February 28, 2010

The Winners' Bags

Hunter Mahan at the Waste Management Phoenix Open and Ai Miyazato at the HSBC Champions

Change was good for Hunter Mahan at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Earlier in the week Mahan had 3 degrees of bounce added to his Ping Eye 2 lob wedge and 1 degree of loft tacked on to his Ping iWi D66 putter (making it 4 degrees), then after cracking his Ping Rapture V2 driver on the second hole of the final round, his girlfriend retrieved his backup from his car. Despite (or perhaps because of) the changes, Mahan grabbed his second career PGA Tour win. Ai Miyazato had less equipment drama in winning her second straight LPGA event at the HSBC Champions in Singapore. Miyazato used 13 TourStage clubs plus an Odyssey White Hot XG Teron putter -- the same bag as during last week's win.

Hunter Mahan

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Driver: Pin Rapture V2 (Ping prototype 824), 10.5 degrees

3-wood: Ping i15, 15.5 degrees

Hybrid club: Ping i15, 17 degrees

Irons (3-PW): Ping S57

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Spin Milled (54 degrees); Ping Eye 2 (59 degrees)

Putter: Ping iWi D66

Ai Miyazato

Ball: TourStage X-01G+

Driver: TourStage X-Drive prototype, 9.5 degrees

3-wood: TourStage X-Drive 701, 15 degrees

5-wood: TourStage X-Drive 701, 18 degrees

Hybrid clubs: TourStage F-UT, 20 degrees; TourStage X-UT 22 degrees

Irons (5-PW): TourStage X-Blade GR C-1 prototype

Wedges: TourStage X-Wedge 101 LB prototype (52, 58 degrees)

Putter: Odyssey White Hot XG Teron