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

What's In The Winner's Golf Bag:Padraig Harrington at The 2015 Honda Classic - Great Golf Blog

The last PGA tournament Padraig Harrington won on either the US or European Tour was the PGA Championship at Oakland Hills in 2008.  That was Padraig's 3rd Major championship and things were looking up for popular Irishman.  

Unfortunately things did not go that way for Padraig as he struggled with his game and confidence for the next 7 years. Through it all, Harrington worked harder and harder to get back the form that at one time made him the number two golfer in the world.

The win lifts Harrington back up to 82nd in the world rankings after beginning the tournament 297th.  More importantly he will now be invited to tee it up at the Masters where he will be in search of his fourth Major Championship.

What's In Padraig's Bag?

Driver: TaylorMade AeroBurner TP (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver 60TX
2 Wood: TaylorMade SLDR S Mini Driver (12 degrees)
Shaft: True Temper Project X Black 6.5
3 Wood: TaylorMade SLDR (14.5 degrees)
Shaft: True Temper Project X 7A3
Hybrid: Wilson D100 (19 degrees)
Shaft: Accra Tour Z Hybrid M5
Irons: Wilson FG Tour V4 Utility (4), Wilson FG Tour V2 (5-PW)
Shafts:Accra Tour Z Hybrid M5 (4), KBS Tour-V 125X
Wedges: Wilson FG Tour (52-06), Ping Eye2 Gorge (58)
Shafts: KBS Tour-V 120S

What's In The Winner's Golf Bag: James Hahn at The 2015 Northern Trust Open - Great Golf Blog

The West Coast swing of the PGA Tour wrapped up with a 3 player playoff to determine the winner of the rain plagued final round of the Northern Trust Open. Virtual "no-name" James Hahn drilled a 23 foot birdie putt on the third extra playoff hole to win his first tournament on the PGA Tour. 

Prior to this win Hahn was more known for a Gangnam style Korean dance he did at the Phoenix Open that went viral. His best finish prior to this win was a tied for third at Pebble Beach two years ago. 

 With the win, Hahn earned a check for $1.2 million and an invitation to the Masters. Not too bad for a no-name!

What's In James' Bag?

Driver: TaylorMade SLDR 460 (9.5 Degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder Tour Spec 6.2X
3 Wood:  TaylorMade Burner TP (14.5 Degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Pershing 75X
Hybrid: Titleist 910H (18 degrees)
Shaft: UST Mamiya VTS ProForce 100TX (Hybrid)
Irons: TaylorMade Tour Preferred (3-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM5 (54), Titleist Vokey TVD K-Grind Prototype (58)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
Putter: Odyssey White Hot Pro 2-Ball
Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

What's In The Winner's Golf Bag: Brandt Snedekar at The 2015 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro Am - Great Golf Blog

I guess if you are this good you don't need a new $400 driver every year.  Brandt Snedeker blows away the field and sets a new scoring record in the AT&T National Pro Am using a 5 year old TaylorMade  Burner driver that you can find in your used clubs bin for about $40.00!

After a rough 2014 season, Snedeker was on the outside looking in at this years' Major tournaments including the Masters. 

The win was his seventh of his career, his second title in three years at Pebble Beach, and the timing could not have been better for Snedeker.
He's back in the Masters.
The victory moved him to No. 31 in the world, which should put him in all the WGC events, starting with Doral in three weeks.

What's In Brandt's Bag?

Driver: TaylorMade Burner SuperFast (Fujikura 661 Tour Spec X), 9.5 degrees
3-wood: Ping G25, 15 degrees
Hybrid: Ping Anser, 17 degrees
Irons (4-PW): Bridgestone J40
Wedges: Bridgestone J15 (52, 56 degrees); Titleist Vokey TVD K-Grind (60 degrees)
Putter: Odyssey White Hot XG Rossie
Ball: Bridgestone Tour B330