What’s In The Bag: Kevin Kisner #Birdiefest Edition

When we last saw Kevin Kisner he was trading birdies with Jim Furyk in a playoff at the Heritage. Kisner’s performance at Harbour Town showed that he was cool under pressure, and he proved it again with a clutch final round effort at THE PLAYERS Championship.

The first year Callaway staffer birdied 16 on Sunday, rolled in a birdie on the island green at 17, and came within a half inch of making the winning birdie putt on the 72nd green. As he kept putting circles on the scorecards and showing zero signs of being overwhelmed by the atmosphere, you thought he might stop himself and think, “This is the closing stretch at TPC Sawgrass. This is the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship. I’m supposed to be nervous!” But it never happened. Kisner was unflappable.

Only a historic finish by his playoff competitor kept Kisner away from the title. Kevin was 1-under in the aggregate playoff and came up just short of claiming the championship, but he won thousands of new fans with how he played and how he calm he looked on the big stage.

Here are the 14 clubs that Kevin had in his bag during the biggest week of his career:

– XR Pro Driver (9*)

– XR Pro Fairway Wood (16*)

– X2 Hot Pro Hybrid (18*)

– Apex Utility 3-iron

– Apex Pro Irons (4-9)

– Mack Daddy 2 Wedges (47*, 52*, 58*)

– Odyssey White Hot Pro #7 Putter

He was T3 in the field in greens in regulation and T1 in birdies. With the runner-up finish, he jumped up to 21st in the FedExCup standings. Congratulations to Kevin! We’ll be seeing a lot more of him in the near future.


Kisner wasn’t the only #TeamCallaway member making news. Here are some of our other big equipment stories at THE PLAYERS.

Grace Puts In XR Pro 3-wood

Branden Grace was in the hunt all week, and he put in a new XR Pro 3-wood for the event. Our Tour Reps built it for him on Wednesday and it went right in the bag. His new gamer has a 42 ½” shaft with 1 ½” tipping.

Ishikawa Adds Apex 3-iron

Ryo Ishikawa put in an Apex 3-iron specifically for the event because of the higher launch he gets with it. It particularly helped him for his tee shot on the Par-3 8th hole and for second shots into Par-5s. He took out a 54* wedge to make room in the bag.

Tour Reps Bend Fathauer’s Apex Irons

Earlier in the week, our Tour Reps bent all of Derek Fathauer’s Apex Irons .5* to 1* upright. This was to help him with a deep toe divot that was occasionally producing a miss to the right. He immediately started to hit a tight draw with a perfectly shaped divot, and he was in contention for the whole week.

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