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June 11, 2014

Bubba Watson, Zach Johnson Are Decked Out in Oakley Gear at U.S. Open

Posted at 5:01 PM by Michael Chwasky

It's fair to say a lot of folks will have their eyes on both Bubba Watson and Zach Johnson at the U.S. Open at Pinehurst this week. Though they play totally different games, both guys have a legitimate chance to contend and both will be decked out in fashion-forward Oakley gear. Here are their clothing scripts for the week: 

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Bubba Watson

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Zach Johnson

(Photos: Courtesy of Oakley)

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April 04, 2014

Bubba Watson and Zach Johnson's Oakley Masters gear

Posted at 6:43 PM by Michael Chwasky

Everyone's getting amped up for Augusta next week, including Oakley's two main men, Bubba Watson and Zach Johnson. Check out their scripts for next week - look's like Bubba is going for a bit more color while Zach will be a bit more subdued, which makes sense. Though Oakley is probably best known for hi-tech eyewear like the golf specific Fast Jacket model (outfitted with G30 lenses) that Zach wears, high performance clothing is also up their alley, at least according to Bubba. 

“I want to look good and have no restrictions in my swing,” says Bubba. “I swing the club at 126 mph, and the new Oakley Swing Engineered Technology really allows me to move freely and crush every drive!”

Here's Bubba:

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Here's Zach:

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January 07, 2014

Winner's Bag: Zach Johnson's gear at the 2014 Hyundai Tournament of Champions

Posted at 8:55 AM by Michael Chwasky

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DRIVER: Titleist 913D2 (8.5°) with Mitsubishi Diamana Blue 73 X shaft

FAIRWAY WOODS: Titleist 913Fd (15°) with Fujikura Motore VC7.0 X shaft; Titleist 913F (17°) with Mitsubishi Diamana Blue B80 X shaft

HYBRID: Titleist 909H (21°) with Fujikura Speeder 904 S shaft

IRONS: Titleist AP1 (4-iron) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shaft; Titleist AP2 714 (5-9) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts

WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design SM4 (48°, 54°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts

PUTTER: SeeMore FGP Black

BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

(Photo: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

September 17, 2013

Winner's Bag: Zach Johnson's equipment at the BMW Championship

Posted at 10:06 AM by Robert Sauerhaft

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DRIVER: Titleist 913D2 (8.5°) with Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board 73X shaft

FAIRWAY WOODS: Titleist 913Fd (15°) with Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 7.0 shaft and Titleist 913F (17°) with Fujikura ZCOM Pro 95X shaft

HYBRID: Titleist 909H (21°) with Fujikura Speeder 904HB shaft

IRONS: Titleist AP1 712 (4) and Titleist AP2 712 (5-9) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 steel shafts

WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design SM4 (48° and 54°) and Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled (60°). All have True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts

PUTTER: SeeMore FGP Blade

BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

(Photo: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

July 15, 2012

Winner's Bag: Zach Johnson at the John Deere Classic

Posted at 6:48 PM by David Dusek

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DRIVER: Titleist 910 D2 (9.5°) with a Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board 73X shaft
FAIRWAY WOODS: Titleist 910F (15°) with a Motore Speeder VC 7.0 shaft; 909F2 (18.5°) with a ZCom Pro95 shaft
HYBRID: Titleist 909H (21°) with a Speeder 904HB shaft 
IRONS: Titleist Forged 712 AP1 (4), 712 AP2 (5-9) with True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts
WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled (48°, 54°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts
PUTTER: SeeMore FGP
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

VIDEO: Zach Johnson talks about his gear with Golf.com's David Dusek

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May 27, 2012

Winner's Bag: Zach Johnson at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial

Posted at 7:29 PM by David Dusek

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DRIVER: Titleist 910 D2 (9.5°) with a Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board 73X shaft
FAIRWAY WOODS: Titleist 910F (15°) with a Motore Speeder VC 7.0 shaft; 909F2 (18.5°) with a ZCom Pro95 shaft
HYBRID: Titleist 909H (21°) with a Speeder 904HB shaft 
IRONS: Titleist Forged 712 AP1 (4), 712 AP2 (5-9) with True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts
WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled (47°, 54°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts
PUTTER: SeeMore FGP
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

VIDEO: Zach Johnson talks about his gear with Golf.com's David Dusek

Photos: Close-up look at players' bags from Colonial

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(Photo by David Dusek)

 

 

 

March 09, 2011

Johnson and Kim: Different approaches to finding the ideal golf ball

Posted at 12:55 PM by David Dusek

Zach-Johnson_600 MIAMI — After a pro hits a ball, it sounds like a bottle rocket whizzing through the air. It hisses, spinning between 1,500 and 2,500 times a minute. Big hitters can smash drives at speeds of more than 175 miles per hour, with some golfers exceeding even that number.

But around the greens those same pros need the ball to feel as soft as a marshmallow off the face of a sand wedge. Too much spin can steal precious yards off the tee, but players need that spin and feel when confronting firm, fast greens.

Zach Johnson, who has a locker with his name on it at Augusta National, talked with Titleist representatives before the start of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship about changing from the 2009 version of the Titleist Pro V1x to the just-released 2011 model.

According to Titleist, the dimples on the new Pro V1x are shallower and arranged in a new pattern that helps it fly higher and reach its highest point farther down range. On paper that would be good for Zach because it would make his approach shots come down more vertically and stop faster on the famous greens at Augusta.

"It's not easy to make a ball change, but I don’t think it's difficult either," Johnson said that day in Marana, Ariz. "I think it's just a matter of practicing with it."

But with the Ryder Cup concluding in October, post-season commitments and a much-needed vacation scheduled before Johnson took off for Hawaii and the winners-only Hyundai Championship in early January, finding practice time was tough.

"When it comes to ball testing, to me, it's all about the spin I'm getting on full shots," Johnson said. "I'd say more so with irons. After that, it's your driver. I mean, you can always manipulate the loft of your driver or the shaft, but with irons it's a little more difficult. After that pitching and chipping around the greens becomes the next more important thing."

Johnson famously laid-up on all the par 5s at Augusta in 2007 en route to winning the Masters, yet made plenty of birdies because his distance control with his irons and wedges was impeccable.

Anthiny-Kim_450x600 Anthony Kim, the player who holds the Masters record for the most birdies made in one round—11 in 2009's second round—has a different approach.

Kim, who missed a good portion of the 2010 season due to injury, switched to Nike's 20XI-s ball at the 2010 HSBC Champions in Shanghai last October.

"I wanted a golf ball that spins around the greens," Kim said recently. "That's the most important thing to me, really, because the [new] grooves are affecting how the ball is coming out of the rough around the greens and how the ball is checking up—or not checking up. So for me, it was just if I could putt with it and the feel I had with the longer putts and how I could spin it around the greens."

"I got the ball Wednesday afternoon and put it into play on Thursday," he said.

Kim's switch was fast; Johnson's was  methodical. He had Titleist reps send several boxes of the new Pro V1x balls to his home and practiced with them before coming to this week's WGC-Cadillac Championship.

"The new ball is in the bag, as of yesterday," Johnson said Wednesday morning on the driving range at Doral.

According to Fordie Pitts, a Titleist rep, Johnson tailors all of his equipment for major championship conditions. It may have taken a little longer than other players, but with just four weeks before the start of the Masters, maybe Zach thinks he's found a ball that can help him win a second green jacket.

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 (Photos: Johnson by Kohjiro Kinno/SI; Robert Beck/SI)

May 31, 2010

Winner's Bag: Zach Johnson at 2010 Colonial Invitational

Posted at 7:51 AM by David Dusek

P1-zach-bag_298x440 DRIVER: Titleist 909D2 (8.5°) with Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board 73X shaft
FAIRWAY WOODS: Titleist 909F2 (13.5°) with Mitsubishi Diamana White Board 73X and (18.5°) with Fujikura ZCOM Pro95 shaft
HYBRID: Titleist 909H (21°) with Fujikura Speeder 904HB shaft
IRONS:  Titleist AP1 (4) Titleist AP2 (5-9) with True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts
WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled C-C (48°, 54°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts
PUTTER: SeeMore FGP
BALL:  Titleist Pro V1x

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May 17, 2009

Zach Johnson's Texas Open winning clubs

Posted at 10:29 PM by David Dusek

Zach-Johnson-Winning-Clubs_450x600 Zach Johnson doesn't overpower golf courses. His strength is getting the ball into the fairway and setting up his short irons and wedges. It's that strategy that won him the 2007 Masters, so above everything else, Johnson knows that he needs to maintain control.

So when I saw him testing and comparing his old Titleist Pro V1x ball with Titleist's new Pro V1x at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, I stopped and observed. Although he had tested the new Pro V1x in the off-season, Johnson won the Sony Open in Hawaii in January using the 2007 version of the Pro V1x.

"Someone said they spun it more," he told the Titleist tour reps on the range in Tucson. "Not with the driver, but with the irons."

Taking dead aim at a flag that was about 127 yards away, Johnson hit one pitching wedge after another as the technicians gathered launch monitor data. Each shot was tracked and averages were compiled, but shots that Zach mis-hit were taken out of consideration.

What Johnson found was that with the pitching wedge, his launch angle and ball speed were identical using the old and new Pro V1x. For a control player considering a change, that news must have been comforting.

Johnson is still playing the 2007 version of the Pro V1x, but without testing his decision would have been based on feel and guesswork. Unfortunately, that's exactly how many amateur golfers make equipment decisions. Be smart, like the pros, and take the time to get professionally fitted for your equipment.

Here is a complete list of the clubs used by Zach Johnson to win the Valero Texas Open.

Driver                         Titleist 909D2 (8.5°) with Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board 73 shaft
Fairway woods         Titleist 909F2 (13.5°) with Mitsubishi Diamana White Board 73 and (18.5°) with Fujikura ZCOM Pro95 shaft
Hybrid                        Titleist 909H (21°) with Fujikura Speeder 904HB shaft
Irons                          Titleist AP2 (4-9) with True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts
Wedges                     Titleist Vokey Design (48°), Vokey prototype (54°), Vokey 60 V (60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts
Putter                         SeeMore FGP
Ball                             Titleist Pro V1x

If you are looking for a tip or two on how to improve your wedge shots, check out this video Johnson shot for GOLF.com.

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(Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

January 19, 2009

Zach Johnson's Winning Clubs

Posted at 9:57 AM by David Dusek

Zach_johnson_clubs_sony Before he won Sunday at Waialae Country Club, Zach Johnson's last PGA Tour victory was at last October's Texas Open.

At La Cantera, the quiet man from Iowa had an Adams Idea Pro Gold hybrid club (20°), a Titleist 735CM 4-iron and Titleist 695CB irons (5-9) in his bag. However, those seven clubs did not make the trip to Hawaii.

Johnson's new hybrid of choice is a Titleist 909H with 21° of loft. (He still does not carry a 3-iron.) He has also switched to Titliest's AP irons, but still only carries a 4-9.

Here is a complete list of the clubs used by Zach Johnson last week at the Sony Open in Hawaii.

Driver                       Titleist 909D2 (8.5°)
Fairway woods         Titleist 909F2 (13.5°, 18.5°)
Hybrid                      Titleist 909H (21°)
Irons                         Titleist AP2 (4-9)
Wedges                     Titleist Vokey Design (48°, 54°), Vokey Spin Milled (60°)
Putter                       SeeMore FGP
Ball                           Titleist Pro V1x

Take a look inside more PGA Tour winners' bags.

(Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

October 13, 2008

Zach Johnson's Winning Clubs

Posted at 5:28 PM by David Dusek

Zach_johnson_texas_open Zack Johnson's game may not be as flashy as Tiger Woods' and Phil Mickelson's, but he is proved that he can go low. In the third round of the 2007 Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, he shot 60. Last weekend at La Cantera, he went 62-64 while making 15 birdies and only one bogey.

Johnson hit 78.6% of the fairways and 84.7% of the greens in regulation. His putter was also red hot. And yes, that is the same SeeMore putter that he used to win the 2007 Masters.

Here's a complete list of the clubs in Zach's bag:

Driver:                   Titleist 909D2, (8.5°)
Fairway Woods:    Titleist 906F4 (13.5°, 18.5°)
Hybrid:                  Adams Idea Pro Gold (20°)
Irons:                    Titleist 735CM (4), Titleist 695CB (5-9),
Wedges:                Titleist Vokey Design (49°), Vokey prototype (54°), Spin Milled (60°)
Putter:                  SeeMore FGP
Ball:                      Titleist Pro V1x

(Photo by Marc Feldman/Getty Images)




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