March 16, 2008

The Winners' Bags - March 16, 2008

Tiger Woods at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Louise Friberg at the Mastercard Championship and Denis Watson at the AT&T Champions Classic

Another week, another win for Tiger Woods who kept his equipment intact with one slight change. Woods dropped the loft on his driver from 8.5 to 7.5 degrees, perhaps to combat the windy conditions at Bay Hill. LPGA rookie Louise Friberg won the MasterCard event in Mexico with a bag full of Ping clubs -- not surprising since Friberg's father is a Ping distributor in Sweden and her older sister works for the company as Solheim Cup Coordinator. Denis Watson, meanwhile, made it two wins in two weeks for Guerin Rife putters on the Champions Tour.

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

Ball: Nike One Platinum

Driver: Nike SasQuatch Tour, 7.5 degrees

3-wood: Nike SasQuatch2, 15 degrees

5-wood: Nike SasQuatch2, 19 degrees

Irons (3-PW): Nike Forged Blade

Wedges: Nike Pro Combo (56 degrees); Nike SV (60 degrees)

Putter: Scotty Cameron by Titleist Tiger

Louise Friberg

Louise Friberg

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Driver: Ping Rapture, 9 degrees

3-wood: Ping G5, 15 degrees

5-wood: Ping G5, 18 degrees

Hybrid club: Ping G5, 19 degrees

Irons (4-PW): Ping G2

Wedges: Ping Tour (50, 58 degrees)

Putter: Ping JAS Craz-E One

Denis Watson

Dennis Watson

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Driver: Titleist 905S, 10.5 degrees

3-wood: Adams Redline RPM, 14.5 degrees

Hybrid club: Callaway X, 18 degrees

Irons (4-9): Titleist 695 CB; (PW): TaylorMade rac

Wedges: Titleist Vokey prototype (52 degrees); Cleveland 588 (56, 60 degrees)

Putter: Guerin Rife Two-Bar Mallet