Winning golf equipment at the U.S. Open since 2011

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LA JOLLA, Calif. — Equipment is never the story at a major championship the way shotmaking, nerves and skill tend to be, until something happens that pushes gear in the spotlight.

For example, in 2020 at Winged Foot, Bryson DeChambeau’s prodigious driving and 5.5-degree Cobra driver grabbed people’s attention. In 2019 at Pebble Beach, as Gary Woodland was holding off Brooks Koepka down the stretch, Woodland used a 64-degree TaylorMade High-Toe wedge to pitch the ball off the fabled 17th green to save par and hold off the three-time major champion. The year before at Shinnecock Hills, golf fans were amazed that Koepka won his second consecutive U.S. Open title without having an equipment deal with any manufacturers. In all of those instances, and others, equipment became news.

This year the U.S. Open is being played in the San Diego area at Torrey Pines. There are numerous golf equipment makers here like Callaway, TaylorMade, Titleist and Cobra, along with shaft companies like Fujikura and Mitsubishi, as well as Lamkin grips. So in homage to gear, here is all the golf equipment that helped players win the last 10 U.S. Open championships.

2011: Rory McIlroy, Congressional Country Club

Rory McIlroy at Congressional
Rory McIlroy at Congressional

Rory McIlroy at Congressional Country Club. (Photo: Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports)

DRIVER: Titleist 910D2 (8.5 degrees, Fujikura Rombax 7VO5 shaft) FAIRWAY WOODS: Titleist 906F2 (13.5 degrees), with Project X 7A3 shaft, (18 degrees), with Fujikura Z Com Pro 95 shaft IRONS: Titleist 712 MB (3-9), with Project X Rifle 6.5 shafts WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled 46, 54, 60 degrees, with Project X Rifle 6.5 shaft PUTTER: Scotty Cameron GSS BALL: Titleist Pro V1x GRIPS: Golf Pride MCC

2012: Webb Simpson, The Olympic Club

Webb Simpson
Webb Simpson

Webb Simpson at The Olympic Club. (Photo: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

DRIVER: Titleist 909D3 (10.5 degrees) with a UST Mamiya AxivCore Tour Black 69X shaft FAIRWAY WOODS: Titleist 910F (13.5 degrees, 17 degrees) with UST Mamiya VTS 8X shafts HYBRID: Titleist 910H (21 degrees) with a Graphite Design Tour AD DI 105X shaft IRONS: Titleist 680MB (4-P) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design TVD (54, 58 degrees) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue shafts PUTTER: Ping Craz-E (long) BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

2013: Justin Rose, Merion Country Club

Justin Rose
Justin Rose

Justin Rose at Merion Golf Club. (Photo: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports)

DRIVER: TaylorMade R1 (9.5 degrees) with a Matrix OZIK 6M3 Black Tie shaft FAIRWAY WOOD: TaylorMade RocketBallz Stage 2 Tour HL (16.5 degrees) with a Matrix 7M3 Black Tie shaft IRONS: TaylorMade RocketBladez Tour (3-6), TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB (7-PW) with KBS C-Taper shafts WEDGES: TaylorMade ATV (52, 56 and 60 degrees) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts PUTTER: TaylorMade Spider Blade BALL: TaylorMade Lethal

2014: Martin Kaymer, Pinehurst No. 2

Martin Kaymer's golf equipmen
Martin Kaymer's golf equipmen

Martin Kaymer's golf equipment at the 2014 U.S. Open. (David Dusek/Golfweek)

DRIVER: TaylorMade SLDR 460 (9.5 degrees with a Graphite Design Tour AD DI-6 X shaft) FAIRWAY WOOD: TaylorMade SLDR (14 degrees with a Graphite Design Tour AD DI-7 X shaft) IRONS: TaylorMade Tour Preferred MC (2-PW with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue shafts) WEDGES: TaylorMade TP with xFT (54, 58 degrees with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Tour Issue shafts) PUTTER: Ping Karsten Anser 2 BALL: TaylorMade Lethal

2015: Jordan Spieth, Chambers Bay

Jordan Spieth's Scotty Cameron putter
Jordan Spieth's Scotty Cameron putter

Jordan Spieth's Scotty Cameron putter. (Photo: David Dusek/Golfweek)

DRIVER: Titleist 915D2 (9.5 degrees), with Aldila Rogue Black 60 TX shaft FAIRWAY WOOD: Titleist 915F (15 degrees), with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 X shaft IRONS: Titleist 712U (3), with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 105 X shaft; Titleist 714 AP2 (4-9), with Project X 6.0 shafts WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design SM5 (46, 52, 56, 60 degrees), with Project X 6.0 shafts PUTTER: Scotty Cameron for Titleist 009 Prototype BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

2016: Dustin Johnson, Oakmont Country Club

DRIVER: TaylorMade M1 (10.5 degrees), with Fujikura Speeder Evolution 2.0 Tour Spec 661X shaftFAIRWAY WOOD: TaylorMade M1 (17 degrees), with Aldila RIP Alpha 90X shaftsIRONS: TaylorMade UDI (2), with Project X HZRDUS Black 105 X shaft; Tour Preferred MB (3-PW), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shaftsWEDGES: TaylorMade Tour Preferred EF (52, 60 degrees), with KBS Tour Wedge 130X Black Nickel shaftsPUTTER: Titleist Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS prototypeBALL: TaylorMade Tour Preferred X

2017 Brooks Koepka, Erin Hills Golf Club

Brooks Koepka's Scotty Cameron putter
Brooks Koepka's Scotty Cameron putter

Brooks Koepka's Scotty Cameron putter (Photo: David Dusek/Golfweek)

DRIVER: TaylorMade M2 2017 (9.5 degrees) with Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana D+ 70 TX shaft FAIRWAY WOOD: TaylorMade M2 2017 (15 degrees) with Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana D+ 80 TX shaft IRONS: Nike Vapor Fly Pro 3-iron with Fujikura Pro 95 Tour Spec shaft; Mizuno JPX-900 Tour 4- through 9-iron with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts, PW with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shaft WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design SM5 Raw (52, 56 degrees), SM4 Raw TVD (60 degrees) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts PUTTER: Scotty Cameron T10 Select Newport 2 prototype BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

2018: Brooks Koepka, Shinnecock Hills Golf Club

Brooks Koepka's Mizuno irons
Brooks Koepka's Mizuno irons

Brooks Koepka's Mizuno irons. (David Dusek/Golfweek)

DRIVER: TaylorMade M4 (9.5 degrees), with Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 70 TX shaft FAIRWAY WOOD: TaylorMade M2 Tour HL (16.5 degrees), with Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 80 TX shaft IRONS: Nike Vapor Fly Pro (3), with Fujikura Pro 95 Tour Spec shaft; Mizuno JPX-900 Tour (4-PW), with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts, PW with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shaft WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design SM7 Raw (52, 56 degrees), SM7 Raw TVD (60 degrees), with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts PUTTER: Scotty Cameron T10 Select Newport 2 prototype BALL: Titleist Pro V1x GRIPS: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord Midsize

2019: Gary Woodland, Pebble Beach Golf Links

Gary Woodland's Wilson gear
Gary Woodland's Wilson gear

Gary Woodland's Wilson gear. (Photo: David Dusek/Golfweek)

DRIVER: Ping G410 (9 degrees adjusted to 7), with Accra RPG 472 M5+ shaft FAIRWAY WOOD: Ping G410 LST (14.5 adjusted to 13.5 degrees), with Accra Tour ZX 4100 M5 shaft IRONS: Wilson Staff Model Blades (3-PW)*, with KBS Tour C-Taper 130 X shafts WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design SM7 (52 degrees bent to 53, 58 degrees), TaylorMade Milled Grind Hi-Toe (64 degrees), with KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 125 X shafts PUTTER: Scotty Cameron Newport prototype BALL: Titleist Pro V1 GRIPS: Golf Pride Tour V * Woodland used a Wilson Staff prototype driving iron (18 degrees) the first two days before switching to a 3-iron that matched the rest of his clubs for the final two rounds.

2020: Bryson DeChambeau, Winged Foot Golf Club

Bryson DeChambeau's golf equipment
Bryson DeChambeau's golf equipment

Bryson DeChambeau's golf equipment (David Dusek/Golfweek)

DRIVER: Cobra King Speedzone (5.5 degrees), with LAGP BAD prototype 60X shaft, 45.5 inches long FAIRWAY WOODS: King Speedzone Tour (11.5 degrees), with LAGP BAD prototype 70X shaft, 43 inches long; (17.5 degrees), with LAGP BAD prototype 70X shaft, 41 inches long IRONS: Cobra King Speedzone One Length (3, 4), King Forged Tour ONE Length (6-PW), with LAGP Graphite Rebar prototype shafts, each is 37.7 inches long WEDGES: Artisan prototype (47, 53, 58 degrees), with LAGP Rebar prototype shafts PUTTER: SIK prototype BALL: Bridgestone Tour B GRIPS: Jumbo Max Tour

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