Wednesday, April 25, 2007

What's In Nick Watney's Golf Bag?

Nick Watney won his first PGA Tour tournament last weekend at the 2007 Zurich Classic of New Orleans, which was played at TPC of Louisiana New Orleans, Louisiana. Chris Couch was the defending champion. Do you want to know what he was carrying in his golf bag during his win?

Driver: Titleist Pro Titanium 905R 11.5°
3-Wood: Fairway Metal Titleist PT 906F2 15°
Hybrid: Utility Metal Titleist PT 585.H 21°
Irons:  (3,4) Titleist 704.CB
Irons:  (5-PW) Titleist 695MB
SW:     Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled 56°
LW:     Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled 60°
Putter: Titleist Scotty Cameron Newport Tour 350
Ball:   Titleist New Pro V1x

Nick started the round with a 2-shot lead and quickly gave it up after bogeying 2 of the first 4 holes. But he got those strokes back in a hurry by holing out his 132-yard approach shot for an eagle 2 on the 5th hole. He finished 15-under 237 total with his 3-under 69, which was 3 strokes better than Key Duke who finished with a 2-under 70. Nick took home $1,098,000 for the win.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Top 10 Hottest Golf Clubs March 2007

I apologize for getting this out so late. Here are the Top 10 Hottest Golf Clubs for the month of March 2007.

1. Ping Eye 2 Iron set
2. Titleist 905R Driver
3. Ping G5 Driver
4. Callaway X-18 Iron set
5. TaylorMade r7 quad Driver
6. TaylorMade r5 Dual Driver
7. TaylorMade r7 460 Driver
8. Nike SasQuatch Driver
9. TaylorMade r7 425 Driver
10. Mizuno MP 60 Iron set

Believe it or not The Ping Eye 2 Iron set still holds the #1 spot. It really is amazing how popular these irons are. The hottest golf club is the Titleist 905R Driver, which moved from #5 to #2. The Mizuno MP 60 Iron set has fallen down to #10 after being in the #5 spot.

Just in case you missed it, here's my post of The Hottest Golf Clubs Of February, which is how the top 10 clubs finished for the month of February 2007.

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Thursday, April 19, 2007

What's In Boo Weekley's Golf Bag?

Boo Weekley won his first PGA Tour tournament last weekend at the 2007 Heritage Classic, which was played at Harbour Town Golf Links Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Do you want to know what he was carrying in his golf bag during his win?

Driver: Cleveland HiBORE XL 9.5°
3 Wood: Cleveland HiBORE 15°
5 Wood: Cleveland HiBORE 19°
Hybrid: Cleveland HiBORE 18°
4 Iron: Cleveland TA7
5 Iron: Cleveland CG4
Irons:  (6-PW) Cleveland CG1
GW:     Cleveland CG10 52°
LW:     Cleveland CG10 58°
Putter: Never Compromise GM2 Exchange #7
Ball:   Titleist Pro V1x

Everyone was feeling for Boo who had missed a 3-foot put a month previous at the Honda Classic to win. He was struggling to keep the lead, but chipped in on 17 and 18 to save par and a 1 stroke victory over Ernie Els.

Along with the $972,000 Boo won, it gives him PGA Tour Exception through 2008. Weekly became the first PGA TOUR winner to qualify for next year's Masters after Augusta reinstated a privelege that was taken away in 1999.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

What's In Zack Johnson's Golf Bag at The Masters?

Zack Johnson held off a strong field on Sunday to take home the green jacket at the 2007 Masters in Augusta, Georgia. Do you want to know what he was carrying in his golf bag during his win?

Driver: Titleist Pro Titanium 905R 8.5°
3 Wood: Sonartec SS-3.5 15°
Hybrid: Titleist 503.H 19°
Irons:  (3, 4) Titleist 735.CM
Irons:  (5-9) Titleist 695CB
PW:     Titleist Vokey Design 48°
SW:     Titleist Vokey Design 54°
LW:     Titleist Vokey Design SM 60°
Putter: Seemore FGP
Ball:   Titleist New Pro V1x

Zach's only win before winning The Masters was at the 2004 BellSouth Classic. Zach was always around the top of the leader board through all 4 days of the golf tournament. He had to contend with Tiger Woods, Phil Michelson, Vijay Singh, Retief Goosen, Padraig Harrington, and others during his final round on Sunday. He showed great determination and confidence with his golf game all the way to the 72nd hole where he almost holed out his chip.

All he could do was sit a wait with Tiger Woods still on the course. Tiger had his chances to push it to sudden death, but he needed to birdie 2 of the last 3 holes. Tiger had a tough 12-foot right to left birdie putt on 16 that looked like it was going to fall, but it didn't. When Tiger dumped his approach shot on 17 into the front bunker it was over.

Zach Johnson finished +1 for the tournament and a 2-shot lead, which ties the tournament record for the highest finishing total in Masters history along side Jack Burke of the 1956 Masters. Zack will now be able to play in The Masters for the rest of his PGA career.

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Monday, April 09, 2007

Tiger Almost Wins The Masters With His "B" Game

Did you get a chance to watch "The Masters" this weekend? Augusta was playing so hard... it was brutal at times. As the golf announcers said many times, there's a lot of carnage out on the course.

I was very impressed by Zack Johnson's play in the final round, but I was even more impressed with Tiger Wood's play. Even when he's playing with his "B" game he's still in contention. It's simply amazing that someone can not be on the top of their golf game and still compete in every golf tournament... especially in a major golf tournament like The Masters.

You got give credit to Zack Johnson though because he showed some great concentration and grittiness on the back nine. Tiger had his chance with a birdie on 16 to pull within 1 stroke, but it burned the top edge of the cup... and from watching on TV it looked like it was going fall in on the backside of the cup.
Tiger finished 17 and 18 with pars at +3 and in a tie for second with Retief Goosen and Rory Sabatini.

They interviewed Tiger after his round and you could tell he was disgusted with his play. He said he pretty much lost the tournament on 17 and 18 where he bogey both of them down the stretch in two of his rounds.

You know for sure that Tiger will be out for vengeance in the next few tournaments. He'll be very prepared and will take no prisoners. Watchout PGA Tour!