THE (BLUE) DEVIL IN MEI had an awesome four years at Duke. It was challenging in that you had to keep up with some very high academic standards, and missing 25 days of class a semester for golf tournaments didn't make it any easier. I was there for some great basketball years. Duke won the national championship my senior year, in 2001. I went to almost all the home games when I was around, but I never painted my face blue and white.
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SERIOUSLY?I really enjoyed doing the commercials for Wilson's "Seriously?" campaign. There's no doubt that had I been with a larger company, I wouldn't have gotten this much exposure. I also have a lot of say about the shape and design of the clubs. It's cool to be a part of that. And being a Chicago kid, it's great to be involved with a Chicago-based company.
PROPERTY OF ...I might be the only tour pro who uses MyGolfClubLabel.com. I'm not too worried about losing a club -- it just lets me flash the Duke Blue Devil logo on there.
KEEPING THE FAITHI use the 2013 Titleist Pro V1x marked with a dot and cross. I'll use about six balls a round but won't replace one I just made birdie with, even if it's nicked up. It drives my caddie nuts.
SOURPUSSThis Lemonhead headcover represents a candy company from Chicago that was one of my first contracts. It's the leading non-chocolate candy company in the U.S.
WHISPER TO A ROARI always use this ball marker from Whisper Rock, a club in Scottsdale where many tour players are members. I caddied there in 2002 and later won the club championship over Billy Mayfair in 2008.
EXACT PRACTICEThis wheel has more than 25 yards of line, and I put duct tape to mark every three yards, and stretch it out 75 to 100 yards away. I hit balls from each yardage. The goal is to beat the PGA Tour best on proximity to the hole for each distance.
DRIVERThis Ping G20 has been in the bag for two years, and it has served me well: I rank seventh in total driving. The loft says 8.5, but it's actually 9 degrees and 1.5 degrees open. The shaft is a 65-gram Oban Kiyoshi X-flex.
FAIRWAY WOODMy Tour Edge Exotics CB4 13-degree 3-wood is a couple years old, but I can't get rid of it. It's just been a great club for me. The shaft is UST Mamiya's Proforce VTS 8X.
HYBRIDI've used this TaylorMade Rescue TP FCT (17 degrees, Aldila NV shaft) since 2009. It fills the gap between my 3-wood and 3-iron nicely.
IRONSThese Wilson Staff FG Tour V2 irons (3 through 9, Project X 6.5 shafts) have sole camber and a slightly rounded leading edge to prevent digging.
WEDGESMy 48- and 54-degree wedges are Wilson Staff's FG Tour TC, and my 60 degree is a Cleveland 588. All three have a True Temper Dynamic Gold Spinner shaft.
PUTTERI bought a Scotty Cameron by Titleist putter on eBay before I got on tour. I didn't pay for this 34-inch Cameron GoLo that I put in play just two weeks before I won in Tampa.