The Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf is a team event with roots that go back to the start of the senior circuit. Kirk Triplett and Paul Broadhurst did the PGA Tour Champions event proud, providing an exciting finish with Triplett holing out from a bunker for a birdie that turned out to be the game-winner when Tom Lehman and Bernhard Langer failed to convert birdie putts of their own on the first hole of sudden at the Top of the Rock course at Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri.
"Well, you're trying to make it, but you know realistically it doesn't go in very often," Triplett said. "You're trying to give your partner a free run at it. You don't want to hit it up there 20 feet past or do something silly. I'm just trying to hit it the right distance and get it on the right line."
Triplett apparently had the right club, too, a Ping Eye2 XG sand wedge. The club is modeled after the popular Eye2 wedge from several decades ago, but has grooves that conform to the current USGA standard.
Triplett’s partner also has an interesting wedge in his bag—an old Wilson Gene Sarazen R-20. For this week at least, some old-style clubs worked well for the old guys.
The equipment used by Paul Broadhurst and Kirk Triplett at the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Driver: TaylorMade M1 430, 10.5 degrees
Hybrids: TaylorMade SLDR, 17 degrees; TaylorMade M2 2017 (22, 25 degrees)
Irons (5-PW): TaylorMade PSi Tour
Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind (52 degrees); Wilson Gene Sarazen R-20 (56 degrees); Callaway Mack Daddy 2 (60 degrees)
Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Limited
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Driver: Ping G400 Max, 9 degrees
3-wood: Callaway Great Big Bertha Alpha 816, 13.5 degrees
Hybrid: Ping G400, 17 degrees
Irons (3-PW): Ping i200
Wedges: Ping i200 (50 degrees); Ping Eye2 XG (56 degrees)
Putter: Ping Nome TR