Short shots from the week in equipment
TaylorMade’s new Penta golf ball, debuted by Sergio Garcia and Retief Goosen at the PGA Championship, was used by six players at the Wyndham: Matt Bettencourt, James Driscoll, Justin Rose, Jay Williamson, Casey Wittenberg and Garcia. . . . Charles Howell III put an 83-gram Fubuki shaft in his TaylorMade R9 460 driver. . . . Using the oversized SuperStroke Lite putter grip from Tiger Shark (1.67-inch diameter version): Justin Rose, Michael Allen, Rocco Mediate and Bettencourt. . . . Nike staff player Simon Dyson, who captured the KLM Open on the PGA European Tour, used 13 Nike clubs and a Rife Barbados putter.