Monday, August 29, 2016

What's In The Winner's Golf Bag: Patrick Reed at The 2016 Barclays Championship - Great Golf Blog

Patrick Reed survived a couple of late bogeys to clinch a one-stroke victory at The Barclays on Sunday. He recorded a closing 70 to finish on nine-under 275 at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale on New York’s Long Island.

His fellow American Sean O’Hair (66) and the Argentinian Emiliano Grillo (69) were joint second on eight under.

With his fifth victory on the PGA Tour, Reed secured a spot on the United States team for next month’s Ryder Cup. It was his first victory since the start of 2015 at Kapalua. He also vaulted to the top of the FedEx Cup points list after the first of the four play-off events.

What's In Patrick's Bag?

Driver: Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 816 DBD (9 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue Limited Edition Silver 70X
Fairway Wood: Callaway XR 16 Pro (18 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila NV 2KXV Green X-Flex
Irons: PXG 0311 black finish (3), Callaway X Forged ’13 (4), Callaway MB1 (5-PW)
Shaft: UST Proforce V2 Hybrid 100X (3), True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT X100 Tour Issue (4), True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue (5-PW)
Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 2 (52-10 T-Grind, 56-11 T-Grind), Titleist Vokey SM6 Prototype (61 degrees)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Tour Issue
Putter: Odyssey White Hot RX #2 (with custom sight line)
Length, loft: 34 inches, 4 degrees

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

What's In The Winner's Golf Bag: Si Woo Kim at The 2016 Wyndham Championship - Great Golf Blog

Si Woo Kim had a productive week at the Wyndham Championship. He claimed one tournament record, a share of another — and, most importantly, his first PGA Tour trophy.

The 21-year-old South Korean player closed with a three-under 67 for a five-stroke victory Sunday. He had a 21-under 259 total at Sedgefield in Greensboro, N.C., tying the event 72-hole record set eight years ago by Carl Pettersson.

Kim matched Pettersson by sinking an uphill 14-foot birdie putt on the final hole, then said through an interpreter that he “never expected any course record.”

Kim set a tournament record with a 60 in the second round. He earned 500 FedEx Cup points and $1,008,000 in prize money in the regular-season finale.

What's In Si Woo Kim's Bag?

Driver: TaylorMade M1 460 (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana S+ 70X
3 Wood: TaylorMade M1 (14 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana D+ 80X
5 Wood: TaylorMade M2 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Matrix SpeedRulz Type-C 80 grams
Irons: TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB 2014 (3-9 irons)
Shafts: KBS Tour-V 125
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM6 (47-degree F-Grind, 53-degree M-Grind and 59-degree J-Grind)
Shafts: KBS Tour-V 125
Putter: Odyssey Works #7CH (Crank Hosel)

Monday, August 1, 2016

What's In The Winner's Golf Bag: Jimmy Walker at The 2016 PGA Championship - Great Golf Blog

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — One of the last people who would have predicted Jimmy Walker's win in the PGA Championship at Baltusrol was the man himself.

Though Walker felt some improvement last week at the Canadian Open, he'd struggled much of the year, particularly in the majors. And he'd never really come close to winning in golf's biggest events.

So after a pressure-packed par on the final hole gave Walker a one-stroke win over defending champion Jason Day on Sunday, he was somewhat surprised and plenty relieved.

"I wouldn't have called this, but it's huge," Walker said. "It's nice to get in the position and keep the hammer down and keep making birdies and playing well."

Walker played so well in one of the strangest PGA Championships in recent memory that he led wire to wire. And after Day eagled 18 to close within one stroke, Walker played a solid third shot from the rough near the 18th green, then two-putted in near darkness for his first major title.

What's In Jimmy's Bag?

Driver: Titleist 917D2 (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: UST Mamiya Elements Platinum 7F5 (X-Flex)
Shaft Length: 45 inches (tipped 0.5 inches)
3 Wood: TaylorMade M1 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue Limited Edition Silver 80TX
5 Wood: Titleist 915Fd (18 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 8.2X Tour Spec
Irons: Titleist 716 MB (3-9)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic AMT X100 Tour Issue
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 (48-08 F-Grind, 54-08 M-Grind, 60-04 L-Grind)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS Prototype

What's In The Winner's Golf Bag: Jhonattan Vegas at The 2016 RBC Canadian Open - Great Golf Blog

Jhonattan Vegas birdied his way off Glen Abbey and waited to see if anyone could catch him. No one could.

Vegas rallied to win the Canadian Open on Sunday for his second PGA Tour title, birdieing the final three holes for an 8-under 64 and 1-stroke victory in Oakville, Ontario.
The 29-year-old Venezuelan Olympic player began the day 5 strokes behind leader Brandt Snedeker and 4 behind U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson and Canadian amateur Jared du Toit.

What's In Jhonattan's Bag?

Driver: Nike VR (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: nVentix Nunchuk
Fairway Woods: Nike Vapor Speed (15, 19 degrees)
Shafts: nVentix Nunchuk
Irons: Nike Vapor Pro (3-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Project X 7.0
Wedge: Nike Engage (54 Toe Sweep, 58 Square Sole)
Shafts: True Temper Project X 7.0 (54), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 (58)
Putter: Nike Method Core MC-12W

Monday, July 18, 2016

What's In The Winner's Golf Bag: Henrick Stenson at The 2016 Open Championship - Great Golf Blog

Henrik Stenson became the second golfer to win a major with a final round of 63, finishing three strokes ahead of Mickelson, whose six-under-par 65 was the lowest score he has posted in the final round of a major. Stenson’s score of 20 under par tied Jason Day’s record for the lowest winning score relative to par in a major, and Stenson’s aggregate four-day score of 264 was also a major championship record.

What's In Henrik's Bag?

Driver: Callaway XR 16 (9 degrees)
Shaft: Oban Kiyoshi Tour Limited 60X (05 Flex)
Length: 45 inches
3 Wood: Callaway Diablo Octane Tour (13 degrees)
Shaft: Grafalloy Blue (X-Flex)
Irons: Callaway Legacy Black (2-PW)
Shaft: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 120X
Wedges: Callaway MD3 Milled (52-10 S-Grind, 58-8 C-Grind)
Shaft: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 120X

Monday, June 27, 2016

What's In The Winner's Golf Bag: Billy Hurley III at The 2016 Quicken Loans National at Congressional - Great Golf Blog

BETHESDA, Md. -- Billy Hurley III held the club in his left hand and fist-pumped with his right. Not far from his Annapolis home and the Naval Academy he graduated from 12 years ago, he became a champion.

Hurley shot a 2-under 69 on Sunday to win his hometown Quicken Loans National at Congressional for his first PGA Tour victory. He finished at 17 under in Tiger Woods' annual tournament, three strokes ahead of three-time major champion Vijay Singh.

What's In Billy's Bag?

Driver: TaylorMade M1 430 (9.5 degrees) Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Tensei Blue 60X

3 Wood: TaylorMade M2 (15 degrees) Shaft: Fujikura Speeder Evolution

Hybrids: TaylorMade SLDR (19 and 21 degrees), Adams Pro Mini (23 degrees)  Shaft: Fujikura Speeder Hybrid (19 degrees), Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 95X (21 and 23 degrees)
Irons: Bridgestone J40 Cavity Back (5-9) Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 (48 degrees), Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 (54 degrees), Cleveland 588 Custom (60 degrees) Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 (48 degrees), Nippon N.S. Pro Modus Wedge 125 (54 and 60 degrees)
Putter: TaylorMade Spider Limited Itsy Bitsy

Monday, June 13, 2016

What's In The Winner's Golf Bag: Daniel Berger at The 2016 Fed Ex St. Jude Classic - Great Golf Blog

Daniel Berger won the FedEx St. Jude Classic Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, shooting a 3-under-par 67 to hold off Phil Mickelson, Steve Stricker, and Brooks Koepka by three strokes.

The 23-year-old Floridian had never been in a final pairing. When Mickelson, with his 42 career PGA Tour titles, closed within a stroke, Berger birdied three of his next four holes, highlighted by a 32-foot putt on the par-3 14th that pushed his lead to 13 under at TPC Southwind in Memphis.

Berger finished at 13-under 267. He became the 13th first-time winner on tour this season and took home a $1.1 million winner’s check in the 50th start of his career.

What's In Daniel's Bag?

Driver: TaylorMade M2 (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Pro Tour Spec 53X
3 Wood: TaylorMade M2 (3HL, 17 degrees)
Shaft: UST Mamiya Elements Chrome 75X
Irons: TaylorMade RocketBladez Tour (3), TaylorMade Tour Preferred MC  2012 (4-PW)
Shaft: True Temper Project X 6.5
Wedges: TaylorMade Tour Preferred EF (50-09 Tour Grind, 56 and 60 ATV Grind)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Tour Issue
Putter: TaylorMade Corza Ghost