We ran the numbers on the 2022-23 PGA Tour season to see which equipment companies’ irons have won the most thus far.
With two men’s major championships officially in the books for 2023 and the PGA Tour schedule past the halfway point, we decided to start looking at equipment trends among the players who have hoisted trophies.
Heading into the PGA Championship, we looked back on the drivers with the most wins on the PGA Tour, and now we’re turning our focus on winning irons for the 2022-23 season.
Let’s break down the list.
Ping players have had a very solid year for wins on the PGA Tour, and a variety of models have been used for those wins including the Blueprint blade and the newest technology-packed i230s. The uncontracted win belongs to Matt Fitzpatrick, who uses a set of Ping S55 and an older i210 4-iron.
Having Jon Rahm on staff sure has helped Callaway rack up wins, but he’s not the only one hoisting trophies in 2023. Thanks to others like Adam Svensson, Chris Kirk and Sam Burns, it’s been a busy year.
Just like with their successful TSR driver line, Titleist has iron models to suit any player, from pure blades to hollow cavities, but the model that stands out on tour are the T100s and T100S’, which combine compact looks with multi-material forgiveness.
It sure helps to have Scottie Scheffler, but TaylorMade irons were also used by Kurt Kitayama to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational, and they had an uncontracted win when Jason Day won for the first time in five years with a mixed set of P770 and P7MC irons.
Srixon irons aren’t just popular with their staff players, the ZX7 MKII is one of the most popular irons on tour for players who aren’t under contract. The biggest win for Srixon this year is also its most recent, thanks to Brooks Koepka winning the PGA Championship.
It’s not that often a player wins with a brand new set of irons in the bag, but when equipment free agent Justin Rose had a mixed combo set of Cobra irons built last minute Wednesday before the AT&T Pro-Am, that’s exactly what he did.
Justin isn’t the only one playing well with Cobra’s new King Tour forged irons — staffer Rickie Fowler is having a resurgent year with four top 10s and 10 top 25s to put him 30th in the FedEx Cup.
If there is one club PXG is most known for, it’s their irons, and Nico Echavarria used them with exacting precision to win for the first time on the PGA Tour at the Puerto Rico Open. He plays a combo set that includes PXG’s newest 0317 forged CBs.
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Ryan Barath is GOLF Magazine and GOLF.com’s senior editor for equipment. He has an extensive club-fitting and -building background with more than 20 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. Before joining the staff, he was the lead content strategist for Tour Experience Golf, in Toronto, Canada.
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