Jordan Spieth has played almost exactly the same set of clubs all season, until now.
At the Barclays, Spieth has a set of Titleist’s 716 AP2 irons in the bag, the newer version of the 714 AP2 irons that the reigning Masters and U.S. Open champion has used all season.
Some may question why the current world No. 1 would make a switch at any moment during his spectacular season. But the change makes practical sense—Spieth can get a few weeks of competitive rounds under his belt with the new sticks, and completely break them in before 2016. Also, the Titleist 716 AP2 irons are likely only subtly different than the 714 AP2s. That’s not to say the new clubs are without technological upgrades, but for Spieth, who ranks second on Tour in strokes gained tee-to-green, the switch should be relatively seamless.
Here’s a look at Spieth’s new irons below, courtesy of PGATour.com’s Jonathan Wall.
— Jonathan Wall (@jonathanrwall) August 28, 2015
Spieth hasn’t changed any of his clubs since his Masters victory, with the exception of swapping his Titleist 915 H.d hybrid for a Titleist 712U driving iron before the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.