Toy Box notes: Furyk undefeated with mixed bag
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Furyk undefeated with mixed bag
Jim Furyk compiled a 5-0 record at the Presidents Cup with mixed bag of clubs.
Furyk’s bag included a TaylorMade R11 driver (9 degree), TaylorMade Burner 3-wood (14.5 degree), TaylorMade Rescue 11 (18 degree), Srixon Z-TX irons (3-PW), Callaway X-Forged wedge (56 degree), TaylorMade TP xFT ZTP wedge (60 degree), Odyssey White Hot XG 7H belly putter and a TaylorMade Penta TP ball.
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Woods adds 2-iron at Presidents Cup
At the Australian Open, played the week before the Presidents Cup, Tiger Woods carried a VR Pro Limited Edition 5-wood (19 degree). Because of windy, firm conditions at Royal Melbourne, he removed the 5-wood and added a 2-iron.
Woods’ all-Nike bag at the Presidents Cup: VR Tour driver (8.5 degree, Graphite Design AD DI-6X shaft), VR Pro Limited Edition 3-wood (15 degree), VR Pro Blades (2-PW), VR Pro wedges (56 and 60 degree), Method 001 putter and a One Tour D ball.
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By the numbers
Scrutinizing PGA Tour equipment usage for all of 2011, Titleist was No. 1 in golf balls, irons, wedges and putters.
TaylorMade was first in drivers and fairway woods, with Titleist second in both categories.
Adams won the hybrid category, edging runner-up TaylorMade and third-place Titleist.
Titleist continued its golf-ball dominance by accounting for 66 percent of the balls played. In wedges, Titleist Vokey Design had more than twice the usage of any other brand.
TaylorMade’s white-headed R11 and Burner metalwood models were a huge hit on the PGA Tour, just as they were in the consumer marketplace. Look for TaylorMade to introduce two additional white-headed models for ’12.
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TaylorMade (13) and Titleist (16) drivers combined to win 29 times on the 2011 PGA Tour. . . . Callaway staff pro Momoko Ueda won the Mizuno Classic in Japan in a three-hole playoff. Her bag (all Callaway): RAZR Hawk Tour driver (9.5 degree), X 3-wood (15 degree), X 7-wood (20 degree), X 11-wood (27 degree), Legacy irons (5-PW), X-Forged wedges (52, 54, 60 degree), Odyssey TriHot No. 3 putter and Tour i(z) ball.