WITB Winner’s Bag: Lee Hodges, 2023 3M Open

For the 1st time in a long time, this week’s PGA Tour victor, 2nd year pro Lee Hodges, won the 3M Open with a club set-up featuring a single manufacturer — Titleist. Heck, all of his equipment was current model gear, which is also an anomaly.  

Key Takeaways:

  • He put a hybrid in his bag, as did J.T. Poston, who should have finished 2nd to Lee’s 1st place finish. But J.T. dunked his 21-degree into the lake on 18, unlike Hodges who didn’t need to pull his, playing it safe on his way to a 7-shot win.
  • Vokey wedges. No shit. Winners only play the best. And Hodges is now a PGA Tour winner! 
  • Lee has spent some time testing shafts in his irons. How do we know? Unlike the previous half-dozen Tour winners, he didn’t play with Dynamic Golf Tour Issue shafts in his irons. He went with KBS Tour shafts. Good call, at least this week. 

Hodges’s bag set-up:

DRIVER: Titleist TSR2 (8 degrees), with Fujikura Speeder 757 Evolution 6 TX shaft

FAIRWAY WOOD: Titleist TSR3 (15 degrees), UST Mamiya LIN-Q Red M40X 8F5 X shaft

HYBRID: Titleist TSR3 (21 degrees), with KBS Tour 95 prototype Hybrid X shaft

IRONS: IRONS: Titleist T100 (4-6), 620 CB (7-9), KBS Tour C-Taper 130 X shafts

WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (46, 52 degrees), with KBS Tour C-Taper 130 X (56, 60 degrees), with KBS Tour Hi-Rev 2.0 Wedge 125 S shafts

PUTTER: Scotty Cameron GOLO 6 tour prototype

BALL:  Titleist Pro V1

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