MY FAVORITE CLUB

January 23, 2006

Fred Funk
THREE-WOOD
Model: TaylorMade 200 Tour (steel, 13°)
Shaft: Graphite Design YS-7

"That'd be hard to get out of my bag; I've had it in there for five or six years. I like that I can hit it low. The new ones are designed to get the ball up. The gray patch on the bottom is lead tape that's been worn down to almost nothing. It's really hard to find a three-wood you love, even more so than a driver or a putter. The best shot I've ever hit with it was on 18 at last year's Skins Game. I had 242 to the hole, uphill and into the wind. I said to my caddie, 'All I've got to do is hit the best three-wood of my life.' And I did. I hit it to about 35 feet and two-putted for a birdie worth six skins and $550,000."

Chris Riley
PUTTER
Model: Ping Anser

"I've had it for 13 years, and I'd never give it up. I love the way it feels and looks and sounds and, you know, everything. It still makes putts. Well, sometimes. About five years ago I got mad at it and started banging it against a cart path. But I take much better care of it now. Anyhow, I got it from my grandmother. I simply took it out of her bag. I don't think she minded; she never asked for it back."

THREE PHOTOSFRED VUICH (FUNK'S CLUB, FUNK, RILEY ACTION) PHOTOJOHN BIEVER (RILEY HEAD SHOT)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)