Tom Kim's Winning Clubs | Shriners Children's Open
Tom Kim caught fire on the weekend at the Shriners Children's Open, carding a 9-under 62 on Saturday, and then following that up with a 5-under 66 on Sunday to succesfully defend his title by one-stroke in Vegas. The victory gives Kim three PGA Tour wins at the age of 21, making him one of the most exciting young players on Tour.
Kim's bag is completely made up of Titleist clubs, with a slight mix of different models.
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Kim plays the TSR3 Driver with a Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec Black 6 X Shaft in it. The TSR3 is designed for high-speed players, and has a slightly higher center of gravity thanks to its compact shape and deep face. Kim isn't the longest player on Tour, nor in this weekend's tournament, ranking 46th in distance off the tee, but what he lacks in distance he makes up for in accuracy, as he ranked 7th in driving accuracy, hitting 40 out of a possible 56 fairways over the four-day tournament. His accuracy was at its best on the most important day, Sunday, leading the field in driving accuracy, finding the fairway 12 out of a possible 14 times, helping set him up for victory.
Kim uses the prior generation Titleist for his fairway wood, as he rocks a Titleist TSi3 with a Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Pro White 70 TX shaft in it. Kim plays it at 13.5 degrees rather than the standard 15 degrees. The TSi3 series is all about adjustability, featuring a SureFit CG weight track, allowing golfers to fine-tune the club's performance and shot shape. Because of it's adjustability, the TSi3 is made for golfers seeking a balance between distance and workability.
Adjustability remains the main theme for Kim with his hybrid as well, as he uses a 19 degree TSR3 with a Graphite Design Tour AD AG04 Hybrid Prototype 9X shaft. The TSR3 features a 5-position Adjustable CG Track system, giving golfers more flexibility to dial in their preferred setup. While the TSR3 is more of the player's preferred hybrid compared to other TSR models, it's body design creates more forgiveness than previous generations.
In the iron category, Kim uses a Titleist T200 for his 3 iron with a Project X 5.5 shaft, and then the Titleist T100's for his 4 through 9 irons, with Project X 6.0's. Kim's irons are his bread and butter, and they showed this weekend, as he ranked 3rd in Strokes Gained on his approach shots, which was a huge component in his ability to defend his title. Of note, seeing more forgiving models being used for longer irons is becoming more popular, and Kim is following that trend with the T200 3 iron in his bag.
For his wedges, Kim games the most popular wedge in the game, the Vokey SM9 for his 46 and 52 degree wedges, while he uses a Wedgeworks T-Grind for his 60 degree. Kim actually has his 52 bent up to 53 degrees to make it an even gapping between the three wedges. Both the 46 and 52 degree wedges have an F Grind, which is an all-purpose grind suited for full shots and those hit with a square face. It's the ideal grind for player who prefer that tradional wedge sole. The T Grind is designed with very little bounce and maximum versatility around the greens to allow players to make clean contact in firm lies and when opening and closing the clubface.
The old golf saying goes, "Drive for show, putt for dough," and Tom Kim certainly lived up to that saying this weekend. Kim used a Scotty Cameron TourType Timeless GSS Tour Prototype, a blade putter that prioritizes feel above all else, and he was certainly feeling it on the greens of TPC Summerlin, finishing 4th in Strokes Gained Putting.