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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Koepka primed for CJ Cup win and world No. 1

By Golf Channel DigitalOctober 19, 2018, 6:00 am

Brooks Koepka wants a 2-for-1 at the CJ Cup. If he can collect his second non-major PGA Tour victory he can become world No. 1 for the first time in his career.

He’s in great position to accomplish his goal.

Koepka eagled the par-5 18th en route to a 7-under 65 in the second round at Nine Bridges in Juju Island, South Korea. At 8 under par, he is one back of 36-hole leader Scott Piercy (65).

Koepka, currently ranked third in the world, began the day three shots off the lead, but rapidly ascended the leaderboard. He birdied four of his first eight holes before finding trouble at the ninth. Koepka hooked his tee shot out of bounds, but the ninth is a par 5 and he was able to salvage bogey.

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That was his only dropped shot of the day.

The reigning Tour Player of the Year birdied the 12th and 14th holes in his bid to keep pace with Piercy. Koepka was two back as he played his final hole, where he knocked his second shot to 10 feet. He deftly converted the eagle effort to tie Piercy and earn a spot in Saturday’s final twosome. Piercy later pulled a shot ahead with a birdie at the ninth, his final hole of the day.

Koepka has officially won four PGA Tour events, but three of those are majors (2017, ’18 U.S. Open; 2018 PGA). His lone non-major win was the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open.

He can still reach world No. 1 with a solo second place, assuming Justin Thomas, currently world No. 4, doesn’t win this week.

That will take a mighty weekend effort by the defending champ.

Thomas also eagled the 18th hole to go from 1 over to 1 under. He shot 2-under 70 in the second round and is seven shots off the lead.

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'Go in'? Yes, JT wants an ace at the par-4 14th

By Golf Channel DigitalOctober 19, 2018, 5:11 am

Justin Thomas didn’t hesitate after hitting his tee shot on the 353-yard, par-4 14th in Round 2 of the CJ Cup.

“Go in,” he immediately said.

“Please go in,” he added.

Thomas’ tee shot was on a great line, but it landed just short of the green. Surprisingly, it took three more shots for his ball to "go in." After birdies on Nos. 12 and 13, Thomas parred the 14th.

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Watch: Dufner makes six (!) fist pumps after birdie

By Golf Channel DigitalOctober 19, 2018, 4:53 am

Jason Dufner makes Ben Stein seem like Jonathan Winters. Dufner often looks mighty miserable for someone who plays golf for a living.

But not on Friday at the CJ Cup!

Dufner made a 20-footer for birdie at the 16th hole and “celebrated” with one-two-three-(pause)-four-five-six fist pumps. There could have been more, but the camera cut away.

That was Dufner’s third birdie on the back nine, which offset a triple bogey at the par-3 seventh, en route to an even-par 72. Good times.

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Watch: Paul C-ace-y makes hole-in-one at CJ Cup

By Golf Channel DigitalOctober 19, 2018, 2:35 am

Par-par-par-par-par-par. It was a boring second round over the first six holes for Paul Casey at the CJ Cup.

And then he aced the par-3 seventh.

Casey's tee shot from 176 tracked straight towards the hole and rolled in near the final revolution. That got him to 2 under par for the tournament. He was five off the lead, held by Chez Reavie, but bogeyed the ninth and 10th holes to give back those two strokes.

Hey, it's a no-cut event and a guaranteed paycheck. Drinks on Casey!