What's in the bag: Haas, Grace, Jimenez

By Golf Channel DigitalJanuary 26, 2015, 8:56 pm

Bill Haas took home his second Humana Challenge title, Branden Grace cracked the top 50 in the Official World Golf Rankings with his win in Qatar, and Miguel Angel Jimenez claimed victory in the Champions Tour's first event of 2015. Check out the gear he used and click here to shop for all of their equipment and apparel at Golf Galaxy.


Bill Haas
Humana Challenge, PGA Tour

Driver: Titleist 915D2 (8.5 degrees, Aldila Rogue 70 TX shaft)
3-Wood: Titleist 915F (13.5 degrees, Aldila Tour Blue 85 TX shaft)
Hybrid: Titleist 915H.d (18 degrees, Aldila Tour Blue Hybrid 85 X shaft)
3-9 Irons: Titleist AP2 714 (True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts)
48-Degree Wedge: Titleist AP2 714 (True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shaft)
54-Degree Wedge: Titleist Vokey Design SM5 (True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shaft)
60-Degree Wedge: Titleist Vokey Design SM5 (True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shaft)
Putter: Titleist Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 2 Mid Slant
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x


Branden Grace
Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, European Tour

Driver: Callaway Big Bertha Alpha Double Black Diamond (8.5 degrees)
3-Wood: Callaway Big Bertha V Series (15 degrees)
18-Degree Utility Iron: Callaway Apex
4-9 Irons: Callaway X-Forged
48-Degree Wedge: Callaway X-Forged
52-Degree Wedge: Callaway Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind
56-Degree Wedge: Callaway Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind
60-Degree Wedge: Callaway Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind
Putter: Odyssey Versa V-Line
Ball: Callaway Speed Regime 3


Miguel Angel Jimenez
Mitsubishi Electric Championship, Champions Tour

Driver: Ping G30 (9.5 degrees)
3-Wood: Ping G30 (14.5 degrees)
4-Wood: Ping G30 (18 degrees)
5-Wood: Ping G30 (21 degrees)
4-9 Irons: Ping S55
48-Degree Wedge: Ping S55
52-Degree Wedge: Ping Glide
60-Degree Wedge: Ping Glide
Putter: Ping Scottsdale TR Piper C
Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV

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Inbee Park quietly reclaims world No. 1

By Randall MellApril 23, 2018, 6:44 pm

Inbee Park moved back to No. 1 in the Rolex Women’s World Rankings in about as ho-hum fashion as you’ll ever see a player take the top spot.

It isn’t that she doesn’t care about the top ranking. It just wasn’t a priority in her return to golf this year, after missing big portions of the last two years with injuries.

With an Olympic gold medal and seven major championship titles, the LPGA Hall of Famer isn’t done trying to top the scoreboards that matter most to her.

“To be honest, I never really think about being No. 1 again,” Park said early last week, before tying for second at the Hugel-JTBC LA Open. “If it comes to me, great. If not, it doesn't matter.”

It came to her for the fourth time in her career.

Park, 29, reigned at No. 1 for 59 weeks in her longest run on top, back in the 2013 and ’14 seasons.

Oddly, this run to No. 1 almost comes as a surprise to Park, who didn’t need long to get back to the top spot after returning to the tour. She won the Bank of Hope Founders Cup last month in her second after missing seven months with a back injury.

Park last lost the No. 1 ranking in October of 2015, doing so to Lydia Ko.

In six starts this year, Park has finished T-3 or better four times. She leads the tour in scoring average (69.13) and is second in greens in regulation (77.5 percent).

Just wait until her putter heats up.

Yeah, Park’s not very satisfied with her putting. She’s one of the greatest putters who ever played the women’s game, but she has been frustrated with the inconsistency of her stroke much of this season. Of course, her standards are high. She ranks second in putts per greens in regulation so far this year.

On Sunday, this is how Park summed up her putting in 2018: “Some days, I’ve been really good. Some days, I’ve been really bad.”

Park has led the LPGA in putts per GIR in five of the last 10 years. She switched from her preferred mallet-style putter to a blade earlier this season and won with a Toulon Madison blade at the Founders Cup last month. She was back with an Odyssey White Hot 2-Ball mallet this past week. That’s the putter she used to win the gold medal in Rio de Janeiro two years ago. She used an Odyssey Sabertooth winged mallet in her 2013 run of three consecutive major championship victories.

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Goose takes down junior golfer - it's awesome

By Nick MentaApril 23, 2018, 6:33 pm

A goose evidently went into business for itself somewhere in Michigan and took down this high school golfer in dramatic, hilarious, photographed fashion. To the evidence we go ...

Per the Blissfield Athletics Twitter account, "The golfers just finished teeing off and were walking down the fairway. To the left there was a goose nest and the golfers did a good job of avoiding it but the guard goose hanging out on the far right thought differently."

Just so we can all continue laughing, the Blissfield account confirmed the kid was OK.

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It's official: Charles Schwab to sponsor Colonial event

By Associated PressApril 23, 2018, 6:30 pm

FORT WORTH, Texas – The longest-running PGA Tour event still played at its original site has a new title sponsor, one already deeply involved in golf.

The PGA Tour and Colonial Country Club announced Monday that financial services provider Charles Schwab & Co. will take over as title sponsor starting in 2019. The four-year agreement goes through 2022.

Local companies are backing the event after upscale grocer Dean and Deluca withdrew as title sponsor after only two tournaments of a six-year deal. The companies include American Airlines, AT&T, XTO Energy and Burlington Northern Santa Fe railway.

Charles Schwab is already a major sponsor on the PGA Tour. On the PGA Tour Champions, the Charles Schwab Cup is awarded to the season's top player.

Next month's tournament at Colonial, which has hosted since 1946, will be played as the Fort Worth Invitational.

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Rando withdraws name from Ryder Cup consideration

By Nick MentaApril 23, 2018, 6:11 pm

ORLANDO, Fla. - In a legitimately unexpected move, Stephen Atkinson has removed his name from Ryder Cup consideration, according to a letter leaked by European captain Thomas Bjorn on Monday.

Atkinson, the 52,187th-ranked player in the world and recent winner of the West Hill monthly medal, penned the following letter to Bjorn, removing his name from consideration for September's biennial matches.

Atkinson, who also serves as the Captain of the Babalou Golf Society, immediately squashed speculation that he could instead serve as a vice captain - as Ian Poulter and Sergio Garcia have in the past - writing that any such suggestion would be "unfair to both the society and the Ryder Cup team."

The decision leaves Bjorn potentially shorthanded and also appears to have sent him into some sort of existential malaise, the severity of which is not yet known.

Atkinson joins P.J. Willett and Central Standard Time in the Hall of Fame of off-course distractions for a European squad that hasn't lost on its home soil in 25 years.