Winner’s Bag: Collin Morikawa’s equipment at the PGA Championship
It only took Collin Morikawa two major championship starts to find the winner’s circle. The 23-year-old shot 31 on the back nine and went three under over his last five holes to secure the two-shot victory at the 2020 PGA Championship. The shot of the tournament came on the drivable par-4 16th, where Morikawa laced his tee shot 292 yards to within 7 feet of the hole with his TaylorMade SIM driver for an improbable eagle that vaulted him to the top of the leaderboard.
“We were just hoping for a really good bounce — and we got it,” Morikawa said of the tee shot.
Morikawa has kept the gear changes to a minimum since the restart, the lone change coming ahead of his win at the Workday Charity Open, where he switched back into a long-neck TaylorMade TP Juno putter. While reviewing videos of his stroke during quarantine, Morikawa noticed his putter was sitting with the toe up in the air.
Working with TaylorMade’s Tour team, they flattened the lie angle of his long-neck Juno putter, which Morikawa had laying around from when he used it at the 3M Open last year. The minor change was all Morikawa needed to find his stroke on the greens.
“It actually brought my hands a little more vertical, which is weird, but it brought them in a place that just feels comfortable,” Morikawa said on GOLF’s Fully Equipped podcast. “I don’t have to adjust anything….my putter’s already nice and flat to the ground.”
Check out Morikawa’s entire equipment setup below:
Driver: TaylorMade SIM (Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 70TX shaft), 8 degrees
3 Wood: TaylorMade SIM (Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 80TX shaft), 14 degrees
Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max Rescue (Mitsubishi Tensei White 100TX shaft), 19 degrees
Irons: TaylorMade P750 (4-5 iron; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts), TaylorMade P730 (6-PW; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts)
Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind 2 (52 degrees; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400), Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (56 degrees; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shaft), TaylorMade Milled Grind 2 HiToe (60 degrees; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shaft)
Putter: TaylorMade TP Juno
Ball: TaylorMade TP5
Grips: Golf Pride Z-Grip Cord