Pro V1 and SM10 top the equipment counts at The Sentry

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PGA TOUR | The Sentry

Playing a  Pro V1x golf ball, the champion of The Sentry closed in 8-under 65 to win the PGA TOUR’s 2024 season opener by one shot and lead a 1-2-3-4 finish for Titleist golf ball players. 

The champion was in complete control of his Pro V1x, gaining more than six strokes (+6.092) on the field with shots into and around the greens. 

He led the field in SG: Around the Green (+3.561) and Scrambling (91.67%), getting his Pro V1x up and down on 11 of 12 attempts, including a perfect 2-for-2 on Sunday. He gained more than 2 ½ shots on the field on Approach shots (+2.531/14th). 

It marked the champion’s second victory since making the move to his 2023 Pro V1x golf ball at the beginning of last season. 

The Sentry champion put the ‘23 Pro V1x in play for the first time at last year’s Sony Open, where he recorded what was then his best finish (3rd) in two years. His next start at the American Express ended with a T3 finish. Two starts later, he won the Honda Classic for his first victory since 2015. 


Sahith Theegala
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Sahith Theegala

Titleist was the #1 ball at The Sentry with 41 players in the 59-player field (69.5%) teeing up a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than five times the nearest competitor.  

The Sentry champion led a 1-2-3-4 finish for Titleist golf ball players, while eight of the top 9 finishers played a Pro V1 or Pro V1x: 

1. Champion | Pro V1x 

2. Sahith Theegala | Pro V1 

3. Jordan Spieth | Pro V1x 

4. Byeong Hun An | Pro V1x 

T5. Sungjae Im | Pro V1x 

T5. Brian Harman  | Pro V1 

T5. J.T. Poston | Pro V1x 

T5. 2022 Masters champion | Pro V1 


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The NEW Vokey Design SM10 wedges made their PGA TOUR debut this week at The Sentry –  as the field’s most played wedge. A total of 59 SM10 wedges were immediately put into play at Kapalua (25.8% of all wedges), more than any other brand’s total number of wedges: 

– Twenty players put at least one Vokey SM10 wedge in the bag this week – including  Max Homa  and  Jordan Spieth, who each arrived to Maui with four new SM10’s, having left their SM9’s at home. 

– With new four new SM10’s in the bag, Byeong Hun An gained more than three shots on the field around the green (+3.066), on his way to a third-place finish. 

– In total, Vokey was the most played wedge at Kapalua with 98 (57.6%) sand, gap and lob wedges in play.  

SM10 wedges in play: 

Ludvig Aberg: SM10 60.08M  

Byeong Hun  An: SM10 48.10F, 52.08F, 56.08M, 60.04T  

Wyndham Clark:  SM10 46.10F, 50.08F, 56.10S  

Cameron Davis: SM10 52.12F, 56.14F, WedgeWorks 60L  

Russell Henley: SM10 48.10F, 50.08F, 54.10S, 60.04T  

Lee Hodges: SM10 46.10F, 52.08F, 56.10S, WedgeWorks 60L  

Tom Hoge:  SM10 46.10F, 52.08F, 56.08M, 60.04T  

Max Homa: SM10 46.10F, 50.12F, 56.14F, WedgeWorks 60L  

Tom Kim:  SM10 46.10F, 52.12F  

Vincent Norrman: SM10 50.12F, 54.10S, WedgeWorks 60L  

J.T. Poston: SM10 46.10F, 50.12F, 56.10S, WedgeWorks 60L  

Davis Riley: SM10 46.10F, 50.08F, 56.08M, WedgeWorks 60A+  

Jordan Spieth: SM10 46.10F, 52.08F, 56.10S, 60.04T  

2023 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Champion:  SM10 56.14F, 60.04T  

2015 PGA Champion: SM10 52.08F, 56.10S, WedgeWorks 60A+  

2023 Puerto Rico Open Champion: SM10 54.12D, WedgeWorks 60L  

2023 Zurich Classic of New Orleans Champion: SM10 50.12F, 60.08M  

2023 Arnold Palmer Invitational Champion: SM10 60.06K  

2023 Memorial Tournament Runner-Up: SM10 48.10F, 52.12F, 56.08M  

2023 Butterfield Bermuda Champion: SM10 54.08M, 60.08M 


Jordan Spieth SM10

“So typically Aaron Dill (Vokey Tour Rep) comes to us throughout the year and asks, ‘What can we be doing better?’ And I don’t really have a whole lot to say to him normally because I love my wedges, but he’s always working to improve little things. And then he presents them to us and we get to hit them with Aaron as he talks through the changes that he makes. And then from there, I take them home – you know, you’ve got to hit them a bunch. We're working numbers, working flights, playing with them, building some trust with them, kind of keeping what he's working on in the back of our mind. And then when it all matches up, I feel pretty comfortable taking him out to a tour round.” 

- “I flight my wedges really low. And then as I got to the gap wedge and the pitching wedge, I saw some more consistency in the flight, especially on the draw intent shots, just kind of holding a little straighter. That's always a benefit when we're looking at these left pins and trying to attack them.”  

- “They're doing for me what they always do. I'm not having to think about any distractions as I'm getting ready to hit a shot. And then when you step back and look at it, you’re like, ‘Oh yeah, that shot became a little bit easier.’” 


Max Homa SM10

“I needed to see trajectory. That’s number one. Especially with a 60, I like to launch it low, so I needed to see that it could still stay low without needing to feel like I had to hook it. And then two, I like to play most, not all the time – but a lot of the time with my wedges, I like to play what I call it like a ‘pinch cut, ’ it just falls a little bit right, but it stays low, it has a lot of spin and it just falls a tickle right. That's what I’m always looking for when I’m hitting a new wedge. It's quite often that you go to hit a cut with a full swing lob wedge or sand wedge, and it balloons. So I like to see it flat and just fall a little, right. As long as I can hit that shot, I'm usually pretty happy.” 

- “I think it’s just predictability (around the greens). I want to hit a shot and then it feels like, ‘hey, that should be a spinner.’ And then I look up and it's low and it’s skidding and spinning. It's OK to hit some that are bad and look up and be like, ‘Oh, that's ballooning.’ But I don’t want to hit one where I’m like, ‘Oh, that felt really good.’ And then you watch it chase across the green and come out kind of like a bowling ball as the kids say. So it’s really more just making sure that it’s doing what it feels like I caused it to do.” 

– “Solid is always the word I say (to describe the feel of his Vokey wedges). Even when I remember I got these new ones, it just still feels, it feels like when you put the club on the ball, it cuts through the ground great. But I mean, the face stability for whatever reason, just feels strong. And I've always liked the look, everything about it to my eye looks good. And then when I hit them... there's no bad give. It’s not kicking all over the place. It feels very stable.” 


In just his second start with the NEW T100 irons, Jordan Spieth finished solo 3rd, making 30 birdies around the Kapalua Plantation Course. Spieth first put the new models (T100 4-9 irons, Project X 6.5) in play at the Hero World Challenge following extensive offseason testing. 

“Jordan is a precise iron player and very knowledgeable on all his launch, spin and speed numbers on a variety of shots,” said J.J. Van Wezenbeeck, Titleist’s Director of Player Promotions. “With everything going on in his personal life (the Spieths welcomed their second child in September) he didn’t have time to fully vet the new irons until late this fall. During early testing he loved the look and feel but wanted to give them a thorough testing to make sure all the different varieties of shape and flights hit his numbers. He has been very happy with them.” 

In addition to his new irons, Spieth was among the first players to put NEW Vokey SM10 wedges in play during the week of their launch on Tour. Spieth added four fresh SM10’s to the bag (46.10F, 52.08F, 56.10S, 60.04T) ahead of his arrival to Maui following work with Aaron Dill this offseason. He finished 6th in Scrambling for the week (83%, 10/12). 

WITB | Jordan Spieth 

Titleist Pro V1x golf ball  

TSR2 10.0 driver | Ventus Black 6 X  

TSR3 15.0 fairway | Tensei AV Blue XLink 75 TX-Flex  

TSi2 21.0 | Tour AD IZ-9 Hybrid X-Flex  

NEW T100 4-9 irons | Project X 6.5  

NEW SM10 46.10F, 52.08F, 56.10S, 60.04T | Project X 6.5 (46), Project X 6.0 (52-60)  

Scotty Cameron 009 tour prototype putter  


Sungjae Im set the PGA TOUR’s 72-hole birdie record, making 11 birdies Sunday at Kapalua to reach 34 total birdies for the week. Im tied the previous record of 32 with a birdie 3 on the par-4 14th. He two-putted the par-5 15th to set a new record and made another 4 on the par-5 18th to close out his week. Im finished 11th in Strokes Gained: Approach (+3.043) and 12th in Strokes Gained: Putting (+3.363), having moved to a new Scotty Cameron Phantom 5s tour prototype putter this week. 

WITB | Sungjae Im 

Titleist Pro V1x golf ball  

TSi2 8.0 driver | Tour AD DI-7 X-Flex  

TS3 15.0 fairway | Tour AD DI-8 X-Flex  

818 H2 19.0 hybrid | Tour AD DI-105 Hybrid X-Flex  

 T100 3-9 irons | Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100  

Vokey SM9 48.10F (@ 47), 54.14F (@ 53), SM7 60.04L | Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100  

Scotty Cameron Phantom 5s tour prototype putter 

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