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The Farmers Insurance Open returns to the cliffs of the Pacific Ocean at the Torrey Pines Golf Club (South Course), where players will also play the North Course for one of their two first rounds.

Tiger Woods is set to make his 2014 PGA Tour debut defending his four-stroke 2013 victory at the event. Torrey Pines has proven to be fruitful for Woods, where he has racked up eight wins over his career, and was the home of his 2008 U.S. Open one-legged win. With a win this week, Tiger would set the record for most wins at one golf course, breaking a tie with his eight wins at both Bay Hill and Firestone Country Club.

Joining Woods in the headlines is world No. 5 Phil Mickelson and 2013 Rookie of the Year Jordan Spieth, along with 10 other players ranked inside the top-30.

Check out our photos from the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines

Monday

2014 Farmers Insurance Open: Mon. Part 1
2014 Farmers Insurance Open: Mon. Part 2

Tuesday

2014 Farmers Insurance Open: Tues. Part 1
2014 Farmers Insurance Open: Tues. Part 2
2014 Farmers Insurance Open: Tues. Part 3

Wednesday

2014 Farmers Insurance Open: Wed. Part 1
2014 Farmers Insurance Open: Wed. Part 2
2014 Farmers Insurance Open: Wed. Part 3
2014 Farmers Insurance Open: Wed. Part 4

Thursday

2014 Farmers Insurance Open: Thurs. Part 1
2014 Farmers Insurance Open: Thurs. Part 2
2014 Farmers Insurance Open: Thurs. Part 3
2014 Farmers Insurance Open: Thurs. Part 4
2014 Farmers Insurance Open: Thurs. Part 5
2014 Farmers Insurance Open: Thurs. Part 6

Friday



Saturday

2014 Farmers Insurance Open Photos: Sat. Part 1
2014 Farmers Insurance Open Photos: Sat. Part 2
2014 Farmers Insurance Open Photos: Sat. Part 3
2014 Farmers Insurance Open Photos: Sat. Part 4

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  1. sam Brooks

    Jan 26, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Who’s bag has the i25s and those custom rbzs??

  2. DanP

    Jan 26, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Prototype ball markers? Wow eve I wouldn’t buy those

  3. llamont

    Jan 23, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Rocco always seems to have the “Every Man’s” bag.

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Andrew “Beef” Johnston WITB 2017

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Equipment is accurate as of the 2017 RSM Classic (11/14/17).

Driver: Titleist 917D2 (9.5 Degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei Orange 70TX

3 Wood: Titleist 917F3 (15 Degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei Orange 80TX

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H2 (19 Degrees)
Shafts: Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 90HY TX

Driving Irons: Titleist 718 T-MB 2 & 3 Iron (17 & 20 Degrees)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue

Irons: Titleist 718 MB (3-9)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (46-10F, 50-08F, 54-10S)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Tour Issue

Putter: Scotty Cameron Circle T Super Rat I GSS Inlay
Grip: Scotty Cameron Standard Pistol

Putter: Scotty Cameron Circle T Newport 2
Grip: Scotty Cameron Standard Cord Pistol

Putter: Scotty Cameron Circle T Super Rat II GSS Inlay
Grip: Scotty Cameron Standard Cord Pistol

WITB Notes: Beef was testing a variety of putters ahead of The RSM Classic. We will update this post when his choice is confirmed. 

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Discussion: See what GolfWRX members are saying about Beef’s clubs. 

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The hottest blade irons in golf right now

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As we’ve written before, the decision to put a new driver in the bag is usually obvious. Better numbers at testing, perceptibly longer distance, and as long as your bank account allows, you have your new gamer.

The iron switch, however, is a trickier beast. Comfort with the variety of shots one needs to hit is key. Confidence from one’s long irons through the higher lofts is critical. Thus, even the greatest enthusiasm for a new iron release isn’t always followed by a mass exodus to gaming said irons. This is doubly true at the professional level, where the tools are critical to a player’s livelihood.

That said, the combination of forum chatter, GolfWRX member enthusiasm, and what we’re spotting in our WITB photos from tour stops are a reliable indicator of the hottest irons in the game.

And judging by the response to our recent Instagram post, we’re confident that these four models are the hottest blade irons in golf right now.

Callaway Apex MB

Buzz built steadily for the Apex MB iron when we first spotted them in Tour players’ bags at the beginning of 2017. The irons are the product of direct feedback from the company’s Tour staffers, according to Luke Williams, Director of Product and Brand Management at Callaway. Forged from 1025 Carbon Steel, these irons have the shortest blade lengths, the thinnest soles and the smallest overall heads in the vast line of Callaway irons. They’re designed for maximum workability, and for tour-desired turf interaction.

Related: Callaway (finally) launches new Apex MB and X Forged irons

Mizuno MP-18

The pioneers of Grain-Flow Forging, Mizuno went back to its roots with the MP-18 iron model. A throwback to the great muscle backs in the company’s history, Mizuno was shooting for the look of an iron that could have been forged a century ago. Shorter blade length, cambered top line, sharp, compact wedges, all combined with the most minimal badging make the MP-18 an instant classic that set the GolfWRX forums afire.

Related: Mizuno brings the MP family closer together

TaylorMade P730

TMag’s P730, particularly in its prototype incarnations, made quite a splash on the PGA Tour. Building on the heritage of the TP-MB irons, P730 was developed in collaboration with the very best players in the world. The 1025 carbon steel irons irons feature a smaller profile and crisper lines than the MB series irons. The combination of the clean look and a deep rear groove have players drooling. Discussing working with Dustin Johnson and Justin Rose to design the P730, TMag’s Senior Director of Irons, Tomo Bystedt said, “What these players need is a very low-inertia club that they can [manipulate] easily, almost like a surgeon’s scalpel.” Behold the scalpel.

Related: Taylormade expands forged offerings with P730 and P790

Titleist 718 MB

“For the purist there is no substitute for a one-piece, muscle back iron. The 718 MB is the modern choice for those desiring a traditional forged look and feel,” says Titleist in the 718 MB marketing materials.

It’s hard to argue with that statement from the “appearance of a classic forged iron” standpoint. Purists appreciate that the 718 MB maintains Titleist’s traditional lofts (the 6-iron is 31 degrees, the pitching-wedge is 47 degrees), thin top-line, minimal offset, and limited badging. In short, if it ain’t broke…

Related: Titleist’s 718 irons offer endless possibilities.

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Austin Cook’s Winning WITB: The 2017 RSM Classic

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Driver: Ping G400 LST (8.5 Degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Speeder 661 Evolution TX-Flex

3 Wood: Ping G400 Stretch (13 Degrees)
Shaft: Fujifuke Motore Speeder VC 7.2 TX-Flex

Hybrid: Ping G400 3 Hybrid (19 Degrees)
Shaft: Matrix Ozik Altus Tour H8 91X

Hybrid: Ping G400 4 Hybrid (22 Degrees)
Shaft: Matrix Ozik Altus Tour H8 91 X

Irons: Ping S55 Orange Dot (5-PW)
Shafts: KBS Tour S-Flex

Wedges: Ping Glide 2.0 SS (50-12, 56-12), Ping Glide 2.0 WS (60)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Tour Issue

Putter: Ping Sigma G Tyne 
Grip: SuperStroke Mid-Slim 2.0

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1

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