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July 28, 2014

Tim Clark's winning gear at the Canadian Open

Posted at 10:01 AM by Michael Chwasky
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Credit: Getty Images

 

Tim Clark captured his second career PGA Tour victory at the RBC Canadian Open with a back-nine 30 to edge Jim Furyk by one shot. Here's the equipment he used to get the job done:

DRIVER: Titleist 913 D3 (9.5°) with Accra M4 55 shaft

FAIRWAY WOOD: Titleist 913 Fd (15°) with Fujikura Motore VC7 2 TS shaft, Callaway Big Bertha Steelhead Plus (18°) with Callaway RCH Pro shaft

HYBRID: TaylorMade Rescue (19°) with UST iROD Tour shaft

IRONS: Titleist CB (4-9) with Aerotech i95 shafts

WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design SM4 (48°, 56°), Titleist Vokey Design SM5 (60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts

PUTTER: Odyssey 2-Ball Long

BALL: Titleist Pro V1

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July 18, 2014

Rory McIlroy's Winning Gear at The British Open

Posted at 1:32 PM by Robert Sauerhaft
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Rory McIlroy tees off the 4th hole during the second round of the 2014 Open Championship. (Getty Images)

 

DRIVER: Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour (8.5°) with Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver X TS 70 shaft

FAIRWAY WOOD: Nike VRS Covert (15°) with Fujikura Rombax 95 X shaft

IRONS: Nike MM Proto (2), Nike VR Pro Blade (3-9) with Project X 7.0 steel shafts

WEDGES: Nike VR Forged (47°, 54°, 59°) with Project X 6.5 steel shafts

PUTTER: Nike Method 006

BALL: Nike RZN Black

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July 14, 2014

Brian Harman's Winning Gear at 2014 John Deere Classic

Posted at 11:21 AM by Michael Chwasky

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Brian Harman shot 65, 66 over the weekend to hold off Zack Johnson by one stroke and capture his first PGA Tour Victory at the John Deere Classic. Here's the TaylorMade gear he used to get the job done: 

DRIVER: TaylorMade JetSpeed (9.5°) with Accra Tour Z shaft

FAIRWAY WOODS: TaylorMade SLDR (15°) with Fujikura Motore Speeder Tour Spec shaft, TaylorMade Burner TP (17.5°) Fujikura Motore shaft

IRONS: TaylorMade Tour Preferred CB (4-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts

WEDGES: TaylorMade XFT (52°, 56°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts

PUTTER: TaylorMade Ghost Spider S

BALL: TaylorMade Lethal

SHOE: Adidas pure 360

(Photos: Getty Images)

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Justin Rose's Winning Gear at the 2014 Scottish Open

Posted at 10:56 AM by Michael Chwasky

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Justin Rose fired a final-round 65 to win the Scottish Open by two strokes and notch his second win of 2014. Here's the TaylorMade gear Rose used to cement himself as one of the favorites at the upcoming Open Championship: 

DRIVER: TaylorMade SLDR 430 (10.5°) with Matrix Ozik Black shaft

FAIRWAY WOOD: TaylorMade SLDR (16°) with Matrix Ozik Black shaft

IRONS: TaylorMade Tour Preferred UDI (20°), TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB (4-PW) with KBS C-Taper shafts

WEDGES: TaylorMade Tour Preferred ATV Grind (52°, 58°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts

PUTTER: TaylorMade White Smoke Prototype

BALL: TaylorMade Tour Preferred X

SHOES: Adidas adicross gripmore

APPAREL: Ashworth

(Photos: Getty Images)

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July 07, 2014

Angel Cabrera's Winning Gear at the 2014 Greenbrier Classic

Posted at 10:50 AM by Michael Chwasky

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Angel Cabrera won his first non-major PGA Tour event at the Greenbrier Classic by shooting a pair of 64s on the weekend and posting a 16-under-par score that bettered George McNeill by two strokes. Here's a complete list of his winning gear which is highlighted by a new Ping G30 driver: 

DRIVER: Ping G30 (9°) with Aldila Rogue 80X shaft

FAIRWAY WOOD: Ping G30 (14.5° set to 13.5°) with Aldila RIP Alpha 80X shaft

IRONS: Ping i25 (2), Ping S55 (3-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts

WEDGES: Ping Anser (54°), Ping Tour Gorge (60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts

PUTTER: Ping Scottsdale TR Anser 2B

BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

(Photo: Getty Images)

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June 23, 2014

Kevin Streelman's Winning Gear at the 2014 Travelers Championship

Posted at 11:45 AM by Michael Chwasky

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Kevin Streelman picked up his second PGA Tour win by making a record seven consecutive birdies to post a 64 and beat out K.J. Choi and Sergio Garcia by one. Here's a complete list of his gear from the Travelers Championship: 

DRIVER: PING G20 (9.5°) with Oban 65X shaft

FAIRWAY WOOD: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Tour (14.5°) with Oban 85X shaft

HYBRID: Adams Idea Super 9031 (20°) with Oban 100X shaft

IRONS: Wilson FG V2 Tour (3-9) with Project X 6.5 shafts

WEDGES: Wilson FG Tour (48°, 54°), Titleist Vokey TVD-K (58°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts

PUTTER: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 

BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

(Photo: Carlos M. Saavedra/Sports Illustrated)

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Michelle Wie's Winning Gear at 2014 U.S. Women's Open

Posted at 11:27 AM by Michael Chwasky

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Michelle Wie's breakthrough at the U.S. Women's Open didn't come without drama. After taking a drop on the 16th hole that lead to a double bogey, she headed to the 17th tee with a slimmer-than-slim one stroke lead over #1 player in the world Stacy Lewis. Lewis, who shot a final round 66 to post even par for the tournament, was hitting balls on the range in preparation for an impending playoff when Wie drained a 15-footer for birdie on the par-3 17th, extending her lead to two shots with one hole to play. After a stress-free par on the 18th, Wie walked away with her first major championship which, by the looks of her game, could be the first of many. Here's a complete list of her winning gear from Pinehurst: 

DRIVER: Nike Covert 2.0 (9.5°) with UST Mamiya Proforce 69X shaft

FAIRWAY WOOD: Nike Covert 2.0 (13°) with UST Mamiya Proforce 75X shaft

HYBRIDS: Nike VR_S Covert (17°, 23°) with Fujikura Motore Speeder shaft

IRONS: Nike VR Pro Combo Split Cavity (5, 6), Nike VR Pro Blade (7-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold HL shafts

WEDGES: Nike VR X3X Dual Wide (52°), Nike VR X3X Toe Sweep (56°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold HL shafts

PUTTER: Nike Method 006

BALL: Nike RZN Black

(Photo: Getty Images)

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June 09, 2014

Ben Crane's Winning Gear at the 2014 FedEx St. Jude Classic

Posted at 10:24 AM by Michael Chwasky

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DRIVER:
Titleist 913D2 (9.5°) with Mitsubishi Bassara 50 X shaft

FAIRWAY WOODS: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Tour (14.5°) with Mitsubishi Diamana White 72 X shaft, Titleist 913 F.d (18°) with Mitsubishi Diamana White 82 X shaft

HYBRIDS: Titleist 910H (21°) with UST Axiv Core 100 X shaft

IRONS: Titleist 712U (4), Titleist AP2 714 (5-9) with Aerotech i95 S shafts

WEDGES: Titleist Vokey SM4 (48°) with Aerotech i95 S shaft, Titleist Vokey SM4 (56°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts

PUTTER: Odyssey White Hot #5

BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

(Photo: Getty Images)

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June 02, 2014

Hideki Matsuyama's winning gear at The Memorial Tournament

Posted at 10:48 AM by Michael Chwasky
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Tournament host and course designer Jack Nicklaus congratulates Matsuyama. "I'm really, really happy," Matsuyama said through his interpreter. "It's a dream come true to win at Mr. Nicklaus' course." (Getty Images)


Young Japanese superstar Hideki Matsuyama captured his first PGA Tour victory at The Memorial by edging Kevin Na on the first playoff hole. Matsuyama birdied the 18th hole in regulation for the fourth straight day to force the playoff, which he won by hitting 3-wood off the tee after breaking his driver on the 72nd hole. Here's a complete list of his winning gear: 

DRIVER: Srixon ZR-30 (10.5°) with Graphite Design Tour AD shaft

FAIRWAY WOODS: Callaway RAZR X (15°) with Graphite Design Tour AD shaft

HYBRIDS: Tour Stage X-UT (19°) with MItsubishi Diamana shaft 

IRONS: Srixon Z-545 (3), Srixon Z-945 (4-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts

WEDGES: Cleveland CG17  (54°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts

PUTTER: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 G.S.S.

BALL: Srixon Z-Star XV

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May 26, 2014

Adam Scott's Winning Gear at the 2014 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial

Posted at 12:45 PM by Michael Chwasky

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Adam Scott defeated Jason Dufner on the third playoff hole to win the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial and solidify his position as the new number one player in the world. It was the 11th PGA Tour victory of Scott's career. Here's a complete list of his winning gear: 

DRIVER: Titleist 913 D3 Tour (9.5°) with Graphite Design Tour AD shaft

FAIRWAY WOOD: Titleist 910 F.d (15°) with Fujikura Rombax shaft

IRONS: Titleist 712U (2), Titleist 680 Forged MB (3-9) with KBS Tour steel shafts

WEDGES: Titleist Vokey SM5 (48°, 54°), Titleist Vokey TVD-K (60°) with KBS Tour steel shafts

PUTTER: Scotty Cameron Futura X Long

BALL: Titleist Pro V1

SHOES: FootJoy D.N.A. 

GLOVE: FootJoy StaSof

APPAREL: UNIQLO

SUNGLASSES: Oakley Flak Jacket

(Photo: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

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Rory McIlroy on how the Nike VR X3X Toe Wedge helped him win the BMW PGA and his ideal driver-ball combo

Posted at 12:08 PM by Michael Chwasky

X3xRory McIlroy is known as one of the greatest drivers in the game, but his short game was the key to his win at the BMW PGA Championship on Sunday, when he overcame a seven-shot deficit in the final round.

During his back-nine 32, McIroy chipped in for birdie on the par-3 10th, got up-and-down from the short side to save par on the par-3 14th, got up-and-down from the greenside rough for birdie on 17 and then got up-and-down from a bunker on 18 for another birdie and a two-shot lead. McIlroy made all these shots with a club that wasn't even in his bag at the start of the year: his 59-degree Nike X3X toe-sweep wedge [photo, right].

The unorthodox wedge -- with a wide sole near the toe and a narrow sole width at the heel -- looked a little unusual to the traditional-minded McIlroy when he first saw it, but he tried it out at Quail Hollow and loved how it played out of the rough.

"I'm pretty confident and can play all the shots," McIlroy said, "but [the toe sweep] is easier to play on some shots when you need to work really hard to keep the club open. This club really slides through the thick grass and that really gives me confidence to stay aggressive when I miss the green."

VIDEO: How Nike's Flop-Friendy Toe Sweep Wedge Works

McIlroy credited his new wedge for his up-and-downs from the rough on Sunday and also his bunker shot on 18.

"I’ve always been someone with not a lot of bounce to my wedges but I think it’s helped my bunker play as well," he said.

During the week McIlroy averaged more than 294-yards in driving distance. He said that his ideal driver-ball combination is "something that launches the ball at the right angle with good ball speed and a good spin rate." He doesn't try to lower his spin rate because that spin helps him find the fairway.

"I know some guys want less spin," McIlroy said, "but for me a little extra spin keeps the flight tight for me and with my high swing speed I can get away with it."

Known as a superlative feel player, McIlroy also talked about how his ball -- the Nike RZN Black -- feels at impact.

"It feels solid, and it feels softer than the ball I was playing last year," McIlroy said. "It performs well in the wind and rarely gets touched by the wind. Days with a little wind like yesterday you don’t have to aim too much off-line because the wind won’t move it."

Rory_clubs_300_december2013DRIVER: Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour (8.5°) with Kuro Kage XTS 70X shaft

FAIRWAY WOODS: Nike VRS Covert (15°, 19°)

IRONS: Nike VR Pro Blade (4-9) with Project X steel shafts

WEDGES: Nike VR Forged (47°, 52°, 56°), Nike VR X3X toe sweep (59°) with Project X steel shafts

PUTTER: Nike Method 006

BALL: Nike RZN Black

APPAREL: Nike Tour Performance Collection

SHOES: Nike Lunar Control

Photo: McIlroy's clubs in December 2013 (Kohjiro Kinno/SI).

Golf.com's Mike Walker contributed to this report.

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May 05, 2014

J.B. Holmes' Winning Clubs at the 2014 Wells Fargo Championship

Posted at 10:36 AM by Michael Chwasky

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DRIVER: TaylorMade SLDR 430 (12°) with Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board shaft

FAIRWAY WOODS: TaylorMade SLDR  (15.5°) with UST Mamiya Elements Wind shaft

HYBRIDS: Tour Edge Exotics CB Pro (19°, 21°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts

IRONS: TaylorMade Tour Preferred MC (4-9) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts

WEDGES: Cleveland 588 RTX (48°, 54°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts

PUTTER: Odyssey Metal-X Milled Versa #7

BALL: Srixon Z-Star

(Photo: Stan Badz/Getty Images)

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April 27, 2014

Don't touch that putter! Seung-Yul Noh's favorite gear at the Zurich Classic

Posted at 10:53 PM by Michael Chwasky

Noh_putt640Seung-Yul Noh lines up a 14-foot putt for par on the 17th hole Sunday. Noh made the putt and won by two (Getty Images).

It's hard to pick a favorite golf club, especially when you've just won your first PGA Tour event.

"All of them are my favorite," a cheerful Seung-Yul Noh said after his two-stroke victory at the Zurich Classic.

But if his car was on fire and he could only grab one club, he'd take his putter, which was the key to one of his biggest shots Sunday: a 14-foot putt to save par-- and his two-shot lead -- on the 17th hole.

"That putter helped me to stay in the lead today," Noh said of his Nike Method 005 putter.

With his win, Noh joined a talented group of young players who nabbed their first PGA Tour win this season, including Patrick Reed and Russell Henley. In his modest way, Noh suggested he might just be getting started.

"My first PGA Tour win was very important," Noh said. "I’m not sure when my next chance is going to come -- hopefully next week -- but when I have a chance to win, I might feel more comfortable because of my experience today."

Here are the clubs Noh played at the Zurich Classic:

DRIVER: Nike VR_S Covert 2.0 Tour (8.5°) with Graphite Design Prototype shaft

FAIRWAY WOODS: Nike VR_S Covert (15°) with Graphite Design Tour AD 8 shaft 

IRONS: Nike VRS Forged (2), NIke VR Pro Combo (4), NIke VR Pro Blade (5-9) with Project X 7.0 shafts

WEDGES: NIke VR Forged (47°, 51°, 56°, 60°) with Project X 6.5 shafts

PUTTER: Nike Method 005

BALL: Nike RZN Platinum

SHOES: Nike Lunar Control 

--Golf.com's Mike Walker contributed to this report.

April 24, 2014

Matt Kuchar's Winning Gear at the 2014 RBC Heritage

Posted at 1:34 PM by Michael Chwasky

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DRIVER:
Bridgestone J40 430 (9.5°) with Accra M4 shaft

FAIRWAY WOODS: PING G25 (15°) with Fujikura X shaft

HYBRIDS: PING Anser (20°) with Aldila Tour Blue 105 TX shaft, PING Anser (23°) with Aldila Tour Blue 85 TX shaft

IRONS: Bridgetone J40 Cavity Back (5-PW) with Aerotech SteelFiber i95 shafts

WEDGES: Bridgestone J40 Black Oxide (51°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Tour Issue shafts, Cleveland 588 (57°) with KBS Wedge black nickel shaft, Titleist Vokey Design (62°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Tour Issue shafts

PUTTER: Bettinardi Kuchar Model 1 

BALL: Bridgestone B330-S

(Photo: Getty Images)

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April 07, 2014

Matt Jones' Winning Gear at the 2014 Shell Houston Open

Posted at 9:44 AM by Michael Chwasky

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DRIVER:
Titleist 913D2 (9.5°) with UST Mamiya 7X shaft

FAIRWAY WOODS: Titleist 910F (15°) with UST Mamiya 8X shaft

IRONS: Titleist 712 MB (3-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts

WEDGES: Titleist Vokey SM4 (54°, 58°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Tour Issue shafts

PUTTER: Titleist Scotty Cameron Tour Rat 2 prototype

BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

(Photo: Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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