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Ryder Cup: What the winners played

The Ryder Cup is golf's greatest pressure cooker and as such, the players will take every bit of familiarity they can get. One of those areas is their equipment. For while they may have new, snazzy Ryder Cup staff bags and headcovers, the clubs housed in them have been, for the most part, battle tested over the season. 

There are, however, exceptions. Lee Westwood put a pair of Ping Anser fairway woods in play for the first time at Medinah and Martin Kaymer, perhaps seeking some good karma, put the same Ping Karsten Anser 2 putter that he won the 2010 PGA Championship with in the bag. Kaymer was credited with holing the putt that clinched the cup for the European team, but fact is, nearly every shot counted. Here are the 168 clubs and dozen balls used by the 12 members of the victorious European side.

Nicolas Colsaerts 
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x 
Driver: Callaway RAZR Hawk Tour, 9.5 degrees 
3-wood: Titleist 910Fd, 15 degrees 
Irons (2-PW): Callaway MB prototype 
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Spin Milled C-C (54 degrees); Titleist Vokey Spin Milled C-C TVD (60 degrees) 
Putter: Odyssey Black Series 1

Luke Donald 
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x 
Driver: TaylorMade RocketBallz, 9.5 degrees 
3-wood: TaylorMade RocketBallz, 15 degrees 
Hybrid: Mizuno Fli-Hi CLK, 17 degrees 
Irons (3-PW): Mizuno MP-64 
Wedges: Mizuno MP T-4 (54 degrees); Mizuno MP T-11 (60 degrees) 
Putter: Odyssey White Hot XG 7

Sergio Garcia 
Ball: TaylorMade Penta TP 
Driver: TaylorMade R11S, 9 degrees 
3-wood: TaylorMade RocketBallz, 15 degrees 
5-wood: TaylorMade Burner SuperFast 2.0, 18 degrees 
Irons (3-PW):TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB 
Wedges: TaylorMade ATV (50, 58 degrees) 
Putter: TaylorMade Ghost Tour MA-81

Peter Hanson 
Ball: TaylorMade Penta TP5 
Driver: TaylorMade R11S, 8 degrees 
3-wood: TaylorMade Burner SuperFast 2.0, 13.5 degrees 
Hybrid: TaylorMade Rescue 11 TP, 18 degrees 
Irons (4-PW): TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB 
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM4 (52, 56, 60 degrees) 
Putter: TaylorMade Ghost Spider S 

Martin Kaymer 
Ball: TaylorMade Penta TP5 
Driver: TaylorMade R11, 8 degrees 
3-wood: TaylorMade RocketBallz Tour, 14.5 degrees 
Hybrid: TaylorMade Rescue 11 TP, 16 degrees 
Irons (3-PW): TaylorMade rac TP 
Wedges: TaylorMade TP xFT (54, 58 degrees) 
Putter: Ping Karsten Anser 2

Paul Lawrie 
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x 
Driver: TaylorMade R11, 10.5 degrees 
3-wood: Callaway FT Tour, 15 degrees 
Hybrid: TaylorMade Rescue, 19 degrees 
Irons (3-PW): Wilson Staff FG Tour 
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM4 (52, 60 degrees) 
Putter: Odyssey White Hot 2-Ball Blade

Graeme McDowell 
Ball: Srixon Z-Star XVi 
Driver: Cleveland Classic 290, 9 degrees 
3-wood: Cleveland Launcher FL, 14 degrees 
Hybrids: Adams Idea Pro a12, 17 degrees; Adams Idea prototype, 22 degrees 
Irons (4-9): Srixon Z-TX; (PW): Cleveland 588 PF 
Wedges: Cleveland 588 PF (52, 56 degrees) 
Putter: Odyssey White Hot 7

Rory McIlroy 
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x 
Driver: Titleist 913D3, 8.5 degrees 
3-wood: Titleist 913 Fd, 13.5 degrees 
5-wood: Titleist 913Fd, 18 degrees 
Irons (3-PW): Titleist MB 
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM4 (54, 60 degrees) 
Putter: Scotty Cameron by Titleist GSS

Francesco Molinari 
Ball: Nike 20XI-X 
Driver: Nike VR_S, 9.5 degrees 
3-wood: Nike VR Pro Limited, 15 degrees 
Hybrid: Nike VR Pro, 18 degrees 
Irons (3-PW): Nike VR Pro 
Wedges: Nike VR Pro (52, 58 degrees) 
Putter: Nike Method Core prototype

Ian Poulter 
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x 
Driver: Cobra ZL Encore, 8.5 degrees 
3-wood: Cobra AMP, 15 degrees 
Hybrids: Titleist 909h, 21 degrees; Titleist 913hd, 25 degrees 
Irons (4-6): Cobra S3 Pro CM; (7-PW): Cobra S3 Pro MB 
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Spin Milled C-C (54, 62 degrees) 
Putter: Odyssey White Hot XG 7

Justin Rose 
Ball: TaylorMade Project 5 prototype 
Driver: TaylorMade RocketBallz, 9.5 degrees 
3-wood: TaylorMade RocketBallz, 15 degrees 
5-wood: TaylorMade RocketBallz Tour, 18 degrees 
Irons (3-PW): TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB 
Wedges: TaylorMade ATV (52, 56, 60 degrees) 
Putter: TaylorMade Ghost Tour DA-12 prototype

Lee Westwood 
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x 
Driver: Ping G10, 9 degrees 
3-wood: Ping Anser, 15 degrees 
5-wood: Ping Anser, 18 degrees 
Irons (3-PW): Ping i20 
Wedges: Ping Tour W (54, 58 degrees) 
Putter: Ping Anser Milled 1

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