Winner’s Bag: Sam Burns at the 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship

Sam Burns won for the second time in his career Sunday.

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Sam Burns captured his second career PGA Tour victory on Sunday at the 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship at the Country Club of Jackson. The 25-year-old Callaway staffer uses a bag full of Callaway equipment, including a new Epic Speed driver, Apex TCB irons, and an Odyssey O-Works putter that he’s had in the bag for years.

Below, we dive into the winning clubs, shafts and golf ball that Burns used this week.

Driver: Callaway Epic Speed (Fujikura Ventus Blue 7X shaft), 10.5 degrees

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Callaway Epic Speed Driver

OUR TAKE: It’s good to have options. With Callaway’s new-look Epic Max and Epic Speed, testers found two equally appealing packages: One geared for those who need a bit more forgiveness and another for the better player craving a penetrating launch. “I could put both in the bag,” said a tester. “Both were fantastic on misses, and the flatter flight of the Speed was very consistent. I could totally see myself throwing in a strong-lofted Speed and Max 5-wood to launch it high. That sounds really appealing.” Don’t be surprised if other golfers follow suit. THE DETAILS: While the new Jailbreak system in the driver is sure to garner the most interest, it’s actually not the only club receiving a complete makeover. The Epic fairway woods feature Jailbreak A.I. Velocity Blades that are spread wider apart to stiffen the structure, allowing the C300 maraging steel face cup to flex at impact. The forward CG location on Epic Speed, combined with a new leading-edge design, promotes a strong ball flight with less spin. An oversized head and shallow face make Epic Max an ideal option for a wider handicap range. Launch and spin can be altered depending on where the two sole weights (2 and 14 grams) are positioned. Check out 150+ reviews from our gear experts in the ClubTest 2021 collection
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5-Wood: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero (Fujikura Ventus Black 8X shaft), 17 degrees

Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero Fairway Wood

Gain player preferred flight while playing the Callaway MAVRIK Sub Zero Fairway Wood. Engineered with remarkable technologies, the Sub Zero was designed to equip betters golfers who like to work the ball both ways with optimized performance. A smaller, compact head shape combines with an adjustable 14g and 2g weight to promote ideal launch and spin. New A.I. designed Flash Face SS20 is constructed with Forged C300 Maraging Steel for optimal ball speed and spin performance.
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Hybrid: Callaway Apex (Fujikura Atmos Blue Hybrid 8X shaft), 23 degrees

Irons: Callaway Apex TCB (4-9 iron; True Temper Project X 6.5 shafts)

Wedges: Callaway Jaws MD5 Raw (46, 50, 56 and 60 degrees; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts)

Putter: Odyssey O-Works Black 7S

Golf Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X

Callaway Chrome Soft X 20

The new Callaway Chrome Soft X golf balls are ideal for those seeking soft feel, high forgiveness, and workable flight. The Chrome Soft X integrates Tour-proven performance with an unparalleled feel and exceptional mis-hit forgiveness. Callaway’s new Graphene Dual SoftFast Core promotes high-launch and low spin off the tee for long distance while the thin ultra-soft Tour Urethane Cover has a  fantastic touch and generates shot-controlling, stroke-saving spin on pitches and chips. The premium dual-core construction offers more distance off of your longer clubs, and more control off of mid-irons, short-irons and wedges.
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Andrew Tursky is the Senior Equipment Editor at GOLF Magazine and