What's in the Bag: Ernst, Kerr, Rumford, Toledo

By Golf Channel DigitalMay 7, 2013, 4:06 pm

Derek Ernst

PGA Tour: Wells Fargo Championship

Driver: Ping i20 (9.5 degree; Ping TFC 707x shaft)

Fairway Wood: Ping i15 3-wood (14 degree; Grafalloy ProLaunch Red X shaft)

Hybrid: Ping Anser (17 degree; Oban Kiyoshi shaft)

Irons (3-PW): Ping S56 (Project X 6.5 steel shafts)

Wedges: Ping Tour Gorge (54 and 58 degree; Project X 6.5 steel shafts)

Putter: Ping Scottsdale TR Grayhawk

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet (VTM)

Christie Kerr

LPGA: Kingsmill Championship

Driver: Ping Anser (9.5 degree; Matrix Ozik shaft)

Fairway Woods: Ping G25 3-wood (15 degree; Ping TFC 169F shaft) and 5-wood (18 degree; Ping TFC 169F shaft)

Hybrid: Ping G20 (23 degree; Ping 707H shaft)

Irons (5-PW): Callaway Diablo Forged

Wedges: Scratch (50, 54 and 60 degree)

Putter: Odyssey White Hot XG Marxman

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Brett Rumford

European Tour: Volvo China Open

Driver: Titleist 913D2 (8.5 degree; UST Mamiya Proforce VTS shaft)

Fairway Wood: Titleist 913Fd 3-wood (15 degree; UST Mamiya Proforce VTS shaft)

Irons (2-4): Titleist 712U

Irons (5-9): Titleist CB (KBS Tour shafts)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM4 (48, 54 and 60 degree)

Putter: Odyssey White Hot Pro CSM long

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Footwear: FootJoy Icon

Glove: FootJoy SciFlex

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord (VTC)

Esteban Toledo

Champions Tour: Insperity Championship

Driver: TaylorMade R11 (9 degree)

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Burner 3-wood (13 degree)

Hybrid: Adams Idea (18 degree)

Iron (3): TaylorMade Burner 2.0

Irons: Mizuno

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM4 (52 and 60 degree)

Putter: Rife Island Series Aruba

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Brendon Todd

Web.com Tour: Stadion Classic at UGA

Driver: TaylorMade R1

Fairway Woods: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 3-wood (13 degree) and TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Tour 5-wood (18.5 degree)

Irons (4-PW): TaylorMade RocketBladez Tour (KBS C-Taper shafts)

Wedges: Fourteen RM-12

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet (VTM)

Footwear: FootJoy DryJoys Tour

Glove: FootJoy SciFlex

Bernd Wiesberger

Asian Tour: CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters

Driver: Titleist 913D3 (7.5 degree)

Fairway Wood: Titleist 913Fd 3-wood (13.5 degree)

Iron (3): Titleist 712U

Irons (4-PW): Titleist CB

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM4 (51, 56 and 60 degree)

Putter: Scotty Cameron GoLo

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Footwear: FootJoy Icon

Glove: FootJoy StaSof

Michio Matsumura

Japan Tour: Chunichi Crowns

Driver: Titleist 913D2 (7.5 degree)

Hybrid: Titleist 913H2 (20 degree)

Iron (4): Titleist 712U

Irons (5-PW): Titleist AP2

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM4 (52 and 58 degree)

Putter: Odyssey

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Cabreras take 1-shot lead in Father/Son

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 11:23 pm

ORLANDO, Fla. - Two-time major champion Angel Cabrera and Angel Cabrera Jr. birdied their last three holes for a 13-under 59 to take a one-shot lead Saturday in the PNC Father-Son Challenge.

Cabrera, a Masters and U.S. Open champion, is making his debut in this popular 36-hole scramble. His son said he practiced hard for 10 days. What helped put him at ease was watching his father make so many putts.

''We combined very well,'' Cabrera said. ''When I hit a bad shot, he hit a good one. That's the key.''

They had a one-shot lead over Mark O'Meara and Shaun O'Meara, who are playing for the first time. That included a birdie on the last hole, which O'Meara attributed to the strength of his son.

''My little man hit it 58 yards by me on the 18th,'' said O'Meara, the Masters and British Open champion in 1998. ''It's a little easier coming in with a 6-iron.''

Defending champions David Duval and Nick Karavites rallied over the back nine at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club for a 61. They are trying to become the first father-son team to repeat as winners since Bernhard and Stefan Langer in 2006. Larry Nelson won two years in a row in 2007 and 2008, but with different sons.

''I'd imagine we have to break 60 tomorrow to have a chance to win, but hey, stranger things have happened,'' Duval said. ''I've even done it myself.''

Duval shot 59 at the Bob Hope Classic to win in 1999 on his way to reaching No. 1 in the world that year.

Duval and his stepson were tied with Bernhard Langer and 17-year-old Jason Langer, who made two eagles on the last five holes. This Langer tandem won in 2014.

Jack Nicklaus, playing with grandson G.T., opened with a 68.

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Woods' 2018 schedule coming into focus ... or is it?

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 16, 2017, 5:46 pm

Two weeks after his successful return to competition at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods’ 2018 schedule may be coming into focus.

Golfweek reported on Saturday that Woods hopes to play the Genesis Open in February according to an unidentified source with “direct knowledge of the situation.”

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg declined to confirm the 14-time major champion would play the event and told GolfChannel.com that Woods – who underwent fusion surgery to his lower back in April – is still formulating his ’18 schedule.

Woods’ foundation is the host organization for the Genesis Open and the event supports the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The Genesis Open would be Woods’ first start on the PGA Tour since he missed the cut last January at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Rose weathering delayed Indonesian Masters

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 3:52 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the third round Saturday when play was suspended for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose was 3-under on the day and led his playing partners Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Vincent. The Englishman led both players by a stroke after the second round was completed Saturday morning due to weather delays on Friday.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

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Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

Lexi Thompson on Friday withdrew from the Diamond Resorts Invitational, citing inflammation in her wrist. Thompson, who teamed with Tony Finau to finish tied for fourth place in last week's QBE Shootout, said she is under strict doctor's order not to hit golf balls until mid-January.

The Diamond Resorts Invitational is scheduled Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The field for te 54-hole event includes LPGA and PGA Tour Champions players, as well as celebrities from the worlds or sports and entertainment.