"I was using all AP2s, but changed to the combo set for more consistency on shorter shots. Even on mishits, the blades are more consistent."

1. DRIVER

Titleist

913D2 (8.5°)

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Shaft: Fujikura

Fuel 75 X

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2. FAIRWAY WOOD

Titleist

913F (13.5°)

Shaft: Fujikura

Motore Speeder VC7

3. HYBRIDS

Titleist

913H (17°, 21°)

Shafts: Project X

Black 6.5

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4. IRONS

Titleist

AP2 (four- through six-iron) and

Titleist MB (seven-iron through PW)

Shafts: Project X

PXi 6.5

5. WEDGES

Titleist

Vokey Design SM4 (52°, 58°)

Shafts: Project X

PXi 6.5 (52);

True Temper

DG Spinner (58)

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6. PUTTER

Titleist

Scotty Cameron GoLo 5

7. BALL

Titleist

Pro V1x (2013)

GRIPS

Lamkin

i-Line

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TECH TALK

Fade to Black

TAYLORMADE HAS A COLOR CHANGE

Sales have skyrocketed since TaylorMade moved to white-headed woods in 2011. Nevertheless, some golfers won't try a club based on the color, so the company has turned back the clock with a black driver. The fully loaded, adjustable R1 Black has the same bells and whistles as the original R1 in a more sedate package. The only real difference is the paint job. Both versions are adjustable for loft (8° to 12°), face angle (4° open to 4° closed) and shot shape (removable one-gram and 10-gram weights in the heel and toe). Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Brian Gay and Peter Hanson are among the Tour players who have had the club in their bags. Available in limited quantities: $299.

PHOTODAVID WALBERG FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (BAG, BALL) PHOTOMICHAEL DREAS/SNAP36 (PUTTER) PHOTORICHARD HEATHCOTE/GETTY IMAGES (MANASSERO) PHOTOCOURTESY TAYLORMADE (R1 BLACK, 2)R1 Black has all the same adjustability options as the original R1.

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)