What’s In The Bag: Nick Taylor

Today’s Golfer dives into the bag of four-time PGA Tour winner Nick Taylor to find out what equipment the Canadian golfer uses.

Taylor’s perfectly judged 9-iron from the par-3 tee box of the loudest hole in golf sent the raucous WM Phoenix Open crowds into an even wilder frenzy, setting up the first of two birdies required to force a playoff with Charley Hoffman on 21-under par.

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Supercharged, the cool-headed Canadian dialed himself in, making birdie at 18 to force the head-to-head shootout. After halving the first extra hole with birdies, Taylor’s third consecutive putt from over 10 feet dropped again, sealing victory on the tournament’s 74th hole.

Nick Taylor wins the 2024 WM Phoenix Open.

The Arizona desert is a happy hunting ground for Taylor, who was only usurped by the strokes-gained maestro and World No.1 Scottie Scheffer last time around. It goes to show how Taylor is built for the game’s biggest moments, remaining unfazed by anything outside his control.

Titles at his home RBC Canadian Open in 2023 and AT&T Pebble Beach Open in 2020 are further testament to his ability to shine when the pressure is on and punch well above his previous highest world ranking of No.44.

The win in Scottsdale shoots Taylor up to a career-high 28th in the OGWRs and will hopefully inspire a better run at the Majors in 2024 with T29 at The Masters in 2020 his best performance to date.

Nick Taylor won his home national open at the RBC Canadian Open in 2023.

Taylor gamed a bag containing 12 Titleist clubs en route to his WM Phoenix Open triumph, including the brand’s new T-Series irons and Vokey SM10 wedges. Between Taylor and Hoffman, there were a total of 26 Titleist clubs competing in the playoff decider.

Taylor’s victory also represented the sixth consecutive win on the PGA Tour for Titleist golf balls. The Pro V1 and Pro V1x, with three wins apiece, are the only balls used by event winners thus far in 2024.

Let’s take a look in more detail at the equipment used by Nick Taylor in 2024.

WITB: Nick Taylor

What driver does Nick Taylor use?

Nick Taylor uses a Titleist TSi3 driver (10°) with a Fujikura Atmos Blue Tour Spec 6 X shaft.

Taylor led the field in SG: Off-the-tee en route to his course record 60 (11-under) in Phoenix's opening round.

The compact, traditional pear shaping of TSi3 is aimed at more consistent ball-strikers seeking ultimate control over their flight. The five-setting SureFit CG track offers more precise adjustments, from ‘most heel biased’ through to ‘most toe biased’, allowing players to fine-tune their shot shape and launch.

Read our full Titleist TSi3 driver review.

What fairway woods does Nick Tayor use?

Nick Taylor uses a Titleist TSi2 3-wood (15°) with a Fujikura Atmos Blue Tour Spec 6 X shaft.

Rrp: $299.99

Price: $249.99
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As with the TSi2 drivers, the fairway wood is a modern-shaped club aimed at players who want to launch it high with maximum forgiveness. TSi2 provides speed and accuracy across the clubface along with maximum distance and forgiveness thanks to a deeper and lower fixed center of gravity. There’s also an adjustable swing weight, along with the SureFit hosel, to enable the club to be perfectly fitted for your needs.

Taylor also carries a TaylorMade SIM2 MAX 5-wood (18°), one of the only two non-Titleist clubs in his bag.

Read our full Titleist TSi2 fairway wood review.

What hybrid does Nick Taylor use?

Nick Taylor uses a Titleist TSR2 (21°) hybrid with a Graphite Design Tour AD DI 95 X shaft.

Rrp: $299.99

Price: $249.98
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The TSR2, available in 18º, 21º, and 24º, is a classically-shaped, high launching, mid-low spin, forgiving long-iron replacement. It is best suited for players that deliver the club in a sweeping motion, with an extended blade length, a deeper center of gravity, and a reimagined sole shape bringing even better forgiveness and improved turf interaction than its predecessors.

Read our full Titleist TSR2 hybrid review.

What irons does Nick Taylor use?

Nick Taylor uses Titleist T100 irons (5-9) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts.

At TPC Scottsdale, Taylor ranked T2 for GIR, hitting 61 from 74 greens (82%), gaining over three shots on the field on Sunday alone.

The T100 iron is a modern players’ model aimed at better golfers and is the most played on the PGA Tour. Taylor also carries a 4-iron in Titleist's T200 model.

Read our full Titleist T100 irons review.

What wedges does Nick Taylor use?

Nick Taylor uses Titleist Vokey Design SM10 wedges (46°-10F, 54°-14F), and Wedgeworks (58°-T) with True Temper Dynamic Golf S400 shafts.

Price: $189.00
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It's hard to ignore how so many of the very best players in the world chose Vokey even when they’re not paid to play them. From what we've seen over years of testing Vokey wedges, the SM series are rarely the very highest spinning models we hit, they are though always great feeling and very solid across the board, hence why so many top players choose them.

Read our full Titleist SM10 wedges review.

What putter does Nick Taylor use?

Nick Taylor uses a TaylorMade Spider Tour Red putter with a SuperStroke Zenergy Pistol Tour grip.

Created as either a Tour Red for Jason Day or Tour Black for Dustin Johnson, the TaylorMade Spider Tour putter was incredibly popular on tour in 2017 – including by Sergio Garcia to win the Masters.

Read our full TaylorMade Spider Tour Red putter review.

What golf ball does Nick Taylor use?

Nick Taylor uses a Titleist Pro V1x golf ball.

Price: $54.99
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$54.97
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$54.99
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If you swing like Justin Thomas or Danielle Kang then it might pay to play with Titleist Pro V1x golf balls. These balls are often overshadowed by the Pro V1, but are they better? In our robot test, the Pro V1x did perform better than the Pro V1 but it's hard to argue with the success of the Pro V1 on Tour.

If you're unsure which model to go for, the Pro V1x flies slightly higher than the Pro V1x, around the greens the performance is very similar (in our robot test the Pro V1x just edged the Pro V1), and is just as long off the tee as the Pro V1. The main difference between these balls is feel - Pro V1x is noticeably firmer which might be a red flag for some golfers.

Read our full Titleist Pro V1x golf balls review .

Pros

  • Good long game distance
  • Impressive short game spin and control
  • High and consistent ball flight
  • Dispersion is tighter than the previous model

Cons

  • Firmer feeling than the Pro V1 might not be to some golfers' liking
  • Urethane cover isn't the most durable
Construction 4-piece
Cover Cast urethane elastomer
Compression 97-100
Dimples 348
Feel Firm
Flight High
Long game spin Low
Short game spin High
Color options White; Yellow
Alternative models Pro V1x Left Dash
  • High gradient core design
  • Speed amplifying high-flex casing layer
  • Cast thermoset urethane cover
  • Spherically tiled tetrahedral dimple design
  • New dual-core dimension

What golf glove does Nick Taylor wear?

Nick Taylor wears a Titleist Players golf glove.

Probably one of the most worn gloves in golf, this is the glove the Titleist pros wear and has always been a hugely popular choice among discerning golfers.

The main reason is that Cabretta leather is engineered to the thinnest specification offering the best feel and precise fit. Breathable perforations and clever seam placement complement this.

Read our guide to the best golf gloves 2024.

Pros

  • Classic style
  • Tour quality
  • Soft leather

Cons

  • Long in the thumb
Sizes (5) Small-XL
Colors White
Material Leather

Nick Taylor uses adidas ZG23 golf shoes.

Rrp: $200.00

Price: $90.00
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$179.99
Previously, adidas have been criticized for making heavier golf shoes, but they've well and truly squashed that with ZG23. They are remarkably light golf shoes that push the boundaries of how lightweight footwear can perform.

It is a hybrid golf shoe that combines a recycled upper, with a Lightstrike midsole for maximum cushioning and energy return and is brought together with a six-cleat Traxion outsole.

Many brands would say that six cleats are not enough to give the best traction on a shoe. But the way the outsoles are designed with spikes and a layer of strategic molds makes you feel closer to the ground and helps you transfer weight through the swing. The ZG23 also has 3D cradles down the side for lateral stability during the golf swing.

All that you'd expect from a premium-priced shoe that is worn by some of the world's best players, it's also fully waterproof.

See how the ZG23 compares to the best adidas golf shoes.

Pros

  • Super lightweight
  • Easy to clean
  • Go great with any outfit

Cons

  • At first glance, it doesn’t look as premium as the price point
Sizes 6.5 – 14.5
Colors 5
BOA Yes
Waterproof Yes

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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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