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My Bag For the British Open

July 12, 2010
July 12, 2010

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July 12, 2010

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My Bag For the British Open

Think only Mom makes a great PB&J? Think again, says the reigning champion golfer of the year as he explains his bag full of new gizmos and old coins

The past year has been a wonderful experience as the Open champion. The best part has been the feeling of satisfaction from that huge win. Returning to St. Andrews to defend will be awesome!

This is an article from the July 12, 2010 issue

For the Old Course, I'll probably go to a 54-degree wedge in place of the 52 and 56, and add a three- and four-iron in place of my current three-iron [which plays between a typical three and four]. On a links course, spin and wedge control mean less than imagination and trajectory, so I'll give up the extra wedge in favor of the flexibility in the long irons.

And I always use a lower spinning ball, Nike's One Tour D, which works well in the cold and wind of the Open links courses.

DRIVER

Nike

VR Tour (9.5°)

SHAFT

UST Mamiya

Attas 6 (X flex)

IRONS

Nike

Pro Combo OS (two-iron); VR split cavity (three-iron); VR Blade (five through PW)

SHAFTS

True Temper

Dynamic Gold X100

BALL

Nike

One Tour D

FAIRWAY METAL

Nike

SQ II (15°)

SHAFT UST

Mamiya

Attas 7 (X flex)

PUTTER

Nike

Method 001 Prototype

DRINK MIX

I carry Amino Vital, which mixes with water to help with hydration and focus, and Living Fuel bars, which are packed with healthy ingredients.

WEDGES

Nike

VR (52°, 56° and 60°)

SHAFTS

True Temper

Dynamic Gold X100

GRIPS

Golf Pride

Tour Velvet

SHOES

Nike

Tour Premimum

Dime

Two-Cent Piece

TEES AND MARKERS

These tees create less friction at impact, and they break less often than wooden ones. I don't have any lucky markers, but a fan I see occasionally has given me some awesome collectible coins, like this 1864 two-cent piece and this 1831 dime.

RANGE FINDER

I feel naked if I leave it at home. I even carry a spare battery in case it goes dead. On Tour, my caddie Frank and I use it to chart yardages, especially uphill and downhill adjustments.

SANDWICH

My trainer Chris Noss makes a mean PB&J! Seriously, he makes one for every round, with the healthiest ingredients. I usually eat half per nine holes.

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PHOTOPhotograph by CARLOS M. SAAVEDRAGOING LONG Cink (near left) and caddie Frank Williams rarely alter their equipment to suit the course, but they will adjust for St. Andrews.SIX PHOTOSPhotographs by CARLOS M. SAAVEDRATHREE ILLUSTRATIONS