Rickie Fowler’s rusty Titleist Vokey Design lob wedge has plenty of custom stamping.
Hunter Mahan switched to Ping’s new S55 irons this week at Liberty National, but is still using the company’s G25 driver and 3-wood, along with an Anser hybrid.
Hunter Mahan was given a gold-plated Scottsdale TR Anser 2 putter to commemorate the birth of his daughter, Zoe. At the time, he was leading the RBC Canadian Open but left moments before the start of the third round upon learning that his wife had gone into labor.
John Senden, who is Australian, has a putter headcover that’s covered with boxing kangaroos.
Carl Pettersson’s set of Nike irons includes VR_S Forged long- and mid-irons and VR Pro Blade short irons.
Jim Furyk, winner of the 2010 Tour Championship, plays Callaway Razr X Forged irons.
Brian Harman’s TaylorMade TP w/xFT lob wedge has a unique groove ground into its sole to make it easier to get under the ball from tight ties.
Keegan Bradley has Cleveland CG7 Tour irons in his bag and a St. John’s University headcover on his fairway wood.
K.J. Choi is using Titleist 712 CB irons this week at The Barclays.
Charl Schwartzel, 2011 Masters champion, has a Nike VR Pro Combo 2-iron, along with VR Pro Blade irons, in his bag this week.
Stuart Appleby’s Callaway Razr X Muscleback irons gleam under the sun at Liberty National on Wednesday afternoon.
Ben Crane has switched to Titleist’s new 714 AP2 irons and added 712U 3- and 4-irons to his bag.
Rory McIlroy won two FedExCup Playoff events last season. He hopes these Nike VR Pro Blade irons can help him win more in 2013.
Tuesday morning, Rory McIlroy practices hitting wedge shots while his caddie, JP Fitzgerald, watches and relays McIlroy’s launch monitor data using his mobile phone.
Lee Westwood uses a launch monitor Tuesday morning to test a set of the new Ping S55 irons. He has been using Ping i20 irons for more than a year.
Gary Woodland’s Callaway golf bag is covered with “X Bomb” patches that represent 325-yard drives. The “4 Bills” bomb represents a drive that went at least 400 yards.
Jason Dufner used these Titleist 714 AP2 irons to win the PGA Championship at Oak Hill two weeks ago.
Aaron Baddeley’s koala bear watches over Baddeley’s set of Adams Idea MB prototype irons.
Henrik Stenson nearly won the PGA Championship using these Callaway Legacy Black irons and Cleveland Forged 588 RTX wedges.
Derek Ernst, winner of the Wells Fargo Championship in May, has a Ping Rapture driving iron in his bag at Liberty National.
Boo Weekley’s Cleveland Forged 588 MB irons are covered in weight tape.
Chris Kirk went to the University of Georgia and shows his school pride on his Callaway Mack Daddy 2 wedges.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Lee Westwood switched iron shafts for the first time in 17 years this week, swapping Ping JZ shafts for True Temper X100 shafts. However, the change came in a roundabout way.
Westwood has been using Ping i20 irons since June 2012. But on Tuesday at Liberty National Golf Club – where he’s competing in The Barclays – he told Ping reps at the practice range that he was interested in trying a set of the company’s new S55 irons. Westwood is seeking to flatten his ball flight because he has been hitting the ball much higher and spinning it more since he started working with instructor Sean Foley this summer.
Ping had sets of the S55 irons waiting for several staff players in the company’s tour van, but didn’t have one for Westwood because as Matt Rollins, Ping’s senior PGA Tour manager, said, “Lee is an i20 guy.”
A set of the S55 irons was built for Westwood. But after testing the clubs, Westwood said he wasn’t achieving the ball flight he had envisioned.
Ping then gave Westwood a set of i20 irons with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts – instead of the Ping JZ shafts he’s been using since 1995. According to Rollins, the Dynamic Gold shafts launched the ball at the same angle as the Ping shafts, but with 400 rpms less spin.
Westwood played some practice holes with the newly shafted clubs on Tuesday afternoon and again on Wednesday, liked them and made the switch.
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