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Jordan Spieth’s winning equipment from the Australian Open

Jordan Spieth's winning equipment from the Australian Open

It was a stunning display. Jordan Spieth fired an 8-under 63 to close out the Australian Open, and win by six strokes. He finished the tourny at 271, and became the first American to win the Aussie Open since the silky-smooth putter Brad Faxon won in 1993.

As we do, let’s take a quick look at what Spieth had in the bag:

Driver: 9.5 degree Titleist 915 D2
3 Wood: 15 degree Titleist 915 F
Hybrid: 20.5 degree Titleist 915 H.d
Irons: Titleist 714 AP2 (4-9)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM5 (46, 52, 56-10, 60-04)
Putter: Scotty Cameron 009 Prototype
Ball: Titleist Pro V1X Prototype

Congratulations Jordan!


Ryan Moore’s winning equipment from the 2014 CIMB Classic

Ryan Moore's winning equipment from the 2014 CIMB Classic

We love Ryan Moore. His laid back attitude and personality. That’s why when we watched him win the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur by three shots over Sergio Garcia, Gary Woodland, and Kevin Na… we were thrilled. And in case you forgot about his performance in last years CIMB Classic, YES, that is back-to-back wins in this event for the PGA professional.

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Robert Streb’s winning equipment from The McGladrey Classic

Robert Streb's winning equipment from The McGladrey Classic

This past Sunday, Robert Streb brought home his first ever PGA Tour victory at The McGladrey Classic. The win came in a three-way playoff featuring Streb, Will MacKenzie, and Brendon de Jonge.

As we do, here’s a quick look at the equipment Robert used to bring home victory:

Driver: 8.5 degree Titleist 913D3 with Aldila Tour Blue 65TX shaft
3 Wood: 15 degree Titleist 913Fd Low Spin with Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 7.2X shaft
Irons: Titleist CB 714 (2-9) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S300 shafts
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM5 (46 & 56), Titleist Vokey Hand Ground (60) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S300 shafts
Putter: Scotty Cameron GoLo Knucklehead
Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Congratulations Robert!



Nike Vapor Pro Driver Photo Gallery

The Nike Vapor Pro Driver

Recently we took a quick look at Rory McIlroy’s new driver, the Nike Vapor Pro. There’s quite a few new features built-in to the Vapor Pro, and it’s getting a lot of good press from media and praise from players.

With the Vapor Pro top of mind, we thought it might be nice to take a closer look. Have a gander at the photo gallery below for more detail. Sure is a puuuurty lookin’ driver (at least in our opinion!).


Rory McIlroy’s new driver: the Nike Vapor Pro

At the Ryder Cup, the world’s top ranked player did what he was supposed to do: win points for his team. Rory McIlroy played absolutely brilliant golf on his own, and when teamed with partner Sergio Garcia.

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Rory McIlroy sinks 55 putts in a row

If you were watching early action from the Tour Championship at East Lake this past weekend, chances are you noticed the coverage of Rory McIlroy warming up on the practice green. The broadcasters wouldn’t leave it alone, and with good reason.

While the show was going on, they’d cut back to Rory time and again to watch him stroke the same putt over and over again… without missing. By the end of it all, Rory had sunk 55 putts in a row. Check out the video above for the replay.

For the record, after the round Rory mentioned the putt was around 10 feet. On the broadcast, Johnny Miller figured the putt was more like 7 feet. Take your pick.



5 things we love about Billy Horschel

5 things we love about Billy Horschel

In a short tribute to the new Tour Championship and FedEx Cup winner, we thought it appropriate to put together a little something on Billy Horschel. We love the guy, and everything he brings to the game.

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Billy Horschel’s winning equipment from the BMW Championship

Billy Horschel's winning equipment from the BMW Championship

The fiery and supremely talented Billy Horschel got ‘er done this past weekend at the BMW Championship. His final score of -14 was two better than Bubba Watson (-12) and three better than Morgan Hoffmann.

The win was that much more impressive when you consider what happened to him the week before. Only 1 shot back on the 18th hole, and playing his second shot into a very reachable par 5, Billy chunked a 6-iron into the hazard, handing the Deutsche Bank title to Chris Kirk.

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Chris Kirk’s winning equipment from the Deutsche Bank

Chris Kirk's winning equipment from the Deutsche Bank

This past Sunday Chris Kirk brought home the biggest title of his career, winning the Deutsche Bank Championship by two shots over Russell Henley, Billy Horschel, and Geoff Ogilvy.

While Kirk appeared calm and cool on the surface, Kirk humbly admitted afterwards that on the inside he was anything but.

The win vaulted Kirk to the #1 position in the FedEx Cup race. If he can hold on to his position through the end of the playoffs, Kirk will earn an extra $1.4 million.

Let’s take a look at what he had in the bag to bring home victory: 

Driver: 9 degree Callaway Big Bertha V-Series with Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana D+ Series 62X shaft
3 Wood: 15 degree Callaway X2 Hot Pro with Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana ‘ahina 80X shaft
Hybrid: 17 degree Ping Anser with Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana D+ Series 92HY shaft
Irons: Callaway RAZR X Muscleback (3-9) all with KBS Tour (X-Flex) shafts
Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 2 (47, 54, 58)
Putter: Odyssey Versa Metal-X Milled #9 HT
Ball: Titleist Pro V1X ’13 Dot

Well played Chris!



Hunter Mahan’s winning equipment from The Barclays

Hunter Mahan's winning equipment from The Barclays

In an absolutely solid performance, Hunter Mahan captured The Barclays this past weekend. His -14 total was two shots clear of Stuart Appleby, Jason Day, and Cameron Tringale.

As we do, let’s take a quick look at what Hunter had in the bag to bring home the first title of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

Driver: Ping G25 (9.5) with Aldila Rogue 70X shaft
3 Wood: Titleist 913 F.d (15) with Fujikura Motore Speeder 757X shaft
Hybrid: Ping i25 (17) with Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana White Board 90X shafts
Irons: Ping S55 (3-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue shafts
Wedges: Ping i25 (54 and 59) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts
Putter: Ping Scottsdale TR Anser 2
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Well done Hunter!



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