Korea’s Si Woo Kim managed birdies at the 16th and 17th holes on Sunday to finish one shot clear of a fast finishing Patrick Cantlay at The American Express. Take a look inside the three-time PGA Tour winner’s bag.
WINNING SCORE: 24-under-par, 260.
DRIVER: Callaway Epic Speed with 8.5˚ loft, fitted with Fujikura Ventus Blue 70X shaft.
3 WOOD: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero with 13.5˚ loft, with Fujikura Ventus Blue 7X shaft.
5 WOOD: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero with 18˚ loft, with Fujikura Ventus Blue 8X shaft.
IRONS: Callaway Apex Pro ’19 (3-iron to pitching wedge), with KBS Tour V 125 S+ shafts.
WEDGES: Callaway MD5 Jaws (54˚-10˚ S & 60˚-8˚ C), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts.
PUTTER: Odyssey Toulon Madison.
BALL: Callaway Chrome Soft X.
- Kim was one of the quickest adopters of Callaway’s new Epic Speed driver, the 25-year-old immediately putting one in play last week at the Sony Open, the week the drivers were officially released. Kim’s victory is the first for the new model which, like fellow winner this weekend Jessica Korda, is fitted with a Fujikura Ventus Blue as his shaft of choice. The former Players Championship winner averaged over 300 yards in California this past week and found more than 73 percent of fairways.
Leading the field for Greens in Regulation for the week at almost 82 percent across 72 holes, Kim is fairly traditional in his iron and wedge make-up, opting for Callaway’s Apex Pro irons from 3-iron all the way to pitching wedge, then having a significant gap to his 56˚ and 60˚ speciality wedges.
Kim’s victory marks two in a row for Callaway Tour staff players, with both Kim and Kevin Na using an Odyssey Toulon Madison putter to claim their victories. Whereas Na’s flatstick has a graphite shaft fitted, Kim’s has a Stroke Lab shaft installed which combines steel and graphite for improved consistency and tempo.
QUOTE: "When I had the chance to win (previously), I didn't play very well. I had a lot of ups and downs as I tried to play aggressive and that actually made me lose." – Si Woo Kim.