Paul Casey WITB 2021 – What’s In Casey’s Bag

Paul Casey had his share of ups and downs in 2020. Casey made a strong push at the PGA Championship and looked poised to take it all but finished the competition tied for 2nd. He also looked like he would be a serious contender in the first round of The Masters.

But he would ultimately finish that tournament tied for 38th place. The 43-year old will certainly be aiming to get over the hump this year and these are the clubs he will be using as he looks to do just that.

Quick Facts:

Birthday:

July 21st, 1977

Born:

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England

Drive Distance:

307.20 yards (average)

PGA Tour Wins:

3

Height:

5’10”

 

What’s In His Bag

Driver

Titleist TSi3 – 9 Degrees

Woods

Titleist TSi2 – 16.5 Degrees

Irons

Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal Pro – 3 & 4 Irons,

Mizuno MP-5 (5-PW)

Wedges

Titleist Vokey Design SM7 – 52, 56 Degrees,

Vokey Proto 60 Degrees

Putter

Scotty Cameron GSS Proto

 

Driver – Titleist TSi3 – 9 Degrees

 

Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 70 TX

Key Features:

  • Adjustable CG track
  • Aerospace titanium face
  • Titanium crown

Selling Points:

There’s high-durability lightweight titanium all over this driver.

First of all the titanium crown allows for more discretionary weight to be placed lower in the head to achieve better CG for drives.

Then the ATI 425 titanium face increases ball speed by providing more flex and rebound. You can get the TSi3 in 8, 9, 10 and 11 degrees of loft.

Pros:

  • Oversized head
  • adjustable hosel
  • Great overall ball speed

Cons:

  • Doesn’t sound great
  • Mid launch

Overall Score: 96/100

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3 Wood – Titleist TSi2 – 16.5 Degrees

Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 80 TX

Key Features:

  • Active recoil channel
  • Adjustable hosel
  • VFT technology

Selling Points:

Casey will be taking to the fairways with the TSi2 3 wood which features Variable Face Thickness technology.

The VFT technology allows this fairway wood to flex at more points on the face depending on strike point and impact level. What does all that mean? Tremendous forgiveness.

Pros:

  • Great launch angles
  • Lots of loft options
  • Low spin

Cons:

  • Not very workable
  • The weight is tricky to adjust

Overall Score: 95/100

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Irons – Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal Pro – 3 & 4 Irons

Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 120 TX

Key Features:

  • Compact head sizes
  • Cast manufactured
  • Chromoly 4140M steel alloy

Selling Points:

The innovative chromoly alloy is really where it’s at with these irons.

It’s a blend of chromium and molybdenum which is highly malleable while still providing enhanced strength. This gives thus irons a good, solid, stable feel. And the beveled trailing edge help these irons slide through the turf.

Pros:

  • Great turf interaction
  • High polish finish
  • Great look at point of address

Cons:

  • Low offset
  • Hard to find

Overall Score: 93/100

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Irons (5-PW) – Mizuno MP-5

Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 120 TX

Key Features:

  • Forged design
  • Channel back heads
  • Nickel chrome finish

Selling Points:

Now they call these channel back irons but the head reads more like a blade style iron.

There is a dividing channel between the meatier muscle on the lower side and the top line. All this amounts to some heavy hitting irons. You get great distance from the longer irons and great turf interaction too.

Pros:

  • Great for advanced players
  • The finish is very durable
  • High MOI

Cons:

  • Not for intermediate players
  • Less perimeter weighting than the MP-64 irons

Overall Score: 94/100

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Wedges  – Titleist Vokey Design SM7

Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 120 TX

Key Features:

  • Progressive CG
  • Spin milled grooves
  • Parallel face texture

Selling Points:

Casey will be utilizing a Vokey SM7 gap and sand wedge in 2021.

These are quickly becoming a tour favorite because of the various grind options that help to cover gaps precisely in tandem with the progressive CG. Overall these are great rescue wedges that make it easy to get under the ball.

Pros:

  • Lots of grind options
  • Amazing drop and stop capability
  • Great hang time

Cons:

  • Lie angles will vary greatly depending on grind
  • Needs precise fitting

Overall Score: 94/100

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Wedges – Vokey Proto – 60 Degrees

Shaft: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 120 TX

Key Features:

  • Precision milled grooves
  • Jet black finish
  • Vokey designed

Selling Points:

For his lob wedge, Casey will be using the Vokey Proto set to 60 degrees.

The backspin you are able to achieve with this wedge is ridiculous. It allows for precision green placement and the weighting perfectly balances the head and imparts good swing mechanics.

Pros:

  • Looks great
  • Awesome spin control
  • Solid feel

Cons:

  • Hard to find
  • The finish isn’t very durable

Overall Score: 94/100

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Putter – Scotty Cameron GSS Proto

Key Features:

  • German stainless steel
  • Milled face
  • Alignment marker

Selling Points:

The three blue bomb imprinted alignment markers on this putter look great and inspire confidence at point of impact.

And there is enough heft to it that helps encourage good follow through and flow on longer putts. And you get a good knocking sound even on shorter putts.

Pros:

  • Great feel
  • Good spin
  • Attractive design

Cons:

  • A bit heavy
  • Very expensive

Overall Score: 96/100

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Ball – Titleist Pro V1

Titleist Pro V1

Key Features:

  • Urethane/elastomer cover
  • 338 dimples
  • ZG Process Core

Selling Points:

The Titleist Pro V1 balls certainly feel more like distance balls than anything else.

The soft elastomer and cast urethane cover give them a small feel and help keep long game spin down. And they also give consistent distance and hang time.

Pros:

  • Soft feel
  • Consistent performance
  • Low spin

Cons:

  • Not great short game balls
  • Alignment marker is a bit busy

Overall Score: 95/100

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Caddie

It’s hard to miss Casey’s caddie John McLaren because of his usually outlandish socks.

But despite being known for using temporary caddies, McLaren has been relatively consistently on the bag for Casey over the last few years and will continue to caddie for him in 2021.