Short shots: Club switches, gear for 59s, more

Dustin Johnson used a TaylorMade counterbalanced Spider Mallet during the 2013 Canadian Open.

At the RBC Canadian Open, Mike Weir switched to an Odyssey Versa No. 1 with a SuperStroke 3.0 grip and Dustin Johnson played a TaylorMade counterbalanced Spider Mallet No. 12 with an aluminum Pure Roll insert.

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Callaway’s Optiforce driver picked up two converts in Jim Furyk and Ernie Els.

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Ping’s Anser hybrids have some notable users: Brandt Snedeker, who won earlier in the year with a 20-degree Anser hybrid in his bag, switched to a 17-degree Anser hybrid at the RBC Canadian Open. Phil Mickelson used the same 17-degree Anser model when he won the Open Championship. Matt Kuchar is playing a 20-degree Anser hybrid.

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At the Senior Open Championship, 10 players used Rife putters.

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Two Cleveland Golf staffers posted 59s in the past two weeks on the Tour. First, Will Wilcox did it at the Utah Championship on July 14, then Russell Knox followed two weeks later at the Albertsons Boise Open. Both used a Cleveland Classic XL Custom driver and played a Srixon Z-Star golf ball (yellow ball for Wilcox; white ball for Knox).

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