Justin Thomas – What’s In the Bag for Start of 2018 PGA Season
At just 24 years old, a major winner, and already the world number four player, it’s scary to think that the best years may yet be ahead for JT. Thomas may swing the club harder than anyone on tour, but he somehow manages to be one of the most consistent ball strikers on the planet… and that is while swinging the Titleist MB’s. Find out what else is in Thomas’s bag in this WITB article for the 2018 PGA season.
Driver: Titleist 917D2 at 9.5 degrees
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana BF 60TX
Thomas joins Spieth and Scott by swapping out the 917D3 he finished last season with for a 917D2 adjusted down to 9.5 degrees. This is the same Mitsubishi shaft that JT used throughout 2017, tipped 1.5 inches.
The fact that these are 2017 drivers, and brands like TaylorMade and Callaway have already released new 2018 drivers means Global Golf has these, with 10 different shaft options, starting at just over $200. You can view their full inventory below.
3 Wood: Titleist 917F2 at 15 degrees
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue 80TX
It’s hard to go wrong for Titleist pros like Adam Scott, Jordan Spieth, and Justin Thomas. The company doesn’t release four different sets of drivers and fairway woods per year, with millions of options and adjustments. They release a quality club that tests as well or better than anything on the market, then spend the next year pushing the envelope even further.
5 Wood: Titleist 915Fd at 18 degrees
Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 9.2 Tour Spec X-Flex
This is the same 5 wood that JT had in the bag late last season, and remains one of the two or three best fairway woods we have ever tested. The best part about these clubs being another year older is that they are all the way down to $80 with a Mitsubishi Rayon shaft on the Global Golf website right now.
Irons: Titleist 716 CB 4 iron, Titleist 718 MB (5-9)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Thomas recently switched out his 716 MB irons for a new set of Titleist 718 MB, and also removed the 712U driving iron he had in the bag last season. These are unbelievably attractive one piece slivers of metal capable of hitting any shot imaginable. A set of these will likely set you back $1,200+, but the 718’s being out means JT’s 714 and 716 irons from past seasons are now considerable cheaper. The 716’s start at $400 on Global Golf and the 714 MB’s start at just $300 for a lightly used set.
Wedges: Vokey SM5 (52 12 F Grind, 56 14 F Grind), Vokey SM6 (46 10 F Grind, 60)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (46), S400 (52, 56, 60)
JT still has four wedges in his bag, and they are the same four from last season. You hear a lot of love for Mack Daddy wedges, the new Milled Grind from TaylorMade, Fowler’s Trusty Rusty, etc… but for our money Vokey’s last two releases are simply the best wedges on the market.
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.