Two birdies on the final two holes delivered Jon Rahm his maiden major title and Spain’s first US Open trophy at the same site he claimed his first PGA Tour win. Take a look inside the new World No.1’s winning bag.
WINNING SCORE: Six-under-par, 278.
DRIVER: Callaway Epic Speed Triple Diamond LS with 10.5˚ loft, fitted with Aldila Tour Green 75 TX shaft.
3-WOOD: Callaway Epic Speed Sub Zero Triple Diamond T with 14˚ loft, with Aldila Tour Green 75 TX shaft.
5-WOOD: Callaway Epic Speed Sub Zero Triple Diamond T with 18˚ loft, with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8 X shaft.
IRONS: Callaway Apex TCB (4-iron to pitching wedge), with True Temper Project X 6.5 shafts.
WEDGES: Callaway Jaws Forged (52˚-10˚, 56˚-12˚ & 60˚-10˚), with True Temper Project X 6.5 shafts.
PUTTER: Odyssey White Hot OG Rossie S.
BALL: Callaway Chrome Soft X.
- Rahm’s historic victory came courtesy of two crucial birdie putts at the 17th and 18th holes with a fairly recent addition to his bag in a very customised putter. A club he has tinkered with significantly since joining Callaway’s Tour staff at the start of the year. The 26-year-old’s flatstick is a White OG Rossie S head, but has no sightlines or dots anywhere on the top of the head, a look favoured by a number of Tour players, and is fitted with a White Hot Microhinge Star insert rather than the standard White Hot of the retail models. Having used Odyssey’s Stroke Lab shaft during 2021, Rahm is now using a more traditional steel shaft and also plays a 37 inch putter that is longer than most players not using an Armlock or other method of putting.
Rahm’s driver is the Epic Speed Triple Diamond LS model, which is lower spinning than the standard Epic Speed and features a slightly smaller head, Tour-inspired address position including a higher toe and promotes a neutral-to-fade ball flight. This model is one of the retail offerings from Callaway, albeit a rare one, meanwhile his Triple Diamond T fairway woods are Tour only. Featuring deeper faces and a unique shape, there is little publicly known about the performance differences from the standard Epic Speed models.
The recent father is one of many Tour players around the world to opt for Callaway’s Apex TCB (Tour Cavity Back) irons and used them to great effect this week. Rahm hit almost 70 percent of greens in regulation around the difficult South Course at Torrey Pines to rank T4 in the category for the week and set up his Sunday charge up the leaderboard.
- Rahm’s win makes it two from two in men’s majors for Callaway golf balls, and specifically the Chrome Soft X after Phil Mickelson used the same model to claim the US PGA Championship at Kiawah Island. For Tour players, switching golf balls from something familiar can often be the most difficult part of an equipment change, but Rahm seems to have adapted well after putting the ball in play in January.
QUOTE: “It's incredible that I'm sitting next to this trophy. A couple weeks ago, I watched my good friend Phil win it. Not this one, but win the PGA, and I took a lot of inspiration from that. I've been close before, and I just knew on a Sunday, the way I have been playing the last few majors, I just had to be close. I knew I could get it done.” – Jon Rahm.
All pictures courtesy of Johnny Wunder from Callaway Golf of Rahm's actual equipment this week at Torrey Pines.