Jason Day explains dramatic equipment switch at signature PGA Tour event

Former world number one Jason Day has explained why he has decided to change his irons as he looks to get back to his best on the PGA Tour.

Jason Day
Jason Day

Former world number one Jason Day has continued his trend of tinkering with equipment as he attempts to get back to his very best.

Day is now an equipment free agent after his contract with TaylorMade expired. 

He has still been using the brand's clubs over the last few years, experimenting with a variety of their irons and drivers.

But he has now decided to put a set of mixed Srixons into play. 


The Australian started using the equipment at the Texas Children's Houston Open in late March.

Despite missing the cut, he decided to stick with them and they were in play at last week's Masters Tournament where he tied for 30th at the first major of the year. 

Not that you will have noticed given his baggy pants and loud Malbon vest that displeased green jackets politely asked him to remove. 

Whether or not Day took this too far was a subject of a heated debate during the latest episode of The Par FORE Podcast presented by GolfMagic. 

Day told GolfWRX that he had concerns over his spin rate which promoted him to start using a pair of Srixon ZX5 MKII with his 3 and 4-irons. 

Elsewhere, he is using the ZX7 MKII in 5-PW. 

Day told the publication: "For me, they spin a little bit less. They’re very good out of fairway bunkers, too.

"I haven’t played too much in the rough yet, so I still need to get an understanding of how they come out of the rough, but for me, it was all about spin control.

“I had tested the previous model to these, but I only had one club. 

"And I was getting some inconsistent spin with my previous irons, so I just decided to at least give them another shot. 

"My biggest thing was to take spin off because I was spinning it like crazy.”

The Srixon ZK7MKII irons were our second favourite set of irons for low handicappers when our Alex Lodge and Johnny Percival tested them earlier in the year. 

Read our full review of them here

Day is not the only player who is tinkering with equipment. 

Rory McIlroy was gaming the TaylorMade BRNR Mini Driver Copper at Hilton Head. 

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