Titleist prototype irons become a reality for Cameron Young in Mexico

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The initial Titleist prototypes Cameron Young tested earlier this year at Memorial.

Ryan Barath

The PGA Tour is back in action this week in Mexico at the World Wide Technology Championship, and one of the top players in the field is Cameron Young, who despite his world ranking and extremely solid play, is still in search of his first win on Tour.

One thing that could help him break through though is some new gear in the bag this week, in the form of a custom set of Titleist 631.CY irons (CY for Cameron Young, of course), which Titleist just so happened to share on their social channels the Wednesday of the tournament.

These pictures generated quite a bit of buzz and mark the fourth time Titleist has produced a complete custom set of irons for one of its staff players, with the first three being former staffer Adam Scott, and current staffers Justin Thomas, and Webb Simpson.

From what we understand, based on talking to the Titleist crew dating back to the Memorial when the initial prototype (main image) was spotted in Cameron’s bag, the unique blade design features a larger and higher muscle pad along with a wider sole and leading edge relief to prevent digging.

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PGA Tour’s Sean Martin caught up with Titleist’s J.J. Van Wezenbeeck to ask about the new irons and J.J. confirmed that the new 631.CY’s are a direct result of the previous prototype testing: “The short irons in the 631.CYs have a little more leading-edge bounce, and then they float to a little bit wider sole than the 620 MBs into his 6-iron. The 631.CY irons are higher-bounce than the 620 MBs, but there’s also a little more sole width as you graduate through the set.”

Whether the new irons make the difference this week at the Tiger Wood’s designed El Cardonal at Diamante, in Cabo San Lucas is yet to be known, but we will continue to follow this story as more information from Titleist becomes available.

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Ryan Barath

Golf.com Editor

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.

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