Tuesday, February 27, 2007

What's In Tom Watson's Golf Bag?

Tom Watson won the 2007 Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am at TPC of Tampa Bay Lutz, Florida, which was his first tournament win ever in Flordia during his entire career. Do you want to know what he was carrying in his golf bag during his win?

Driver: Adams Redline RPM Dual 9.5°
3 Wood: Adams Insight 13°
Hybrid: Adams Idea Pro 18°
Hybrid: Adams Idea Pro 22°
Irons:  (3-PW) Adams Idea Pro
SW:     Adams Tom Watson 56°
Putter: Odyssey White Hot XG #7
Ball:   Titleist Pro V1

Tom had previously gone 0-93 in tournaments he played in Florida. He was 0-for-77 on the PGA TOUR and 0-for-16 on the Champions Tour.

The final round was played in British Open type weather conditions. Watson finished with a 1-under 70 and 4-under for the tournament, which was 1 stroke better than Andy Bean and Jay Haas. His paycheck for winning the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am was $240,000.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

What's In Paula Creamer's Golf Bag?

Paula Creamer won the 2007 LPGA season opener this last weekend at the SBS OPen at Turtle Bay in Oahu, Hawaii. Do you want to know what she was carrying in her golf bag during his win?

Driver: TaylorMade r7 SuperQuad 10.5°
3 Wood: TaylorMade r7 15°
Hybrid: TaylorMade Rescue Mid 19°
Hybrid: TaylorMade Rescue Mid 22°
Irons:  (4-PW) TaylorMade r7 TP
SW:     Titleist Vokey Design 54°
LW:     Titleist Vokey Design 58°
Putter: Odyssey White Hot 2-Ball XG
Ball:   Precept TOUR SIII

It was Paula's 3rd win on the LPGA since winning twice in her rookie year with wins at the Sybase Classic and Evian Masters. She also had won two tournaments in Japan during her rookie season.

It was a tight finish on Sunday with the likes of Lorena Ochao, Carrie Webb, and Julieta Granada all within a stroke or two of Creamer. Granada holed a 15-foot birder on the 18th to tie Creamer at 8 under. But Creamer still had 17 and 18 to play. She drained a 40-footer for birdie on 17 to go to 9 under. She pared 18 and the title was hers. She took home $165,000 for the win.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

What's In Charles Howell III's Golf Bag?

Charles Howell III won the 2007 Nissan Open at Riveria Country Club last weekend, which was his second tournament win since the 2002 Michelob Championship at Kingsmill. Do you want to know what he was carrying in his golf bag during his win?

Driver: Callaway FT-5 9.5°
3 Wood: Callaway X 15°
Hybrid: Callaway FT 3H
Irons:  (4-PW) Callaway X-Tour
AW:     Callaway X-Tour 53°
SW:     Callaway X-Tour 57°
LW:     Callaway X-Tour 61°
Putter: Odyssey Black Series
Ball:   Callaway HX Tour

Charles' 2007 start on the PGA tour has been his best since arriving on the PGA Tour 7 years ago. He has contended in almost every tournament he's played in this year with two 2nd place finishes in his previous 5 starts. Phil Mickelson needed a par on 18 to win the tournament, but ended up bogeying and he and Charles went into a playoff. Charles made a 5-foot par putt on the third playoff hole for the win. He carded a 65 on Sunday to force the playoff.

With the win Charles takes over the #1 spot on the money list ahead of Phil Mickelson in 2nd and Vijay Singh in the 3rd spot. He's now 16th in the world rankings. He also took over the #1 spot in the FedEx Cup standings. His paycheck for winning the Nisson Open was $936,000.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

What's In Phil Mickelson's Golf Bag?

Phil Mickelson won the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am this last weekend, which was his first tournament win since the U.S. Open meltdown last year at Winged Foot. Do you want to know what he was carrying in his golf bag during his win?

Driver: Callaway FT-5 8.5°
3 Wood: Callaway X 13°
Hybrid: Callaway 2H FT-Hybrid
Irons:  (4-PW) Callaway X-Tour
AW:     Callaway X-Tour 52°
SW:     Callaway X-Tour 56°
LW:     Callaway X-Tour 60°
Putter: Odyssey White Hot XG #9
Ball:   Callaway HX Tour

Phil practically lapped the field on Sunday by tieing for the lowest round of the day 66, which included an incredible 9-birdies. Mickelson was definitely on his game and seemed to be very confident with his putter, but I thought the most impressive part of his game was his driver. He was the most accurate I've seen him off the tee in a long time. With Phil's 66 on Sunday he ended up at -20 with a 5-shot victory, which are both ties for tournament records. He took home $990,000 for the win.

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Friday, February 09, 2007

Top 10 Golf Clubs For The Month Of January

Here are the Top 10 Hottest Golf Clubs for the month of January.

1. Ping Eye 2 Iron set
2. Titleist 905R Driver
3. Callaway X-18 Iron set
4. Nike SasQuatch Driver
5. TaylorMade r5 Dual Driver
6. Ping G5 Driver
7. TaylorMade r7 quad Driver
8. Mizuno MP 60 Iron set
9. Callaway Big Bertha 2004 Iron set
10. Cleveland Launcher 460 Comp Driver

The Ping Eye 2 Iron set still holds the #1 spot. Actually the top 4 are the same top 4 as last month. The hottest golf club is the the TaylorMade r5 Dual Driver, which has moved from #10 to #5. Ping Ping G5 Driver dropped from #6 to #9, but Ping still has 3 entries in the top 10.

Just in case you missed it, here's my post of The Hottest Golf Clubs Of December, which is how the top 10 clubs finished for the month of December.

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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

What's In Aaron Baddeley's Golf Bag?

Aaron Baddeley wins his 2nd PGA tournament by birding 3 of the last 4 holes at the FBR Open. Do you want to know what he was carrying in his golf bag during his win?

Driver: TaylorMade r7 425 10.5°
3 Wood: TaylorMade V Steel 15°
5 Wood: TaylorMade V Steel 18°
Irons: (3-PW) MacGregor M675 Forged
SW: MacGregor Forged 55°
LW: MacGregor Forged 60°
Putter: Scotty Cameron by Titleist Newport
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x (new)

Aaron needed a Sunday round of 64 to win by one shot over John Rollins who carded a 63 on Sunday. Jeff Quinney had the lead going into the 3rd round, but his 68 on Sunday wasn't enough to hold off Baddeley. Aaron now holds the 44th spot in the World Rankings. He also took hom $1,080,000 for the win.

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Monday, February 05, 2007

Is This Your Favorite Golf Club To Chip With?

In a recent poll of asking golfers what club they like to use when chipping the obvious came out on top. Any of the wedges (PW, AW, SW, LW) topped the poll, but there was a surprising second place winner... at least it was a surprise to me.

52% - Wedge
43% - 7, 8 or 9 iron
 3% - 3, 4, 5 or 6 iron
 1% - Chipper club
 1% - Fairway wood.

I figured any of the wedges would have topped the list, but I was thinking it would've been a much higher percentage. It just goes to show you that it's not what club you use, but what you're most confident with to pull off the shot.

Does this golf poll accurately represent the golf club you use when chipping? Send me your comments.