Major champion Lucas Glover bolted home with a Sunday 64 to claim the John Deere Classic on the PGA Tour. Take a look inside the American’s mixed bag of equipment
WINNING SCORE: 19-under-par, 265.
DRIVER: Srixon Z 785 with 9.5° loft, fitted with Fujikura Ventus Blue 7 X shaft.
3-WOOD: Ping G425 Max with 14.5° loft, with TPT 14 Hi shaft.
IRONS: Titleist U500 (3-iron) and Mizuno JPX919 Tour (4-iron to pitching wedge), with Fujikura Ventus Hybrid Blue 10 X (3-iron) and Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 120 TX (3-PW) shafts.
WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design SM7 (52°-12° F Grind & 56°-10° S Grind) and Titleist Vokey Design SM5 (60°-08° M Grind), with Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 125 TX shafts.
PUTTER: Scotty Cameron Select Squareback 2.
BALL: Titleist Pro V1.
- Glover, who broke a more than 10 year win drought at TPC Deere Run, is an equipment free agent, choosing to use whatever clubs and golf ball work best for his game. Having played without a full bag sponsorship for years, the 2009 US Open champion’s equipment reflects many of the most popular products in each category both with his fellow free agents and at retail. Srixon’s drivers for 2021 have gained a significant following, but Glover continues to play the previous model, which Hannah Green used to win her major title in 2019. Like so many others on Tour, including fellow winner this past week Min Woo Lee, the 41-year-old opts for Fujikura Ventus shaft in his driver, the line from the Japanese company the most popular model on the PGA Tour.
Beyond his older model driver, Glover also uses superseded irons and wedges, marking him as a play what works golfer. The four-time PGA Tour winner uses the same irons that Brooks Koepka collected major titles with regularity Mizuno’s JPX919 Tour one of the most popular better player models in recent years. A pure ball striker, Glover found almost 80 percent of greens in regulation for the week, but his victory came on the back of improved putting. Having struggled with short putting, Glover has incorporated a new routine on the greens with great success of late.
The newest model club in Glover’s bag, his G425 3-wood, is also fitted with arguably the most unique aspect of his bag. The TPT shaft he uses in his lone fairway wood weighs in at 90 grams, the Hi in the model name identifying it as the higher ball flight option. TPT is a relative new comer to the shaft manufacturing industry, gaining early attention in the driver of Jason Day.
- Glover’s victory delivers yet another for Titleist golf balls on the PGA Tour in 2021, his the third in a row for the brand’s Pro V1 and Pro V1x and 21st of 29 events this year.
QUOTE: “It's been a difficult 10 years, but I never lost my faith, never lost my drive, never lost the self-belief.” – Lucas Glover.