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February 26, 2012

Winner's Bag: Hunter Mahan at WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship

Posted at 8:46 PM by David Dusek

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DRIVER: Ping G20 (9.5°) with a Fujikura Speeder 6.2 Tour Spec shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD: Ping G20 (13°) with a UST Mamiya VTS 8X shaft
HYBRID: Ping i15 (17°) with a UST Mamiya VTS 85X shaft
IRONS: Ping S56 (3-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts
WEDGES: Ping Forged Anser (56°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts
PUTTER: Ping Nome
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

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(Photo by David Dusek)

With his new Ping Nome, Mahan was red hot on greens at Match Play

Posted at 8:31 PM by David Dusek

Hunter-Mahan-Ping-Nome-PutterHunter Mahan made a lot of important putts en route to winning the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, and he used a new Ping Nome putter to hole them.

Mahan has used traditional, heel-toe weighted blade putters throughout his professional career, but while working on the practice green Monday with Matt Rollins, a Ping rep, Mahan discovered that his alignment was off with his old putter. A laser attached to Mahan's putter revealed that when he thought he was aiming at the hole, he was actually aiming slightly left.

Rollins and Mahan experimented with a few different models in hopes of finding one that would improve his aim while still pleasing his eye at address.

The Nome, a mallet made from aluminum with two tungsten weights added to the bottom-rear section, proved to be perfect for Mahan. It has a higher moment of inertia than Mahan's previous putters, and the face-balanced model he selected enhances his fairly straight putting stroke.

The laser showed that Mahan aimed the Nome perfectly, which isn't surprising because it features a black piece on the crown with a white alignment line that stretches from the middle of the face to the back of the putter.

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"Basically, I'm aiming where I think I'm supposed to be aiming," Mahan said on Friday after defeating Steve Stricker in the third round. "Before I was aiming a little more left than I thought, so I was kind of pushing my putts. I wasn't getting a true roll and a true read." 

The Nome should start arriving in pro shops in the first week of April. If he putts like he did in Tucson, Mahan might win his first major that week too.

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(Photos: Ping Golf)

February 19, 2012

Winner's Bag: Bill Haas at 2012 Northern Trust Open

Posted at 9:20 PM by David Dusek

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DRIVER: Titleist 910D2 (8.5°) with a Fujikura Speeder 757 shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD: Titleist 910F (13.5°) with a Fujikura Motore VC 8.1 shaft
IRONS: Titleist 712 CB (2); 710 CB (3-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts
WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design Spin Mill (54°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts
PUTTER: Scotty Cameron for Titleist Studio Select Kombi (belly)
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

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February 12, 2012

Winner's Bag: Phil Mickelson at 2012 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro Am

Posted at 7:50 PM by David Dusek

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DRIVER: Callaway RAZR Fit (9.5°) with a Fujikura Motore Speeder VC7.2 shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD: Callaway Big Bertha Diablo (15°) with a Fujikura Rombax 80B shaft
HYBRID: Callaway X prototype (19°) with a Mitsubishi Fubuki 73X shaft
IRONS: Callaway X-Forged (4), RAZR X Forged Muscleback (5-PW) with Rifle Project X 7.0 shafts**
WEDGES: Callaway X Series JAWS (52°, 60°, 64°) with Rifle Project X 7.0 shafts
PUTTER: Odyssey White Hot XG Blade Prototype
BALL: Callaway Hex Black Tour

**Mickelson carried a 3-iron earlier in the week but switched to a 4-iron before playing Pebble Beach.

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February 05, 2012

Winner's Bag: Kyle Stanley at 2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open

Posted at 7:49 PM by David Dusek

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DRIVER: Titleist 910D3 (8.5°) with a Mitsubishi Diamana Kaili 70X shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD: Titleist 910Fd (13.5°) with Mitsubishi Fubuki 83X shaft
HYBRID: Titleist 503i (19°) with a Project X 6.5 shaft
IRONS: Titleist 712MB (4-PW) with Project X 6.5 shafts
WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled (52°, 56°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts
PUTTER: Scotty Cameron for Titleist Timeless (GSS) prototype
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

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(Photo by Allan Henry/US PRESSWIRE)

 




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