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Hideki Matsuyama has won the 2021 Masters tournament in historic fashion, becoming the first man from the Land of the Rising sun to win such a prestigious tournament. Let's see what equipment he used to achieve this great honor!

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If you couldn't tell from his hat, shirt, and above bag photo, Hideki is a Srixon guy and put them to good use. He is also a "mixed bag" player with a few other manufacturers represented.

DRIVER:   Srixon ZX-5 (9.5 degrees), with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8 TX shaft

FAIRWAY WOOD: TaylorMade SIM2 Titanium (15 degrees), with Graphite Design Tour AD TP 9 TX shaft

IRONS: TaylorMade SIM UDI (3), Srixon Z-Forged (4-PW), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts

WEDGES: Cleveland RTX 4 (52, 56, 60 degrees), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts

PUTTER: Scotty Cameron Newport prototype

BALL: Srixon Z-Star XV

GRIPS: Iomic (full wing) / Lamkin (putter)

 

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:ping-small: G410 LST 10.5* - Evenflow Black 65 6.0

:nike-small: VRS Covert 3W 15* - Kuro Kage 65 S-flex

:wilson_staff_small:  D7 4-GW, KBS 105

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth 54.12 SS & 58.10 SS

:ping-small:  Zing 2 LW - 60*

:ping-small:  Anser 2

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Does anyone have a more in depth comparison of the version of the ZX5 driver he's using vs. the retail model?  He's playing the Srixon ZX5 T201 which appears to have a straighter top line, longer hosel and different head shape.

 

 

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I used to have a Tour AD DI driver and 3W shaft...wish I would never gotten rid of them


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:cobra-small: King F7 4 Hybrid Graphite Designs Tour AD-HY 95 Shaft

:cobra-small: King F7 5 Hybrid Graphite Designs Tour AD-HY 95 Shaft

:cobra-small: King F7 6-PW UST Mamiya Recoil 95 Shafts

:cobra-small: King PuR Wedges 50*,54*,58* UST Mamiya Recoil 95 Shafts

:odyssey-small: Metal X Milled #7 with SuperStroke 3.0 grip

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Who in their right mind would put lead tape on their Z-Forged irons? Yuck 🤮. Come on Hideki, they'll build them to your exact swing weight buddy... you're a golf rock star.

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:ping-small: G410 Plus, 9 Degree Driver | Official 2019 MGS Tester

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 16 Degree 3w

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 19 Degree 5w

:ping-small: G410 Irons 4-UW 

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 56 Degree SW   (removed from double secret probation 😍)

:ping-small: B61 Putter

 

 

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1 hour ago, fixyurdivot said:

Who in their right mind would put lead tape on their Z-Forged irons? Yuck 🤮. Come on Hideki, they'll build them to your exact swing weight buddy... you're a golf rock star.

Something tells me he might have a new set before he hits the links again 😉 haha

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In my :ping-small: Hoofer:

:ping-small: G410 LST 10.5* - Evenflow Black 65 6.0

:nike-small: VRS Covert 3W 15* - Kuro Kage 65 S-flex

:wilson_staff_small:  D7 4-GW, KBS 105

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth 54.12 SS & 58.10 SS

:ping-small:  Zing 2 LW - 60*

:ping-small:  Anser 2

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12 hours ago, fixyurdivot said:

Who in their right mind would put lead tape on their Z-Forged irons? Yuck 🤮. Come on Hideki, they'll build them to your exact swing weight buddy... you're a golf rock star.

You should look at some of Phil’s clubs over the years. 

Driver: PXG 0811 X+ Proto w/UST Helium 5F4

Wood: TaylorMade M5 5W w/Accra TZ5 +1/2”, TaylorMade Sim 3W w/Aldila rogue white

Hybrid: PXG Gen2 22* w/AD hybrid

Irons: PXG Gen3 0311T w/Nippon modus 120

Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 50*, Tiger grind 56/60

Putter: Scotty Caemeron Super Rat1

Ball: Titleist Prov1

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11 hours ago, GolfSpy_THV said:

Something tells me he might have a new set before he hits the links again 😉 haha

Perfect timing for Srixon.  This should add momentum to their recent uptick in popularity and sales.

:ping-small: G410 Plus, 9 Degree Driver | Official 2019 MGS Tester

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 16 Degree 3w

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 19 Degree 5w

:ping-small: G410 Irons 4-UW 

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 56 Degree SW   (removed from double secret probation 😍)

:ping-small: B61 Putter

 

 

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On 4/12/2021 at 12:06 PM, 03trdblack said:

Does anyone have a more in depth comparison of the version of the ZX5 driver he's using vs. the retail model?  He's playing the Srixon ZX5 T201 which appears to have a straighter top line, longer hosel and different head shape.

 

 

I reached out to Srixon for answers on both these questions/comments.  Here are the replies form the R&D team. 

 

Hideki is very particular about driver shapes. He prefers a contrasting face and topline to help alignment – his head actually has the PVD on the face removed. Hideki prefers a slightly larger address profile, and that is why he gravitated towards the ZX5 driver.

On 4/12/2021 at 8:02 PM, fixyurdivot said:

Who in their right mind would put lead tape on their Z-Forged irons? Yuck 🤮. Come on Hideki, they'll build them to your exact swing weight buddy... you're a golf rock star.

Hideki enjoys tinkering with his build specs. He will test different shafts, lengths, etc. Because of this, we always have lead tape around to help him perfect the feel and weight that he desires. Hideki has an incredible perception for feel.

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:ping-small:  G410 FW 7 Alta CB R flex 

:ping-small: G410 Hybrid 26 degree Alta CB R Flex

:titelist-small: T100S/T200 Combo 5-7 T100S 8-P T200 TT Black Oynx R Flex

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13 minutes ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

I reached out to Srixon for answers on both these questions/comments.  Here are the replies form the R&D team. 

 

Hideki is very particular about driver shapes. He prefers a contrasting face and topline to help alignment – his head actually has the PVD on the face removed. Hideki prefers a slightly larger address profile, and that is why he gravitated towards the ZX5 driver.

Now the follow up question is how can we get one at retail?!? 🤣

My bag is a revolving door!

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11 minutes ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

I reached out to Srixon for answers on both these questions/comments.  Here are the replies form the R&D team. 

 

Hideki is very particular about driver shapes. He prefers a contrasting face and topline to help alignment – his head actually has the PVD on the face removed. Hideki prefers a slightly larger address profile, and that is why he gravitated towards the ZX5 driver.

Hideki enjoys tinkering with his build specs. He will test different shafts, lengths, etc. Because of this, we always have lead tape around to help him perfect the feel and weight that he desires. Hideki has an incredible perception for feel.

Really cool insight and depth. I can only imagine having that level of perception with clubs... And the company to build all that for me. I know there are shapes and preferences I have, but they are no comparison to him or many others.

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SuperSpeed 2020 from 100-112 and climbing!

Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic Sub Zero - Set at 10* with Aldila Rogue Max 65 gram 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ weight back

               :ping-small: G410 Crossover - 2 and 4 iron

Irons:     :ping-small: i210 5-U w/ Nippon Modus 105 stiff (2018 Tester)

Wedge:  :ping-small: Glide 2.0 54* 58* w/ Nippon Modus 105 Stiff

Putter:   :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7 35* and oversized grip (2019 Tester)

Balls:      :srixon-small: Z Star

Other:     :Arccos: 360 (Caddie)

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2 minutes ago, 03trdblack said:

Now the follow up question is how can we get one at retail?!? 🤣

Buy one and take some sandpaper to the face! Start with 200 grit and work your way to 1000 and it will be nice and shiny haha

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 ⛳🛄 as of Sept 24, 2020

SuperSpeed 2020 from 100-112 and climbing!

Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic Sub Zero - Set at 10* with Aldila Rogue Max 65 gram 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ weight back

               :ping-small: G410 Crossover - 2 and 4 iron

Irons:     :ping-small: i210 5-U w/ Nippon Modus 105 stiff (2018 Tester)

Wedge:  :ping-small: Glide 2.0 54* 58* w/ Nippon Modus 105 Stiff

Putter:   :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7 35* and oversized grip (2019 Tester)

Balls:      :srixon-small: Z Star

Other:     :Arccos: 360 (Caddie)

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1 minute ago, Apolloshowl said:

Buy one and take some sandpaper to the face! Start with 200 grit and work your way to 1000 and it will be nice and shiny haha

It was more than just the PVD finish being removed.  The top line is straighter and the shape is different than retail.  My guess is the shape is more symmetrical looking instead of slightly heel biased like the retail version.

I'm also wondering if the ball speed is higher on his.  Srixon was really trumpeting the rebound face but every review I've seen online, as well as the MGS most wanted testing, they're showing the Srixon fairly low in the pack in terms of ball speed compared to the rest of competition this year.

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18 minutes ago, 03trdblack said:

It was more than just the PVD finish being removed.  The top line is straighter and the shape is different than retail.  My guess is the shape is more symmetrical looking instead of slightly heel biased like the retail version.

I'm also wondering if the ball speed is higher on his.  Srixon was really trumpeting the rebound face but every review I've seen online, as well as the MGS most wanted testing, they're showing the Srixon fairly low in the pack in terms of ball speed compared to the rest of competition this year.

Considering his irons are individually milled for him they probably have a separate head for him in his driver as well. 

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Driver: PXG 0811 X+ Proto w/UST Helium 5F4

Wood: TaylorMade M5 5W w/Accra TZ5 +1/2”, TaylorMade Sim 3W w/Aldila rogue white

Hybrid: PXG Gen2 22* w/AD hybrid

Irons: PXG Gen3 0311T w/Nippon modus 120

Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 50*, Tiger grind 56/60

Putter: Scotty Caemeron Super Rat1

Ball: Titleist Prov1

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1 hour ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

I reached out to Srixon for answers on both these questions/comments.  Here are the replies form the R&D team. 

 

Hideki is very particular about driver shapes. He prefers a contrasting face and topline to help alignment – his head actually has the PVD on the face removed. Hideki prefers a slightly larger address profile, and that is why he gravitated towards the ZX5 driver.

Hideki enjoys tinkering with his build specs. He will test different shafts, lengths, etc. Because of this, we always have lead tape around to help him perfect the feel and weight that he desires. Hideki has an incredible perception for feel.

Clearly Hideki is the antithesis of Andre Agassi 🙂.  I also suspect Srixon's Hideki-san team just got bonuses.

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:ping-small: G400 SFT, 16 Degree 3w

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 19 Degree 5w

:ping-small: G410 Irons 4-UW 

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 56 Degree SW   (removed from double secret probation 😍)

:ping-small: B61 Putter

 

 

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2 hours ago, 03trdblack said:

Now the follow up question is how can we get one at retail?!? 🤣

I don't think I need to go back to them for this answer.  "We can't" 😎

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:titelist-small: TSi2 Kuro Kage 50g R Flex

:titelist-small: TSi2 16.5 FW with GD AD IZ 6 Shaft

:ping-small:  G410 FW 7 Alta CB R flex 

:ping-small: G410 Hybrid 26 degree Alta CB R Flex

:titelist-small: T100S/T200 Combo 5-7 T100S 8-P T200 TT Black Oynx R Flex

:titelist-small: SM7 54.08 F 58.12 K 

:ping-small: Heppler Tomcast 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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