Akshay Bhatia WITB: What is Inside the 1x PGA Tour Winner’s Bag?

Published 11/09/2023, 9:25 AM EST

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At the age of a mere 21, Akshay Bhatia has had plenty of attention and expectations from him. As Bhatia showed what he is capable of at the Barracuda Championship in July, people are expecting a similar turn of events at the Butterfield Bermuda Champion as well.

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At the Port Royal Golf Course in Bermuda, Bhatia is waiting to tee it up as we speak. The golfer is aiming to contest to win the $6.5 million event and conquer his second victory. Before he does, here is what is inside of the 1x PGA Tour winner’s bag.

Look inside the bag of Akshay Bhatia

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With plenty of experience from the Korn Ferry Tour, Akshay Bhatia knows his arsenal. For his bag, Bhatia has chosen Callaway, the OG of golf equipment. You will see Bhatia using Callaway Rogue ST to hit the ball on the fairway with the Fujikura Ventus Black 7 X shaft.

For 3-wood, the American golfer has sufficed himself with the Callaway Paradygm. The left-handed golfer chose Paradygm for the high speed yet low spin of the ball. The driver boasts forgiveness and adjustability suited for all skilled golfers. Bhatia uses the 3-wood driver with a 15-degree loft and Fujikura Ventue Black 8 X shaft. The driver retails for $499 as per the official website of Callaway. 

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For a hybrid wood, Bhatia opted for Callaway Apex Utility Wood with a loft of 19 degrees. The fairway wood will help Bhatia if he finds the balls in and around the rough. The Apex UW is precisely made for pros to shoot with confidence and hit the ball with faster speed. Going at $299, it has the exact versatility required to lift the ball off the fairways and on the greens.

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When it comes to irons, Bhatia has Callaway X Forged UT and Apex TCB Raw in his bag with KB $-Taper 125 S+ shaft. Apex TCB gives optimum flight to the ball while Forged UT is perfect for high speed and maximum spin on the ball. With a hollow body, the Forged has a wider sole and longer blade. The Apex TCB, on the other hand, gives control with a narrow sole and thin topline.

Wedges, Putter, and ball

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For wedges, the 21-year-old rookie is using Callaway Jaws Raw, Approach wedge (50°10°), Sand wedge (54°10° S), and Lob wedge (62°08° C). The clubs go for $179.99 for any configuration. The wedges promote maximum ball spin with better control. It has tungsten for an enhanced feel with a hosel providing various adjustments and forgiveness. 

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For putter and ball, Bhatia uses Odyssey Tri-Hit 5K No.7 with SuperStroke Zenergy 1.0P shaft. Renowned as the number one on the tour, the mallet has a crank hosel and tungsten front weights. It allows for better control spin and helps in enhancing the putting for imperfect shots. The putter goes for $399.99.

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Bhatia uses Callaway Chrome Soft X LS, retailing for $49.99. It is made for everyone, whether you are holding for the first time, or have spent your life on the golf course. The ball, when hit precision, will go off with fast speed while giving the golfer control. Bhatia will be attempting to close the event in his favor. As the first round continues, do you think Akshay Bhatia will win secure his second title at the Port Royal Golf Course?

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Khambe Huda Imran

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