March 29, 2010

The Winners' Bags

Ernie Els captured his second-straight PGA Tour title (and 18th overall) at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. The South African's win made it four straight wins for Callaway's FT Tour TA driver. On the LPGA Tour, Hee Kyung Seo won her first LPGA title in the season's first event on U.S. Soil at the Kia Classic at La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, Calif., using a combination of Bridgestone and TourStage (Bridgestone's sister brand in Japan) clubs. Bridgestone also was in the bag of Fred Couples, who use the company's J38 irons and B330-S ball in winning the Cap Cana Championship in the Dominican Republic -- his third-straight Champions Tour win.

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Ball: Callaway Tour i(s)

Driver: Callaway FT Tour TA (True Temper Project X), 8.5 degrees

Strong 4-wood: Callaway X, 15 degrees

5-wood: Callaway X, 19 degrees

Irons (3-PW): Callaway X-Forged prototype

Wedges: Callaway X-Forged (54, 60 degrees)

Putter: Odyssey White Ice 5

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Ball: TourStage X-01 B+

Driver: Bridgestone X-Drive 703, 9.5 degrees

3-wood: TourStage 701, 13.5 degrees

5-wood: TourStage 701, 18 degrees

Hybrid clubs: Bridgestone X-UT (21, 23 degrees)

Irons (5-PW): Bridgestone X-Blade 703

Wedges: Bridgestone 101 (52, 58 degrees)

Putter: Guerin Rife Two-Bar

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Ball: Bridgestone B330-S

Driver: TaylorMade R9 460 (Fujikura Speeder 757), 8.5 degrees

3-wood: Callaway FT-i, 15 degrees

Irons (2): TaylorMade Tour Burner; (3-PW): Bridgestone J38

Wedges: Callaway X-Forged (54, 58 degrees)

Putter: TaylorMade Rossa Imola 6