What’s In The Bag of the Major champion, World No.1, and Ryder Cup player Scottie Scheffler?
Today’s Golfer’s ‘What’s In The Bag’ insight is brought to you in association with Fujikura
Scottie Scheffler is a TaylorMade staff player and his bag is made up mainly of the brand’s latest clubs, including the Stealth 2 Plus driver – one of the best drivers in 2023.
The Texan hadn’t been tied into a brand but signed a multi-year deal with TaylorMade in 2022 having secured his first two PGA Tour victories while using the Stealth Plus driver and P7TW irons at the WM Phoenix Open and the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
The 27-year-old, who went on to win the WGC Matchplay, the Masters, and the PGA Tour Player of the Year award in 2022, had been an equipment free agent for most of his career but was known to be a fan of TaylorMade having gamed their P730 irons in previous seasons.
Scheffler had been a Ping G425 LST user before switching to TaylorMade’s Stealth drivers and he’s now switched his P730 irons for TaylorMade P7TW.
The Ryder Cup star also uses TaylorMade’s Stealth 2 fairway woods, having been a long-time user of the Nike VR Pro Ltd 3-wood.
Despite his deal with TaylorMade, Scheffler still plays Titleist Vokey wedges, a Scotty Cameron putter, and a Titleist Pro V1 golf ball.
Since gaining his PGA Tour card in 2019, Scheffler has made countless headlines, joining the ’59 club’ on his way to winning 2020’s Rookie of the Year award and making an unbeaten Ryder Cup debut at Whistling Straits in 2021.
He’d been without a victory since his win at the 2022 Masters, but ended his drought by successfully defending his WM Phoenix Open title, holding off a packed leaderboard that included an in-form Jon Rahm.
And he returned to the top of the world rankings with a dominant five-shot victory over Tyrrell Hatton at The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass for his sixth PGA Tour win.
Let’s take a closer look at what’s in the bag of Scottie Scheffler for 2023, and hear from TaylorMade’s Senior Tour Rep Adrian Rietveld about his set-up.
If you’re in the market for some new equipment, find out how all of Scottie’s clubs performed in our tests of the year’s best equipment.
What driver does Scottie Scheffler use?
Scottie Scheffler uses a TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus driver (8°) with a Fujikura Ventus Black 7 X shaft
TaylorMade says golfers can expect a forgiving MOI-type driver but from a low spin head. The Plus tends to be a better fit for higher-speed players, those looking for a particular shot shape, and golfers who don’t regularly spray shots across the face.
Read our full TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus driver review.
|Lofts||8°, 9°, 10.5°|
|Stock shafts||Mitsubishi Kai’li Red (Mid Flight), Project X HZRDUS Black (Low Flight)|
What fairway wood does Scottie Scheffler use?
Scottie Scheffler uses a TaylorMade Stealth 2 fairway wood (15°) with a Fujikura Ventus Black 8 X shaft.
Best for high launching
Thanks to lowering the center of gravity inside the Stealth 2 head, the high CT area is more aligned with where golfers impact shots when hitting from the turf. The idea is simple but it means shots are easier to flight, with additional speed. TaylorMade have achieved it by reducing face and crown height by 2mm and positioning sizeable internal mass towards the rear of the head.
Read our full TaylorMade Stealth 2 fairway woods review.
- Low center of gravity enabling a high launch
- Easy to align with target
- Will appeal to all players with reasonable swing speeds
- No adjustable hosel but multiple loft options
|Lofts||3W - 15° / 3W HL - 16.5° / 5W - 18° / 7W - 21° / 9W - 24°|
|Stock shafts||Fujikura Ventus Red TR|
What utility iron does Scottie Scheffler use?
Scottie Scheffler uses a Srixon Z U85 utility iron (3-4) with a Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Hybrid Prototype 10 X shaft
Read our best driving irons 2023 review.
|Lofts||2-18°, 3-20°, 4-23°, 5-26°, 6-29°|
|Stock shaft||UST Recoil 95|
|Stock grip||Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360|
What irons does Scottie Scheffler use?
Scottie Scheffler uses TaylorMade P7TW irons (5-PW) with Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts
In addition to featuring tungsten in every head, the new P7TW irons feature fully milled soles for the first time ever in a TaylorMade iron to ensure precision across every set.
Read our full TaylorMade P7TW irons review.
|Stock shaft||True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S-400|
|Stock grip||Golf Pride Tour Velvet Full Cord|
What wedges does Scottie Scheffler use?
Scottie Scheffler uses Titleist Vokey SM8 wedges (50°-12F, 56°-14F, 60°-A) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts
Vokey inspects the grooves of every wedge leaving their factory, which they say ensures maximum spin. We’re talking fractions but the SM8 was three percent in front of the ZipCore for spin on a full shot, which for some will be a headline-grabbing number.
|Lofts||46°-62° in 2° increments|
|Shafts||True Temper Dynamic Gold S200|
What putter does Scottie Scheffler use?
Scottie Scheffler uses a Scotty Cameron by Titleist GSS Prototype putter
Read our full Scotty Cameron putter reviews.
|Length options||33", 34", and 35"|
|Stock grips||Pistolini Plus (Newport, Newport 2, and new Plus models)|
What ball does Scottie Scheffler use?
Scottie Scheffler uses a Titleist Pro V1 ball
Best premium tour standard golf balls
Both balls are extremely long off the tee and perform incredibly well approaching greens and in the short game. The Pro V1x is a firmer ball compared to the Pro V1 but still provides a lovely feel off every club in the bag. The Pro V1 and Pro V1x are much loved by many of the world's greatest golfers for their overall high-quality performance and feel, which warrants a premium price. To some, this is understandable because they are arguably the best golf balls.
For those golfers who require a lower compression golf ball that flies lower and spins less in the long game, the AVX is definitely worth trying as an alternative to the No.1 ball in golf.
Read our full Titleist Pro V1 review.
- Tighter dispersion than the previous model
- Brilliant distance for quicker swing speeds
- Exceptional spin on approach shots
- Fantastic feel off the club face
- Played by a host of the world's best golfers
- Urethane cover marks quite easily
|Construction||Pro V1 - 3-piece | Pro V1x 4-piece|
|Cover||Cast urethane elastomer|
|Compression||Pro V1 - 87-90 | Pro V1x - 97-100|
|Dimples||Pro V1 - 388 | Pro V1x - 348|
|Feel||Pro V1 - soft | Pro V1x - firm|
|Flight||Pro V1 - mid | Pro V1x - high|
|Long game spin||Pro V1 - very low | Pro V1x - 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 (Pro V1x only)
What apparel does Scottie Scheffler wear?
What golf shoes does Scottie Scheffler wear?
Scottie Scheffler wears Nike Air Zoom Tiger Woods '20 Golf Shoes
We can only assume Scheffler is wearing Tiger's clothes as a sign of respect and appreciation to him and what he's done for the game of golf.
Inspired by the design of a dress shoe, the Nike Air Zoom Tiger Woods '20 brings a touch of class to the course. Revolutionary foam cushions every step and removable spikes deliver the grip you need to fully power through every shot.
Read our full guide on the best Nike golf shoes.
How TaylorMade fitted Scottie Scheffler’s golf equipment
Scottie Scheffler’s rise to world No.1 was one of the fastest in history. Since turning pro in 2018 and first appearing on the PGA tour in 2020, the Texan has racked up five PGA Tour wins and claimed his first major at the 2022 Masters. The guy’s banked more than $17.5 million in the process (May 2022), and recently signed a multi-year sponsorship deal with TaylorMade (after being an equipment-free agent).
Rumour has it TaylorMade’s carbon-faced Stealth Plus driver played a huge roll in convincing Scheffler that TaylorMade were the right brand for him. So, hot on the back of reaching the summit of the golfing world, we sat down with Adrian Rietveld, Senior Tour Manager at TaylorMade – the person who builds Scheffler’s clubs– to find out how technology shaped his decisions.
We signed Scottie to TaylorMade before he’d won his first event; we just didn’t go public with it. We were waiting for the right time. He wasn’t playing a full bag of TaylorMade equipment, as he was making sure we were the right fit for him.
When the right player comes along you have to start somewhere. A player isn’t going to change 14 golf clubs and a ball (Scheffler still has a contract to play a Titleist ball) and sign just like that. We had affection for him and him for us – he’d used TaylorMade before – so we met somewhere in the middle.
My bosses did the negotiations, it was a balance of wanting to start a relationship and dealing with a top management company (Hambric Sports) that also manages DJ, Brooks Koepka and the Hojgaard twins.
Scottie has the game for any situation, which can make it tricky equipment-wise. He’s very open to identifying what he needs to do well that week. I was a little surprised he didn’t go with two fairway woods at the Masters, but I don’t think the idea is off the cards for the future. I can see him looking at a driving iron if the conditions dictate at the Open Championship.
Fitting Scheffler’s TaylorMade Stealth Plus driver
Finding a driver that is head and shoulders above anything he had experienced before was key. We had an agreement in November 2021 that I’d take our tour workshop to a location accessible to him in Texas, and on that basis, he agreed to give me some time.
It was his off-season, it didn’t mean anything, but it gave us an opportunity to test Stealth. On the day we had to move him inside hitting shots to an outdoor range, it was just so windy. Despite the conditions he was phenomenal with his Ping G400 LST, the wind just didn’t touch his ball flight.
We built up what we thought might be a good starting point in a Stealth Plus, and within the first few shots he saw gains of 3-5mph in ball speed, which really surprised him.
The level of potential kept him hitting balls for the next three hours. This was early days for Stealth testing, and we were learning as we went along, too. He gave feedback and wanted to see quite a unique ball flight. His Ping driver was launching in a certain window and the TaylorMade needed to be identical.
Over time we built up the set-up he likes to see at address along with a spec that allowed him to do what he wanted with his drives. We went through different lofts and face angles exploring everything the product had to offer. The constant was shots flying off the face at speeds he’d never seen.
To this day these were the biggest gains I’ve seen with Stealth. We still though had to get dispersion equivalent to what he knew with his previous driver.
By switching to Stealth Plus Scottie saw gains of 3.4mph in ball speed and over 11 yards of carry. The gains were from his previous driver and ball speed jumped from 174 to 177.4mph with carry increasing from 294.7 to 305.8 yards. This season, his tour stats show an increase of 4+mph of ball speed compared to last year.
The best thing Scottie saw switching to Stealth Plus was being able to play a little more loft. It meant he still gained ball speed over his previous driver (shots launched fractionally higher), but also got some extra forgiveness and shot-shaping help. We could have added more yards by going even higher; he didn’t want that, but was excited by the prospect.
Fitting Scheffler’s TaylorMade Stealth fairway
Fairways are really hard clubs to change. The best players know exactly what they can and can’t do with their favorite fairway, so as soon as any replacement doesn’t hit the window they expect, they don’t want to know.
It took weeks of testing because Scottie played a very old fairway (a Nike VR Pro), but at the WGC Match Play he added a Stealth 3HL to his bag.
His previous fairway wood had 12.5º of loft. It was really important to Scottie to match launch conditions and distance with any new fairway, our initial 15º Stealth Plus (titanium) head was going too far in pre-season testing.
We had to go into a completely different spec Stealth 3HL fairway and knock the 16.5º loft down to 16º. We then cut the shaft (a Fujikura Ventus 8X) an inch shorter to get close to the ball flight window he wanted.
By taking a lot of spin out of the head the TaylorMade R&D team have enabled the player to use more loft. With his previous fairway higher launch meant more spin, hence why he gravitated to such low loft.
I think the 3-wood is the best piece of equipment he’s acquired in choosing TaylorMade; honestly he feels like he’s cheating. The club is 1in shorter with 3° more loft and he’s hitting shots the same distance and misses are hugely improved over his previous model.
Fitting Scheffler’s TaylorMade P7TW irons
Scottie is a modern shot-maker. Originally Scottie used the TaylorMade P730, but after playing with Tiger he wanted to explore the extra shot-making capacity of the P7TWs. He and his coach did all the testing before coming to us for some adjustments.
The sole geometry of the blade is very important to the delivery of the club and the Tiger design is very similar to what Scottie played when he was growing up. Since putting the P7TW blades in play Scottie has won a major, four PGA Tour events (with 13 top 10 finishes) and gone unbeaten in the Ryder Cup, that’s some record.
The switch from P730 to P7TW was all about precision. He felt he could get better and learn an extra degree of shot-making capability.
His set is very clean spec-wise. They’re not fitted as individuals to him but flow as a set, with four-degree loft increments. We check his specs relentlessly; he’s so sensitive to change he will notice when we move his 5-iron 0.5° in the loft.
Everything has a shelf life. People ask why he’s not playing a full bag of TaylorMade equipment, but with a player of his standard, we’ve done the right thing. There’s no need to be hasty to get him to play a full bag of TaylorMade here. We’re looking at a 24-year-old world No.1 with a very bright future.
He will help us create equipment that’s perfect for him over time.
Years down the round we could be looking back at this point, thinking how smart have TaylorMade been in acquiring the best players in the world. Our job is to be ready, and help him seamlessly find replacements when the time is right. There’s no rush, especially not when he’s winning almost every week.
At some point, though, he will need fresh wedges.
Today’s Golfer’s ‘What’s In The Bag’ insight is brought to you in association with Fujikura.
Fujikura are leaders in performance shafts, and the brand is honored to regularly be the #1 driver and wood shaft on the PGA, LPGA, and DP World Tours.
In 2022 the brand’s Ventus platform mopped up 44.5% of all available PGA Tour wins, with the Masters and Open champions both playing the brand’s headline shaft unpaid. At the 2023 Masters, 39.1% of players used Fujikura driver shafts, with five of the final Top 10 choosing the brand’s super stable models.
In short Fujikura shafts are the shaft of choice of the world’s very best players.
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Golf Equipment Writer
Will Shreeve-Peacock is a golf equipment writer for todays-golfer.com, specializing in golf shoes, GPS watches, rangefinders, and training aids.
He has a degree in journalism from Sheffield Hallam University and four years of experience working in golf retail with American Golf. Will was part of the sales and fitting team, making him the perfect man to review golf equipment.
Will started playing golf more than a decade ago at Thorney Lakes Golf Club, Cambridgeshire and is now a member at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincolnshire. His handicap index is 5.8, largely thanks to his scratch-standard short game.
Away from golf, Will enjoys going to the gym, cooking, spending time with his friends, and watching his beloved Manchester United.
Will uses a Cobra LTDx Driver, Cobra LTDx 3-Wood, TaylorMade P790 2-iron, Callaway X Forged 18 Irons (4-PW), Wilson Staff Model Wedges (52°, 58°), TaylorMade White smoke IN-12 Blade putter and the TaylorMade TP5x Golf ball.
When he’s not testing golf shoes, he chooses to wear FootJoy Hyperflex or Under Armour Charged Phantom. He uses a Shotscope Pro L2 rangefinder, and his favorite training aid is the PuttOut Pressure Putt Trainer and mat.