Winner’s Bag: Hideki Matsuyama at the 2021 Zozo Championship

Hideki Matsuyama in finish position

Hideki Matsuyama claimed his seventh career PGA Tour win at the 2021 Zozo Championship.

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Hideki Matsuyama won the 2021 Zozo Championship by five strokes on Sunday at the Accordia Golf Narashino C.C. in Japan. He won in style, making eagle on the 72nd hole of the event to capture his seventh career PGA Tour victory.

In terms of his equipment, Matsuyama has been known to test a number of different club options every week. It isn’t uncommon for Matsuyama to have over 20 clubs in his practice round setup, before ultimately choosing the best 14 clubs for each week. He also is the owner of one of the “coolest” Scotty Cameron collections in pro golf, according to the popular putter maker himself.

Check out the clubs below that Matsuyama has in his bag to win the Zozo Championship this week.

Driver: Srixon ZX7 (Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 8TX shaft), 9.5 degrees

Srixon ZX7 Driver

OUR TAKE: The ZX Drivers (ZX5 and ZX7) both pack a punch when it comes to added distance and forgiveness. One tester chimed in by saying, “The traditional shaping and the red line on the back look great. The ball feels really fast off the face. It’s best one I’ve hit of the day.” Speaking of hits, the two models offer golfer a choice between a higher trajectory or a more penetrating one.  THE DETAILS: A carbon crown and Rebound Frame combine to increase distance and forgiveness on off-center hits. Additionally, and adjustable hosel and two rear and low weight ports enable golfers to fine tune the CG placement and face angle for a draw or fade shotshape. The more triangular ZX5 has a higher MOI and produces a higher ballflight, whereas the rounder ZX7 yields affords more shotmaking playability and produces a more penetrating launch.  Check out 150+ reviews from our gear experts in the ClubTest 2021 collection
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3-Wood: TaylorMade SIM2 (Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 9TX shaft)

TaylorMade SIM2 Fairway Wood

OUR TAKE: “I love the high launch.” With that simple statement, one of our testers summed up exactly what TaylorMade was striving for with its new SIM2 fairways. While the overall look of the SIM2 fairways is comparable to the original SIM heads, our GOLF testers repeatedly commented on the higher trajectories they were seeing. “Even my mishits are towering, the ball just flies,” another tester said. “It feels lively and easy to hit off the ground.” THE DETAILS: It’s no accident our testers saw noticeable height increases with the SIM2 fairway woods. That was by design. While continuing to evolve its versatile V-Steel soles of last year, TaylorMade has redesigned the SIM2 heads to move weight lower to the ground for higher launch and more forgiveness. TaylorMade’s smaller and more workable SIM2 Titanium heads utilize 80-gram sole plates and a ZATECH Titanium Faces, whereas the SIM2 Max fairways are designed with C300 steel faces and have bigger heads for increased accuracy and distance. Check out 150+ reviews from our gear experts in the ClubTest 2021 collection.
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5-wood: Cobra RadSpeed Tour (Graphite Design Tour AD-DI shaft)

Cobra Radspeed Fairway Wood

OUR TAKE: With a hammer-like sound and impressive feel, RadSpeed delivered in a big way during GOLF’s ClubTest. As one tester raved, “I love the aesthetic. There’s some slight carbon fiber you can see in the back, and you can’t go wrong with matte black. Feels great, looks great.” This was the general consensus with Cobra’s latest big stick. In addition to noticing lower spin and a more penetrating flight — thanks to a reimagined adjustable sole weighting system — the eye-catching CNC milled face offered sneaky alignment assistance, framing the ball at address. It’s easy to see why this neon yellow and black beauty is Bryson’s driver of choice.  THE DETAILS: Cobra is known to push boundaries with its technologies. This year is no different. Building upon standout designs, such as the new-age CNC infinity milled face and carbon fiber crown, Cobra has also reimagined its sole weighting system. The OEM used tenants from a popular engineering formula, called the Radius of Gyration (“Rad” stands for “radius”), to spread the weights in the soles of the drivers further to the front and the back of the head for desired performance enhancements throughout the lineup. The RadSpeed standard head is lower spinning and lower flying, the RadSpeed XB (“Xtreme Back” weight) is higher launching and more forgiving, and the RadSpeed XD (“Xtreme Draw”) has heavy heel weighting to encourage a draw shot shape.  NOTABLE USERS: Rickie Fowler, Lexi Thompson Check out 150+ reviews from our gear experts in the ClubTest 2021 collection
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Irons: Srixon Z-Forged (4-9; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts)

Wedges: Cleveland RTX-4 Forged (46, 52, 56 and 60 degrees; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue shafts)

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS

Golf Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV

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Andrew Tursky is the Senior Equipment Editor at GOLF Magazine and