Equipping the stars of Golf

Equipping the Stars of Golf
Today’s golf stars come fully equipped by their sponsors. Product endorsement deals ensure that no champion golfer is expected to part with his winnings to purchase the tools of his trade. The equipment used by the world’s top golfers represents the cutting edge of the technological and design development of modern golf clubs and balls.
Here’s a look at the world’s top players and the equipment they use to stay on top:

Phil Mickelson

Lefty’ is a Callaway man, using the company’s products for every golf club bar his putter. Mickelson rounds off his play-set with a Callaway Tour ix ball.

  • Driver: Callaway FT-9
  • Fairway Wood: Callaway Big Bertha Diablo
  • Hybrids: Callaway Big Bertha Diablo Hybrid
  • Irons: Callaway X-Prototype Blades
  • Wedges: Callaway X-Forged
  • Putter: Odyssey White Hot XG #9 prototype
  • Ball: Callaway Tour ix

Padraig Harrington

Europe’s biggest golf star is a wholly-owned ‘subsidiary’ of the Wilson sports equipment company. The only items in Harrington’s golf bag not manufactured by Wilson are his Odyssey putter and Titleist ball.

  • Driver: Wilson Staff Smooth
  • Fairway Woods: Wilson Staff Fw6 Fairway 5 Wood
  • Hybrids: Wilson Staff Fh6 Hybrid
  • Irons: Wilson Staff Pi7 Irons
  • Wedges: Wilson Staff Tw9
  • Putter: Odyssey White Hot 2-Ball Blade
  • Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Sergio Garcia

The best golfer never to have won a golf major, plies his trade with TaylorMade-Addidas golf equipment. Every item in Garcia’s golf bag is tailor made by TaylorMade, including the futuristic ball, which he helped to develop.

  • Driver: TaylorMade R9 9.5°, Mitsubishi Diamana X-flex shaft
  • Fairway Woods: TaylorMade Burner TP 14.5° 3 Wood, TaylorMade R7 TP 17.5° 5 Wood
  • Irons: TaylorMade 2008 Tour Preferred Irons (4-PW)
  • Wedges: TaylorMade rac TP 54°, 58°, 60°
  • Putter: Taylormade Rossa Daytona
  • Ball: TaylorMade TP Red LDP

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods endorses Nike products, and as such uses both Nike golf equipment and apparel. The only exception is Woods’ putter, a Titelist putter responsible for holing his 10ft+ championship winning putts.

  • Driver: Nike SQ DYMO Prototype 8.5°
  • Fairway Woods: Nike SQ II 15° 3-wood and Nike SQ II 19° 5-Wood
  • Irons: Irons Nike VR TW Blades (2-PW)
  • Wedges: Nike VR 56° Sand Wedge and Nike SV 60° Lob Wedge
  • Putter: Scotty Cameron By Titleist GSS Newport 2 putter
  • Ball: Nike One Tour

Geoff Ogilvy

Matchplay specialist Geoff Ogilvy uses a combination of Cobra and Vokey products.

  • Driver: S9-1 Pro D Aldila VooDoo XVS8
  • Fairway Woods: Cobra S9-1 Pro 3 Wood, Cobra S9-1 Pro 5 Wood
  • Irons: Cobra Pro MB, 3-9
  • Pitching Wedge: Vokey Design 50 deg
  • Sand Wedge: Vokey Design 55 deg
  • Putter: Scotty Cameron (Newport) prototype
  • Ball: New 2009 Titleist Pro V1

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