AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta National requires precision—it's a long golf course with tight fairways and penal greens. As such, golfers are more particular about the setup of their bag during this week than they are during most tournaments throughout the year. At the Arnold Palmer Invitational, for example, Bryson DeChambeau tried out a new set of Cobra irons. For the Masters this week, he reverted back to his trusty set of Edel irons, but he tweaked them for Augusta, most notably by stamping inspirational messages on their soles.
Rory McIlroy, too, is drawing confidence from his equipment this week—his Nike Golf ball has a green swoosh on it and says "RM5," reminding him that should he win this week he'll claim his fifth major.
Equipment Editor Mike Johnson chatted with Golf Digest's Facebook audience last night about all-things Masters equipment. He touched on everything from DeChambeau's irons and Tom Watson's soccer ball to how players are preparing for high winds and whether some are ditching their fairway woods for driving irons.