November 08, 2009

The Winners' Bags

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.

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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

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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