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April 22, 2013

Winner's Bag: Graeme McDowell's equipment at the RBC Heritage

Posted at 1:36 PM by Robert Sauerhaft

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DRIVER:
Cleveland Classic 290 (9°) with Miyazaki Kusala Indigo 56 X shaft

FAIRWAY WOOD: Cleveland Launcher FL (14°) with Miyazaki Kusala Indigo 72 X shaft

HYBRID: Adams Idea a7 (22°) with Matrix OZIK Altus X shaft

IRONS: Cleveland 588 MT (3), 588 TT (4) and Srixon Z-TX (5-9) with Project X Flighted 6.5 shafts

WEDGES: Cleveland 588 Precision Forged (48° and 52°) and Cleveland 588 RTX (58°) with Project X Flighted 6.5 shafts

PUTTER: Odyssey White Hot #7

BALL: Srixon Z-Star XV 3

(Photo: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

July 22, 2012

My Bag: Graeme McDowell at the 2012 British Open

Posted at 12:49 PM by David Dusek

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DRIVER: Cleveland Classic 290 (9°) with a Miyazaki Kusala Indigo 56X shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD: Cleveland Launcher FL (14°) with a Miyazaki Kusala Indigo 72X shaft
HYBRIDS: Adams Idea Pro a12 (17°) with a Miyazaki Kusala Indigo 83X shaft; Adams idea a7 (22°) with a Matrix Ozik Altus X shaft
IRONS: Srixon Z-TX II (4-9) with Royal Precision Project X 6.5 shafts
WEDGES: Cleveland 588 Forged (48°, 52°, 58°) with Royal Precision Project X 6.5 shafts
PUTTER: Odyssey White Hot #7
BALL: Srixon Z-Star XV Pure White

See-Try-Buy: Learn more about AdamsClevelandOdysseySrixon clubs and schedule your fitting with GolfTEC or Golfsmith.

(Photo by David Dusek)

June 28, 2012

My Bag: Graeme McDowell for the Irish Open

Posted at 11:03 AM by David Dusek

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DRIVER: Cleveland Classic 290 (9°) with a Miyazaki Kusala Indigo 56X shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD: Cleveland Launcher FL (14°) with a Miyazaki Kusala Indigo 72X shaft
HYBRIDS: Adams Idea Pro a12 (17°) with a Miyazaki Kusala Indigo 83X shaft; Adams idea a7 (22°) with a Matrix Ozik Altus X shaft
IRONS: Srixon Z-TX II (4-9) with Royal Precision Project X 6.5 shafts
WEDGES: Cleveland 588 Forged (48°, 52°, 58°) with Royal Precision Project X 6.5 shafts
PUTTER: Odyssey White Hot #7
BALL: Stixon Z-Star XV Pure White

See-Try-Buy: Learn more about AdamsCleveland, Odyssey, Srixon clubs and schedule your fitting with GolfTEC or Golfsmith.

(Photo by Fred Vuich/SI)

January 03, 2011

McDowell signs with Srixon, Villegas and Furyk to TaylorMade

Posted at 12:33 PM by David Dusek

Srixon Maybe Graeme McDowell never got the memo that you're never supposed to change a winning game plan.

The Belfast Telegraph reported on Jan. 1 that the 2010 U.S. Open winner signed a multi-year deal with Srixon worth about $3 million per year.

McDowell's name did not appear when I checked the list of Callaway's staff professionals on the company's Web site Monday morning.

McDowell OdysseyThere had been rumors of a deal brewing between McDowell and Srixon for a few weeks. However, in mid-December when I spoke with a Callaway representative, I was told that there was still a chance that McDowell, whose contract expired on Dec. 31, might stay with the company.

Sure, business is business, but this will be an especially bitter loss for Callaway. The company awarded McDowell with a sterling silver belt buckle, trimmed in gold, to commemorate his win at Pebble Beach. He was also flown to Carlsbad, Calif., in September, where he spoke to Callaway employees at their annual sales meeting and talked about how much he liked his equipment—and the products he'd tried that were on the way for the 2011 season.

While McDowell's accountant will certainly be happy with his new deal, it does come with a certain level of risk. The Northern Irishman had a dream season in 2010, and if his level of play falls off in 2011, a lot of people will say that he simply chased the money instead of sticking with the equipment that helped him achieve so much in 2010.

It's unclear exactly which Srixon clubs McDowell will use, but I will publish a complete list of his equipment later this week—McDowell is in the field at the season-opening event at Kapalua.

Srixon may have found some money to sign McDowell after Jim Furyk, whose contract also ended on Dec. 31, decided to sign an endorsement deal with TaylorMade.

Another player who has switched to TaylorMade is Camilo Villegas. In August, Acushnet and Cobra Golf sued TaylorMade and Villegas after TaylorMade announced that the Colombian star, who won last season's Honda Classic, had signed an endorsement deal with the company while Villegas was under contract to play a Titleist ball and use Cobra clubs.

This week at Kapalua, look for Villegas to use a bag full of TaylorMade gear, a Penta TP ball, and display the company's logo on his hat and bag.

See-Try-Buy: Learn more about Callaway/Odyssey, Srixon and TaylorMade clubs, and schedule your fitting with GolfTEC or Golfsmith.

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December 05, 2010

Winner's Bag: Graeme McDowell at Chevron World Challenge

Posted at 7:51 PM by David Dusek

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DRIVER: Callaway FT Tour (8.5°) with an Aldila RIP 60 shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD: Callaway FT-i Squareway (15°) with an Aldila RIP Beta 80 shaft
HYBRIDS: Adams Idea Pro (17°) with an Aldila NVS 85 shaft, (21°) with an Aldila VooDoo XVS8 shaft
IRONS: Callaway X Forged (4-9) with Project X 6.5 Flighted shafts
WEDGES: Callaway X Forged Vintage (48°, 52°, 58°) with Project X 6.5 Flighted shafts
PUTTER: Odyssey White Hot #7
BALL: Callaway Tour ix

See-Try-Buy: Learn more about Callaway/Odyssey clubs, and schedule your fitting with GolfTEC.

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(Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

June 18, 2010

Winner's Bag: Graeme McDowell at 2010 U.S. Open

Posted at 5:59 PM by David Dusek

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DRIVER:
Callaway Big Bertha Fusion FT-3 (9.5°) with an Aldila Voodoo SVS 6 shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD: Callaway Diablo Edge Tour (15°) with an Aldila RIP Beta 60 shaft
HYBRIDS: Adams Idea Pro (18°) with an Aldila NVS 85 shaft, (21°) with an Aldila VooDoo XVS8 shaft
IRONS: Callaway X Forged (4-9) with Project X 6.5 Flighted shafts
WEDGES: Callaway X Forged Vintage (48°, 52°, 58°) with Project X 6.5 Flighted shafts
PUTTER: Odyssey White Hot #7
BALL: Callaway Tour ix

See-Try-Buy: Learn more about Callaway/Odyssey clubs, and schedule your fitting with GolfTEC.

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(Photo by John Biever/SI)

December 08, 2009

Bag of the Day: Graeme McDowell

Posted at 9:33 AM by David Dusek

When Tiger Woods was forced to withdraw from the Chevron World Challenge, it opened the door for Ireland's Graeme McDowell to enter the field. A second-place finish behind Jim Furyk moved McDowell into the No. 38 spot in the World Golf Rankings. Like the other players who will finish the season ranked in the top 50, McDowell is now assured of a spot in the field in the 2010 Masters.

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Here is a list of the clubs that Graeme McDowell is currently using:

DRIVER: Callaway Big Bertha Fusion FT-3 (9.5°) with an Aldila Voodoo XVS7 shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD: Callaway Diablo Edge Tour (13°), X Tour (15°) with Aldila Voodoo XVS7 shafts
IRONS: Callaway X Forged (3-9) with Project X 6.5 Flighted shafts
WEDGES: Odyssey X Forged Vintage (48°, 58°), X Forged (51°) with Project X 6.5 Flighted shafts
PUTTER: Odyssey White Hot #7
BALL: Callaway Tour ix

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