stars. At just 23 years old, and coming off a huge win at the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii, he’s already cemented himself on the biggest stage. In addition to winning the first tournament of 2017, Thomas earned two PGA Tour wins and some very respectable placements in the majors. 2016 was undoubtedly Thomas’ finest year yet. He defended his CIMB Classic title just recently to earn his second PGA Tour title, while also making the cut at all four majors.
His best placement came at the U.S. Open, where he battled his way to a T32 finish, but he did well at the other big events too, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see his placings improve in the years to come. In this article, we’ll show you what clubs Thomas has been packing into his bag throughout the 2016 season, offering a brief summary and opinion on every item.
Driver: Titleist 917D3 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana White Board 73X
A highly impressive driver, perhaps even better known for being in Jordan Spieth’s bag this past season, the 917 D3 has been designed to bring high levels of forgiveness, long distances, fast ball speeds, and plenty of adjustability to your bag. This club also looks, feels and sounds fantastic. Put simply, it’s a real delight to use the 917D3 and we can easily see why Justin Thomas decided to make it part of his bag.
Benefitting from SureFit CG technology, this club can be adjusted to suit your swing. The CG can be moved around using various interchangeable weights, while the SureFit hosel comes with 16 different settings, making the 917D3 a highly versatile driver. The Radial Speed Face contributes to better ball speeds, while the Active Recoil Channel helps to reduce spin and give the ball consistent flight. It’s a top quality driver that you should definitely test out.
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3 Wood: Titleist 917F3 – 15 degrees
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon S+ Limited Edition 80TX
Thomas goes with the 917F3 fairway wood. When compared to the 917F2 range, these clubs provide reduced spin and lower launches, prioritizing distance and control above all else. If you want to really start seeing consistency in your shots, this is a fine club to use. The 917F3 has a sleek, compact design and also features the aforementioned SureFit technology, allowing you to make use of various weights and hosel settings in order to make the club suit your swing. Adjustability is very important in modern clubs, so it’s good to see that Titelist’s designers went way above and beyond the call of duty with this one. The face insert on the 917F3 has also been cleverly designed with variable thickness to offer better forgiveness on off-center hits.
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Irons: Titleist 712U (2), Titleist 716 MB (4-9)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Thomas mostly plays with the 716 MB range of irons. These muscleback blades are all about control, and that’s a theme throughout Thomas’ bag. He’s clearly a golfer who likes to feel in control of every shot he takes, and if that sort of description fits you too then you might want to invest in a set of these irons. The 716 MB blades feature a pre-worn leading edge, square toe and slim topline to provide maximal control. These Tour-proven clubs have been designed with advanced players in mind, guaranteeing the very highest levels of stability and reliability.
Wedges: Vokey SM5 (52, 56), Vokey SM6 (46, 60)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (46), S400 (52, 56, 60)
For his wedges, Thomas chooses clubs from both the Vokey SM5 and SM6 ranges. Featuring Spin Milled technology, these wedges are smartly manufactured to help you get your ball out of rough ground. TX3 grooves guarantee good amounts of spin, while the wedges themselves are highly versatile in order to deal with any situation.
Putter: Scotty Cameron X5 Prototype (flow neck)
The iconic Scotty Cameron is back once again with this multi-material putter. The body and face of the club are made from stainless steel to cut down on weight, while the sole is forged from milled aluminum for perfect precision. This putter brings both elegance and power to the green.
Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
These four-piece balls feature ZG process dual cores and a 328-dimple cover. Ideally suited for short game control and precision, these balls are a big hit with professional players.