WITB: Matt Fitzpatrick – Omega European Masters
Matt Fitzpatrick is a free agent when it comes to his golf clubs. So what does he choose?
Matt Fitzpatrick doesn’t have a golf club deal but has been playing Ping irons ever since he turned pro in 2014.
Title. Defended. 🏆
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He’s also been a Titleist Vokey wedges and Pro V1x man for some time.
But there have been a few changes at the top end of Fitzpatrick’s bag in recent years.
He was a Callaway Big Bertha Alpha driver user when he burst on to the pro scene with his victory at the 2015 British Masters at Woburn.
But when he claimed his biggest win to date – the 2016 DP World Tour Championship – he had just switched to the TaylorMade M2 driver.
That was the 2016 model of the M2 but he’s since moved to the 2017 version which he still uses today.
He has also switched into a new Ping G400 fairway wood.
But when it comes to his irons he’s been reluctant to make a change with a mixture of the i25 and S55 models – both which are a good few years old now.
It’s surprising that Fitzpatrick hasn’t been signed up on to a full contract with any golf club manufacturer. He has five European Tour victories, a US Amateur win and a Ryder Cup appearance all to his name, before the age of 25.
Like Jordan Spieth, he was snapped up very early by Under Armour so is unlikely to need cash from a 14-club deal and is happy to switch gear whenever it suits.
Club deal or not, Fitzpatrick has put any disappointment of not making Thomas Bjorn’s Ryder Cup team for Le Golf National, by defending his Omega European Masters title a year on.
Matt Fitzpatrick WITB
Driver: TaylorMade 2017 M2 10.5˚
Fairway: Ping G400
Irons: Ping i25 3-5, Ping S55 6-9
Wedges: Ping Glide 2.0 46˚,Titleist Vokey SM6 50˚, Titleist Vokey SM5 54˚ and 58˚
Putter: Yes! G Groove Tracy II
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Clothing and shoes: Under Armour