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David Duval WITB 2018

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Equipment accurate as of the 2018 Zurich Classic (4/24/2018). 

Driver: Cobra King F8+ (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubish Tensei Orange CK 60TX

Fairway Woods: Cobra King F8+ (12.5 & 17.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubish Tensei Blue CK 70TX

Irons: Cobra King Forged C8 (3-PW)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Cobra King (50, 52, 56)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (50), Nippon N.S. Pro WV125 Tour Only (52, 56)

Putter: Scotty Cameron Circle T Newport
Grip: Ping Pistol

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  1. joe

    May 2, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    I didn’t know Duval was still trying to play, why bother? Maybe he can get it back, he was pretty awesome for a while.

  2. ogo

    Apr 29, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    If your wedges aren’t raw and rusting…. you’re just a fancy gearhead boy that keeps his clubs sparkling clean and Simonize polished… to keep them pretty. You Can’t Love Ruuuuust …!!!!

    • James T

      May 11, 2018 at 3:51 pm

      On the other hand, if your wedges are rusting, they’ve been around long enough to have worn grooves.

  3. Michael Constantine

    Apr 28, 2018 at 9:21 am

    His irons don the C8 moniker. I can’t find any info on that.

    • Christopher

      Apr 28, 2018 at 10:25 am

      I think they’re Cobra King Forged CBs not C8s. They are available as part of the Pro Irons blended with the MB blades or full sets.

  4. SV

    Apr 28, 2018 at 8:40 am

    The Cobra Forged CB irons look interesting. I wonder why they aren’t on the Cobra website. Are these prior models I missed or yet to be released?

  5. Tom54

    Apr 27, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Pretty lame view of his SC putter. How about a better view of the back and bottom. From that angle it looks like every one of those types of putters.

  6. Matt

    Apr 27, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    Total resale value if 359 dollars…

    • JOEL GOODMAN

      Apr 28, 2018 at 4:26 pm

      ONLY IF YOU INCLUDE THE GOLF CART HE WAS RIDING IN.

  7. HDTVMAN

    Apr 27, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Hope he’s wearing those Oakley’s with the air vents!

  8. Rene

    Apr 27, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    15 clubs?

  9. Jay Hilscher

    Apr 27, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    Wish they would have shown the faces of the rusty wedges.

  10. Matt

    Apr 27, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    That’s a man’s bag.

  11. Name

    Apr 27, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    A 50-degree and a 52-degree?

    • Benny

      Jun 2, 2018 at 12:20 pm

      I love how everyone makes these comments about “15 clubs.” or is confused about the “50* and 52* wedges?” . Yet everysingle one of you (including me) have more than 14 clubs in our rotation! We bring out that “special club ” when playing that ” special course” For that “special shot”. The Pros do the exact same thing. ( I onow, crazy) and DD has 3x woods and a 3i. Unless he has stopped using a putter the math works out that DD only plays 3 wedges. So to make this even more simple he may, jjst may use a 52 instead of the 50* wedge depending on the shots meeded for a particular course. Are your minds blown yet?? So instead of taking clubs out for pictures they leave all of the clubs in the bag so that we can see them all. Wow

  12. M-Herd4

    Apr 27, 2018 at 11:55 am

    Nice to see David playing Cobras! Best clubs on the market IMO!!

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Tiger Woods’ Winning WITB: 2018 Tour Championship

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Driver: TaylorMade M3 460 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ White 70TX

3 Wood: TaylorMade M3 (13 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ White 80TX

5 Wood: TaylorMade M3 (19 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ White 80TX

Irons: TaylorMade TW-Phase1 prototype (3-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind Raw (56 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty CameronNewport 2 GSS

Golf Ball: Bridgestone TourB XS

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord

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Sangmoon Bae’s Winning WITB: 2018 Albertsons Boise Open

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Driver: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue 60X

Fairway Wood: Callaway Rogue (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue 80TX

Hybrid: Callaway Apex (20 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 95X

Irons: Callaway MB1 (4-PW)
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 125X

Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 4 (52, 56 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: Odyssey O-Works Red #7 CH

Golf Ball: Titleist

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Do you actually understand “Strokes Gained” stats? Here’s a breakdown

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In 2011, the PGA Tour introduced ShotLink, which is a real-time scoring system that captures data points on all shots taken during PGA Tour events. ShotLink measures the distance from the hole, as well as categorizing shot types like tee, fairway, rough, sand, and green.

Mark Broadie, a professor at Columbia Business School, took the data from ShotLink and helped develop a new way to analyze putting performance. This new statistic was called “strokes gained: putting,” and it measures the number of putts a golfer takes relative to the PGA Tour average from that same distance. Strokes gained putting recognizes that sinking a 20-foot putt represents a better performance than sinking a three-foot putt, even though they both count as a single putt and a single stroke on the scorecard.

This was revolutionary because golfers no longer had to rely on the number of putts per round to understand their putting performance. Strokes gained also provided a unified way to measure an individual golfer against his opponents on the PGA Tour.

In 2016, the same concept used for strokes gained: putting was applied to other areas of the game. The PGA Tour developed new statistics including “strokes gained: off-the-tee,” “strokes gained: approach-the-green,” and “strokes gained: around-the-green.” This expansion allowed a PGA Tour golfer to precisely see where he excels and where he needs to improve.

What is strokes gained

In the most simple terms, “strokes gained” is a way to measure a player’s performance compared to the rest of the field. It also allows you to isolate different parts of a player’s game. In order to understand the statistic, you have to know that the PGA Tour has historical data from ShotLink that has calculated the average number of strokes needed to hole out from every distance and location on a course. Below I have included four scenarios to better illustrate the idea of strokes gained.

The scenarios below show how strokes gained could work on a single hole. Remember most strokes gained statistics are the aggregate of all the holes for a players round.

Scenario No. 1: Driving

You are playing a 450-yard par 4. The PGA Tour scoring average for a par 4 of that length is 4.1 strokes.

You hit a drive that ends up in the fairway, 115 yards from the hole. The PGA Tour scoring average from in the fairway, 115 yards out is 2.825 strokes. In order to calculate strokes gained: off-the-tee you use the formula below

(PGA Tour average for the hole) – (PGA Tour average left after your drive) – 1 = strokes gained: off-the-tee

Next, plug the numbers from the scenario above into this formula to calculate the strokes gained: off-the-tee

4.100 – 2.825 = 1.275 – 1 = 0.275 strokes gained: off-the-tee

Since you hit your drive in the fairway 115 yards from the hole you gained .275 strokes off the tee from the average PGA Tour player.

Scenario No. 2: Approach Shot

Let’s take the same drive from the first scenario. You hit a drive on a par 4 that ends up in the fairway, 115 yards from the hole. The PGA Tour scoring average from in the fairway 115 yards out is 2.825. You hit your approach shot on the green 10 feet from the hole. The PGA Tour scoring average from on the green 10 feet from the hole is 1.61 strokes.

(PGA Tour average from your approach) – (PGA Tour average for your putt) – 1 = strokes gained: approach-the-green

2.825 – 1.61 = 1.215 – 1 = .215 strokes gained: approach-the-green

Since you hit your approach shot to 10 feet you gained .213 strokes from the average PGA Tour player.

Scenario No. 3: Putting

Continuing the scenario from example scenario No. 2. You have a 10-foot putt left for birdie which you make.

(Your # of Putts) – (PGA Tour average from that distance) = strokes gained putting

1 putt – 1.61 = .61 strokes gained putting

Since you made that 10-foot putt you gained .61 strokes from the average PGA Tour player.

Scenario No. 4: Total for the hole:

To calculate strokes gained total use the formula below:

Strokes gained off-the-tee + Strokes gained approach-the-green + strokes gained around-the-green + strokes gained putting= strokes gained total

0.275+.215+0+.61=1.1 Total Strokes Gained on that hole

This makes sense because the PGA Tour average for the hole was 4.1 and you made a 3.

Definitions of Strokes Gained Statistics

  • Strokes gained: off-the-tee: Measures player performance off the tee on all par 4s and par 5s. This statistic looks at how much better or worse a player’s drive is then the average PGA Tour player.
  • Strokes gained: approach-the-green: Measures player performance on approach shots and other shots that are NOT included in strokes gained: around-the-green and strokes gained: putting. It does include tee shots on par 3s.
  • Strokes gained: around-the-green: Measures player performance on any shot within 30 yards of the edge of the green without measuring putting.
  • Strokes gained: putting: Measures how many strokes a player gains (or loses) on the greens compared to PGA Tour average.
  • Strokes gained: tee-to-green:  Strokes gained: off-the-tee + strokes gained: approach-the-green + strokes gained: around-the-green
  • Strokes gained: total: Strokes gained: off-the-tee + strokes gained: approach-the-green + strokes gained: around-the-green + strokes gained: putting
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