Hideki Matsuyama shot a final-round 63 and eagled the second hole of a sudden-death playoff to win the Sony Open in Hawaii. Here’s a look at the equipment Matsuyama used to secure his 8th PGA Tour title, tying fellow countryman Isao Aoki.
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Srixon ZX7 Driver
OUR TAKE: The ZX Drivers (ZX5 and ZX7) both pack a punch when it comes to added distance and forgiveness. One tester chimed in by saying, “The traditional shaping and the red line on the back look great. The ball feels really fast off the face. It’s best one I’ve hit of the day.” Speaking of hits, the two models offer golfer a choice between a higher trajectory or a more penetrating one.
THE DETAILS: A carbon crown and Rebound Frame combine to increase distance and forgiveness on off-center hits. Additionally, and adjustable hosel and two rear and low weight ports enable golfers to fine tune the CG placement and face angle for a draw or fade shotshape. The more triangular ZX5 has a higher MOI and produces a higher ballflight, whereas the rounder ZX7 yields affords more shotmaking playability and produces a more penetrating launch.
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Driver: Srixon ZX7 (Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 8TX shaft), 9.5 degrees
3-Wood: TaylorMade SIM2 (Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 9TX shaft)
5-wood: Cobra RadSpeed Tour (Graphite Design Tour AD-DI shaft)
Irons: Srixon Z-Forged (4-9; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts)
Wedges: Cleveland RTX-4 Forged (46 and 52 degrees; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts), Cleveland RTX-4 Forged (56 and 60 degrees; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS
Golf Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV
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