Dan Box
By Dan Box

In its new position as the season's second major, the PGA Championship has arrived. Staged at the famed Bethpage Black, much of this week's gear is based around the course's toughness and takes inspiration from the sign which hangs just outside the clubhouse, warning potential golfers that only those highly-skilled players will be able to tame it.

Follow along here as we keep you updated on all the new gear, both from the players in New York and in stores:

What They're Wearing

Adidas Announce Player Scripting For Second Major

Adidas Scripting

Adidas will be hoping one of their stars can go one better this week at Bethpage, after Dustin Johnson and Xander Schauffele shared second place at The Masters in April. Both players are much fancied this week thanks to their length off the tee and quality ball striking, and will be wearing Ultimate365 and climachill Polo Shirts and Pants, along with the Tour360 XT shoe which we reviewed earlier this year.

Spieth Gears Up For Career Grand Slam Attempt

Under Armour has announced the week's outfit scripting for their star Jordan Spieth, who will be aiming to attempt the career Grand Slam - winning all four majors - with a victory at Bethpage Black. The American has had a slow start to the season but has undoubtedly been one of the game's best players for the last five years and is bound to attract plenty of attention.

Under Armour Jordan Spieth Scripting

Spieth will take to the course using a new special edition of the Spieth 3 shoes, along with a brand-new Iso-Chill technology in the clothing. Given that the current weather at Bethpage is cold and wet, Under Armour may have been slightly unfortunate in the timing on this release but we're sure that Spieth will look as smart as anyone once he tees it up on Thursday.

What They're Using

Hideki Eyes Putter Change

Hideki Matsuyama Scotty Cameron Putter Image Credit: David Dusek/Golfweek

World Number 30 is no stranger to an equipment change, as he seeks to recapture the form that saw him win 7 tournaments between 2016 and 2017. This week, he is trialling a brand-new SSS prototype of Scotty Cameron's vastly popular Newport Putter, featuring black dots with a red alignment line and 'Hideki' stamping.

TaylorMade Support The Kids

TaylorMade Special Edition Junior League Bag

TaylorMade love creating themed gear for their Tour players to use during the majors, and the PGA Championship is no different. This week, the players will be sporting bags and accessories which "honour the efforts of the PGA Junior League to make golf fun and engaging for boys and girls of all skill levels". Nice touch.

DJ Set For Spider X Switch

Like Matsuyama, Dustin Johnson is no stranger to trying new gear out, especially putters. It appears that this week, he may have finally made his mind up after using the TaylorMade Spider X model exclusively for three days of practice.

Dustin Johnson Spider X Putter

The World Number One will be hoping that this switch can propel him towards a second major title, but he has been known to swap putters between rounds during tournaments, so watch this space.

Callaway Announce WITBs for Bethpage

Callaway has over 20 staffers appearing at the PGA Championship this week, including major champions Sergio Garcia, Phil Mickelson and Francesco Molinari and rising star Xander Schauffele.

Callaway Staff WITB

Follow this link to see the equipment in every Callaway player's bag this week in New York.

Special Edition Gear

Puma Warning Pack Commemorates Famous Sign

If you tune in to watch the PGA Championship this week, one thing you're bound to see is the small sign outside the clubhouse at Bethpage, just in front of the Black Course's first tee. The sign carries a warning to golfers about the difficulty of the course and challenge ahead, recommending that only highly skilled players should take it on.

Puma Warning Pack

Puma are making reference to the famous sign by introducing Warning Pack for this week, which consists of a P 110 Warning Snapback Cap, Ignite Proadapt Warning Shoes and Cobra x Vessel Limited Edition Stand Bag.

PRG Creates Exclusive Accessories

Accessory specialists PRG have unveiled a full collection especially for the action at Bethpage this week, which is available both at the venue and online through the PGA website.

Puma Warning Pack

The collection features putter head covers, ball markers, tote bags, key rings, collectible teddy bears and much more, all with a stylish 2019 PGA Championship Bethpage design.

FootJoy's Major Blackout

FootJoy is this week celebrating the year's second major by releasing a range of limited edition gear, with the collection called the Bethpage Blackout. As a nod to the course's difficulty, there is a range of black-coloured accessories including gloves, caps, bags and even an American Football, with a red 'Warning' sign.

FootJoy Bethpage Blackout

They have also released a Blackout version of their new Flex golf shoe and a Warning version of the Pro/SL shoe.


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