Lee Westwood WITB 2021 – What’s In Westwood’s Bag

Lee Westwood is the stalwart of the PGA Tour who has yet to bag his first Majors victory. The English player has racked up a number of covetous accolades throughout his illustrious career, but a majors championship has evaded him up to this point.

But 2021 is a new year and with it comes new opportunity and although he had to settle for second place in the Players Championship in March 2021, Westwood will surely be looking to shake the “best player to never win a Majors” label this.

Mr. Consistent off the tee will be attempting to do that with the following gear and his long term girlfriend and fiancee, Helen Storey on the bag.

 

Quick Facts

Age:

47

Born:

Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England

Birthday:

April 24th, 1973

Height:

6’0”

Nationality:

English

Drive Distance:

294.8 yards (average)

PGA Tour Wins:

2

 

What’s In His Bag

Driver

Ping G425 LST – 10.5 Degrees

Woods

Ping G425 Max – 14.5 Degrees

Hybrid

Ping G425 – 19.75 Degrees

Irons

Ping i210 – 4-PW

Wedges

Ping i210 UW – 50 Degrees, 52 Degrees,

 

Ping Glide Forged – 60 Degrees

Putter

Ping Sigma 2 Fetch

 

Driver – Ping G425 LST – 10.5 Degrees

Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei Orange 60TX shaft

Key Features:

  • 445CC head
  • Forged face
  • 17 gram weight shifter

 

Selling Points:

The T9S+ titanium face of this driver is part of what makes it play so long. This is a highly reactive grade of titanium that flexes and rebounds like a dream. This is a great driver if you seem to be lacking ball speed and the smaller head impedes spin off the tee for even more help with ball speed.

The Ping 425 LST driver is available in 9 and 10.5 degrees of loft.

Pros:

  • The head feels very aerodynamic
  • Great vibration dampening
  • Comes stock with Arccos Caddie smart grips

Cons:

  • The smart grips lose connection frequently
  • Adjusting the hosel takes some time

Overall Score: 96/100

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3 Wood – Ping G425 Max – 14.5 Degrees

Shaft: Aldila 2018 NV Green 75-X shaft

Key Features:

  • Tungsten sole weighting
  • Facewrap technology
  • 3 dot alignment markers

Selling Points:

The face of this 3 wood is made of a very thin steel material which usually decreases stability.

But the architecture of the face is such that it is slightly curved and actually wraps into the crown which addresses most of those stability issues and increases flex.

Pros:

  • Comfortable weighting
  • Generates great club head speed
  • Great for straight ball flight

Cons:

  • Head shape takes some getting used to
  • Low launch angles

Overall Score: 95/100

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Hybrid – Ping G425 – 19.75 Degrees

 

Shaft: Aldila ATX Tour Green Hybrid 85 X shaft

Key Features:

  • Spinsistency technology
  • Wrap around face
  • Face curvature design

Selling Points:

For 2021, Westwood will continue to use his G425 hybrid. It also features the wrap around face technology that allows for higher flex from such a thin material. And you get great spin predictability thanks to the progressive loft degree from the curved face.

Pros:

  • Great spin control
  • Solid feel
  • Sounds great

Cons:

  • A bit pricey
  • They don’t play very long

Overall Score: 95/100

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Irons – Ping i210 – 4-PW

 

Shafts: Ping JZ Stiff Shafts

Key Features:

  • Elastomer insert
  • Machined face
  • Machined grooves

Selling Points:

These are great scoring irons. The precision machined grooves are progressive so you can dial in spin control in the smaller irons.

And the large elastomer insert gives these irons a soft feel. The leading edge and HydroPearl finish also allow these irons to glide through the turf.

Pros:

  • Soft feel
  • Great for senior players
  • Good drop and stop capability

Cons:

  • Minimal offset
  • Compact head sizes

Overall Score: 93/100

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Wedges (50 and 52 Degrees) – Ping i210 UW

Shafts: Ping JZ Stiff Shafts

Key Features:

  • HydroPearl Chrome finish
  • Custom tuning port
  • Elastomer insert

Selling Points:

The wedges in the i210 iron set also include the large elastomer inserts which serve to give these wedges a buttery feel.

The custom tuning port effectively balances the perimeter weighting for incredible balance and an enlarged sweet spot.

Pros:

  • Great turf interaction
  • Actually helps impart good swing mechanics
  • High loft

Cons:

  • Not very workable
  • Not great for beginner and intermediate players

Overall Score: 95/100

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Wedges – Ping Glide Forged – 60 Degrees

Shafts: Ping JZ Stiff Shafts

Key Features:

  • 8620 carbon steel
  • Precision milled grooves
  • Blade style head

Selling Points:

Rounding out his iron set is the 60 degree Ping Glide forged wedge.

It’s made of carbon steel which gives a softer feel then say, stainless steel. The sharp edge radius of the wheel-cut grooves add to the overall feel of this wedge. And the tungsten toe weight provides good balance and forgiveness.

Pros:

  • Good spin control
  • Soft feel
  • Smooth turf interaction

Cons:

  • Swing weight is highly variable
  • Some squaring up issues

Overall Score: 96/100

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Putter – Ping Sigma 2 Fetch

Key Features:

  • Adjustable length shaft
  • Golf ball holding hole
  • 365 gram head

Selling Points:

The Ping Sigma 2 Fetch features a circular head shape which allows for generous perimeter weighting.

Overall this is a very well balanced putter with a high MOI. And the heavier head makes it feel more stable and provides more feel on short putts.

Pros:

  • Don’t have to bend down to retrieve your ball
  • Great for straight stroke arcs
  • Good for players who don’t tend to push their putts

Cons:

  • Not great for curved arc strokes
  • A bit heavy

Overall Score: 92/100

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Ball – Titleist Pro V1x

Key Features:

  • Cast urethane cover
  • Dual core
  • 348 dimples

Selling Points:

The cast urethane cover gives these balls a soft feel while the dual core technology allows for more energy preservation on drives and longer shots.

There is very little long game spin from these balls which also helps with distance.

Pros:

  • Low driving spin
  • Soft feel
  • Good for mid-handicappers

Cons:

  • Lacking short game spin
  • Pricey

Overall Score: 98/100

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Caddie – Helen Storey

After Westwood parted ways with Billy Foster in 2018, Helen Storey took over on the bag.

Helen is actually Westwood’s fiancee. She began as Westwood’s caddie at the Made in Denmark tournament, had great success there and has been on the bag ever since.