MY BAG: Thorbj√∏rn Olesen

July 22, 2013

"The ball is really soft, it's easy to chip around the greens and putt, and it goes through wind really well, which is very important, especially in Europe."

1. DRIVER

Nike

VR_S Covert Tour (9.5°)

nikegolf.com

Shaft: Graphite Design

Tour AD D1-7x

prochoicegolfshafts.com

2. FAIRWAY WOOD

Nike

VR_S Covert (15°)

Shaft: Mitsubishi

Diamana 'ahina 80√ó5ct

mitsubishirayongolf.com

3. HYBRID

*Nike

VR_S Covert Tour (18°)

Shaft: Mitsubishi

Fubuki h500ct x

4. IRONS

Nike

VR Pro Blade (3--9)

Shafts: Project X

6.5

pxshaft.com

5. WEDGES

Nike

VR Pro (46°, 54°, 58°)

Shafts: Project X

6.5

6. PUTTER

Nike

Method 001 34 inches

7. BALL

Nike

20XI

GRIPS

Golf Pride

New Decade MultiCompound

golfpride.com

See close-up images of Thorbj√∏rn Olesen's gear at golf.com/equipment

*Olesen switches between the hybrid and a Nike VR_S Covert (19°) fairway wood.

TECH TALK

Sole Mates

CALLAWAY MACK DADDY 2 WEDGES BOOST SPIN AND PLAYABILITY

Forged from 1020 carbon steel, these wedges have machined grooves, enhanced surface roughness and laser-etched oval marks on the face. The 56° design delivers 25% more spin than Callaway's current wedges but 25% less spin than the original Mack Daddy grooves in the X-Forged wedges (pre--2010 rules change). The Mack Daddy 2 comes in a standard grind, C-grind or U-grind. Lofts of 54° or less have the standard grind, the 56° comes in the standard or C-grind, and the 58° and 60° are available in the standard, C- or U-grind. The U-grind (right) has a wider sole with a concave area and a rearward bounce profile designed for greenside explosions. Phil Mickelson played the 60° (U-grind) during his Scottish Open victory last week. He also added the 64° for the U.S. Open last month at Merion. $119, chrome or vintage slate finish.

PHOTOANGUS MURRAY (BAG, BALL) PHOTOSNAP 36 (FAIRWAY WOOD, HYBRID) PHOTOSIMON BRUTY/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (OLESEN) PHOTOCOURTESY OF CALLAWAY (WEDGE)The wedges come in three grinds, including the U-grind with a concave sole.

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)