Winners' BagsJune 28, 2015

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.

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Bubba Watson Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: Ping G30 (Grafalloy BiMatrx), 9 degrees 3-wood: Ping G30, 14.5 degrees 7-wood: Ping G30, 21 degrees Irons (4-PW): Ping S55 __Wedges:__Ping Glide SS (52, 56 degrees); Ping Glide TS (60 degrees) Putter: Ping Anser 1 Milled

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