Brooks Koepka held back the weather, the field and the narrow course at Oak Hill to claim his third PGA Championshiptying iconic icons Gene Sarazen and Sam Snead in Wanamaker Trophy history.
For Koepka, it’s a comeback story that only the sport can provide, eighty from injury-plagued seasons filled with doubt.
That is now evident as the talented golfer secures his fifth major, a solid follow-up to his 2023 Masters run.
As expected, the national stage always attracts the interest of amateur golfers, especially when it comes to what’s in the bag. And that includes high school golfers who tune up their equipment before summer practices and fall seasons in some states afterward.
With that in mind, here’s the full breakdown, which includes other options that may better accommodate higher handicappers.
For more equipment breakdowns, check out the wonderful work of Golfweek’s equipment guru David Dusek.
Koepka uses the ZX5 LS MK II Driver, which is a better option for faster swing speeds.
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Amateur youth and high school golfers should also check out the ZX5 MK II Driver, which adds more forgiveness and a bit more spin that will benefit more moderate swing speeds.
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Koepka relies on the TaylorMade M2 Tour HL 3-wood (16.5 degrees), which, like his Nike Vapor Fly 3-iron, is an oldie but a goodie.
Both choices show. sometimes new isn’t necessarily better.
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Brooks has the ZX7 MK II Irons (4-9) which is a good looking iron for players with blade/muscle backspin characteristics but added forgiveness with a hollow footprint setup.
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For young golfers, choose the ZX4 MK II Irons, which feature a hollow head design that can increase distance and forgiveness.
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While most of us focus on quarterback drives, it’s the shots from 100 yards that ultimately take the game to another level. This is why finding a solid set of wedges is such an important part of the game.
For Koepka, it’s an all-Cleveland setup: an RTX ZipCore Tour Rack Raw (46-10 Mid) and two RTX6 ZipCore Tour Racks (52-10 Mid, 56-10 Mid, 60-6 Low).
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While any of these are worth a look, we also suggest checking out the CBX Full-Face 2 Wedges. The essence. “You hit it anywhere, with complete confidence, from any greenside position or condition.”
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Koepka stated that his initial move to Srixon, away from Mizuno at the time, was mainly because of the golf ball. Since then, there has been some buzz, but the PGA Championship winner seems like the Srixon Z-Star Diamond is a perfect match for his game.
And the good news is, Srixon’s technology known as FastLayer DG Cores makes the ball a solid choice for amateur golfers as well.
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