WITB – Justin Harding wins with no fairway woods in the bag

Justin Harding Witb

Justin Harding claimed his first European Tour title at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters and did so without a single fairway wood in the bag.

The South African’s final round 66 saw him finish two shots clear of a European Tour record nine way tie for second. One of the keys to Harding’s success was his accuracy from the tee throughout the week.

• Titleist 818 hybrids vs 718 T-MB: Reader testing

The 33-year-old made the extremely unusual decision to not put any fairway woods into play in Doha. Instead, he had two Titleist T-MB utility irons to help plug the gap between his 4-iron and his driver.

• How the Titleist TS drivers were built

The decision clearly paid off. Using his Titleist TS2 driver and those T-MBs he averaged 16th in the driving accuracy stats and a respectable 30th in the driving distance stats, averaging 300 yards from the tee.

Justin Harding Witb 2

Harding is a Titleist brand ambassador and also carries the latest 718 MB irons and three Vokey SM7 wedges.

• Titleist unveils faster 2019 Pro V1 and Pro V1x

The only piece of non-Titleist equipment in Harding’s bag is his Odyssey broomstick putter, which he used to deadly effect. He carded eight birdies in his final round and finished the week second in the putts per round stats, averaging 27.8 putts per round.

Justin Harding – What’s in the bag

Driver: Titleist TS2 (8.5˚)
Utility irons:
Titleist 718 T-MB (2, 3)
Irons: Titleist 718 MB (4-PW)
Wedges:
Titleist Vokey SM7 (50˚, 54˚, 60˚)
Putter: Odyssey big t v line
Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
2022 Driver Test | Which one is going in my bag?
Drivers
play button
The most powerful PING irons ever? | PING i525 review
Ping
play button
I'll be using the Vokey SM9 wedges... and you should too
Titleist
play button
The driver that has it all? | COBRA LTDx drivers REVIEWED!
Cobra
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Ewen Ferguson hails "unbelievable" win as dream season continues
Greg Norman hits back at Rory McIlroy over wins jibe
Muslim golf chief claims sport is “too restrictive”
Calling all lefties! American Golf has some GREAT deals
Jon Rahm reveals hilarious advice to wife after birth of son

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Increase your power
Watch
play button
Get the ball in the air
Watch
play button
Load up the right side for more power
Watch
play button
Increase your shaft lean for more consistency
Watch
See all videos right arrow