MY BAG: Justin Rose

March 17, 2014

"With a mixed set of irons, I get all the benefits of hitting the long irons farther, higher and softer, and all the feel and control of my blade-style MB short irons."

DRIVER

TaylorMade SLDR 460 (9.5°)

taylormadegolf.com

Shaft: Matrix Ozik HD 6M3 Black Tie X

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FAIRWAY METAL

TaylorMade JetSpeed (15°)

Shaft: Matrix Ozik HD 7M3 Black Tie X

IRONS

TaylorMade Tour Preferred CB (3-iron); Tour Preferred MC (4--6); Tour Preferred MB (7--PW)

Shaft: KBS C-Taper S+ 125

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WEDGES

TaylorMade ATV (52° and 56°)

Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold

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Cleveland 588 (60°)

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Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold

PUTTER

TaylorMade Ghost Spider Blade

BALL

TaylorMade Tour Preferred X

GRIPS

Lamkin R.E.L. 3Gen

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TECH TALK

Water Works

Bridgestone Tour B330 series balls

The groundbreaking feature in the Tour B330 and Tour B330-S balls is Hydro Core technology—yes, water in the core. This allows the core's outer region to get slightly firmer, while the softer inner area remains unchanged from previous models. The result is a lower-spinning ball that flies farther. Each model also features a dimple-within-a-dimple design (inner dimples boost speed, and outer dimples create a shallower descent angle), plus a soft urethane cover for greenside control. The Tour B330 and Tour B330-S (spins more on scoring shots) are engineered for players with 105-plus-mph swing speeds, such as Tour pros. Brandt Snedeker (Tour B330), Fred Couples (Tour B330) and Matt Kuchar (Tour B330-S) are among the Tour players using the balls. Two additional models, the Tour B330-RX and Tour B330-RXS, are for players who swing less than 105 mph. $45/dozen

PHOTOKOHJIRO KINNO FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (BAG) PHOTOKOHJIRO KINNO FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (BALL) PHOTOROBERT BECK/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (ROSE) PHOTOMANFRED KOH (BRIDGESTONE BALL)Water combines with more typical ball materials to create a lower-spinning ball on full shots.

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)