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June 17, 2012

Inside look at Nike's U.S. Open swag bag

Posted at 3:35 PM by David Dusek

SAN FRANCISCO – Every week on the PGA Tour, manufacturers stuff the pros' lockers with things they'll need on the course. Balls, gloves, maybe a new umbrella or a hat. But at the majors, things get kicked up a few notches.

Nike presented its staff players at the U.S. Open with a special tote bag that contained a hoodie and a new pair of Nike Free running shoes.

Each golfer's hoodie was personalized with his name on the back of the left shoulder. Three stars were added to Tiger Woods's hoodie to acknowledge his three U.S. Open wins; Lucas Glover had one star. 

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Woods and Glover also had their names stitched into the tongue of their shoes.

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Photos: See pros' bags at Olympic

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(Photo by David Dusek)

Scotty Cameron 2012 U.S. Open putter headcover

Posted at 2:48 PM by David Dusek

If you've been watching the 2012 U.S. Open on TV, you may have spotted a few players with bright yellow headcovers on their putters. They are gifts from Scotty Cameron, Titleist's putter guru. Several staff players were given the commemorative headcovers at the start of the week. 

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Photos: See the pros' bags at Olympic

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June 14, 2012

My Bag: Tiger Woods at 2012 U.S. Open

Posted at 8:54 PM by David Dusek

 

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Tiger Woods Nike gear (David Dusek)

 

DRIVER: Nike VR Tour (8.5°) with a Graphite Design Tour AD DI 6 shaft
FAIRWAY WOODS: Nike VR Pro Limited Editon (15°) with Mitsubishi Diaman Blue Board 103X  shafts
IRONS: Nike VR_S Forged (2), VR Pro Blades (3-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts
WEDGES: Nike VR (56°), VR Pro (60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts
PUTTER: Nike Method 001
BALL: Nike Tour D

Photos: See pros' bags at Olympic

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My Bag: Michael Thompson at the 2012 U.S. Open

Posted at 8:19 PM by David Dusek

 

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Michael Thompson (Jeff Haynes/Reuters)

 

DRIVER: Ping i20 (9.5°) with a Grafolloy ProLaunch Red S shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD: Akira M215 (15°) with a Grafolloy ProLaunch Red shaft
IRONS: Ping S56 (2-9) with True Temper X100 shafts
WEDGES: Ping Tour-S (47°), Anser Forged (52°, 58°) with True Temper X100 shafts
PUTTER: Ping Anser 4
BALL: Titleist Pro V1

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Photos: See more pros' bags at Olympic

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June 10, 2012

Decoded: TaylorMade's symbol-filled 2012 U.S. Open logo

Posted at 9:39 PM by David Dusek

At each major championship, TaylorMade designs a new, symbol-filled logo to put on its staff players' bags, hats and accessories. Here's what the company's designers created for this year's U.S. Open.

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The "OFF THE AIR" and microphone, along with the "JF" and "55" at the top of the logo, all refer to Jack Fleck's upset of Ben Hogan at the 1955 U.S. Open at Olympic. NBC televised the tournament but signed off with Hogan, the four-time champion, in the clubhouse. While NBC switched to other programming, assuming Hogan had won, Fleck birdied the final hole and won an 18-hole playoff the next day.

The gold medal in the center of the logo pays homage to Olympic's status as the oldest athletic club in the United States. It was founded in 1861, and several of its members have competed in the Olympic Games.

In the background of the logo you can see the red cables and beams of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, which is now 75 years old and visible from several locations on the course. 

"Daly City" references the club's actual location, straddling the borders of the city of San Francisco and Daly City, Calif.

The four stars represent the four previous U.S. Opens that have been contested at the Olympic Club -- 1955, 1966, 1987 and 1998.

Finally, the "5" in pinstripes is for Joe DiMaggio. The Yankees' Hall of Fame center fielder and former Olympic Club member was born 25 miles north of this year's U.S. Open site in Martinez, Calif.

Related Gallery: Unique details from pros' bags

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