January 25, 2009

The Winners' Bags

Pat Perez at the Bob Hope Classic and Bernhard Langer at the Mitsubishi Championship

In his first week using TaylorMade's adjustable R9 driver (which he set 1⁄2 degree open with a neutral face setting, with 5-gram weights in the left and right port and an 8-gram weight in the rear), Pat Perez won the 50th Bob Hope Classic. Perez's win also marked the first PGA Tour win for the 2009 version of Titleist's Pro V1x ball. On the Champions Tour, Bernhard Langer used Adams' new Speedline driver during his win in Hawaii.

Pat Perez

Driver: TaylorMade R9, 8.5 degrees (Aldila Voodoo shaft)

3-wood: TaylorMade Burner, 14 degrees

Hybrid club: TaylorMade Rescue TP, 19 degrees

Irons (3-9): TaylorMade rac Forged MB; (PW): rac

Wedges: Titleist Vokey proto (54 degrees); Titleist Vokey Spin Milled (60 degrees)

Putter: Odyssey White Hot XG 7

Bernhard Langer

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Driver: Adams Insight BTY 9.5 degrees

3-wood: Adams Insight BTY, 12.5 degrees

Hybrid Club: Adams IDEA Pro 18 degrees

Irons: Adams Idea a4

Wedges: Adams Puglielli Tour (56 degrees); MacGregor V-Foil (60 degrees)

Putter: Odyssey White Hot 2-Ball Long