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James Hahn claimed PXG’s first PGA Tour triumph at the weekend and he did so with a set of new irons in the bag.

Hahn had missed eight straight cuts going into the Wells Fargo Championship but a new bag set-up appeared to be the catalyst for his win.

According to PXG’s Matt Rollins, Hahn played for the first time this week with a set of irons built with no grinds and new Project X LZ 6.5 shafts.

We’ve previously detailed the PXG 0811X prototype driver Hahn has been using since the RBC Heritage, but what we hadn’t seen before was Hahn’s stamping on his wedges. Absolutely genius!

Nike goes blackout


Last week we told you about the new clubs Tiger Woods will be playing on his return. Now Nike has made the black Vapor Fly and Vapor Fly Pro drivers available to buy as limited edition.

The matte black design has all of the same technology as the standard versions, and has been released as part of its new ‘Stay hidden. Be seen’ collection of apparel and shoes.

Rickie’s wedge enters walk of fame


After his victory at last year’s Players Championship, Rickie Fowler’s Cobra Tour Trusty wedge he used en route to victory has now officially been put on display in the TPC Sawgrass clubhouse.

Fowler’s Oklahoma State inspired wedge now takes pride of place alongside clubs donated by a host of previous winners of the event, just in time for his title defence.

Own Justin Rose’s putter!

JR1 Want to putt like Justin Rose? You can for just $750. Over the weekend, TaylorMade released ten Ghost Monaco Tour Black prototype putters modelled after the exact putter Rose has used in competition. JR2 Each of the 10 putter heads are milled from 304 stainless steel, weigh 350 grams and are designed with a sight line on the top line and a custom flow neck. They measure 35 inches and come with a Lamkin Deep Etched grip.

Nike & Rodgers get personal

Rory McIlroy isn’t the only Nike staffer to get his golf balls personalised. Patrick Rodgers has them, too. Rodgers revealed his new custom Nike RZN Platinum ball on Twitter last week and his college golf team – Stanford Cardinal – inspired the design.

And finally…

Odyssey is giving its 2016 major champions a gold putter to commemorate their wins and they are off the charts awesome. O1 Both Masters champion Danny Willett and ANA Inspiration winner Lydia Ko are to receive the one-of-a-kind versions of the putters they used to capture victory. O2

Originally published on bunkered on May 9, 2016.

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