MY BAG

FOR THE U.S. AMATEUR

Rickie Fowler

"I go through two to six balls a round, depending on how many wedges I hit. They cut the ball pretty good."

DRIVER
Titleist
909 D2 (7.5°)
SHAFT
Diamana
White Board 73 (X flex)

HYBRID
Titleist
585H (17°)
SHAFT
Proforce
V2 104 (X flex)

PUTTER
Scotty Cameron
Proto GSS Circa 62

BALL
Titleist
Pro V1x

FAIRWAY METAL
Cobra
IS1-9 (15°)
SHAFT
Fujikura
Pro 95 (X flex)

IRONS
(two-iron)
Titleist
AP2; (four through nine)
Titleist
680
SHAFTS
True Temper
Dynamic Gold X100

WEDGES
Titleist
Vokey Design (47°, 53° and 59°)
SHAFTS
True Temper
Dynamic Gold S400

THIS WEEK'S MAIN EVENTS

U.S. AMATEUR

Ride 'Em, Cowboys

Rickie Fowler is the top-ranked amateur in the country, so he figures to be the favorite at this week's U.S. Amateur at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, but he should get a challenge from the No. 2 player, Peter Uihlein. A head-to-head meeting between the pair would have a little extra spice because they're teammates at Oklahoma State. If the home-on-the-range shootout doesn't materialize, you can always follow fish-out-of-water Steve Wilson, a 39-year-old gas-station owner from Mississippi who won last year's Mid-Amateur, and 2009 Byron Nelson Award winner Mike Van Sickle, son of SI senior writer Gary.

Staking a Claim

The Barclays is the first PGA Tour event played at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City. Since 2000, 47 Tour events have been held on either a new course or one that hadn't hosted a Tour event in 10 years. Unfamiliar territory seems to lend an advantage to two groups: those without a win and Tiger Woods.

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FIRST-TIME WINNERS
12

TIGER WOODS
6

—Compiled by Sal Johnson

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PHOTOKOHJIRO KINNO (FOWLER) PHOTOKOHJIRO KINNO (BAG) PHOTOKOHJIRO KINNO (BALL) CHARTSLIM FILMS (CHART) PHOTOROBERT BECK (WOODS)

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)