What’s In The Bag: Nick Dunlap

What golf clubs does Alabama superstar Nick Dunlap use? An in-depth look at what’s in the bag of the first amateur to win a PGA Tour event in 33 years

Everyone remember the name: Nick Dunlap. The 20-year-old made history at The American Express as he became the first amateur to win a PGA TOUR event in 33 years. The last to do so before Dunlap was Phil Mickelson in 1991 at the Northern Telecom Open in Tucson, Arizona.

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Nick Dunlap becomes the first amateur golfer since Phil Mickelson in 1991 to win on the PGA Tour

Dunlap was the only amateur in the 156-player field and after the Alabama sophomore shot a record-breaking 60 on Saturday he took a three-stroke lead into the final round. His round matched the lowest recorded by any amateur at a Tour event.

After his breathtaking round of 12 under par he held on to see out a one-shot victory over Christiaan Bezuidenhout. The South African birdied the 18th in the penultimate group ahead to keep pressure on the young American, but Dunlap made par on the 72nd hole with a great up and down to secure the title.

Nick Dunlap winning putt

Unfortunately, Dunlap will not get to collect the $1.5 million (£1.2 million) first-place cheque as an amateur. The money will go to Bezuidenhout after the South African’s final-round 65.

Although he missed out on the money, by virtue of his American Express win the 20-year-old has accepted his membership on tour. Dunlap is exempt on TOUR through to the end of the 2026 season.

For 2024 he will be exempt for the season’s remaining seven Signature Events, THE PLAYERS Championship, and all Full-Field Events in 2024 He’s also exempt for The Sentry in 2025. Dunlap – who had missed the cut in his previous three events on the PGA Tour – now has a two-year exemption on the circuit as well as entry to the 2024 Masters, US Open and Open Championship.

“If you would have said, ‘Hey, in five days you’re going to have a PGA Tour card or an opportunity for two years’, “I would have looked at you sideways,” said Dunlap after his victory.

Nick Dunlap at the Walker Cup

Even before the win, Dunlap was in esteemed company as he joined Tiger Woods in 2023 as the only male golfers to win both the U.S. Amateur and U.S. Junior Amateur titles. The sophomore has also won the Northeast, North, and South Amateurs, along with the Walker Cup, and earned All-American honors in his Freshman season at Alabama.

Nick Dunlap golf bag

Being a TaylorMade staffer, the majority of Dunlap’s bag is made up of TaylorMade equipment, along with a few clubs he can’t seem to let go. Let’s take a look at the specific models the Alabama star has in the bag.

What’s In The Bag: Nick Dunlap

What driver does Nick Dunlap use?

Nick Dunlap uses a TaylorMade Qi10 LS driver(9°) with a Project X HZRDUS Green 70 TX Shaft

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Price: £529.00 / $629.99 RRP
In testing with TaylorMade’s tour team, Dunlap preferred the head shape of the LS head. To get the ball to consistently fade left-to-right, Dunlap’s Qi10 LS is set to the standard upright position with the sliding weight set all the way to the fade position.

Read our full TaylorMade Qi10 LS driver review.

What fairway wood does Nick Dunlap use?

Nick Dunlap uses a Ping G425 LST fairway wood (14.5°) with a Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw White 85 TX Shaft

Price: £299.00 / $373.99 RRP

What irons does Nick Dunlap use?

Nick Dunlap uses TaylorMade P.7MC Irons (4-9) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 Shafts

Price: £185.00/$185.00 RRP per club

What wedges does Nick Dunlap use?

Nick Dunlap uses a TaylorMade MG3 Wedge (48°) and TaylorMade MG4 Wedges (52°, 56°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Shafts

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Price: £159.99/$179.99 per club

What putter does Nick Dunlap use?

Nick Dunlap uses an Odyssey O-Works #7 Tank Putter with a Winn grip

What golf ball does Nick Dunlap use?

Nick Dunlap uses a Titleist Pro V1 Golf Ball

Rrp: $54.99

Price: $51.29
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Like the majority of professional golfers, Dunlap chooses to play with one of the best golf balls on the market. Titleist's Pro 1 and Pro V1x golf balls are arguably the best premium golf balls on the market because of how widely used they are on Tour. 

Read our full Titleist Pro V1 golf balls review

What golf shoes does Nick Dunlap wear?

Nick Dunlap wears Adidas ZG23 Golf Shoes

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Rrp: $200.00

Price: $90.00
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$179.99
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About the Author

Will Shreeve-Peacock is a golf equipment writer for Today's Golfer.

Will Shreeve-Peacock – Golf Equipment Writer

Will is an expert in golf shoes, GPS watches, rangefinders, and training aids.

He has a degree in journalism from Sheffield Hallam University and four years’ experience working in golf retail with American Golf where he was trained by a host of the big-name manufacturers.

A six-handicapper, Will has played golf for more than a decade and is a member at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincolnshire.

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