Friday, August 31, 2007

Tiger No Where To Be Found At Deutsche Bank

Well it looks like Tiger might have used up all of his birdies during his pro-am round yesterday by shooting 63. Today he finished with a 1-over par 72, which inluded a double-bogey at the 298-yard fourth hole. It took him 3 shots to get out of the bunker directly in front of the green. He did everything he could to shoot the 1-over par round.

Michelson did a little better with a 1-under 70 that included a triple-bogey on the ninth hole. Vijay Singh 4-putted from 15-feet on the opening hole for a double that pretty much set the tone for his round that finished at 74.

The star of the day was Camilo Villegas who shot a career low round of 8-under 63. He's 2 shots ahead of former Masters winner Mike Wier who shot his lowest round of the year.

Steve Striker continued with his hot play with a 4-under 67 and more importantly keeping himself a top the leader board in protecting his first place standing in the FedEx Cup points.

As we all know, Tiger will be there come the weekend. I figure he'll need to shoot around 66 or 67 to make sure he plays on the weekend. Hopefully he can get his game back to produce some points towards his FedEx Cup standing.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

What's In Steve Stricker's Golf Bag - 2007 Barclays

Steve Stricker won the 2007 Barclays last weekend at Westchester Country Club in Harrison, New York. This was the first tournament of the FedEx Playoffs. Do you want to know what Steve was carrying in his golf bag during his win?

Driver: Titleist PT 905T 8.5°
3 Wood: Titleist 906F2 13°
Hybrid: Titleist 585.H 17°
Irons:  (3-PW) Titleist 755
SW     Titleist Vokey Design 200 series 54°
LW     Titleist Vokey Design 200 series 60°
Putter: Odyssey White Hot #2
Ball:   Titleist New Pro V1

It took 6 1/2 years and 146 tournaments before Steve Striker won again. He went from +2 for the day to -2 by birdieing 4 of hist last 5 holes on Sunday to shoot a 69. Steve won by 2-strokes ahead of K.J. Choi and ahead of 10 other players within 5 strokes of the lead. His birdie on 18 sealed the victory when K.J. could do no better than par. Stricker took home $1.26 million for his win.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

What's In Brandt Snedeker's Golf Bag - 2007 Wyndham

Brandt Snedeker won the 2007 Wyndham Championship last weekend at Forest Oaks Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina. Do you want to know what Tiger was carrying in his golf bag during his win?

Driver: TaylorMade r7 425 9.5°
3 Wood: Bridgestone 5 Tour Premium 14°
Hybrid: TaylorMade Rescue mid 19°
Irons:  (3-PW) TaylorMade r7 TP
SW:     Cleveland TA 588 54°
LW:     Cleveland TA 588 58°
Putter: Odyssey White Hot XG Rossie
Ball:   Bridgestone Tour B330-S

Snedeker shot an incredible final round 63 (9-under) to win by 2-strokes and his first tour win as a rookie. He overcame a 3-shot deficit going into the 3rd round. Brandt was tied with Tim Petrovic with 2 holes to play until he made a 32-foot birdie putt on 17 to go up by one. Snedaker finished with a par on 18 and Petrovic made bogey. Brandt took home $900,000 for his first win.

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

What's In Tiger's Golf Bag - 2007 PGA

Tiger Woods wins another major last weekend by winning the 2007 PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club Tulsa, Oklahoma. All four days were played in 100+ degree heat with high humidity. Do you want to know what Tiger was carrying in his golf bag during his win?

Driver: Nike SasQuatch Tour 8.5°
3 Wood: Nike SasQuatch 2 15°
Irons:  (2-PW) Nike Blades
SW:     Nike Pro Combo 56°
LW:     Nike SV Tour 60°
Putter: Scotty Cameron Studio Stainless Newport 2
Ball:   Nike One Platinum

Tiger shot a final round 69 to win by 2-strokes, but he did have some pressure by Ernie Els and Steve Stricker late in the round. Tiger made a clutch birdie on 15 to go up by 2-strokes and never looked back. Tiger took home $1,260,000 for the win.

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Thursday, August 09, 2007

How Good Is The Ping Rapture Driver?

I've been in the market for a new driver lately looking to replace my r7 425 Quad TP with a XS Fujikura Speeder. I recently hit the Nike SasQuatch Sumo, Nike SasQuatch Sumo Square, TaylorMade r7 Superquad, TaylorMade Burner, Callaway Big Birtha 454, and Callway Fusion FT-5 at a golf demo day. The one that hit it the straightest was the one that I didn't like... the Nike SasQuatch Sumo Square.

The Ping booth was too long so I didn't get a chance to try the Ping Rapture. I've been doing some research and every review I've read (15) has been excellent. All of the reviewers can't believe how straight and long the driver is compared to their other drivers like the r7, G5, Callaway, etc... I went to Ping's website and read the specs on the club and I'm very impressed.

I've used TaylorMade drivers since the first Burner came out, but the Ping Rapture has really got me curious. Both Bubba Smith and Angel Cabrera on the PGA Tour play the Ping Rapture... and these guys hit it a ton. Who can forgot Angel's 397-yard drive in this year's US Open at Oakmont.

So how good is the Ping Rapture Driver?

If you play the new Ping Rapture then I'd really like to get your opinion. If you know of someone who plays it let me know how they like it.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

What's In Tiger's Golf Bag - 2007 WGC

Tiger Woods sent another message to Rory Sabatini by shooting a final round 65 to win the 2007 WGC Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club Akron, Ohio. Rory was the 3rd round leader going into Sunday's final round.Do you want to know what Tiger was carrying in his golf bag during his win?

Driver: Nike SasQuatch Tour 8.5°
3 Wood: Nike SasQuatch 2 15°
5 Wood: Nike SasQuatch 2 19°
Irons:  (3-PW) Nike Blades
SW:     Nike Pro Combo 56°
LW:     Nike SV Tour 60°
Putter: Scotty Cameron Studio Stainless Newport 2
Ball:   Nike One Platinum

Tiger had a bogey free day and shot the his lowest round of the tournament. He started the day 1 shot back from Rory, but quickly erased that on the front nine and lapped the field winning by 8 strokes at 8 under. Tiger is starting to play like Tiger, which is a good thing going into the last major of the year. Tiger took home $1,135,000 for the win.

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Monday, August 06, 2007

Top 10 Hottest Golf Clubs July 2007

Here are the Top 10 Hottest Golf Clubs for the month of July 2007. These golf clubs were the hottest golf clubs in demand during the month of July.

1. Ping Eye 2 Iron set
2. Callaway X-18 Iron set
3. Ping G5 Driver
4. Callaway Steelhead X-14 Iron set
5. Titleist 905R Driver
6. TaylorMade r7 460 Driver
7. Nike SasQuatch Driver
8. TaylorMade r7 quad Driver
9. TaylorMade r5 Dual Driver
10. Ping G2 Driver

Again The Ping Eye 2 Iron set still holds the #1 spot. It's official... the Ping Eye 2 iron set will be the most popular golf clubs for 2007. It has been the #1 hottest golf club 7 straight months since January. The hottest golf club for this month is the Callaway Steelhead X-14 Iron set, which came out of no where to take the #4 spot. This iron set wasn't even in the top 10 last month. TaylorMade had 4 drivers in the top 10, but the r7 425 dropped out.

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

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Thursday, August 02, 2007

What's In Jim Furyk's Golf Bag - 2007 Canadian Open

Jim Furyk won the 2007 Canadian Open last weekend at Angus Glen Golf Club Markham, Ontario, Canada. This was Jim's first win of the 2007 season, which coincedentally was the last tournament Jim won in 2006. Do you want to know what he was carrying in his golf bag during his win?

Driver: TaylorMade r7 SuperQuad 10.5°
3 Wood: Adams Insight BYT
Hybrid: Adams Idea Pro 18°
Irons:  (3, 5-PW) Srixon I-506
GW:     Titleist Vokey Design 50°
SW:     Srixon forged 55°
LW:     Srixon forged 60°
Putter: Odyssey White Hot 2-Ball
Ball:   Srixon Z-URC

Furyk shot a final-round 64 for a 16-under 268 total to win by one stroke over Vijay Singh. Jim took the lead on Sunday at the 4th hole by acing the par 3. The 3rd round leader, Vijay Singh, shot a final round 68 to finish at 15-under. Furyk earned $900,000 for the win.