Teeing Off

July 26, 2009

MY BAG

FOR THE U.S.SENIOR OPEN

Tom Watson

"The [newdriver head] is a big old thing, and if you mis-hit it off center, [the ball]still goes out there."

BALL
Titleist
Pro V1

PUTTER
Odyssey
White Hot

DRIVER
Adams
Speedline (9.5°)
SHAFT
Aldila
Voodoo SVS6 (X flex)

IRONS
(Three through pitching wedge)
Adams
a4 prototype
SHAFTS
True Temper
Dynamic Gold S400

FAIRWAY METAL
Adams
Insight (14.5°)
SHAFT
Aldila
Voodoo SVS7 (X flex)

HYBRID
Adams
Idea Pro Gold (18°)
SHAFT
Graffaloy
We Trust (X flex)

WEDGES
Adams
Puglielli Wedge (52°) Watson Wedge (56°);
SHAFTS
True Temper
Dynamic Gold S400

UPCOMING MAINEVENTS

THE SENIOROPENS

FamiliarGround

This week'sSenior British makes a rare trip inland to Sunningdale Golf Club in southernEngland, which hosted the European Open from 1982 to '92. Seven of the playerswho won that event will tee it up—Manuel Pinero ('82), Isao Aoki ('83), GordonBrand Jr. ('84), Bernhard Langer ('85), Greg Norman ('86), Ian Woosnam ('88)and Nick Faldo ('92). Will their past success give them an advantage? It didn'thurt Tom Watson at Turnberry. Unfortunately for old Tom, he's never won atSunningdale or at Crooked Stick in Carmel, Ind., where he'll join hiscontemporaries in next week's U.S. Senior Open.

King ofBritain

At Turnberry,Watson missed tying Harry Vardon for most British Open victories, but if youinclude the three Senior British Opens that Watson has won, he already holdsthe record for most Open titles in the Kingdom.

[The followingtext appears within a chart. Please see hardcopy or PDF for actual chart.]

TOM WATSON
8

HARRY VARDON
6

JAMES BRAID
5

J.H. TAYLOR
5

PETER THOMSON
5

OLD TOM MORRIS
4

YOUNG TOMMORRIS
4

—Compiled by SalJohnson

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TWO PHOTOSDAVID WALBERG (BALL AND BAG) PHOTOCARYN LEVY/PGA TOUR/GETTY IMAGES (WATSON) CHARTSLIM FILMS (CHART)

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)