April 26, 2009

The Winners' Bags

Jerry Kelly at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, Lorena Ochoa at the Corona Championship and Bernhard Langer and Tom Lehman at the Legends of Golf

It was a week of changes for Jerry Kelly who won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans after switching driver shafts (to Srixon's prototype Miyazaki) and golf balls (from Titleist's Pro V1 to the Pro V1x). As Kelly was changing, Lorena Ochoa stood pat with 14 Ping clubs in winning the LPGA's Corona Championship in Mexico. At the Champions Tour's Legends of Golf, victors Bernhard Langer and Tom Lehman had something in common with the PGA and LPGA winners last week: They all used a driver, 3-wood, hybrid wood configuration.

Jerry Kelly

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Driver: Cleveland Launcher (Srixon Miyazaki shaft), 7.5 degrees

3-wood: Titleist 906F4, 13 degrees

Hybrid club: Cleveland HiBore XLS, 16 degrees

Irons (3-9): Cleveland CG7 Tour; (PW): Cleveland 588

Wedges: Cleveland 588 (53, 60 degrees)

Putter: Cleveland Classics #3

Lorena Ochoa

Ball: Callaway Tour i

Driver: Ping Rapture, 7.5 degrees

3-wood: Ping G10, 15.5 degrees

Hybrid club: Ping Rapture V2, 20 degrees

Irons (4-5): Ping S58; (6-PW): Ping S57

Wedges: Ping Tour-W (50, 54, 58 degrees)

Putter: Ping Redwood Piper S

Bernhard Langer

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Driver: Adams Speedline, 9.5 degrees

3-wood: Adams Insight, 12.5 degrees

Hybrid club: Adams Idea Pro, 18 degrees

Irons (3-5): Hogan Apex; (6-PW): Adams Idea Tour

Wedges: Cleveland 588 (56 degrees); MacGregor V-Foil (60 degrees)

Putter: Heavy Putter prototype long

Tom Lehman

Ball: Callaway Tour i

Driver: TaylorMade r7 SuperQuad, 9.5 degrees

3-wood: TaylorMade V Steel, 13 degrees

Hybrid club: TaylorMade Rescue TP, 19 degrees

Irons (3-4): TaylorMade rac; (5-8): TaylorMade Tour Burner; (9-PW): TaylorMade Tour Preferred

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Spin Milled (54, 60 degrees)

Putter: Scotty Cameron by Titleist Newport