What's in the Bag: Woods, Lewis, Haas

By Golf Channel DigitalJune 5, 2012, 3:49 pm

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PGA Tour: The Memorial Tournament

Driver: Nike VR Tour (8.5 degree; Graphite Design DI 6X shaft)

Fairway Woods: Nike VR Pro Limited Edition 3-wood (15 degree) and Nike SQ II 5-wood (19 degree)

Irons (3-PW): Nike VR Pro Blades

Wedges: Nike VR Pro (56 and 60 degree)

Putter: Nike Method 001

Ball: Nike One Tour D

Footwear: Nike TW '13 (Champ ProStinger spikes)


Thongchai Jaidee

European Tour: ISPS Handa Wales Open

Driver: Callaway RAZR Fit (9.5 degree)

Fairway Woods: Callaway RAZR X Black 3-wood and 5-wood

Irons (4-PW): Callaway RAZR X Muscle Back

Wedges: Callaway X-Forged (52, 56 and 60 degree)

Putter: Odyssey Metal-X 2-Ball belly

Ball: Callaway Hex Black Tour

Footwear: Ecco World Class GTX (Champ spikes)


James Hahn

Nationwide Tour: The Rex Hospital Open

Driver: Callaway RAZR Fit (8.5 degree; Fujikura Motore Speeder VC.2 shaft)

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Burner 3-wood (13 degree; Aldila VS shaft)

Hybrid: Titleist 910H (18 degree)

Irons: Not available

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM4 (54 and 58 degree)

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 303 GSS

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Footwear: FootJoy FJ Icon (Softspikes Black Widow Tour cleats)


Jay Haas

Champions Tour: Principal Charity Classic

Driver: Titleist 910D2 (9.5 degree)

Fairway Wood: Titleist 910Fd 3-wood (15 degree)

Hybrid: Titleist 910H (17 degree)

Irons (4-PW): Titleist CB

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

Putter: Scotty Cameron Studio Design

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Footwear: FootJoy FJ Sport

Glove: FootJoy SciFlex


Stacy Lewis

LPGA Tour: ShopRite LPGA Classic

Driver: Mizuno JPX-800 (9 degree; Fujikura Rombax shaft)

Fairway Wood: Mizuno MP-650 3-wood (15 degree; Fujikura Rombax shaft)

Hybrid: Mizuno MP-650 (17 degree)

Irons (4-PW): Mizuno JPX-800 Pro

Wedges: Mizuno MP T-11 (52, 56 and 60 degree)

Putter: TaylorMade Ghost TM-110 Tour

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Footwear: FootJoy Women's FJ Sport MyJoys (Softspikes cleats)

Glove: FootJoy StaSof


Sara Brown

Symetra Tour: My Marsh Golf Classic

Driver: TaylorMade R11 (8 degree)

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade R11 3-wood (15 degree)

Hybrids: TaylorMade RBZ Tour (18.5 and 21.5 degree)

Irons (5-PW): TaylorMade MC Forged

Wedges: TaylorMade ATV (51, 55 and 59 degree)

Putter: TaylorMade Ghost

Ball: TaylorMade Penta

Footwear: adidas

Glove: Asher

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Watch: McIlroy gives Fleetwood a birthday cake

By Golf Channel DigitalJanuary 19, 2018, 2:58 pm

Tommy Fleetwood turned 27 on Friday. He celebrated with some good golf – a 4-under 68 in Abu Dhabi, leaving him only two shots back in his title defense – and a birthday cake, courtesy of Rory Mcllroy.

While giving a post-round interview, Fleetwood was surprised to see McIlroy approaching with a cake in hand.

“I actually baked this before we teed off,” McIlroy joked.

Fleetwood blew out the three candles – “three wishes!” – and offered McIlroy a slice.  

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DJ shoots 64 to surge up leaderboard in Abu Dhabi

By Ryan LavnerJanuary 19, 2018, 1:48 pm

Dustin Johnson stood out among a star-studded three-ball that combined to shoot 18 under par with just one bogey Friday at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

Shaking off a sloppy first round at Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Johnson matched the low round of the day with a 64 that put him within four shots of Thomas Pieters’ lead.

“I did everything really well,” Johnson said. “It was a pretty easy 64.”

Johnson made four bogeys during an even-par 72 on Thursday and needed a solid round Friday to make the cut. Before long, he was closer to the lead than the cut line, making birdie on three of the last four holes and setting the pace in a group that also included good rounds from Rory McIlroy (66) and Tommy Fleetwood (68).

“Everyone was hitting good shots,” McIlroy said. “That’s all we were seeing, and it’s nice when you play in a group like that. You feed off one another.” 


Full-field scores from the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship


Coming off a blowout victory at Kapalua, Johnson is searching for his first regular European Tour title. He tied for second at this event a year ago.

Johnson’s second-round 64 equaled the low round of the day (Jorge Campillo and Branden Grace). 

“It was just really solid all day long,” Johnson said. “Hit a lot of great shots, had a lot of looks at birdies, which is what I need to do over the next two days if I want to have a chance to win on Sunday.” 

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Closing eagle moves Rory within 3 in Abu Dhabi

By Ryan LavnerJanuary 19, 2018, 12:57 pm

What rust? Rory McIlroy appears to be in midseason form.

Playing competitively for the first time since Oct. 8, McIlroy completed 36 holes without a bogey Friday, closing with an eagle to shoot 6-under 66 to sit just three shots back at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

“I’m right in the mix after two days and I’m really happy in that position,” he told reporters afterward.

McIlroy took a 3 ½-month break to heal his body, clear his mind and work on his game after his first winless year since 2008, his first full season as a pro.

He's back on track at a familiar playground, Abu Dhabi Golf Club, where he’s racked up eight top-11s (including six top-3s) in his past nine starts there.


Full-field scores from the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship


McIlroy opened with a 69 Thursday, then gave himself even more chances on Day 2, cruising along at 4 under for the day when he reached the par-5 closing hole. After launching a 249-yard long iron to 25 feet, he poured in the eagle putt to pull within three shots of Thomas Pieters (65). 

Despite the layoff, McIlroy edged world No. 1 Dustin Johnson, coming off a blowout victory at Kapalua, by a shot over the first two rounds. 

“DJ is definitely the No. 1 player in the world right now, and one of, if not the best, driver of the golf ball," McIlroy said. "To be up there with him over these first two days, it proves to me that I’m doing the right things and gives me a lot of confidence going forward.”

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Duke to fill in for injured Pavin at CareerBuilder

By Ryan LavnerJanuary 19, 2018, 12:25 pm

Ken Duke will fill in for Corey Pavin for the next two rounds of the CareerBuilder Challenge – with nothing at stake but his amateur partner’s position on the leaderboard.

Pavin was 4 over par when he withdrew after 17 holes Thursday because of a neck injury. Tournament officials contacted Duke, the first alternate, and asked if he would take Pavin’s spot and partner with Luis Lopez for the next two rounds, even though he would not receive any official money.

Duke accepted and explained his decision on Twitter:

Playing on past champion’s status, the 48-year-old Duke has made only four starts this season, with a best finish of a tie for 61st at the RSM Classic.

Pavin received a sponsor exemption into the event, his first PGA Tour start since the 2015 Colonial.