FOR THE IRISH OPEN

"This driver has a deep face—it sits great behind the ball—and I like that I can flight it high or low depending on conditions."

1. DRIVER

Cleveland

Classic 290 (9°)

clevelandgolf.com

SHAFT: Miyazaki

Kusala Indigo 56 (X flex)

miyazakigolfshafts.com

2. FAIRWAY METAL

Cleveland

Launcher FL (14°)

SHAFT: Miyazaki

Kusala Indigo 72 graphite (Stiff)

3. HYBRIDS

Adams

Idea Pro a12 (17°)

adamsgolf.com

SHAFT: Miyazaki

Kusala Indigo 83 (X flex)

Adams

Idea a7 (22°)

SHAFT: Matrix

Ozik (X flex)

matrixshafts.com

4. IRONS

Srixon

Z-TX II (four-through nine-iron)

srixon.com

SHAFTS: Royal Precision

Project X 6.5

royalprecision.com

5. WEDGES

Cleveland

588 Forged (48°, 52°, 58°)

SHAFTS: Royal Precision

Project X 6.5

6. PUTTER

Odyssey

White Hot 7

odysseygolf.com

7. BALL

Srixon

Z-Star XV Pure White

8. SHOES

Ecco

World Class GTX

eccousa.com

GRIPS

Golf Pride

Tour Velvet

golfpride.com

TECH TALK

CAT CLAWS

Nike's TW'13 is a light, natural-motion shoe made for a Tiger

WHEN TIGER WOODS heads to the gym or out for a run he wears something from the Nike Free line of shoes, which are built to replicate going barefoot. So when it was time to build a new golf shoe, Woods wanted to crossbreed his old shoes with the Free. Not so fast, said the engineers. There's such a thing as too much flexibility, and the trick was to devise something that combined stability and mobility. Hence the Free-inspired TW'13.

An inner layer contains stiff FlyWire for stability and stretch panels for a molded fit.

Longitudinal and lateral channels cut in the outsole provide flex, but they are fewer and shallower than on the Free.

Instead of a solid urethane bottom, the sole combines pods of TPU and lightweight foam. The shoe weighs only 13.9 ounces, almost five ounces less than Woods's old model.

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PHOTOFRED VUICH (BALL) PHOTOFRED VUICH (BAG); COURTESY OF CLEVELAND GOLF (LAUNCHER FAIRWAY METAL) PHOTOROBERT BECK (MCDOWELL) PHOTOCOURTESY OF ECCO (SHOE) TWO PHOTOSCOURTESY OF NIKE (2, TW'13) 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)