I played on my second Presidents Cup team in 2015, and the difference in the team room this time around was enormous. We’ve grown together as a group, and so I’m excited to see what we can do at Liberty National in 2017.
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Making A Royal Exit
Reflecting on it now, I don’t feel like I lost at St. Andrews last year. Zach Johnson really played well in the playoff. I know my game is good enough to win majors now, and that has me excited for this year.
Specs: Callaway XR 16 (9˚) Mitsubishi Kuro Kage shaft, 70 grams, X-flex, D-4 swingweight. One of the reasons I switched to Callaway in the offseason is that I was intrigued by this driver. Distance, looks and workability: There’s a lot to like.
Specs: Callaway XR Pro (16˚) and Callaway XR 16 (20˚), Fujikura Motore Speeder 9.2 shafts, X-flex, 42.75 inches, D-3. You could learn something from my woods setup: I’m playing a 4-wood and a 7-wood. It’s a great way to fill my gaps more properly.
Specs: 3-iron: Callaway Apex UT, 4- through 9-iron: Callaway Apex Pro irons, Nippon Modus3 Tour 130 shafts, Golf Pride New Decade Multicompound grips, D-5 swingweights. I used this mixed set early in the season, but I’ve changed to a full set of Apex Pro irons.
Specs: Callaway MD3 Milled, 46˚, 54˚and 58˚, Nippon Modus3 Tour 130 shafts. I prefer a heavier weight to my clubs. My irons have a D-5 swingweight, and my wedges have a similar heft. That plays to my fade shot shape.
Specs: Odyssey Versa #1 putter, 35 inches, 4.5˚ loft, 71.5˚ lie, Winn putter grip. I had used my previous putt-er ever since I turned pro at the 2009 Sony Open. But I like the look of this black/white/black color scheme.
I use a red Sharpie to mark my Callaway Chrome Soft ball. I think it looks right. Last year I wouldn’t use a No. 4 ball, but now I will with the new ball.
Like any Australian, I have intense pride in where I came from. That’s why this alignment-stick holder and my ball marker both rep Australia.
I keep a couple of important pencils in my bag—one from St. Andrews, Firestone and the Presidents Cup. They’re subtle reminders of when I was playing at a high level.
Cause Close To My Heart
My wife and I just launched the Begin Again Foundation to help families in need. The logo appears on my bag this year.
Hold Them Tight
Hanging out with my wife, Audrey, and my boys, Harvey and Oliver, is always a good day. I had to withdraw from the Masters last year because Audrey was in a medically induced coma. Now we cherish every moment.