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What wedges do the PGA Tour's top five scramblers wield?

April 24, 2013

It's probably no coincidence that Graeme McDowell, the PGA Tour's leader in the "scrambling" statistic, won at Harbour Town Golf Links, where small greens test wedge play.

Here are the tour's five-best scramblers this year -- ranked by percentage of times they get up and down for par or better -- and their highest-lofted wedges.


1. McDowell's 58-degree Cleveland 588 RTX Forged has lasermilling between its "tour zip" grooves.

2. The sole on Justin Rose's 58-degree TaylorMade ATV is designed to keep the leading edge closer to the ground.

3. Charles Howell III's 58-degree Mizuno MP T-4 has wider, shallower grooves than lowerlofted versions.

4. Brandt Snedeker's Bridgestone J40 60-degree wedge has low bounce in the heel and toe.

5. Chris Kirk's 58-degree Callaway Mack Daddy 2 is a prototype with a new sole designed by Roger Cleveland.