Darren Clarke's equipment for the 2012 British Open
Angus Murray
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

DRIVER 
TaylorMade R11S, 8°, Project X Tour Issue 8A4 graphite shaft, X flex, 45.5”, 290 yards 
DARREN SAYS: “I like the bigger, deeper head, and the spin is a little bit less for me off of it. The maneuverability is fantastic.”

FAIRWAY WOODS
TaylorMade RocketBallz Tour, 13°, 270 yards; 18°, 250 yards; Project X Tour Issue 8A4 graphite shaft, X flex
DARREN SAYS: “They’re the real deal. It’s not a marketing thing—these things go. If you want more out of them, you can get more out of them. If I really need to hammer one and turn it downwind, I can pick up 35 yards on my old 3-wood."

IRONS
TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB Forged (3-PW), Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 steel shafts, 1° strong loft, 1° upright lie
DARREN SAYS: “My 3-iron and hybrid [TaylorMade Rescue 09 TP 19°] are interchangeable. It just depends on the conditions—it’ll be the 3-iron in really strong winds." 

WEDGES
TaylorMade ATV, 54°, 100 yards; 58°, 85 yards; Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 steel shafts
DARREN SAYS: "These do everything for you. Before, you had to get wedges and grind the soles to suit you. But these have every grind you could want on them, whatever way you set down the club."

PUTTER
Titleist Scotty Cameron Tour Only Newport 2, 34"
DARREN SAYS: “I’ve also started to mess around with the [TaylorMade] Ghost Spider belly [43.5"]. Everyone else is using it, so there must be some merit to it. Before they ban it, I figured I might as well have a go with it.”

BALL
TaylorMade Penta TP5

 

 



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