Winner’s bag: Erik van Rooyen’s gear at the 2023 World Wide Technology Championship

erik van rooyen winner's bag 2023

Van Rooyen's 54-degree Callaway Jaws Raw wedge.

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Erik van Rooyen shot 28 on the back nine — including a birdie-birdie-eagle finish — to secure his second PGA Tour title at the World Wide Technology Championship by two shots over Camilo Villegas and Matt Kuchar.

Take a closer look at the 33-year-old’s Callaway equipment setup.

Driver: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond (Mitsubishi Diamana DF 60TX shaft), 9 degrees

Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond Custom Driver

To create a new paradigm for golfers, we’ve reimagined how a driver is built from the ground up. This is a complete shift in performance, with a design that radically breaks the tradeoff between incredible distance and exceptional forgiveness. The Paradym Shift Construction features an industry-first 360 Carbon Chassis that eliminates titanium from the body, so we can push weight and stability to the limit.The Paradym Triple Diamond model is compact, 450cc shape designed for better players who want to work the ball. It’s the lowest spinning and lowest launching Paradym model with a neutral ball flight. A PARADYM SHIFT IN DISTANCE FROM AN INDUSTRY-FIRST 360° CARBON CHASSIS 360° Carbon Chassis promotes unprecedented weight redistribution for maximized distance. The Triaxial Carbon crown and Forged Carbon sole is 44% lighter than a titanium chassis. This massive weight savings is repositioned both forward to enhance ball speed, and toward the back of the clubhead for increased forgiveness. SPEED & STABILITY FROM NEW JAILBREAK A.I. Our new A.I. designed Jailbreak system provides stability in both the horizontal and torsional direction. Now with a 33% lighter weight design, we’ve enhanced stability for faster ball speeds from our industry-leading COR. NEW A.I DESIGNED FACE OPTIMIZED FOR DOWNRANGE DISPERSION An all-new A.I. face optimization enhances speed, launch and spin, and now downrange dispersion. This is the world’s most advanced driver face designed by artificial intelligence. INDUSTRY-LEADING FACE CUP AND FORGED TITANIUM FACE FOR FAST BALL SPEEDS Paradym is the first driver to utilize Callaway’s industry-leading face cup technology. We’ve paired the face cup with a powerful, forged titanium face, a combination that provides higher energy transfer to the ball than a standard driver face insert. COMPACT SHAPING FOR MORE WORKABILITY The Paradym Triple Diamond driver is compact, 450cc shape designed for better players. A 12g back weight can be positioned in the front for lower spin and maximum workability.
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Fairway wood: Callaway Apex UW (Fujikura Ventus Blue 8X shaft), 17 degrees

Utility iron: Callaway X Forged UT (2; Graphite Design Tour AD DI 95X shaft)

Callaway X Forged Utility Iron

Utility Irons are a popular choice on Tour, especially as a “fairway finder” off the tee and a versatile club into the green on Par-5s. And Callaway’s new X Forged UT Irons are packed with their best technologies in a confidence-inspiring, hollow body construction. For the better players who want a new go-to club in their bag, this is the player’s utility you’re looking for. HIGH BALL SPEEDS Callaway’s A.I.-designed Flash Face Cup creates a sophisticated face architecture, for high ball speeds with outstanding spin robustness. EXTREMELY SOFT FEEL Forged 1025 mild carbon steel and hollow body construction combine with their proprietary urethane microspheres for pure feel. ENHANCED LAUNCH AND CONTROL Their external MIM’d tungsten weighting allows them to precisely locate the CG position for optimal trajectory and launch. A longer blade length and a wider sole versus a traditional long iron provide forgiveness and control. PREMIUM COMPONENTS The Project X U is specifically designed to work with utility clubs for stability and control. The Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black HY is a player’s graphite shaft designed with low torque for aggressive swingers. Golf Pride’s Z Grip features a firm feel and exceptional traction.
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Irons: Callaway Apex TCB (4-iron; KBS Tour V 120X shaft), Callaway Apex MB (5-PW; KBS Tour V 120X shafts) 

Callaway Apex TCB Irons

Apex TCB Irons are precision-engineered for forged performance, shot-making, and control in a Tour-inspired forged 1025 players cavity back. It’s a classic compact look and spec package that’s suited for the best players. These are the same model that Callaway Staffer Jon Rahm used to win the 2021 U.S. Open Championship.

Callaway Apex MB Custom Irons

The new Apex MB Irons are developed for the absolute best in the game who are looking for a high level of performance in a modern Tour blade. With our Dynamic Sole Design, it provides more efficient turf interaction, enhanced workability, and the classic feel that elite players expect. A PURE BLADE IN A MODERN DESIGN The new Apex MB Irons are developed for the absolute best in the game who are looking for a high level of performance in a modern Tour blade. With our Dynamic Sole Design, it provides more efficient turf interaction, enhanced workability, and the classic feel that elite players expect. PURE FORGED PERFORMANCE The Apex MB body and face are forged as one-piece in a proprietary forging process from 1025 carbon steel, creating the purest feeling iron imaginable. PROGRESSIVE CG DESIGN FOR ADDED CONTROL A progressive CG throughout the set improves trajectory control. The long irons feature a lower CG that promotes towering shots that land soft into greens while the short irons utilize a higher CG for a lower trajectory with more spin for added control. DYNAMIC SOLE DESIGN FOR ENHANCED TURF INTERACTION These irons feature a dual chamfer on the leading edge to cut through the turf more efficiently. A trailing edge chamfer provides relief from the turf after contact for enhanced feel. This Dynamic Sole Design maintains speed through the turf and promotes consistent contact on all shots.
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Wedges: Callaway Jaws Raw (50-10S, 54-10S and 58-08C degrees; KBS Tour V 120X shafts) 

Callaway Jaws Raw Custom Wedge

Jaws Raw brings raw scoring performance to your wedge game. Featuring the most aggressive grooves in golf, with a raw face that promotes maximum spin. For the first time ever, Callaway is bringing tungsten technology to a wedge, for a weight balanced club that offers both feel and control. These new technologies are balanced with the craftsmanship honed from Roger Cleveland’s 40+ years of designing some of the most sought-after wedges in golf.
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Putter: Odyssey Toulon San Diego

Odyssey Toulon San Diego Putter

Deep full face grooves are designed to control sound and feel by channeling vibration. The face also features a medium depth double fly cut to enhance forward roll and feel. With this precise attention to detail, we’ve created our most consistent and best-rolling Toulon Design putters ever.

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X

Callaway 2022 Chrome Soft X Golf Balls

Chrome Soft is better for everyone, from amateurs to major winners. Now with Callaway’s proprietary new Precision Technology, the Chrome Soft Golf Ball is longer through the bag while providing the signature soft feel that golfers love.Precision Technology is the enhancement of every component, process, and measure, which allows them to make their highest quality, best performing, most consistent ball. They’ve leveraged over $50M of additional investment to create proprietary precision design techniques and manufacturing specifications that deliver their tightest dispersion, fastest speeds and unparalleled distance and control from every ball. PRECISION TECHNOLOGY New Precision Technology delivers their tightest dispersion, consistently fast ball speeds and total performance. They’ve enhanced every component and design feature to create the highest quality golf balls. CONSTRUCTION OPTIMIZATION New Hyper Elastic SoftFast Core for Tour level speed, spin, and control through the bag. NEW TOUR AERO Consistent ball flight at every condition with their Tour Aero design. WHY IS CHROME SOFT UNIQUE AND WHO’S IT FOR? Chrome Soft 22 is designed for a wide range of golfers who want outstanding feel, excellent distance, and incredible forgiveness. Key performance characteristics include our signature Chrome Soft feel, more distance off the tee, low spinning iron shots, and a high level of greenside control.  
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Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord Grip

OUR VAN ACCESS: The winningest cord grip on Tour. The Tour Velvet Cord Midsize was trusted to win two majors in 2019. It features Brushed Cotton Cord Technology (BCT) – a woven cotton twill fiber material that increases traction and performance in all weather conditions.
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