Lucas Herbert continued his amazing year on Sunday, winning for the first time on the PGA Tour on Sunday, Here is what he had in the bag in Bermuda, with insights into his setup from coach Dom Azzopardi and TaylorMade.
WINNING SCORE: 15-under-par, 269.
DRIVER: TaylorMade SIM2 with 9° loft, fitted with Project X HZRDUS Smoke Green Small Batch 70 6.5 shaft.
3 WOOD: TaylorMade SIM with 15° loft, with Mitsubishi Chemical Diamana DF 80TX shaft.
IRONS: TaylorMade P790 UDI (2-iron), TaylorMade P•7TW (3- & 4-iron) and TaylorMade P7TW (6-iron to pitching wedge), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts.
WEDGES: TaylorMade MG3 (50°, 56°. & 60°), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (50) and KBS Hi-Rev 135X (54, 60) shafts.
PUTTER: TaylorMade Spider X Chalk.
BALL: TaylorMade TP5.
- Herbert does not carry a 5-iron in his iron set, with the belief he can cover all the required distances across the irons he does carry and the ability to then carry an extra wedge. Using the TaylorMade blade irons modelled on Tiger Woods’ own personal clubs, the Victorian recently put a fresh set of the model in the bag according to coach Dom Azzopardi, who was on site in Bermuda after receiving an urgent call from Herbert to head to America to help with his game. The 25-year-old had the same P•790 2-iron in the bag this week that he carried for his win in Ireland earlier this year and often switches it out with a 5-wood depending on conditions.
- Although carrying almost the exact same setup that led to his second European Tour win in the middle of the year, Herbert has made some small changes. TaylorMade’s newest MG3 wedges took the place of the previous Milled Grind 2 model, while he has also changed golf ball. Previously using the firmer feeling, higher spinning TP5x, Herbert used the TP5 model to win his first PGA Tour event and punch his ticket for Augusta National, with scrambling with the new wedges a feature of his win.
According to TaylorMade, Herbert uniquely has all of his irons and wedges at the same 58° lie angle throughout the set. Lower hands are a feature of the two-time European Tour winner’s swing and clearly the lie angle accounts for this move to ensure better turf interaction and contact.
Herbert’s win means four consecutive victories for non-American players on the PGA Tour, and he is the first Australian to win on the PGA and European Tours in the same year since Adam Scott achieved the feat in 2008. He also gives TaylorMade players and golf balls a second win from six events on the PGA Tour so far this season.