�callaway’s new twist callaway’s adjustable-hosel
driver—razrfit—made its tour debut at the frys.com
open. among those using the club at cordevalle were
cameron beckman ( 10. 5 degrees), trevor immelman ( 10. 5
degrees), scott gutschewski ( 10. 5 degrees) and ernie els,
who used a 9.5-degree model in finishing t- 4. word is one
of the reasons els decided to play the frys event was that
he wanted to try the new driver in competition.
�secret spheres callaway’s
prototype heX black ball made the
rounds at the frys.com open. according to a brochure shown on golfwrx.
com, the ball (one of two upcoming
offerings from callaway) is a five-piece construction with a dual core
(a softer inner cover and firmer outer
cover designed to drop spin off the tee
and boost it on approach shots) and
dual-mantle layer. the cover features
a redesigned hX pattern. among
those using the ball in california were
ernie els and derek lamely.
�continuing trend the long
and belly putter movement continued
unabated at the frys with 16 longer-than-standard putters used ( 12
percent of the field). among the high
finishers using bellys and broomsticks
were runner-up briny baird (
taylormade rossa corza ghost belly),
els (t- 4, odyssey white hot Xg 1
belly), david hearn (t- 7, odyssey
white hot Xg 7 long), spencer levin
(t- 7, taylormade rossa corza ghost
belly) and brendan steele (t- 7, taylormade rossa corza ghost belly).
�changes the return of tiger
woods to the pga tour saw the
former world no. 1 with a pair of
new fairway woods. woods had
nike’s soon-to-be-released vr pro
limited 3- and 5-wood ( 15 and 19
degrees) in the bag at cordevalle.
woods had been using prototypes
of the clubs, but changed when
he noticed that he was hitting the
clubs slightly higher than his previous ones without a loss in distance.
… the damp and chilly conditions
in northern california had several
players seeking to add height to
their shots to maximize carry.
one of them was Josh teater, who
added a degree of loft (from 14
to 15 degrees) to his taylormade
burner superfast 2.0 3-wood and
3 degrees to his taylormade res-
cue hybrid (from 18 to 21 degrees).
teater finished t- 7 at the frys
event. … paul casey returned to the
nike method putter (a prototype
of the method 001 model) that
he won with in houston in 2009.
casey finished t- 7.
equipment// e. michael johnson
heX black ball, more long putters, woods’ woods
FRYS.COM OPEN// wiNNER’S bag
�in the bag
(Bryce Molder’s lineup)
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Driver: Titleist 909D3 (Mitsubishi
Diamana prototype), 9. 5 degrees
3-wooD: Titleist 909F2 13. 5
HyBriD: Titleist 910H, 20 degrees
irons ( 3-9): Titleist CB 712; (Pw):
weDges: Titleist Vokey Spin Milled
C-C TVD (54, 60 degrees)
Putter: Scotty Cameron by Titleist
Studio Stainless Newport 2. 7
courtesy of callaway: ap photo/marcio Jose sanchez
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