One of the better ball strikers on Tour, Tom Kim has a full-bag endorsement deal with Titleist. The partnership between him and the manufacturer sure looks like it has staying power too. At only 21, his victory yesterday marked his 3rd on Tour, joining the ranks of guys like Tiger and Spieth for making a huge splash before they can even grow a full beard or legally rent a car (is this even a thing anymore?).
There isn’t anything too crazy with his gear setup. Here are our biggest takeaways:
- Vokey wedges, but of course!
- He had a hybrid in his bag this week vs. a 5-wood or driving iron
- His wedges are bent strong, really strong – his PW is 46 degrees, SW is set to 53 and his lobber sits at 59
- Not surprisingly, his shafts are some of the softest and lightest on tour. His swing speed is more like Bryan Harman and less like Justin Thomas, thus, little reason to swing X-Stiff shafts in his longer clubs, opting for more feel
Driver: Titleist TSR3 (9 degrees), with Fujikura Atmos Black 6 X shaft
Woods: Titleist TSi3 (15.0 degrees), with Fujikura Atmos Black 7 X shaft
Hybrid: Titleist TSR3 (19 degrees), with Graphite Design Tour AD AG04 Hybrid Prototype 9 X shaft
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (46 degrees) with Project X 6.0 shaft, (52 degrees bent to 53, 60 degrees bent to 59), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts
Putter: Scotty Cameron TourType Timeless GSS tour prototype
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x