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As the FedEx Cup playoffs are about to begin, we’re highlighting the top five golf gear stories of the year so far.

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It’s been a busy year in the world of golf equipment and, as the FedEx Cup qualifiers are about to begin, we’re rounding up the top 5 equipment stories of the year – so far. .

Scottie Scheffler is finally giving up the 11-year-old fairway wood

Scottie Scheffler hits the fairway wood at the Masters

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Just weeks before his first major Masters win, Scottie Scheffler replaced his decade-old Nike VR Pro fairway wood with a Taylormade Stealth at WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in Austin, TX. It marked the end of an era for a club that Scottie had had in his bag since high school and also demonstrated how far fairway wood technology has come.

After testing several models, Scottie went from 12.5° of loft on his Nike to 16.5° on the Stealth, showing how modern fairway woods are much higher and less spiny, even compared to clubs. from not so long ago.

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Adam Scott gets new custom irons

Adam Scott’s Custom Miura Irons

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The start of 2022 marked the first time in nearly 20 years that Adam Scott was not an official Titleist staff player and that change brought new clubs into the 42-year-old Australian’s bag.

The biggest change came at the Memorial where he installed Miura’s custom set of AS signature irons.

It was fitting for these clubs to take part in the Jack Nicklaus Tournament as the inspiration came after talking to the Miura team about the special edition Nicklaus irons created by Miura and how the shape and profile appealed to his preference for more old school 1980-90s style blades like his previous Titleist 680s.

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Justin Thomas switches putters ahead of PGA Championship

Scotty Cameron by Justin Thomas

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Just weeks before Justin Thomas headed to Southern Hills and won his second major championship, he did what few golfers in his position do: he switched putters.

Justin went from a Scotty Cameron flow neck style to a “knuckle neck” on his X5. The neck style reduced toe snagging and helped add some extra stability to the putter head, while giving it a different look at address.

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Gary Woodland’s custom longneck putter

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It’s also worth noting that since JT’s victory in Oklahoma, long neck putters seem to be gaining a bit more popularity on the Tour.

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Brooks switches balls at the US Open

The majors have been big weeks for shifters this year and at the US Open Brooks Koepka switched from his Srixon Z-Star Diamond to his trusty Titleist ProV1X. This was big news since his switch to the Srixon coincided with the release of the Z-Star Diamond and it was unofficially referred to as the “Brooksie ball”.

According to Srixon, Brooks made them aware of the desire to change before the US Open and they discussed his continued enthusiasm to work on developing new products in the future.

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Great OEM Moves for LIV Golfers

With the launch of the LIV Golf series, a number of big changes have occurred on the player relations front. The biggest news is that Bridgestone has decided to end their relationship with Bryson DeChambeau after having him in their team since the start of his professional career. DeChambeau has yet to be spotted testing any other golf balls, but watching his changes will be interesting as he continues to play on the LIV Golf Tour.

Pat Perez, a longtime PXG staffer, also became an unequipped agent after signing with the league.

The DeChambeau and Perez news followed the hiatus in Callaway’s relationship with Phil Mickelson after his first official statements about LIV Golf were made public by writer Alan Shipnuck.

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