Teeing Off

August 22, 2010

MY BAG

FOR THE WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Webb Simpson

"I changed to a new driver three weeks ago and picked up 5 mph in ball speed."

BALL Titleist

Pro V1x

FAIRWAY METAL Titleist

909 F2 (13.5°)

SHAFT UST Mamiya

Axiv Core 79 (X flex)

DRIVER Titleist

910 D3 (10.5°)

SHAFT UST Mamiya

Axiv Core 69 (X flex)

GRIPS Golf Pride

Tour Velvet 58 round

SHOES FootJoy

Icon 52005

HYBRIDS Titleist

909 H (19° and 21°)

SHAFTS UST Mamiya

Attas 85 (X flex)

PUTTER Ping

G5i Craz-E Belly

IRONS Titleist

710 AP2 (four through PW)

SHAFTS True Temper

Dynamic Gold X100 (X flex)

WEDGES Titleist

Vokey Design TVD M grind (54° and 58°)

SHAFTS True Temper

Dynamic Gold X100 (X flex)

ON THE NUMBER

Moment of Impact

Estimating the economic impact that hosting a major championship has on a particular region is part art and part science because it involves not only accounting but also estimations, multipliers and regional variables. The chart shows that even during hard times, the PGA Championship provides a serious economic lift, and that after a dip the level of impact is recovering quickly. This year's event is expected to equal the tournament's '04 visit to Wisconsin.

Economic Impact Of the PGA

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WHISTLING STRAITS 2004

BALTUSROL 2005

MEDINAH 2006

SOUTHERN HILLS 2007

OAKLAND HILLS 2008

HAZELTINE NATIONAL 2009

(MILLIONS)

Source: PGA of America

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PHOTOFRED VUICH (BAG AND BALL) PHOTOCHRIS CONDON/PGA TOUR/GETTY IMAGES (SIMPSON) PHOTOSHOE (COURTESY OF FOOTJOY) CHARTKAREN HA (CHART) THREE ILLUSTRATIONS

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)