Retief Goosen's 2009 British Open Clubs
While many competitors at the 2009 British Open have chosen to add a 2-iron to their bag and remove their 5wood, it's interesting to note that two-time U.S. Open winner Retief Goosen is carrying both at Turnberry.
The popular thinking has been that shots hit with a 5-wood, which would naturally fly high, would be pushed around by the wind. A 2-iron, while not as good from light rough, can more easily be hit low, beneath the wind.
Goosen, who carries a 5-wood in his standard set, removed his 3-iron to make room for the 2-iron.
Here is a complete list of the clubs Goosen, who shot 67-70, is using at Turnberry.
DRIVER: TaylorMade r7 SuperQuad (8.5°) with Fujikura RE AX TP 85 shaft
FAIRWAY WOODS: TaylorMade Tour Burner (14.5°) with Fujikura ROMBAX TP75 shaft, R9 (19°) with a Fujikura Motore F1 shaft
IRONS: TaylorMade Tour Preferred (2, 4-PW)
WEDGES: TaylorMade rac (54°, 64°)
PUTTER: Yes! Tracy
BALL: TaylorMade TP Black
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