Bradley playing with two Cleveland 4-irons

Keegan bags both 588 MT and CG7 4-iron

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Andy Roberts
Thu, 23 May 2013

Ever played a round with two of the same clubs before? Keegan Bradley did en route to posting a course 10-under 60 at the Byron Nelson Championship last week. 

The 2011 PGA champion, who finished two shots behind eventual winner Sang-Moon Bae, bagged two Cleveland 4-irons - 588 MT and CG7. 

Bradley, however, has confirmed although the numbers were the same, they were slightly different when it came to yardage and ball flight.

The Cleveland 588 MT 4-iron has 21-degrees of loft and is a game-improvement long-iron that features a hollow head design that allows weight to be distributed for a lower, deeper centre of gravity.

Even though the MT irons are sold as a set, a number of Cleveland staffers have been replacing their long irons and hybrids with the MT this season, including the American, who used a 3-iron at the beginning of the season before switching to a 4-iron.

"It says 4 on the bottom of the club, but it's actually a 3-iron," said the three-time PGA Tour champion.

"The loft's a little stronger than my other 4-iron and I hit it as far if not farther than a 3-iron. It has a great flight and it's easy to hit."

Bradley's other 4-iron is a Cleveland CG7, which forms part of his current iron set. It has 25-degrees of loft and a smaller cavity back for better players.

"I've gotten some weird looks from guys on the course when they look in my bag and see two 4-irons," he added.

"I doubt there are a lot of guys out there that have two of the same iron in the bag, but it works for me."

Aside from his pair of 4-irons, Bradley also confirmed he's been working with a Cleveland 588 MT 2-iron that will likely go in the bag for US Open.

"I'm testing out some 2-irons [588 MT] for Merion just so I could maybe have one that's a bullet that I could hit. Not sure if I'm going to use it. We'll see what happen."

Ever played a round with two of the same clubs before? Keegan Bradley did en route to posting a course record 10-under 60 at the Byron Nelson Championship last week. 

The 2011 PGA champion, who finished two shots behind eventual winner Sang-Moon Bae, bagged two Cleveland 4-irons - 588 MT and CG7. 

Bradley, however, has confirmed although the numbers were the same, they were slightly different when it came to yardage and ball flight.

The Cleveland 588 MT 4-iron has 21-degrees of loft and is a game-improvement long-iron that features a hollow head design that allows weight to be distributed for a lower, deeper centre of gravity.

Even though the MT irons are sold as a set, a number of Cleveland staffers have been replacing their long irons and hybrids with the MT this season, including the American, who used a 3-iron at the beginning of the season before switching to a 4-iron.

"It says 4 on the bottom of the club, but it's actually a 3-iron," the three-time PGA Tour champion told the PGA Tour's equipment editor Jonathan Wall. 

"The loft's a little stronger than my other 4-iron and I hit it as far if not farther than a 3-iron. It has a great flight and it's easy to hit."

Bradley's other 4-iron is a Cleveland CG7, which forms part of his current iron set. It has 25-degrees of loft and a smaller cavity back for better players.

"I've gotten some weird looks from guys on the course when they look in my bag and see two 4-irons," he added.

"I doubt there are a lot of guys out there that have two of the same iron in the bag, but it works for me."

Aside from his pair of 4-irons, Bradley also confirmed he's been working with a Cleveland 588 MT 2-iron that will likely go in the bag for US Open.

"I'm testing out some 2-irons [588 MT] for Merion just so I could maybe have one that's a bullet that I could hit. Not sure if I'm going to use it. We'll see what happen."

The last professional to use two of the same club before was Phil Mickelson during the 2006 Masters when bagging two different drivers.

Click here to see how the Cleveland 588 MT got on in our Ten of the Best game improvement irons test.