Sunday, April 19, 2015

What's In The Winner's Golf Bag: Jim Furyk at The 2015 RBC Heritage - Great Golf Blog

Five years of frustration were lifted today as Jim Furyk claims his first victory on the PGA Tour since 2010.

Furyk won the 2003 U.S. Open and entered this tournament ranked 10th in the world, but he has struggled to close out events. He was 0-of-9 when leading tournaments after three rounds since winning the TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola. He is 44 and always believed he'd win again.

"But I was starting to feel like this game is beating me up, and the losing hurts a lot more than winning feels good," he said. "I think I just forget how good" it feels to win.

What's In Jim's Bag?

Driver: Callaway Big Bertha (9 degrees)
Shaft: Oban Isawa Red
Length: 44.375 (tipped at 1.25 inches)

3 Wood: RAZR Fit Xtreme (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Speeder VC 8.1X

Hybrid: Callaway X2 Hot Pro (20 degrees)
Shaft: UST Mamiya ProForce VTS 105 Hybrid (S-Flex)
Length: 39.875 inches

Irons: Callaway RAZR X Forged (4-PW)
Shafts: KBS Tour 110 R-Flex (Hard Stepped once)

Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind (52-10C), Titleist Vokey SM4 (56 degres), Callaway Mack Daddy 2 (64-08C)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Odyssey Versa #1W (WBW)

Golf Ball: Callaway SR3

Sunday, April 12, 2015

What's In The Winner's Golf Bag: Jordan Spieth at The 2015 Masters Tournament - Great Golf Blog

He might not yet be the next Tiger Woods, but Jordan Spieth served notice to the golfing world with a record-breaking first major victory at the Masters on Sunday.

The 21-year-old became the second-youngest player to win at Augusta, behind only Woods' 1997 effort, and just the fifth man to lead the prestigious tournament from start to finish.
The American went into Sunday's final round with a four-shot lead, extended that by one after his opening nine holes, and at the next beat Phil Mickelson's Masters record of 26 birdies for the week.
Unlike last year, where he squandered the lead just before the nine-hole turn on the last day, this time he was unstoppable.

What's In Jordan's Bag?

Driver: Titleist 915D2 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue 60TX

3 Wood: Titleist 915F (15 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 7X

Hybrid: Titleist 915H.d (20.5 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 95X

Irons: Titleist 714 AP2 (4-9)
Shafts: True Temper Project X 6.0

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM5 (46-08, 52-08, 56-10, 60-04)
Shafts: True Temper Project X 6.0

Putter: Scotty Cameron 009 Prototype
Grip: SuperStroke Flatso Ultra (Black/White)

Ball: Titleist Pro V1X

Monday, April 6, 2015

What's In The Winner's Golf Bag: J.B Holmes at The 2015 Houston Open - Great Golf Blog

The old golf adage of "Drive for Show and Putt for Dough" was proven this weekend by J.B Holmes in the last PGA Tour tune-up before the Masters.

J.B. Holmes was dead last in driving accuracy this week at the Houston Open, but that didn't stop him on Sunday  when he shot a final round 64 and defeated Jordan Spieth and Johnson Wagner in a three-way playoff. Holmes used his Odyssey Metal-X Milled 7 to make nine one-putt birdies on his first 12 holes en route to a final-round 64. 

What's In J.B.'s Winning Bag:

Driver: TaylorMade R15 430, 9.5 degrees
3-wood: TaylorMade AeroBurner, 12 degrees

5-wood: TaylorMade SLDR, 21 degrees

Irons: (3): Tour Edge Exotics CB Pro H; (4-9): TaylorMade Tour Preferred MC 14;(PW): Cleveland 588 RTX

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX (54, 60 degrees)

Putter: Odyssey Metal-X Milled 7

Ball: Srixon Z-Star

Monday, March 30, 2015

What's In The Winner's Golf Bag: Jimmy Walker at The 2015 Valero Texas Open - Great Golf Blog

Jimmy Walker won his hometown Texas Open on Sunday to become the first two-time winner this season on the PGA Tour, beating fellow Texan Jordan Spieth by four strokes.

Spieth didn't make it easy for Walker as he made four birdies in a row late in his round but couldn't get any closer as Walker matched him with birdie putts on 16 and 17 to keep the lead at four stokes.

"It actually looked like I had a chance," said Spieth, seven shots back with eight to play. "I didn't think that would be possible. You're never out of it in this game, but Jimmy shut that down pretty quickly with his made putts."

Walker and Spieth will move to career highs in the world ranking, with Spieth going from sixth to fourth and Walker from 13th to 10th.

What's in Jimmy's Winning Bag:

Driver: Titleist 915D2 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue TX (44.5 inches)

3 Wood: Titleist 915F (15 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue TX

5 Wood: Titleist 915F (18 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 8.2 TS X

Irons: Titleist 712U (3), Titleist 714 MB (4-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (Hard stepped)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM4 (48-10) Titleist Vokey SM5 (54-11, 60-04)
Specs: 48-10 bent to 47 degrees
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

What's In The Winner's Golf Bag: Matt Every at The 2015 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard - Great Golf Blog

Matt Every successfully defended his title at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard. Every buried a downhill, 16-foot birdie putt at the 72nd hole to claim a one-shot win over Henrik Stenson to become the third player to successfully defend his title in 2014-15.

A final round 66, including a birdie on the difficult 18th, made Every a repeat winner of the event. And he did it after changing his putter before his final round and getting an assist on the read of his winning putt from a fan. Not bad for someone who had one top 10 since his breakthrough win at Bay Hill last year and whose best previous finish was a T-27 in a 34-man field in Hawaii.

What's In Matt's Winning Bag:

Driver: Callaway Big Bertha V-Series (9 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Pro 73X
3 Wood: Callaway X2 Hot 3Deep (14.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder 8.3X Tour Spec
5 Wood: Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Nventik Nunchuk (X-Flex)
Utility: Callaway X Utility Prototype (2-iron)
Shaft: KBS Tour-V 125 (X-Flex)
Irons: Callaway Apex Pro (4-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT S400
Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 2 Wedge (47-11S and 60-08C), Callaway Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind (54-11T)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400
Putter: Odyssey Works #9
Length: 34 5/8 inches
Grip: SuperStroke Flatso 1.0

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

What's In The Winner's Golf Bag: Jordan Spieth at The 2015 Valspar Championship - Great Golf Blog

PALM HARBOR — Jordan Spieth's second PGA Tour victory came in the same spectacular fashion as the first: in a playoff. The 21-year-old, who finished runner-up in 2014 at the Masters to eventual champion Bubba Watson, appears to be peaking at just the right time on the golf calendar.

As Jordan Spieth stood on the 13th tee of Innisbrook's Copperhead Course on Sunday, he trailed Ryan Moore by three shots. He figured it was time to start moving if he was going to get back into contention in the final round of the Valspar Championship.

"I'm thinking that I needed to get two birdies and we might get into a playoff that way," Spieth said.

That's exactly what happened.

Spieth birdied the 13th and 14th holes to get to 10 under, made some clutch par putts down the stretch and made a 28-foot birdie putt to outlast Patrick Reed and Sean O'Hair in a three-hole playoff to win his second PGA Tour championship.

What's In Jordan's Bag?

Driver: Titleist 915D2 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue 60TX

3 Wood: Titleist 915F (15 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 7X

Hybrid: Titleist 915H.d (20.5 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 95X

Irons: Titleist 714 AP2 (4-9)
Shafts: True Temper Project X 6.0

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM5 (46-08, 52-08, 56-10, 60-04)
Shafts: True Temper Project X 6.0

Putter: Scotty Cameron 009 Prototype
Grip: SuperStroke Flatso Ultra (Black/White)

Ball: Titleist Pro V1X

Thursday, March 12, 2015

What's In The Winner's Golf Bag: Dustin Johnson at The 2015 WGC Caldillac Championship - Great Golf Blog

Question: Who is the only golfer to notch at least one PGA victory per year since 2008?? Dustin Johnson.

Just over a month ago, Dustin Johnson made a quiet return to the PGA Tour. On Sunday, Johnson made plenty of noise, overtaking J.B. Holmes to win the Cadillac Championship.

On Feb. 6, Johnson played his first competitive round since taking a six-month leave of absence — one that was rumored but never confirmed to have been a suspension by the PGA for recreational drug use. During his time away, he fathered a child with Paulina Gretzky, who had her own reputation for partying, and claimed to have overcome unspecified “personal challenges.”

On Sunday, while Holmes shot 75 and collapsed to second place — he had begun the final round with a five-shot lead — Johnson, who closed with consecutive rounds of 69, became the first player in four years to notch an ace en route to a PGA title. Taking the Cadillac Championship also meant that Johnson has won a Tour event for the eighth straight year.

What's In Dustin's Bag?

Driver: TaylorMade AeroBurner TP (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Speeder Evolution 661X
Specs: 45 inches, tipped 1 inch, D7 swing weight
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade R15 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila RIP Alpha 80X
Specs: Set to upright
Irons: TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB (3-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue
Wedges: TaylorMade R-Series Prototype (52, 56 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Tour Issue Onyx (52 and 56 degrees), KBS Wedge 120S Black Nickel (60 degrees)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Tour Newport 2 G.S.S. Prototype