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AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Tour Truck Report: What’s David Duval playing? Min Woo Lee debut, Rickie’s new ball

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Pretty quiet week on the equipment front, but we were able to snag a few nuggets. With the Tour heading to Riv next week, there’s sure to be a ton more action on the Tour Truck Report front.

Titleist

Patrick Cantlay added a Fujikura Ventus Black 10 TX HY to his Titleist 816 H2 Hybrid (21 @21.75 degrees, B1 Setting).

Jimmy Walker put a T100 3-iron in play swapping out his TSi2 5-wood for this week. The 3-iron is shafted with a True Temper AMT Tour White X100.

TaylorMade

Overall, a pretty mellow week on the TaylorMade front with the biggest news being Rickie Fowler finally dialed into the new ’21 TP5 Pix golf ball.

Beau Hossler got his SIM2 Max dialed in (12 degrees @10) with a Graphite Design Tour AD DI 6 X (Black).

Kevin Chappell (non-staff) was testing an Aldila Tour Concept 60 TX shaft in his SIM2 Max.

Seung-Yul Noh (Non-Staff) tested the Aldila Ascent 60 TX in a SIM2.

Ping

Andrew Landry is testing a Ping PLD Anser 4 with a sight line on top rail. 

Matthew NeSmith (non-staffer) was testing Ping G425 LST driver with Fujikura Ventus Black 7 X, Atmos Black 7 X, and MCA Tensei AV Raw White 75 TX.

Callaway

Big news this week is Australian Min Woo Lee will be making his PGA Tour debut this week at Pebble. The long-hitting phenom who won the 2020 Vic Open on the European Tour will also be making a start at the WGC at the end of the month.

Min Woo Lee WITB

Driver: Callaway Epic Max LS (9.0 degrees, N-S setting)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana TB 70TX

3-wood: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero ‘Tour Only” Adjustable ([email protected])
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana TB 80TX

Hybrid: Callaway Apex Pro 20
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Blue HY 90TX

Irons: (4-PW) Callaway X-Forged CB ’21 (Raw)
Shafts: Project X LS 7.0 130G

Wedges: Callaway MD5 Jaws “Raw” (52-10S, 56-10S) Callaway MD4 “Raw” (60S Custom Grind)
Shafts: Nippon Pro Modus3 120X

Putter: Odyssey O-Works #1W

Ball: Callaway CSX

Doug Ghim put a fresh set of Callaway Apex TCB irons in the bag (4-PW) with Project X 6.5 shafts.

Francesco Molinari put an Epic Speed 3-wood (15 degrees) in the bag with a Fujikura Ventus Black 7 X.

Jim Furyk put a Fujikura Motore F3 7 X in his Epic Speed fairway wood (15 degrees), as well as a Ventus Blue 9 X HY in his X Forged ’19 3-iron.

Scott Garrison/KBS

Charl Schwartzel had a SIK “Flo” putter built with some weight taken out of the back and an LAGP graphite shaft.

Free Agents/Misc:

DD is in the HOUSE!

David Duval WITB

Driver: Titleist TSi3 (9.0 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei Orange CK Pro 60TX

3-wood: Titleist TSi2 (15)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei Blue CK Pro 70TX

Irons: Titleist U500 (3) Titleist T100 (4-PW)
Shafts: (3) KBS Proto Hybrid 105X (4-PW) True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue 120 X100

Wedges: Cobra Custom Raw (50, 54, 59)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Golf Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron

Ball: Titleist Pro V1X

Brandt Snedeker put a Fujikura Motore F1 6 X in his TaylorMade SIM2/Max drivers (testing both heads) and is testing Motore F1 7x in his SIM2 fairway woods.

Kyle Stanley is testing a Fujikura EVO 7 661 TX is his PXG Proto (9 degrees) driver.

Ryan Moore was seen testing an Axis Tour S Putter

Chris Kirk, who was will be a guest on The Gear Dive this week, showed up to Pebble with this setup…

Driver: Callaway GBB (9.0 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Kuro Kage XTS 60TX

3-wood: Srixon ZX (15)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 80TX

7-Wood: Titleist TSi2 ([email protected])
Shaft:  Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 90TX

Irons: Titleist TMB (4) Titleist 718CB (5) Titleist 718MB (6-9)
Shafts: Project X LZ 6.5 125

Wedges: Vokey SM8 (48-10F, 52-8F, 56-8M, 60-04L)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S200

Putter: Odyssey Proto

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x ’21

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Johnny Wunder is the Director of Original Content, Instagram Manager and Host of “The Gear Dive” Podcast for GolfWRX.com. He was born in Seattle, Wash., and grew up playing at Rainier G&CC. John is also a partner with The Traveling Picture Show Company having most recently produced JOSIE with Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner. In 1997 Johnny had the rare opportunity of being a clubhouse attendant for the Anaheim Angels. He now resides in Toronto, On with his wife and two sons. @johnny_wunder on IG

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14 Comments

  1. William Davis

    Feb 12, 2021 at 10:46 am

    Loved Ricky’s baby-blue babygrow outfit yesterday.

  2. Ricardo Fowler

    Feb 11, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    @jgpl001…”If he was a Golfwrx member this would be ok and expected, but he is a tour pro.” THEE best line of the month! So freakin’ funny! And TRUE! Did I mention I have a cool set of imaginary blades? Love my Zunos MP20 HMBeeeeees!!

  3. Benny

    Feb 11, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    Love the comments. Wasn’t DD with PXG a year ago, then Cobra last and now Titliest? Maybe he is just collecting bags and gear to sell on Golfwrx?

    Chris Kirk- love this guy. Recovering like myself. Not affraid to play what works and if anyone wants his GBB TC 9.0 head I have one with an ATX Green Tour stiff ready to rock.

  4. Bladehunter

    Feb 11, 2021 at 10:15 am

    Truth is *

  5. Bladehunter.

    Feb 11, 2021 at 10:14 am

    Trusty is Rickies irons are likely some of the easiest on tour to hit. Folks are scared of what they don’t know.

  6. Miles

    Feb 11, 2021 at 9:23 am

    Kuch sucks

  7. The domestic donkey

    Feb 11, 2021 at 9:23 am

    Kuch is a d-bag

  8. Tom

    Feb 10, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    Chris Kirks 5 iron is clearly a CB

    • John Wunder

      Feb 11, 2021 at 10:01 am

      Good catch there. Thanks. Im not immune to a mistake lol. Thankfully I have you Gearheads to keep it a float.

  9. Dan Ball

    Feb 10, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    Rickie should go back to the ProV1….he’s done nothing since switching to the Taylor Made soccer ball.

    • Brandon

      Feb 10, 2021 at 8:21 pm

      He should also go back to playing irons a human can hit.

      • jgpl001

        Feb 11, 2021 at 4:40 am

        He really is suffering from I wanna look cool playing brutal blades and it ain’t working.
        If he was a Golfwrx member this would be ok and expected, but he is a tour pro

        • JDthehog

          Feb 11, 2021 at 11:53 pm

          report back after you check the stats on his iron play and go hit his irons

    • CMY

      Feb 10, 2021 at 9:20 pm

      He needs to be a Titleist Staffer. Same set up as Justin Thomas minus the putter.

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Blade vs cavity back style wedges – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing wedge style preferences. WRXer ‘Jjfcpa’ is curious to see what style is used by the majority of members and why, and WRXers have been sharing their thoughts on both types.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • cwik: “I play blade wedges personally. I don’t see any benefit from CB style wedges around the green or on partial wedge shots. I guess they could provide some help on full swing mis-hits, but I’ve never seen an improvement in overall scores when playing CB’s throughout the bag. The addition of CB wedges is unlikely to produce any scoring benefits for me over time as well.”
  • aaronpoling: “I played SM7’s, then went to MD 4’s, and have settled on CBX 2’s. I play G25’s so going with a CB wedge made sense to me. Both the SM7’s and MD 4’s were great feeling, but I needed something more forgiving, and while they don’t feel as great as the other, they are good!”
  • cactusgolf: “I can shank, thin, or fat any wedge. I’m just that good. I’ve played both CB wedges (CBX-type) and now my Callaway MD3s since they came out. I really haven’t noticed a noticeable benefit to playing one over the other as long as the bounce is right for the type of course and how I deliver the club to the ball.”
  • texas_tom: “I was just looking into this. I settled on a 50 degree GW CBX2 for pitch shots and bump and run and heavy grass. I have Vokey 54/58 for the “finesse” Lob and high soft shots. Of course, I blade the crap out of most of those, so I use my cbx more and more. I think the CBX has a higher swingweight? It definitely feels like it, I don’t feel as flippy with it.”

Entire Thread: “Blade vs cavity back style wedges”

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (07/2/21): (Made for Tony Finau) Piretti Handstamped Matera Elite putter

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At GolfWRX, we love golf, plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buy and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a 1 of 1 (Made for Tony Finau) Piretti Handstamped Matera Elite putter.

 

From the seller: (@Kaexo): “For sale only, no trades. I wanted to like it and use it for awhile but just can’t putt with it. It was originally made for Tony Finau and can be confirmed by Mike the owner of Piretti. Very light wear on the sole but Overall excellent condition. Only weight set is the blank aluminum which makes it 355g. 34″. 355g. 70? Lie. 2.5? loft. Black Piretti standard grip Full disclosure: I am out of town and won’t be able to ship until likely Friday next week but will try to do it sooner. $1200 OBO fedex insured.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: 1 of 1 (Made for Tony Finau) Piretti Handstamped Matera Elite putter.

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

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GolfWRX Spotlight: Tour Edge Exotics C721 driver

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Tour Edge’s Exotics line of high-end golf clubs has been known for excellent fairway wood and hybrid performance over the years. The Chicago-based company has been consistently putting out high-quality products, and golfers are really taking notice. The new line of C721 drivers, fairway woods, and hybrids take yet another big leap forward from last year’s EXS line. 

The new C721 driver takes a lot of technology from the 2020 EXS line and further refines and expands on it. I know it is a little cliche when companies say every model is their best ever, but Tour Edge is 100 percent right this time.

When unboxing the C721 the first thing I noticed was the much-improved looks and shape over the previous Tour Edge drivers. The biggest change to my eye is the added bulge, giving a more rounded and softened topline.

The overall shape of the C721 is slightly stretched from front to back, giving it just a hint of a triangular look. The Ridgeback is a titanium spine flanked by two carbon fiber wings that add stability and forgiveness to the head, but they can also work together and an additional aiming device to ensure you are lined up down the center of the fairway. 

Getting the C721 out on the course is where you really start to appreciate all the technology that went into this driver. Well-struck shots are very long, very boring, and will hang with anything out on the market today. Center contact is rewarded with a long and very low spin shot that is just fun to hit.

The sound and feel are very solid, you can really feel the ball compress on the face as it leaves at high speed. The sound is more of a muted crack and much quieter than I anticipated. If you practice on an enclosed range your ears will thank you for your choice in drivers. Shots hit away from the center of the face retain a lot of ball speed and stay online really well.

My miss is low on the heel and those misses stayed in the air fairly well and went a good ways. Shots hit down on the heel or higher on the toe side still stay online really well due to the Ridgeback spine and rear weight. The C721 is just slightly higher than mid-launch for me, but the low spinning head never allowed my shots to balloon or rise even into the wind. I do wish the face was just a touch deeper as I had to play with my tee height in order to find the optimal setup. The better players will enjoy the neutral weighting and there seems to be very minimal draw built into the driver.

Overall, the Tour Edge Exotics C721 driver is a great club that will probably be overlooked by too many golfers. If you are looking for added distance, a lot of forgiveness and want to keep some money in your pocket, then you should seriously take a look at Tour Edge.

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