Brooks Koepka won the 2023 PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club for his fifth major title.
The 2023 men’s major championship season had some big-name winners as well as a few surprises along the way, but no matter the event, one of the stats that helped lead these players to victory was their ball-striking and short game.
So whether it was Jon Rahm at the Masters or Brian Harman at the Open Championship, these are the irons and wedges used by the four men’s major champions of 2023.
Jon Rahm – Masters
Thanks in part to an almost flawless three-under 69 in the final round, Rahm won the Masters and his second major title. As a notorious non-tinkerer, Rahm used a set of Callaway TCB (Tour Cavity Back) irons along with Jaws forged wedges.
A big part of Koepka’s success was due to his ability to navigate tough rough, hit greens in windy conditions and get up and down when he really needed to. He accomplished this with a set of Srixon ZX7 MKII irons and Cleveland RTX wedges.
Much was made of Koepka’s switch to Srixon after years of being an equipment free agent, especially considering the deal involved switching to the Srixon golf ball. But it’s been smooth sailing since the switch, as Koepka added to his major resume by notching his fifth.
Wyndham Clark – U.S. Open
Wyndham Clark shocked the golf world at LACC and won the 2023 U.S. Open over Rory McIlory and Rickie Fowler to secure his first major championship.
The bomber from Denver not only overpowered Los Angeles Country Club, but he also dissected it with accurate iron and wedge play. His irons and wedges of choice are from Titleist and include the classic forged cavity-back design 620CBs.
Brian Harman and Clark have a lot more in common than simply bagging majors in 2023.
Like Clark, Harman used a set of Titleist 620CB irons along with his older Titleist U500 utility irons to navigate the windy and rainy links at Royal Liverpool. He won the Open Championship by a resounding six shots over Sepp Straka, Jason Day, Tom Kim and Rahm.
Ryan Barath is GOLF Magazine and GOLF.com’s senior editor for equipment. He has an extensive club-fitting and -building background with more than 20 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. Before joining the staff, he was the lead content strategist for Tour Experience Golf, in Toronto, Canada.