What’s In The Bag: Anthony Kim’s equipment of choice after 12-year golf exile

After 12 years in exile, what golf equipment will folklore hero Anthony Kim wield as he returns to battle it out on the LIV Golf circuit in 2024?

Forget the mega-money moves for Rahm, DJ, and Koepka…LIV’s most intriguing signing to date is golf’s forgotten man – Anthony Kim (AK).

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Greg Norman shrewdly pounced on his chance to bring Kim, once dubbed “the next Tiger Woods” over to the breakaway tour, and it might just be the signing that persuades golf’s middle ground, and even a few traditionalists to give LIV a crack.

Anthony Kim warms up ahead of his long awaited return to action.

AK rose to prominence on the PGA Tour in the late noughties, winning three times in a six-year spell that saw him rout Sergio Garcia 5&4 to help steer Team USA to victory at the 2008 Ryder Cup in Valhalla, and six months later, set a Masters record for the most birdies in a single round (11).

The Californian rose to a career-high of No.6 in the world rankings, registering three top-10 finishes in Major Championships, with many believing the best was yet to come from the talented Mr Kim.

Anthony Kim returns to competitive action at LIV Golf Jeddah after 12 years.

The promise was never realized, however, with a series of injuries culminating in AK undergoing surgery in June 2012 to repair his Achilles tendon. His withdrawal from the Wells Fargo Championship a month prior was to be the last real ‘sighting’ we had of the man described as “golf’s yeti”.

With no retirement announcement, explanation of whereabouts, and endless speculation, AK’s return after 12 years in the wilderness is made all the more intriguing, fueled by LIV’s bizarre ‘dance of redemption’ teaser video.

Having gamed an exclusively Nike bag back in 2012, AK returned to the range in Jeddah with a new look Titleist setup. Let’s take a look at what the 38-year-old has in play for his eagerly anticipated return to golf.

WITB Anthony Kim:

What driver does Anthony Kim use?

Anthony Kim uses a Titleist TSR3 driver (9°) with a Fujikura Ventus Black TR-6X shaft.

During his last competitive outing at the Wells Fargo Championship in 2012, AK was gaming Nike's VR Pro LTD in 9.5° which he had gamed since his last win on tour in 2010.

Now switching to Titleist for his 2024 comeback, Kim is opting for the TSR3, the current choice of pros including Justin Thomas and Max Homa.

Read our full Titleist TSR3 driver review.

What fairway wood does Anthony Kim use?

Anthony Kim uses a Titleist TSR2+ fairway wood (13°) with a Fujikura Ventus Blue TR-7X shaft.

As per his driver, AK was last seen gaming the now discontinued Nike VR Pro LTD fairway woods in 15° and 19° of loft, with a TaylorMade Burner TS 3-wood also featuring in his bag circa 2010.

The Titleist TSR2 fairway wood he's likely to use throughout 2024 is also put in play by Max Homa and Charley Hoffman.

Read our full Titleist TSR2+ fairway wood.

What irons does Anthony Kim use?

Anthony Kim uses Titleist irons (2-T200, 4-T100, 5-PW-620 MB) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts.

Price: $200 / £179 RRP per club
The jury is still out on this one for the exact mix of irons that AK will put into play this season. We will update this page accordingly once we have some more solid intel.

AK previously gamed a Nike VR Pro Split CB 3-iron and Nike VR Pro MBs (4-PW).

Read our guide to the best Titleist irons in 2024.

What wedges does Anthony Kim use?

Anthony Kim uses Titleist Vokey SM10 wedges (50, 54, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts.

AK has put Bob Vokey's brand new SM10s straight into the bag, 12 years on from the Nike VR Pro MT Grinds he used toward the end of his first stint on tour.

Read our full Titleist Vokey SM10 wedges review.

What putter does Anthony Kim use?

Anthony Kim uses a Titleist Scotty Cameron Newport T10 Select putter.

AK has returned to the greens with a limited-release version of Scotty Cameron's Newport 2 Select putter, a flat stick he has used throughout his career.

The T10 (Teryllium Ten), celebrates a decade of Teryllium, a copper alloy with a silky soft feel and response that many players now swear by. 

Read our full Titleist Scotty Cameron putters review.

What golf ball does Anthony Kim use?

Anthony Kim uses a Titleist Pro V1 golf ball.

AK was also testing a Pro V1x ball in Jeddah practice, but it seems he will be putting Titleist's hero ball into play this season.

Read our full Titleist Pro V1 golf ball review.

What golf shoes does Anthony Kim wear?

Anthony Kim took to the course in Jeddah in a pair of Autry sneakers.

Price: $215 / £170 RRP
While it's far more likely we'll see Kim step onto the tee box in a pair of FootJoys or Nikes come Friday's first round in Jeddah, he rocked up for midweek practice sessions in a few different pairs of sneakers from American brand, Autry.

Read our guide to the best golf shoes in 2024.

What golf apparel does Anthony Kim wear?

Watch this space…we imagine there will not be a shortage of active clothing brands clambering for Kim’s signature in 2024 now that he’s confirmed as a season-long wildcard.

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About the author

Ross Tugwood is a Golf Equipment Writer for Today's Golfer.

Ross Tugwood

Golf Equipment Writer

Ross Tugwood is a golf equipment writer for todays-golfer.com, specializing in data, analytics, science, and innovation.

Ross is passionate about optimizing sports performance and has a decade of experience working with professional athletes and coaches for British Athletics, the UK Sports Institute, and Team GB.

He has post-graduate degrees in Performance Analysis and Sports Journalism, enabling him to critically analyze and review the latest golf equipment and technology to help you make better-informed buying decisions.

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