Collin Morikawa's Winning Clubs | 2023 Zozo Championship
Collin Morikawa found his way into the winner’s circle at a Tour event for the first time since the 2021 Open Championship, as his bogey-free final round 7-under 63 helped propel him to a six-stroke victory at the Zozo Championship. Morikawa’s win gives him 6 career victories on the PGA Tour in just 99 starts.
Morikawa games an entire TaylorMade bag, with various models throughout his arsenal.
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Morikawa went back a few generations with his driver of choice this weekend, going with the original TaylorMade Sim with a Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 80 TX shaft, and playing it at 8 degrees. He’s never been one of the longer hitters on tour, ranking 133rd last season in driving distance, but Morikawa finished the Zozo Championship tied for 15th in driving distance. That added distance set Morikawa up for more scoring opportunities, as he led the field in birdies.
In the fairway wood category, Morikawa games a TaylorMade Sim Rocket for his 3-wood, which is similar to the TaylorMade Sim Titanium, but plays a degree stronger at 14 degrees. The Sim Rocket features Speed-Injected Twist Face Technology, ensuring consistent ball speed and accuracy, while improving distance. The V Steel sole design enhances turf interaction, while the lightweight titanium construction creates higher launch and better control. For his 5-wood, Morkiawa uses the Stealth 2, which offers a larger profile that once again creates higher launch and control, making it an ideal selection for longer shots into greens.
The one thing Morikawa has been known for throughout his PGA Tour career is his iron play, as he’s considered one of the better ball strikers on Tour. Morikawa uses a combination set of three different TaylorMade Models. He uses a TaylorMade P770 for his 4-iron, TaylorMade P7MC’s for his 5 and 6-irons, and then a custom P7CM, which is similar to P7MB’s, for his shorter irons. This combination served Morikawa well at the Zozo Championship, as he not only led the field in birdies as mentioned previously, but ranked 3rd in Greens in Regulation.
The MG4’s are TaylorMade’s newest wedge line, and Morikawa plays them exclusively, with some different grinds throughout his 50 degree, 56 degree and 60 degree wedges. The MG4 wedges were designed to increase spin and control. Their Spin Tread Grooves provide a channel for water to escape during the strike, increasing spin in the process, while a newly reshaped top line, leading edge, and hosel have improved both the aesthetics and the shot-making ability. The MG4 also features increased thickness of the wedge’s flange, enhancing its sound and feel dramatically. These wedges were put to good use at the Zozo Championship, especially in the sand, where Morikawa finished tied for 5th in sand saves, converting 7 of his 8 opportunities.
On the greens, Morikawa rolls the TaylorMade TP Soto, a classic blade-style putter that is designed for golfers who prefer to release the toe through impact. The TP Soto may have been Morikawa’s best club throughout his win at the Zozo Championship. Not only did he lead the field in birdies, but he finished 2nd in Putts per Green in Regulation, averaging just 1.6 strokes throughout the tournament.