Toy Box: Short shots, by the numbers for July 23

Phil Mickelson during the final round of his 2013 British Open win at Muirfield.

Phil Mickelson during the final round of his 2013 British Open win at Muirfield.

Not only did Phil Mickelson use them in his Open victory, but Kenny Perry has captured the last two senior majors, including the U.S. Senior Open, with KBS shafts in his irons. . . . Why does Mickelson use two types of KBS shafts in his irons, using KBS Tour (4-6) and KBS Tour V2 (7-PW)? Because the KBS Tour produces a slightly higher trajectory than the KBS Tour V2. . . . Sergio Garcia became the first TaylorMade staff player to carry the new Spider Mallet putter in competition.

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By the numbers

Equipment category leaders from the Open Championship:

  • Golf balls: Titleist 91, TaylorMade 21, Callaway 15, Nike 13, Srixon 11, Bridgestone 5.
  • Drivers: TaylorMade 54, Titleist 35, Callaway 20, Ping 14, Nike 13.
  • Fairway woods: TaylorMade 59, Callaway 37, Titleist 29.
  • Hybrids: Adams 16, Titleist 14, TaylorMade 10.
  • Utility irons: Titleist 39, TaylorMade 30, Callaway 21, Ping 17, Nike 14.
  • Irons: Titleist 39, TaylorMade 30, Callaway 21, Ping 17, Nike 14.
  • Wedges: Titleist 142, Callaway 43, TaylorMade 43, Cleveland 33, Ping 30.
  • Putters: Odyssey 55, Titleist 42, Ping 17, TaylorMade 17, Nike 11.
  • Gloves: FootJoy 58, Titleist 25, TaylorMade 22.
  • Shoes: FootJoy 84, Adidas 27, Nike 16, Ecco 11.

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