What’s In The Bag: Justin Thomas

What golf clubs and ball does Justin Thomas use? Our in-depth review of what’s in the bag of the two-time PGA Championship winner.

The former World No.1, Major champion, and 2021 Players Championship winner lifted his second Major (and second US PGA title) with an incredible victory at Southern Hills back in 2022.

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Thomas was eight shots back at the start of the final day but produced his third 67 (three-under) of the week to force a three-hole play-off with Will Zalatoris. He played the three holes in two-under-par to beat his fellow American by a single shot. It was Thomas’ 15th PGA Tour win and ties the record for the biggest comeback in PGA Championship history.

It was his first win since the Players Championship triumph in March 2021, his first with Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay on the bag, and lifted the Ryder Cup star back into the world’s top five players.

Since his Major success in 2022 at the PGA Championship, Justin Thomas has slipped back down the world rankings and has struggled to get back in the winner’s circle. Having only had six top-10 finishes in 29 events, the two-time major champion will not be best pleased, with six missed cuts, and a 71st-place finish in the FedEx standings.

Even after a poor season from Justin, by his standards, the man from Louisville Kentucky still has a ticket to Rome thanks to the backing of Ryder Cup Captain Zach Johnson. He made the US Team with a Captain’s pick and is hoping to rekindle the form of years gone by and retain the Ryder Cup on foreign soil for the first time in 30 years.

Justin Thomas celebrates winning the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits.

‘JT’ plays with all Titleist clubs, chopping and changing between the Vokey SM8 and SM9 for his wedges. He wears Footjoy shoes and golf gloves and plays with the Titleist V1x 2023 range of golf balls.

If you’re in the market for some new gear, find out how all of Thomas’ clubs performed in our tests of the year’s best equipment, including driversfairway woods, and irons.

WITB Justin Thomas

What driver does Justin Thomas use?

Justin Thomas uses a Titleist TSR3 driver (10° @9.25°) with a Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 60 TX shaft

Price: £529.00 / $599.99 RRP
Titleist’s TSR drivers only launched as recently as October 2022, but with swarms of new models hitting the market, TSR already feels a bit old hat. The 3 is very much a players’ driver, designed for golfers who don’t spray shots all around the driver face.

Thanks to the TSR3's traditionally shaped profile and strong performance, it has been a hit among tour pros as a consistent and reliable driver. With 0.7mph of ball speed and just over a handful of carry distance yards separating the TSR3 from our fastest and longest models, we can see why decent players and consistent strikers would plump for this model.

With a carry distance of 275 yards, the TSR3 comes in at 7 yards less than the Ping G430 LST which came out on top in the low spin test at 282 yards. Not what many Titleist fans want to hear but it was one of the fastest drivers off the face and a consistent driver across the board, so long as you can find that consistency across the face the driver should perform for you.

Read our full Titleist TSR3 driver review.

Pros

Cons

Lofts 8°, 9°, 10°, 11°
Stock shafts HZRDUS Black 4G, Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue HZRDUS Red CB, Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Black
Adjustable hosel Yes

What fairway woods does Justin Thomas use?

Justin Thomas uses a Titleist TS3 Fairway Wood (15°) with a Mitsubishi AV RAW Blue 85 TX shaft

Price: £299.99/$299.99
Born from the Titleist Speed Project, TS fairway woods feature an ultra-thin crown that allows weight to be shifted lower and deeper, a 16 percent thinner face for faster ball speeds and more forgiveness, plus 16 independent loft and lie settings to fine-tune it to your game.
Lofts 19°, 21°, 23°, 25°
Shafts Tensei 1K Black 85/95g HY, HZRDUS Black 4G 80/90g HY, Tensei AV Blue 65g HY, HZRDUS Red 60g HY
RRP £259

Justin Thomas uses a Titleist 915 FD Fairway Wood in (18° @19.5°) with a Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 9.2 X shaft

What irons does Justin Thomas use?

Justin Thomas uses Titleist T100 iron (4) and Titleist 621.JT (5-9) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts.

Best for feel and control
Price: $1399.99
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The T100 iron is a modern players’ model aimed at better golfers and the most played on the PGA Tour. Jordan Spieth, Will Zalatoris, Sungjae Im, Cameron Smith, Garrick Higgo, and Jessica Korda, have all been involved in the design process which has seen the T100 spend more than 1,000 hours in Titleist’s players’ hands.

Justin has been developed by Titleist a one-of-a-kind prototype set of irons (621.JT). Made just for him to feature zero offset, which is something he prefers when he looks down on the ball.

Ultimately, the brand have collaborated with one of the world's best to better understand some key design variables such as shaping, sole design, and CG placement that may find its way into future Titleist irons

Read our full best Titleist irons review.

Pros

  • Highly workable for high-level players
  • Superb feel
  • Traditionalists will love the weak lofts

Cons

  • Minimal forgiveness
Availability 3-iron to GW (50°)
7-iron loft 35°
Stock shafts True Temper Project X LZ Steel (see Titleist for multiple options)
Stock grip Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360° White Flat Cap <meta charset
Flex Stiff

What wedges does Justin Thomas use?

Justin Thomas uses Titleist Vokey Design SM9 wedges (46°-10F @47.5°) with a True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shaft (52°-12F @52.5°, 56°-14F @57°) and a Vokey Design WedgeWorks Proto (60°-T @ 60.5°), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts

Rrp: $179.99

Price: $149.98
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Titleist's wedge guru, Bob Vokey, rarely puts a foot wrong, and the Vokey SM9 wedges are no exception. In fact, we'd go as far as to say the Titleist Vokey Design SM9 wedges are the most versatile, accurate, and forgiving wedges the legendary designer has ever created.

There's an extensive range of grinds available, meaning you can find the perfect fit for your swing type (steep, neutral, shallow) and the course conditions you normally play (firm, neutral, soft). That does mean that a fitting is required to make sure you're getting the best-fitting wedge for your individual needs.

Read our full Titleist Vokey SM9 wedges review.

Pros

Cons

Highest loft 62°
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What putter does Justin Thomas use?

Justin Thomas uses a Scotty Cameron by Titleist SSS Prototype putter

Scotty Cameron has been at the forefront of putter innovation for years both in the amateur game and in the professional game with their prototype putters. Played by many of the games best putters with the likes our Cameron Smith, Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth all winning majors with them in hand.

Read our full Scotty Cameron putter reviews.
Style Blade
Length options 33", 34", and 35"
Stock grips Pistolini Plus (Newport, Newport 2, and new Plus models)

What golf ball does Justin Thomas use?

Justin Thomas uses a Titleist Pro V1x golf ball

Best tour standard premium ball
Price: $54.99
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Introduced on Tour last September, the 2023 Titleist Pro V1x – arguably the best golf ball in the game – had been in development since the end of 2021.

The urethane cover on the Pro V1x is created by mixing two components, with the liquid urethane cast into Titleist-manufactured cavities to form the appropriate dimple pattern into the cover. Titleist says the precise timing and temperature are integral to the consistency of golf’s No.1 ball.

The 348-dimple design was a huge change in the 2021 ball and, unsurprisingly, that remains on the new model to optimize aerodynamics. The casing works with the new core to reduce excess long-game spin while combining with the cover to create greenside spin.

Read our full Titleist Pro V1x golf balls review.

Pros

  • Consistently long
  • Exceptional spin rates on approach shots
  • High flight and soft landing
  • Tighter dispersion than the 2021 model
  • Played by a host of the world's best players

Cons

  • More than £4 per golf ball is a lot for most amateurs
  • Urethane cover marks quite easily
Construction 3-piece
Cover Cast urethane elastomer
Compression 87-90
Dimples 388
Feel Soft
Flight Mid
Long game spin Low
Short game spin High
Color options White, Yellow
  • High gradient core design
  • Speed amplifying high-flex casing layer
  • Cast thermoset urethane cover
  • Spherically tiled tetrahedral dimple design

What golf grips does Justin Thomas use?

Justin Thomas uses the Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord Grips

Price: $11.99
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What golf shoes does Justin Thomas wear?

Justin Thomas wears FootJoy Premiere Golf Shoes

Mr old school of the best spiked golf shoes
Price: £169.99/$199.99
In an era dominated by athletic-looking golf shoes, FootJoy haven’t forgotten their routes and Premiere proves they remain the master of the classic model.

For all the traditional styling, Premiere is packed with innovation and ooze luxury thanks to hand-picked leather, calfskin detailing, and sheepskin lining. The Premiere is fully waterproof and the leather is surprisingly easy to keep clean.

The Premiere comes in 12 percent lighter than the popular DryJoys Tour, helped by the new VersaTrax+ outsole. The ‘anti-channeling tread pattern’ gave me excellent traction across the entire shoe and I never felt any risk of slipping.

I like how FJ mixed harder and softer TPU compounds to make the shoe as grippy and comfortable on hard surfaces as it is on the course.

I was impressed by the performance and overall comfort. FootJoy’s Ortholite FitBed, which gradually shapes to your foot, works brilliantly and is seriously clever tech.

See how the Premiere Series compares in our guide to the best FootJoy golf shoes.

Pros

  • Quality materials
  • Ortholite insole
  • Superb traction

Cons

  • Take some wearing in
Sizes 6 – 15
Colors 5
BOA Yes
Waterproof Yes

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rob Jerram is Today's Golfer's Digital Editor.

Rob Jerram is the Digital Editor of todaysgolfer.co.uk

He has been a journalist for more than 20 years, starting his career with Johnston Press where he covered local and regional news and sport in a variety of editorial roles across ten years.

Rob joined Bauer Media in 2010 and worked as the Senior Production Editor of Today’s Golfer and Golf World magazines for ten years before moving into the Digital Editor’s role in July 2020.

He has been playing golf for almost three decades and has been a member at Greetham Valley Golf Club in Rutland for eight years, playing off a 12 handicap.

Rob uses a Ping G driver, Ping G 3-wood, TaylorMade M5 5-wood, TaylorMade P790 irons (4-PW), Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth wedges (52º, 56º, 60º), Evnroll ER2 putter, and TaylorMade Tour Response golf ball.

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