Xander Schauffele held his nerve to par the 72nd hole on Sunday in Japan and claim the Olympic gold medal in the men’s competition by one shot. Take an in-depth look at the equipment he used at Kasumigaseki Country Club.
WINNING SCORE: 18-under-par, 266.
DRIVER: Callaway Epic Speed Triple Diamond with 9˚ loft, fitted with Graphite Design Tour AD BB 7 X shaft.
3-WOOD: Callaway Epic Speed Triple Diamond with 15˚ loft, with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 TX shaft.
7-WOOD: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero with 20˚ loft, with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 9 X shaft.
IRONS: Callaway Apex TCB (4-iron to pitching wedge), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts.
WEDGES: Callaway Jaws MD5 (52°-10°S), Titleist Vokey Design SM6 (56°-10°) and Titleist Vokey Design SM8 WedgeWorks (60° T Grind), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts.
PUTTER: Odyssey O-Works #7 CH Red.
BALL: Callaway Chrome Soft X LS prototype.
- Schauffele’s bag of equipment is similar in many ways to that of US Open champion and fellow Callaway staffer Jon Rahm. The pair carrying many of the same models and similar loft gapping, while each has their gear finely tuned to their needs. Like many Tour players, the above lofts of Xander’s clubs are different to the true loft carried by each, so as to achieve exact launch numbers and carry distances. Interestingly, his driver is designed to avoid the left side of the golf course as much as is possible without losing too much spin, measures 45.5 inches in length and carries 8.9° of actual loft.
Like Rahm, Schauffele uses Callaway’s popular TCB (Tour Cavity Back) irons that he played a role in developing. After joining the company from TaylorMade, Schauffele played a prototype forged cavity set of irons for an extended period that bare a number of similarities to the TCB irons.
Having recently experimented with an armlock putter he believed would improve his work on the greens, Schauffele returned to a standard length putter and his trusty Odyssey #7. The flatstick is fitted with a plumber’s neck to suit Schauffele’s eye and toe flow needs, while the mallet features Odyssey’s extremely popular and historic White Hot insert.
- A high spin player, Schauffele opts for Callaway’s Chrome Soft X LS golf balls, the LS designating it as a low spin version and it is the same model used by Aussie Marc Leishman. The Tokyo Gold medallist continues Callaway’s run of success on the biggest men’s events of 2021. The company’s golf balls used to win two majors and Olympic glory.
QUOTE: “This medal is for my country and my family, especially my dad. Proud and honoured to bring the gold back to the USA!” – Xander Schauffele on Twitter.
All club pictures courtesy of Johnny Wunder from Callaway Golf.