Monday, January 11, 2010

YE-Yang-TaylorMade-Equipment_600 TaylorMadeDuring the off-season, Sean O'Hair switched from TaylorMade's Tour Preferred irons to the company's new R9 TP irons.
Martin Laird, Nathan Green, Retief Goosen and SBS Championship runner-up Rory Sabbatini are all playing TaylorMade's new TP wedges with XFT, which have interchangeable face plates that allow golfers to replace old and worn grooves without having to switch clubs. 2009 PGA Championship winner Y.E. Yang (top) asked TaylorMade to build him a new 3-wood that produced a lower ball flight and would keep his shots below the winds swirling in Hawaii. Yang used a 13° TaylorMade Burner TP at Kapalua. Paul-Casey-Nike-Driver_600 NikeAll four Nike staff players who competed last week at Kapalua—Stewart Cink, Paul Casey (right), Stephen Ames and Lucas Glover—used one of the company's Method putters. The Method line of putters should begin arriving in pro shops around Feb. 1.
Casey and Cink both used Nike's new Victory Red STR8-Fit Tour drivers, but stuck with their trusty SQ II fairway woods. Titleist I was well documented that SBS Championship winner Geoff Ogilvy is now a Titleist staff player, having switched from another Acushnet brand, Cobra. Bo Van Pelt also competed at Kapalua as a Titleist player for the first time. Van Pelt used: DRIVER: Titleist 909 D2 (8.5°) with a Mitsubishi Fubuki 73 X shaft FAIRWAY: Titleist 909 F3 (15°) with a Mitsubishi Diamana Blue 73 X shaft HYBRID: Titleist 909H (17°) with a UST Mamiya Proforce V2 104 shaft IRONS: Titleist Forged MB (4-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold SL shafts WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled C-C (51°, 56°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold SL shaftsRelated: Follow David Dusek on Twitter | Nike | TaylorMade | Titleist

(Photos: Yang/Eric Risberg/AP; Casey/Robert Beck/SI)

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