Steve Stricker has revealed how he is swapping his new Titleist 718 AP2 irons in favour of his old Titleist 755 Forged irons from 2006 at this week's Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village.
Stricker, 52, spends the majority of his time on the PGA Champions Tour these days. Yet despite winning his first senior major with Titleist 718 AP2 irons in the bag, the new irons just weren't cutting it for the 12-time PGA Tour winner.
Instead of working with Titleist reps and tweaking his setup with the brand's latest and greatest golf clubs, Stricker has told the media how he now is taking things back 13 years to his trusted set of 755 Forged irons.
Why? Well simply put, Stricker saw a video of his golf swing from more than a decade ago and loved what he saw. The irons still have the original satin Project X shafts that he adores.
"I've had some success with those heads, so I said, 'You know what I'm going to put them back in and see how it goes,'" said Stricker ahead of Jack Nicklaus' tournament this week.
Stricker made it clear that even though the 755 Forged irons are dated pre-2010 — when the USGA’s conforming groove rule went into effect — he had them checked in Hawaii eight years ago before the 2011 Sony Open "and they passed the test."
Looking at Stricker's win record with these irons and you'd have to agree he enjoyed his most successful spell on the PGA Tour with the 755 Forged irons in the bag.
After turning 40, Stricker would go on to win five times in the space of 30 months with the 755 Forged irons in play.
It would be some feat for Stricker to roll back the years with a 13th PGA Tour title at this week's Memorial, but who knows what difference reverting back to his old-school irons will make to his game.
Should he go on to win this week, Stricker would become the second oldest winner in PGA Tour history - narrowly behind Sam Snead who was 52 years and 10 months old when he won at Greensboro in 1965; Stricker is currently 52 years and 3 months old.