"My 3-wood is a security blanket. The old 3-wood was good, but it wasn't perfect. I love the Vapor Flex. It's easier to hit a draw, especially off the ground."

DRIVER

Nike

Vapor Speed (10.5°)

nikegolf.com

Shaft: Mitsubishi

Rayon Diamana White Board 73x

mitsubishirayongolf.com

FAIRWAY WOODS

Nike

Vapor Flex (15°), Nike Vapor Speed (19°)

Shaft: Fujikura

Rombax P95x

fujikuragolf.com

IRONS

Nike

Vapor Pro Combo (3-PW)

Shaft: True Temper

Dynamic Gold X100

truetemper.com

WEDGES*

Nike

VR Forged X3X (56°, 60°)

Shaft: True Temper

Dynamic Gold

PUTTER

Nike

Method Core MC-1i Prototype

BALL

Nike

RZN Platinum

GRIPS

Golf Pride

Tour Velvet BCT

golfpride.com

*By press time Watney switched to Nike Engage square sole wedges (56° and 60°).

TECH TALK

Escape Artist

Callaway Mack Daddy PM-Grind wedge

Famed wedge designer Roger Cleveland crafted these sticks with input from Phil Mickelson. A wide, U-grind sole and a large face make it a prime option for tricky short-game shots from all types of lies and turf conditions. The high-toe design is a boon on shots from deep rough. Plus, Mack Daddy grooves extend across the face to the extreme toe; 39% more groove area than in previous Mack Daddy models yields more spin and control, particularly on open-face shots. Available in 56°, 58°, 60° and 64° lofts. $130 each.

PHOTOROBERT BECK FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (WATNEY) PHOTOKOHJIRO KINNO FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (BAG) PHOTOJESSE REITER FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (BALL) PHOTOJAMES WESTMAN (WEDGE)WEIGHTING GAME Four cutouts in the rear save 24 grams to get head weight in line with other wedges. PHOTOCOURTESY OF CALLAWAY[See caption above]
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)