American Sam Burns recorded his second win of 2021 on the PGA Tour and first of the new season in Mississippi this past week. Take a look at what the Sanderson Farms Championship winner had in the bag.
WINNING SCORE: 22-under-par, 266.
DRIVER: Callaway Epic Speed with 10.5° loft, fitted with Fujikura Ventus Blue 7TX shaft.
4-WOOD: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero (Adjustable hosel) with 17° loft, with Fujikura Ventus Black 8X shaft.
HYBRID: Callaway Apex Pro (2015) #4 with 23° loft, with Fujikura Atmos Blue Hy 8X shaft.
IRONS: Callaway Apex TCB (4-iron to 9-iron), with True Temper Project X 6.5 shafts.
WEDGES: Callaway MD5 Jaws Raw (46°-10° S, 50°-10° S, 56°-10° S & 60°-12° X), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts.
PUTTER: Odyssey O-Works 7S.
BALL: Callaway Chrome Soft X.
- Burns bag is almost unchanged since his win in May at the Valspar Championship, with the exception of his lob wedge and most notably his driver. The 25-year-old hung on to his Mavrik driver longer than most Callaway staff players before making a recent switch to the Epic Speed standard model after finding the perfect spin and feel combination. Fitted with the exceptionally popular Fujikura Ventus shaft, Burns’ driver helped him find almost 70 percent of fairways for the week while averaging more than 315 yards. The combination seeing him lead the Strokes Gained: Off the Tee category in Mississippi.
The World No.18 is clearly very fond of his 4-wood that is an older model and a Tour only option that clearly fits his game and setup perfectly. Lofted down to closer to a 3-wood, the adjustable Sub Zero Mavrik fairway wood was not ever made available at retail and has the look of a well-loved favourite. Burns’ hybrid is also bent stronger than the stamped loft to carry 21° and help with the gapping at the top end of his bag.
Burns gives yet another win to Callaway’s Apex TCB irons, the model of choice of bother U.S. Open winner John Rahm and Olympic gold medallist Xander Schauffele. A cavity back offering control and a better player preferred look, the TCB irons belonging to Burns have well-worn faces from practice and play and helped him miss less than 10 greens in regulation across the entire week.
The Louisiana product’s win is the first of the new PGA Tour season that is just two events old for Callaway golf balls, that were also used by Danny Willett to claim victory in Europe.
QUOTE: "I think last year having those experiences around the lead, I think those were really important for me, I learned a lot. Having that under my belt today, that experience was definitely helpful and coming down the stretch I felt a lot different than I have in the past and not necessarily more confident but just in a better state of mind and thinking process was much better.” – Sam Burns.
* Club images courtesy of Johnny Wunder, Callaway Golf.