Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches

PGA National (Champion Course)

The Loop

Winner's bag: Bubba Watson makes the 7-wood cool

When Bubba Watson wins a golf tournament the driver always plays a role and that was no different at the Travelers Championship where Watson averaged a whopping 318.5 yards off the tee with his pink Ping G30 with a Grafalloy BiMatrx shaft. There was another club in Watson's bag, however, that was perhaps more intriguing. Since the Players in May Watson has been carrying a Ping G30 7-wood, maybe once and for all ending the stigma of the 7-wood as a club strictly for the less strong and less skilled.

Seeking more distance from his long clubs when he hits his go-to cut shot, Watson replaced his 3-iron at the Match Play with a Ping i25 hybrid. At TPC Sawgrass, he took out that hybrid as well as his 4-wood and replaced them with a Ping G30 3-wood and, after deciding against a hybrid with a steel shaft, a G30 7-wood. Watson also had the club shortened an inch for more control.