Before dropping hundreds at the local golf shop, consider the equipment that Brandt Snedeker used to win the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Sunday.
A 9-year-old putter.
A 5-year-old driver.
And a 4-year-old set of irons.
“I don’t like changing equipment,” Snedeker said Sunday. “I like to keep the variables to a minimum, so I know that it’s me that’s messing up and not the clubs. It works better that way.”
His Bridgestone J40 irons are well-worn, as is his Odyssey White Hot XG Rossie, which Snedeker first discovered in 2005 on the Web.com Tour. It’s been in play since the ’06 season.
Sticking with his 2010 TaylorMade Burner SuperFast driver is the most interesting decision, however. That’s ancient by today’s standards, and he’s likely robbing himself of some much-needed distance. (He ranks 113th on Tour in driving distance, at 289.9 yards per pop.)
But as Snedeker explains, “I’m never going to be able to overpower a golf course, so until I find a driver that goes straighter than the one I’m playing, I’m not going to change.”
Golf Digest crunched some numbers. The current trade-in value for Snedeker’s driver and putter: a whopping $34.
When informed of this after his win Sunday, Snedeker replied, “Wouldn’t shock me. If you see any more, I’m willing to buy them for that.”