Tiger Woods returned to action with his Nike VR Pro Blades on Thursday.
Ernie Els became an Adams staff player at the start of the season and is now using these XTD Cross Cavity irons.
Bubba Watson used Ping’s S59 irons for years, but he was instrumental in the development of the S55 irons and now has them in play along with his Tour-S lob wedge.
Before withdrawing due to a thumb injury, Jason Day was using these TaylorMade Tour Preferred MC irons and SLDR driver.
Chris Kirk shows pride in his alma mater on his Callaway Mack Daddy 2 wedges.
Ian Poulter not only has the names of his children stamped into his Titleist Vokey Design SM5 lob wedge, he’s also got names of Ferraris on it too.
Rory McIlroy uses Nike VR Pro Blades and VR Forged wedges.
Luke Donald, one of the PGA Tour’s best iron players, switched to these Mizuno MP-64 irons last season.
Sergio Garcia’s TaylorMade Tour Preferred MC irons are guarded by a bull which covers his driver.
Billy Horschel went to the University of Florida and shows his Gator colors on his Ping S55 irons.
While Phil Mickelson practiced on the green Wednesday afternoon, his Callaway bag was close by.
Phil Mickelson has switched to Callaway’s Big Bertha Alpha driver, an X2 Hot Deep 2-wood and the company’s new Apex Pro irons.
Adam Scott is using a Titleist 680 irons at Trump National Doral.
Brandt Snedker uses Bridgestone’s J40 Cavity Back and J40 Black Oxide wedges.
TaylorMade brought the unreleased SLDR MiniDriver to Doral and several players tested it on the range.
This is a prototype Scotty Cameron for Titleist Dualbalance Select Fastback.
Gary Woodland’s Callaway Razr X Muscleback irons has received plenty of custom paint.
Ping’s staff players will be wearing these special hats at Doral. The racing stripes match the strips on the crown of the new i25 woods.
In case you had any doubt, yes, those are Rickie Fowler’s Cobra Tour Trusty wedges.
Jason Dufner’s Titleist Vokey Design wedges have snowflake-style DUFs stamped into them.
Henrik Stenson won last season’s FedEx Cup using these Callaway Legacy Black irons.
Martin Kaymer has switched to TaylorMade’s new Tour Preferred MC irons.
Justin Rose is using a split set of TaylorMade Tour Preferred MC and Tour Preferred Muscleback irons. He also had two Cleveland 60-degree wedges in his bag Tuesday morning.
Jim Furyk has Callaway’s Razr X Forged irons in his bag again this week at Doral.
Jordan Spieth is hoping these Titleist 714 AP2 irons will help him win his first World Golf Championship.
D.A. Points is still using Ping’s venerable i5 irons.
These are the Nike VR Pro Cavity and Nike VR Pro Combo irons Russell Henley used to win last week’s Honda Classic.
Zach Johnson switched to Titleist’s 714 AP2 irons during the offseason.
Zach Johnson also uses Titleist’s Pro V1x golf ball.
Hunter Mahan plays Ping’s S55 irons. His sand wedge is a Ping Tour with Gorge Grooves and he uses a Ping Eye2 XG lob wedge.
Keegan Bradley uses Cleveland CG7 Tour irons, but also has a Cleveland 588 TT 3-iron.
Nick Watney, whose nickname is Rube, uses Nike’s VR Pro Blade irons and VR Forged wedges.
Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez has a bag full of Ping S55 irons.
DORAL, Fla. – With its diminutive size and silver crown, TaylorMade’s SLDR MiniDriver easily could be overlooked on the range at Doral, especially with reps keeping it under a headcover most of the time.
After discretely being added to the USGA’s list of conforming driver heads on Feb. 17, the club arrived in the TaylorMade PGA Tour van this week at the WGC-Cadillac Championship.
The SLDR MiniDriver does not have an adjustable hosel, and as the name implies, it is significantly smaller that the original 460-cc SLDR and the SLDR 430. However, there is a curved line on the sole that appears very similar to the covered slot cut into the SLDR fairway woods. TaylorMade calls that slot a SpeedPocket. It is designed to allow the face to flex more effectively at impact, which the company says creates more ball speed and distance.
The club making the rounds in the practice area at Trump National Doral has 12 degrees of loft.
Roberto Castro and a few other TaylorMade staff players have tried the club, but it likely would appeal to only the longest hitters, such as Dustin Johnson. It is not anticipated any players will use the club this week. TaylorMade has not officially released any details about the SLDR MiniDriver or when it might be made available to the public.