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August 10, 2012

My Bag: Vijay Singh at 2012 PGA Championship

Posted at 7:33 PM by David Dusek


DRIVER: Cleveland SL 290 (7.5°) with a Fujikura Motore VC 6.2 shaft 
FAIRWAY WOODS: Cleveland Launcher FL (13°) with a Fujikura Motore VC 7.2 shaft; (19°) with a Fujikura Motore VC 8.1 shaft 
IRONS: Cleveland Forged 588 CB (2°), 588 MB (4-PW) with Nippon Modus XX shafts
WEDGES: Cleveland Forged 588 (51°, 58°) with Nippon Modus XX shafts 
PUTTER: TaylorMade Ghost Spider belly
BALL: Srixon Z-Star XV 

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December 22, 2009

Bag of the Day: Vijay Singh

Posted at 9:42 AM by David Dusek

According to a source at Cleveland Golf, Vijay Singh has been testing a few of the companies newest woods, as well as a previous-released ball, as he gets ready for the 2010 season.

He is experimenting with a new Launcher DST driver, which designed to be lighter than almost every other driver on the market, so it should increase Singh's swing speed and add yards off the tee. Cleveland says Singh is also trying the DST fairway woods too.

But what is most interesting is that Singh seems to be practicing with a different ball. He played with the Srixon Z-Star X through the end of the 2009 season, but has been using a slightly-softer Srixon Z UR ball recently. With the new groove rule changes ready to go into effect for the pros on January 1, many of the game's best players are switching to softer golf balls to help them compensate for the reduced spin they will get around the greens with their new wedges.


Here is a complete list of the clubs that Singh is using now:

DRIVER: Cleveland Launcher DST (7.5°)
FAIRWAY WOODS: Cleveland Launcher DST (13°, 16°)
IRONS: Cleveland CG Tour (4-PW)
WEDGES: Cleveland CG15 (54°, 60°, 64°)
PUTTER: Never Compromise NCX Ray Sigma Belly
Srixon Z UR

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August 27, 2009

Vijay Singh Turning to Training Aids to Improve Putting

Posted at 6:53 PM by David Dusek

Vijay Singh Putting Ruler JERSEY CITY, N.J. — When Vijay Singh was paired in the final group with Tiger Woods Saturday at Hazeltine, his putting, specifically his short putting, proved to be his downfall. The Fijian missed several critical putts and fell from contention.

On Wednesday at Liberty National, Singh, using his traditional-length Never Compromise Milled Series 1 putter, hit several putts along a metal yardstick. He was not aiming at a hole, but instead trying to make the ball smoothly roll down the 1-inch wide, 3-foot-long stick. When he was successful, Singh knew that his putter's face was square at impact. (Click on the top image for a better look.)

A short time before, Sean Vijay Singh Putting StickO'Hair had shown Singh a training aid, a Putting Stick, that is designed to help players practice the same drill. O'Hair's caddie, Paul Tesori (who used to be on Singh's bag), told me that O'Hair had recently started using the devise because he'd had good results with it as a junior. (Honestly, it's a 46-inch piece of 3/8-inch thick Plexiglas.)

Chad Reynolds, Singh's caddie, borrowed the devise after Singh had putted on the yardstick for about 10 minutes. The winner of last season's Barclay's Championship seemed to like it. (Click on the lower images for a better look.)

If Singh is going to successfully defend his Barclays crown, as well as his FedEx Cup title, he may need to log some serious hours with these training aides.

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August 14, 2009

Vijay Singh's 2009 PGA Championship Golf Clubs

Posted at 3:17 PM by David Dusek

Vijay-Singh-PGA-Clubs_450x600 CHASKA, Minn. – The winner of the 2004 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, Vijay Singh, made a few equipment changes before teeing it up at Hazeltine National.

Last week in Akron, Ohio, during the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Singh had a Never Compromise NCX-Ray SFT belly putter in his bag. But this week he's wielding a standard-length Never Compromise Milled Series 1 putter.

When Vijay was asked whether or not he brought his belly putter with him to Hazeltine, he smiled and said, "Yeah, I have it in my locker. It's not too for away."

Singh has also decided to put his old Callaway Big Bertha Steelhead fairway wood into play this week instead of his Adams hybrid.

"There is a big gap between my 3-iron and my 3-wood," he told me. "I need a middle club. And 5-wood, I can hit it up to 230, 250. And from the rough, it's a great club."

Here is a complete list of the clubs he is using this week in the 2009 PGA Championship:

DRIVER: Cleveland Launcher (7.5°) with Miyazaki 72X shaft
FAIRWAY WOODS: Cleveland Launcher Steel (13°) with Mitsubishi Diamana White Board 83X shaft, Callaway Big Bertha Steelhead (19°)
IRONS: Cleveland CG Tour (4-PW) with Rifle 7.5 shafts
WEDGES: Cleveland CG12 (54°, 60°, 64°) with Rifle 7.5 shafts
PUTTER: Never Compromise Milled Series 1
BALL: Srixon Z-Star X

April 09, 2009

Vijay Singh breaks out new Never Compromise X-Ray putter at Masters

Posted at 6:13 PM by David Dusek

Never-Compromise-Xray_600 AUGUSTA, Ga. — Vijay Singh is competing this week with a new belly putter in his bag, a Never Compromise X-Ray. Singh, the 2000 Masters champion, had been using a Never Compromise GM2 Exchange #7 as recently as last week at the Shell Houston Open.

The X-Ray is a high-MOI mallet, which is designed to help players improve their alignment and remain steady at impact for improved distance control. There are five metallic "ribs" embedded in a soft insert to create a cushioned feel and help the ball start rolling faster.

Unfortunately for Singh, even with his caddie bending down to ground level to get a better look at the greens, he needed 30 putts to complete his first round at Augusta.

You can read more about the X-Ray, and other new mallet putters, in the GOLF Buyer's Guide.

(Photo by Schecter Lee)

September 03, 2008

Vijay Singh's Deutsche Bank winning clubs

Posted at 11:30 AM by David Dusek

Singh_boston Since Tiger Woods announced that he would miss the rest of the 2008 season after undergoing knee surgery, two players have dominated professional golf. Padraig Harrington has won both majors—the British Open and PGA Championship—while Vijay Singh has won three of the last five PGA Tour events.

After hoisting the hardware at back-to-back playoff events, the Barclays and the Deutsche Bank championships, Singh has a commanding lead in the race for the $10 million first prize and the FedEx Cup. Not bad for a 45-year-old guy with tendinitis in his left forearm.

It has been well documented that Singh has overcome his putting troubles by constantly telling himself that he is the best putter in the world. By constantly reinforcing that perception, his putting has improved and he's started winning again.

But what has not changed is Singh's fantastic ability to hit the ball long off the tee and accurately from the fairway. For the season, he is averaging 297 yards per drive and is hitting nearly 69% of the greens in regulation. If that combination holds up, along with his recent putting prowess, there is no reason to believe that Singh cannot continue to win when Woods returns.

Here's a list of the clubs that Singh used to win at the TPC Boston last week.

Driver:                   Cleveland HiBore XL (9.5°)
Fairway woods:
     Cleveland Launcher Steel Fairway (13°), Adams Idea a3 Boxer (19°)
                     Cleveland CG1 Black Pearl (4-P)
                Cleveland CG12 (54°, 60°, 64°)
                  Never Compromise GM2 Exchange #7 belly
                      Titleist Pro V1x

(Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

August 25, 2008

Vijay Singh's winning clubs at The Barclays

Posted at 1:46 PM by David Dusek

Singh_barclays_sun_600x450_2 Just when we thought that Father Time might finally be catching up with the Big Fijian, Vijay Singh won two prestigious tournaments in a month, the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and last week's Barclays Championship.

With his left arm bandaged to help his ailing tendinitis, Singh defeated Sergio Garcia and Kevin Sutherland in a three-man playoff to earn his record fourth W at the Barclays.

If you click on the photo of Vijay, you'll notice a piece of lead tape on the toe of his Cleveland Launcher Steel 3-wood. When big-hitting pros miss their shots, they tend to go left. By adding weight to the toe, Singh's 3-wood will not close quite as easily through the impact area, which means Vijay can swing aggressively and know that the left-side miss is a lot less likely.

Here is a complete list of all the clubs Vijay used to win at Ridgewood:

Driver:                   Cleveland HiBore XL (9.5°)
Fairway woods:     Cleveland Launcher Steel Fairway (13°), Adams Idea a3 Boxer (19°)
Irons:                     Cleveland CG1 Black Pearl (4-P)
Wedges:                Cleveland CG12 (54°, 60°, 64°)
Putter:                  Never Compromise GM2 Exchange #7 belly
Ball:                      Titleist Pro V1x

(Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

August 04, 2008

Vijay Singh's winning clubs

Posted at 2:48 PM by David Dusek

Singh_akron_400x600It's reassuring to amateurs that even big-name pros like Vijay Singh hate knee-knockers.

"I'm very, very uncomfortable with 4- and 5-footers," he admitted after his win Sunday at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. But unlike the typical weekend player, there is a lot more than pride on the line when a Tour player stands over an awkward-length putt.

"I was practicing 4- and 5-footers all week last week," Singh, 45, said. "And at the end of the day it pays off. And 17 and 18, it showed up. I told myself, 'Just like home, go ahead and make the stroke.' And it went in."

While he did miss a few relatively short putts, Singh also holed some long ones and felt better about his stroke after going back to a belly putter.

"Right now I'm very comfortable with the putter I have," he said. "I feel like I'm not thinking too much over the ball. I'm just making a stroke." According to Never Compromise, the putter Vijay is using is a Never Compromise GM2 Exchange #7 belly putter.

Singh, who now has more victories on the PGA Tour than any other non-American-born player, confesses that he still brings traditional-length putters with him, but he's hoping he won't go back to one. "If you see me with a short one, that means that something is wrong with me."

Here is a complete list of all the clubs that were in Singh's bag last weekend at Firestone Country Club:

Driver:                   Cleveland HiBore XL (9.5°)
Fairway woods:    Cleveland Launcher Steel Fairway (13°), Adams Idea a3 Boxer (19°)
Irons:                     Cleveland CG1 Black Pearl (4-P)
Wedges:                Cleveland CG12 (54°, 60°, 64°)
Putter:                  Never Compromise GM2 Exchange #7 belly
Ball:                      Titleist Pro V1x

(Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

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