Masters WITB special: Which gear has had most success at Augusta?

Hannah Holden started thinking about all the brands players have used at Augusta down the years. So which has the most wins?

I was flicking through some old pictures of Masters winners and it got me thinking: Which equipment brands have have had the most success at Augusta? So I started looking.

Now, I quickly found out it’s a rather laborious task. So at the moment I’ve only got those in this century. But I plan on doing the rest so make sure you check back.

Anyway, for your gear nerd pleasure, here are the Masters WITB setups for every player to have slipped into the Green Jacket since the turn of the millennium, followed by which brands have been most successful at Augusta…

Masters WITB: Vijay Singh (2000)

Driver: Mizuno 300S 7.0
Fairway woods: Cleveland Quad Pro
Irons: Cleveland TA1 Formed Forged (2-PW)
Wedges: Cleveland 588 (SW and LW)
Putter: Dandy
Ball: Titleist Professional 100

Masters WITB: Tiger Woods (2001)

Masters WITB

Driver: Titleist 975D (7.5°, True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shaft)
Fairway woods: Titleist 970 (15°, True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shaft)
Irons:
Titleist 681 Forged (2-PW, True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts)
Wedges: 
Titleist Vokey 200 Series (56° and 60°, True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts)
Putter: 
Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS
Ball: 
Nike Tour Accuracy TW

Masters WITB: Tiger Woods (2002)

Masters WITB

Driver: Nike Forged Titanium (8.5°, True Temper Dynamic Gold X100)
Fairway woods: Titleist 970 (15°, True Temper Dynamic Gold X100)
Irons: Titleist 681 Forged (2-PW, True Temper Dynamic Gold X100)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design 200 Series (58° bent to 56° and 60°, True Temper Dynamic Gold S400)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS
Ball: Nike Tour Accuracy TW

Masters WITB: Mike Weir (2003)

Masters WITB

Driver: TaylorMade R580 (9.5°, Fujikura 757 Speeder graphite)
Fairway woods: TaylorMade 200 Tour
Irons: TaylorMade 300 (3-PW)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey (54° and 60°)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport Mil-Spec
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Shoes: Footjoy

Masters WITB: Phil Mickelson (2004)

Masters WITB

Driver: Titleist Titanium 983K driver 
Fairway woods: Titleist 980F 
Irons: Titleist 731PM
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design (SW and LW)
Putter: Scotty Cameron 
Ball: Titleist Pro V1 

Masters WITB: Tiger Woods (2005)

Masters WITB

Driver: Nike Ignite 460cc (8.5°, Mitsubishi Diamana 83 TX)
Fairway woods: Nike T60 Ignite (15°, Mitsubishi Diamana Blue 103 TX)
Irons: Nike Forged Blades (2-PW, True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100)
Wedges: Nike Pro Combo (56°), Nike Blade TW (60°, True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS
Ball: Nike One Platinum TW

Masters WITB: Phil Mickelson (2006)

Masters WITB

Drivers: Callaway FT-3 (9.5° draw, 46″); Callaway FT-3 (9.5° fade, 45″)
Fairway woods: Callaway X
Irons : Callaway X-Tour (3-PW)
Wedges: Callaway X-Tour (56° and 60°)
Putter: Odyssey White Hot XG Prototype
Ball: Callaway HX Tour

Masters WITB: Zach Johnson (2007)

Masters WITB

Driver: PXG 0811 (9.3°, Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana S+ Plus 73X)
Fairway woods: Titleist 913Fd (15°, Aldila Tour Blue 80X)
Hybrid: PXG 0317 (20°, Fujikura Speeder 8.8X)
Irons: PXG 0311XF (4), 0311T (5-9, True Temper Dynamic Gold X100)
Wedges: PXG  0311 (48°, 54°, 60°, True Temper Dynamic Gold S400)
Putter: SeeMore FGP
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Masters WITB: Trevor Immelman (2008)

Masters WITB

Driver: Nike Sumo 5000 (10.5°)
Fairway woods: Nike SQ Sumo (17°)
Hybrid: Nike SQ Sumo (21°)
Irons: Nike CCi  (4-PW)
Wedges: Nike SV (50°, 54° and 60°)
Putter: Titleist by Scotty Cameron 303
Ball: Nike One Platinum

Masters WITB: Angel Cabrera (2009)

Masters WITB

Driver: Ping Rapture (7.5°, 45.5”, Aldila Proto ADX)
Fairway woods: Ping TiSi Tee (14°, 43”)
Irons: Ping Rapture (2), Ping S58 (3-PW, Rifle 7.0)
Wedges: Ping Tour W (54°, 10B), Titleist Vokey (60°)
Putter: Ping i-Series ½ Craz-E
Ball: Titleist Pro V1 (marked with a green dot)

Masters WITB: Phil Mickelson (2010)

Masters WITB

Driver: Callaway FT Tour TA (7.5°, Mitsubishi Fubuki 73)
Fairway woods: Callaway Big Bertha Diablo (15°)
Hybrid: Callaway prototype (22°)
Irons: Callaway X-Forged (4), Callaway X prototype (5-PW)
Wedges: Callaway Jaws (52°, 60° and 64°)
Putter: Odyssey White Hot XG Bl
Ball: Callaway Tour ix PM

Masters WITB: Charl Schwartzel (2011)

Masters WITB

Driver: Nike VR Tour (8.5°, Rombax 7V05)
Fairway woods: Nike SQ Sumo (13° and 19°, Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board 83)
Irons: Nike VR Pro Blade (3-PW, True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue)
Wedges: Nike VR Pro (54° & 60° True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue)
Putter: Nike Method 004 Prototype
Ball: Nike ONE Tour D

Masters WITB: Bubba Watson (2012)

Masters WITB

Driver: Ping G20 (7.5°, Grafalloy Bi-Matrix)
Fairway wood: Ping G20 (16.5°,  Project X 8A1)
Irons: Ping S59 (3-PW, True Temper Dynamic Gold)
Wedges: Ping Tour-W (52° and 56°), Ping Tour-S Rustique (64°, True Temper Dynamic Gold)
Putter: Ping Redwood Anser
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Masters WITB: Adam Scott (2013)

Masters WITB

Driver: Titleist 913D3 (9.5°, Graphite Design Tour AD DI-8)
3-wood: Titleist 910F.d (15°, Rombax Pro 95) 
Driving iron: Titleist 712U (2-iron, KBS Tour)
Irons: Titleist 710 MB (3-9, KBS Tour)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM4 (48° and 54°), Titleist Vokey Design TVD (60°, KBS Tour)
Putter: Scotty Cameron for Titleist Futura X prototype
Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Masters WITB: Bubba Watson (2014)

Masters WITB

Driver: Ping G25 (8.5°, True Temper Grafalloy BiMatrx)
4-wood: Ping G26 (16.5°)
Irons: Ping S55 (3-PW)
Wedges: Ping Tour Gorge (52°, 56°), Ping Tour-S TS (64°)
Putter: Ping Anser Milled 1
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Masters WITB: Jordan Spieth (2015)

Masters WITB

Driver: Titleist 915D2 (9.5°, Aldila Rogue Black 60 TX)
Fairway wood: Titleist 915F (15°, Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7X)
Hybrid: Titleist 915 Hd (20.5°, Graphite Design Tour AD DI 95X)
Irons: Titleist AP2 714 (4-9, Project X 6.0)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM5 (46°, 52°, 56° and 60°, Project X 6.0)
Putter: Titleist Scotty Cameron 009 prototype putter
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Masters WITB: Danny Willett (2016)

Masters WITB

Driver: Callaway XR 16 (10.5°, Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana W-Series 60X)
Fairway Woods: Callaway XR 16, (15° and 19°, Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana W-Series 70X and 80X)
Irons: Callaway Apex UT (3-4), Callaway Apex Pro 16 (5-9, True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Superlite)
Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 2 (47°, 54° and 58°, True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Superlite)
Putter: Odyssey Versa WBW
Ball: Callaway SR3
Footwear: FootJoy DryJoys Casual

Masters WITB: Sergio Garcia (2017)

Masters WITB

Driver:  TaylorMade 2017 M2 (9.5˚, Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver Dual Core TiNi 80TX)
Fairway woods: TaylorMade 2017 M1 (15˚ and 19˚, Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver TiNi 80XTS)
Irons: TaylorMade P-750 Tour Proto (3-PW, Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 130X)
Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind (54˚ and 58˚)
Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Red
Ball: TaylorMade TP5

Masters WITB: Patrick Reed (2018)

Masters WITB

Driver: Ping G400 LST (10°, Aldila Rogue Silver 70X)
Fairway woods: Nike VR Pro Ltd. Edition (15°, Aldila Rogue Silver 80X)
Irons: Titleist 716 T-MB (3, True Temper Dynamic Gold 120 X100), Callaway X Forged 2013 (4), Callaway MB-1 (5-PW, True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100)
Wedges: Artisan (51° and 56°), Titleist Vokey SM5 (61°, True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400)
Putter: Odyssey White Hot Pro 3
Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Masters WITB: Tiger Woods (2019)

Masters WITB

Driver: TaylorMade M5 (9°, Mitsubishi Diamana D+ White 60 TX)
Fairway woods: TaylorMade M5 (13°, Mitsubishi Diamana D+ White 70 TX), TaylorMade M3 (19°, Mitsubishi Diamana D+ White 80 TX)
Irons: TaylorMade P-7TW (3-PW, True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100)
Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind Raw (56° and 60°, True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS
Ball: Bridgestone TourB XS

So which brands are most successful at the Masters?

DRIVER: We start with a tie at the top of the bag as three brands have claimed four wins each. Though recent history suggests TaylorMade are making a run to try top this category.

1ST: NIKE/PING/TITLEIST (4 WINS)
2nd: Callaway/TaylorMade (3 wins)
3rd: Mizuno/PXG (1 win)

FAIRWAY WOODS: Titleist edge ahead this time helped by ZJ putting a Titleist 913Fd fairway in play in 2007. It was one of only two non-PXG clubs in his bag.

1ST: TITLEIST (5 WINS)
2nd: Nike (4 wins)
3rd: Callaway/Ping/TaylorMade (3 wins)

IRONS: I have to say I was surprised by how many winners have been using Titleist irons. But then again it is easy to forget Tiger and Phil – best associated with other brands – had them in play for their first victories.

1ST: TITLEIST (6 WINS)
2nd: Callaway (4 wins)
3rd: Nike/Ping (3 wins)

WEDGES: The most eclectic club in the bag across winners as we saw eight different brands secure victory in this category. There was, however, one clear leader.

1ST: TITLEIST (6 WINS)
2nd: Callaway/Nike/Ping (3 wins)
3rd: Artisan/Cleveland/Ping/TaylorMade (1 win)

PUTTER: The biggest margin of victory of any club in the bag. Will we see another winner with a Scotty this year? Looking at you, JT…

1ST: SCOTTY CAMERON (9 WINS)
2nd: Odyssey (4 wins)
3rd: Ping (3 wins)

BALLS: Certainly no surprises here – and it was a pretty even split between Pro V1 and Pro V1x, too. Maybe Bridgestone could claim 2nd place here. (If you know, you know…)

1ST: TITLEIST (10 WINS)
2nd: Nike (5 wins)
3rd: Callaway (3 wins)

Elsewhere, four winners in the last 20 years have had hybrids in the bag – with one win each for Callaway, Nike, PXG and Titleist. And though Augusta’s layout doesn’t generally lend itself to driving irons, they have also been in the bag for four wins, including two for Titleist and one each for Callaway and Ping.

So there you have it. I hope you enjoyed geeking out on some vintage Masters WITB rundowns as much as I did.

Conclusion? If I was a betting man – or, indeed, woman – I’d be lumping on a Titleist staffer…

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