Branden Grace added a new tartan jacket to his wardrobe after his win at the RBC Heritage but it was his performance with the driver that really impressed.
The South African used his 8.5˚ Callaway XR 16 Sub Zero to great effect at Harbour Town having only put it in the bag in the last month.
According to Callaway’s tour reps, Grace ‘preferred the shape, finish and sound of Sub Zero’ to the Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 816 Double Black Diamond he used before.
That certainly appeared to be the case during Sunday’s final round, as he hit the longest drive of the week on 18 as he looked to close out the victory.
Grace stripes one on the scenic 18th.
312 yards. No one has hit it that far all week. pic.twitter.com/V4qhSvqWYD
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 17, 2016
Grace also switched to a Big Bertha Alpha 816 3-wood this week with two degrees more loft than his old 3-wood. He is quoted as calling the fairway wood ‘a weapon’ for the RBC Heritage.
What’s more, all of the 27-year-old’s irons and wedges feature the South African flag.
(Pic via @jonathanrwall)
DeChambeau's new Cobra clubs
Bryson DeChambeau turned professional at the start of the week immediately after a solid display at the Masters and he did so with some new Cobra equipment in his bag.
While still playing the single length Edel Golf prototype irons that helped him to this stage, DeChambeau has added this cool Cobra King Utility to the bag for when the greens are more receptive. When the greens are firm, he’ll use a Cobra King F6 5-wood.
DeChambeau's wedges look the real deal, too!
(Pics via @jonathanrwall)
Day's Spiderman putter makeover
You may have noticed Jason Day’s putter had a splash of colour about it at the RBC Heritage. That’s because he was testing a custom TaylorMade Spider Itsy Bitsy Limited putter.
According to Bill Price, senior director at TaylorMade, Day played a key role in the design process of the new colour and asked designers to add a splash of colour.
Putter switch for Luke
Luke Donald was another to change his putter recently and it appeared to work as he finished in a tie for second place with Russell Knox.
The Englishman is using an Odyssey Works Versa #7H and detailed the alterations he has made ahead of the tournament.
He said: “I have not changed my putter for a long time until the last couple of weeks. I’ve got the same head on my putter, but just a different shaft. It’s a centre shaft. I just wanted a little bit of a different look.
“It’s pretty much the same putter, just has a different neck on it, it’s a centre shaft rather than a normal neck. Same head, same everything, except the way it works, the shaft goes in.
“The putter I’ve been using the last couple of years, I just felt like I hadn’t seen the ball go in, so I just wanted something different to look at.”
PXG prototype driver testing... again!
Another week, another potential new release from high-end club manufacturer PXG. PXG ‘Troop’ Zach Johnson was pictured testing out a new prototype driver at the RBC Heritage called 0811X.
According to reports, it is longer from front to back, has fewer weight adjusting screws in the sole, as well as being lower spinning and boasting slightly more draw bias.
.@pxg rolls out 0811X prototype driver at the @RBC_Heritage. Get the scoop: https://t.co/63K4yiRJTg pic.twitter.com/kgxSzldjme
— Jonathan Wall (@jonathanrwall) April 12, 2016
Last week, we saw Billy Horschel holed out from the fairway on the 8th hole at Augusta National and proceeded to thank Zach Johnson for letting him use his 60˚ PXG 0311T wedge.
Watch @BillyHo_Golf hole out from 88 yards for eagle on No. 8. #themasters https://t.co/XzKaQWLJRi
— Masters Tournament (@TheMasters) April 10, 2016
Have to thank @ZachJohnsonPGA for allowing me to use his wedge last week! Worked well on #8 yesterday! @pxg pic.twitter.com/8lzIlIu2fq
— Billy Horschel (@BillyHo_Golf) April 11, 2016