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Winner's Bag: What Michelle Wie used to win the U.S. Women's Open

By E. Michael Johnson

By E. Michael Johnson

loop-michelle-wie-putter-290.jpgAlthough not thought of as a great putter, Michelle Wie managed to play 72 holes at the U.S. Women's Open without a three-putt on the devilish Pinehurst No. 2 turtleback greens. One of the reasons: A lie angle adjustment Wie had made to her Nike Method 006 putter just prior to the Open.

Wie had the lie angle flattened slightly, and the move paid off as she made numerous clutch putts, including the five-footer for double bogey at the 16th on Sunday to cling to a one-shot lead as well as the 25-foot birdie putt on the penultimate hole that essentially clinched her victory.

Here's a look at the rest of the bag for the now first-time major winner:

Ball: Nike RZN Black

Driver: Nike VRS Covert 2.0 (UST Axivcore Red 69X), 9.5 degrees

3-wood: Nike VRS Covert Tour, 13 degrees

Hybrids: Nike VRS Covert (18, 24 degrees)

Irons (5-6): Nike VR Pro Combo; (7-PW): Nike VR Pro Blade

Wedges: Nike VR Pro (52 degrees); Nike VR X3X Toe Sweep (56, 60 degrees)

Putter: Nike Method 006