What’s In The Bag: Xander Schauffele Goes For Major Glory
Xander Schauffele is one of the hottest players in the game, and he's one of the big favorites this week at Bethpage Black. When you look at his resume - two wins already this year, 2nd in the FedExCup Standings, a runner-up finish at Augusta - and his game, it's only a matter of time before he captures his first major title. Here's the Callaway equipment he'll rely on this week in New York.
Tournament: PGA Championship
Epic Flash Sub Zero
Xander won the very first week he put his Epic Flash Sub Zero Driver in play at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in January. He said that it only took a few swings in testing for him to be impressed by the driver, particularly by the increased ball speeds in Trackman testing and on the course. Epic Flash continues to have the most worldwide wins of any driver model this year.
Rogue is the first fairway wood to feature our innovative Jailbreak Technology that promotes exceptionally high ball speeds. Callaway is the #1 selling fairway wood brand in golf this year (per Golf Datatech).
Schauffele is playing a prototype of the Apex Pro 19 Irons, and he used them throughout the end of last season and during his WGC win during the fall series, and they were in his bag for his win at Kapalua in January. Xander has said that the weighting through the turf feels great for him. He also likes the thin topline and the leading edge, and he’s very comfortable with the distance consistency, the window of the ball flight, and how he can shape shots.
Xander plays a Chrome Soft X Golf Ball and he’s used it in both of his wins during the wraparound season this year. He likes the ball speed off the driver and the control around the green, and players like Xander, Francesco Molinari, and Phil Mickelson have all won with a Chrome Soft X this year.
Mack Daddy 4 is our #1 wedge on Tour, and it features our innovative groove-in-groove technology to create more spin. The tight radius, compact shape, and straighter leading edge makes it easy for clean contact and provide maximum spin and control.
Xander’s putter is an Odyssey Toulon Stroke Lab Prototype model which features our innovative Stroke Lab shaft to help promote more consistency in the stroke. He put it in play at the WGC Match Play event, and used it to lead the field in birdies at Augusta. He likes how the shaft helps his performance and he likes the audio feedback of it as well.