August 24, 2008

The Winners' Bags

Vijay Singh at The Barclays, Christie Kerr at the Safeway Classic and Tom Kite at the Boeing Classic

Vijay Singh opened the FedEx Cup playoffs with a win at The Barclays and a new twist to his equipment -- no fairway woods. Instead, Singh put a pair of Adams Idea a3 Boxer hybrids in play, along with adding a 64-degree Cleveland CG 12 wedge. On the LPGA Tour, Cristie Kerr proved you don't need new to win, using fairway wood, iron and wedge models that are each at least four years old, while on the Champions Tour Tom Kite added one more victory to Guerin Rife's impressive putter-win total on that tour.

Vijay Singh

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Driver: Cleveland HiBore XL, 9.5 degrees

Hybrid clubs: Adams Idea a3 Boxer (16, 19 degrees)

Irons (4-PW): Cleveland CG 1

Wedges: Cleveland CG 12 (54, 60, 64 degrees)

Putter: Never Compromise Milled Series Long

Christie Kerr

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Driver: Ping G10, 9 degrees

4-wood: Callaway Big Bertha, 15 degrees

5-wood: Callaway Big Bertha, 18 degrees

7-wood: Callaway Big Bertha, 21 degrees

Irons (4-PW): Callaway Steelhead X-16

Wedges: Cleveland 588 (54, 60 degrees)

Putter: Ping G5i Craz-E

Tom Kite

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Driver: TaylorMade Burner, 9.5 degrees

3-wood: TaylorMade Burner, 13 degrees

5-wood: Titleist 975F, 18.5 degrees

Hybrid club: Titleist 503H, 21 degrees

Irons (4-PW): Callaway X-Forged

Wedges: Titleist Vokey (56, 61 degrees)

Putter: Guerin Rife Two-Bar Hybrid