What\u0027s In My Bag: Ernie Els\u000AAge: 44 | Resides: Jupiter, Fla. | Story:The World Golf Hall of Famer is a four-time major champion with 19 PGA Tour wins, including the 2012 British Open.\u000AA FRESH SET OF EYES\u000A\u000A I\u0027m very excited about the rest of this season. I almost made the championship match at the WGC-Accenture Match Play in Arizona and beat Justin Rose, Jason Dufner and Jordan Spieth along the way. I started working with Dr. Sherylle Calder, a vision specialist, before my last win at the Open. I continue to talk to her daily. She\u0027s made a big difference in my game.\u000AMAKING THE CHANGE\u000A\u000A Throughout my career, I\u0027ve been sponsored by several different equipment companies -- Lynx, Titleist, Callaway. But I won two majors (1997 U.S. Open and 2002 British Open) with TaylorMade. So that helped me feel comfortable about joining Adams\u0027 staff at the start of this year, since they\u0027re under the same roof. Like any change, there\u0027s been some adjusting. But it was much easier and happened quicker than you might think.\u000ADRIVER\u000A\u000A I started the season using the TaylorMade SLDR, but I hit this JetSpeed at Riviera and found my optimal launch angle with this, so it has stayed in the bag (Fujikura Motore Tour Spec 8.2 X-shaft, 45.75 inches, tipped one inch).\u000AFAIRWAY WOODS\u000A\u000A It was important to me that I\u0027d be able to gradually switch into Adams\u0027 new equipment. I started playing an Adams Tight Lies 3-wood and 5-wood (13.5 and 18 degrees, Fujikura Speeder 757 shafts, 78 grams) at Doral in March.\u000AHYBRIDS\u000A\u000A These two Adams hybrids (20, 23 degrees, Fujikura Motore Speeder 9.8 shafts) are in a different class than others I\u0027ve played. I can flight the ball high or low on any shot, even out of the rough.\u000AIRONS\u000A\u000A I worked with the R&D guys on the design of these Adams XTD prototype irons (5-iron through pitching wedge, Golf Pride Tour Velvet 58 ribbed with six pieces of tape around the grips). They\u0027re different from any iron I\u0027ve used -- not a classic blade but still beautiful to look at. They feel extra soft with a bunch of forgiveness.\u000AWEDGES\u000A\u000A My Adams Puglielli wedges (54 and 59 degrees, KBS Tour X shafts, 125 grams) have great response, to give me the spin I want out of the sand and around the green.\u000APUTTER\u000A\u000A I love this Yes! Callie-12 Mid putter (37 inches, Winn counterbalanced grip, True Temper belly-style shaft). The swingweight is H-4, which is so heavy the scale doesn\u0027t account for it.\u000AWHAT I PREFERRED\u000A\u000A Before starting the season, I practiced quite a bit with the TaylorMade Tour Preferred X. I found it worked best with my ball flight. This model is wonderful in the wind, too.\u000ALIKE THE OLD DAYS\u000A\u000A I\u0027m feeling like I used to on the greens when I won the four majors. My 2012 victory at the British was with a belly putter, but when I tested this counterbalanced one, my roll was better even without anchoring it.\u000AGROUND BREAKING\u000A\u000A We are truly excited about opening the Els Center of Excellence in Jupiter, Fla., in 2015. Construction started in March. My son, Ben, who I\u0027m hugging here, is doing well with his autism. He inspired my wife, Liezl, to start this project.\u000APIECE OF HOME\u000A\u000A I use a 1994 South African 5 rand coin to mark my ball. It reminds me of my \u002794 U.S. Open win at Oakmont. I like the wildebeest on it, an animal that\u0027s indigenous to our country.\u000AGOING CLUBBIN\u0027\u000A\u000A Something I\u0027ve really enjoyed learning more about is course design. The Els Club at Copperleaf hosted a European Tour event for the second straight year. We have 11 courses, with eight more being built.