November 8, 2009

The Winners' Bags

Phil Mickelson at the HSBC Champions and Bo Bae Song at the Mizuno Classic

Phil Mickelson won the HSBC Champions event in China using Callaway's new Tour i(s) ball -- the first time Mickelson has used the sphere in competition. The i(s) has a lower compression and is softer than the previous i-series ball Lefty had been using. In Japan, Bo Bae Song captured the Mizuno Classic using a dozen TaylorMade clubs plus the company's TP Red LDP ball, as well as a pair of wedges from Honma.

Phil Mickelson

Ball: Callaway Tour i(s)

Driver: Callaway FT-9 TA (Mitsubishi Fubuki, 73 grams), 7.5 degrees

3-wood: Callaway Diablo, 15 degrees

Hybrid Clubs: Callaway proto (18, 22 degrees)

Irons (5-PW): Callaway proto

Wedges: Callaway X-Tour (53, 60 degrees); Callaway X-Forged (64 degrees)

Putter: Odyssey PM

Bo Bae Song

Ball: TaylorMade TP Red LDP

Driver: TaylorMade R9 (Mitsubishi Bassara, 53 grams), 8.5 degrees

3-wood: TaylorMade V Steel, 15 degrees

5-wood: TaylorMade V Steel, 18 degrees

Hybrid club: TaylorMade Rescue TP FCT, 22 degrees

Irons (5-PW): TaylorMade Burner

Wedges: TaylorMade rac (52 degrees);

Honma Beres proto (56 degrees);

Honma W101 (60 degrees)

Putter: TaylorMade Rossa Spider Balero