Callaway’s secret wedge surfaced on Tour. Here’s what we know

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Callaway's Opus prototype was spotted on the range at the Charles Schwab Challenge.

Jonathan Wall

FORT WORTH, Texas — The dictionary defines “Opus” as follows: “A musical composition” or “Literary work or composition, as a book.” Callaway isn’t getting into the music game or penning a magnum opus anytime soon, but they do have something cooking in the short-game space — a literal work of art that quietly surfaced on Tuesday at the Charles Schwab Challenge.

Callaway’s Opus prototype wedge could be found in the bags of several pros in the field, including Chris Kirk and Max Greyserman. Tour sources also confirmed to that Xander Schauffele and Jon Rahm use prototype versions of the wedge that don’t sport the Opus name.

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Chris Kirk and Max Greyserman had the wedge in the bag at Colonial. Jonathan Wall/GOLF

If you don’t count the high-toe option and new grinds that were added to the Jaws Raw lineup, the last wedge Callaway released was Jaws Raw in 2022. Callaway officials wouldn’t comment on the prototype, but it’s assumed Opus is bound for retail at some point in the future.

One of the biggest questions still to be answered is who designed the wedge. Former wedge designer Roger Cleveland was unveiled as the EVP of Terra Forza Golf earlier this year and plans to focus on shaft projects going forward. That means Opus could wind up being his parting creation or the first short-game tool for a new wedge design team.

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A look at the profile and leading edge in the address position. Jonathan Wall/GOLF

Compared to the most recent Jaws offering, Opus has shifted away from the weight ports found in the back of the head that helped alter launch depending on the loft. A thicker piece of metal is positioned directly behind the hitting area and likely helps bolster feel. It’s possible the mass is being used to change the launch properties as well.

The toe profile has been thinned out to give it a more traditional look at address. The overall profile also appears to be more rounded than the current Jaws.

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The satin finish on the wedge appears to be glare-resistant. Jonathan Wall/GOLF

As far as the leading edge is concerned, it seems to have minimal rounding along the straighter edge. The wedge found in Greyserman’s bag featured a C-Grind and satin finish, but it’s fair to assume other grind options and finishes will be offered — if they become available for mere mortals.

For the moment, though, all golfers can do is enjoy the photos and start the countdown clock for a potential retail release.

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Jonathan Wall Editor

Jonathan Wall is GOLF Magazine and’s Managing Editor for Equipment. Prior to joining the staff at the end of 2018, he spent 6 years covering equipment for the PGA Tour. He can be reached at

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