WITB: Jordan Smith - European OpenJuly 30, 2017 Golf Equipment
Jordan Smith has been tipped for great things by many - but what gear does he have in the bag? Equipment editor James Savage takes a look.
Jordan Smith secured his first win on the European Tour and at the same time notched up the first win for the new Mizuno MP-18 irons.
It couldn’t have come at a better time for Mizuno as the new MP-18s are actually launching this week.
And I had a close encounter with Smith’s brand new set as I stepped on to the Mizuno tour truck at The Open (he was first reserve and didn’t actually make it into the field).
— Jordan Smith (@Jsmithgolf) July 20, 2017
When I first saw them, I thought they were for me… But I will be hitting them at a Mizuno launch event this week.
Smith has a really nice mix of gear in his bag kicking off with the TaylorMade M1 but in the more compact 440 headshape.
He also has a couple of the TaylorMade M2 Tour fairway woods as used by Rory McIlroy.
I spotted him with a brand new Titleist 718 T-MB utility iron in Germany this week – the same club which Jordan Spieth famously hit from the driving range in his final round at Royal Birkdale.
Then we get stuck into the new MP-18 irons which we’re not really allowed to talk about yet. Bear with us for all the details but in the meantime, here’s a teaser.
— Mizuno Golf Europe (@MizunoGolf_News) July 19, 2017
Then we have the Titleist Vokey SM6 wedges which were the number one model at The Open.
And Smith uses a very similar putter to world number one Dustin Johnson – the TaylorMade Spider Tour Black.
Jordan Smith WITB
Driver:TaylorMade 2017 M1, 9.5˚ (Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei 70-X shaft)
Fairways:TaylorMade 2017 M2 Tour, 15˚, 18˚ (Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei 80-X/ Kuro Kage shafts)
Utility:Titleist 718 T-MB
Irons:Mizuno MP-18 4-PW
Wedges:Titleist Vokey SM6, 46˚, 52˚, 58˚
Putter:TaylorMade Spider Tour Black
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
More information about the MP-18 irons can be found on the Mizuno website.