By his own admission, there was a time when even Phil Mickelson, not one known for self doubt, questioned his ability to ever win a British Open. That changed Sunday with his victory at Muirfield. Phil’s first Open Championship and fifth Major title was much more dramatic than the three shot margin of victory would indicate. Starting the day 5 shots off the lead, Mickelson was steady, if not spectacular through the first 12 holes on a day when steady looked, well, spectacular compared with the rest of the field. Pars were at a premium and birdies were scarce. So it was remarkable that Phil played the last 6 holes in 4 under par, sealing the victory and ending a tournament that looked as if it were anyone’s game until that final, fateful hour. How did he do it? Phil is known for changing up his equipment, for experimenting (see, e.g. The Phrankenwood) and for tailoring his equipment to the venue and conditions, even more so than your average tour pro, who does a fair amount of all of the above. For the Open Championship, Phil packed five wedges and no driver, opting to tackle the lengthier tee shots with a Callaway X Hot Pro 3Deep Three Wood. In the end, he credited his three wood and his Odyssey Versa #9 Putter for his finish as the only golfer in the field to break par. And Mickelson is nothing, if not gracious, so it was no big surprise, really, when he thanked the Callaway design team and technical folks for outfitting him with the perfect set to fashion what he claimed to be his best round of golf ever as a professional. Here’s Phil’s Bag: Fairway Wood: Callaway X Hot 3 Deep (13°) Hybrid: Ping Anser (17°) Irons: Callaway X Forged (4-PW) Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 2 (60°, 64°); Callaway X Series Jaws (52°, 56°) Putter: Odyssey Versa #9 Ball: Callaway Hex Chrome+ For a limited time Callaway and DGW are commemorating Mickelson’s winning score of 281 with a celebratory sale on Callaway Hex Chrome+ Golf Balls for $28.10. We have all of Phil’s Callaway equipment at DGW.
Jose Maria Olazabal finalized the European Ryder Cup team Monday by announcing Ian Poulter and Nicolas Colsaerts as his two Captain’s picks. In the end, there was no drama regarding these picks, and no real choice to be made, as both Poulter and Colsearts were obvious. It couldn’t have been easier for Olazabal. In contrast, US Captain Davis Love might be feeling a bit confused this week. Thanks to the rule changes made by the PGA at the request of Paul Azinger when he captained the squad in 2008, Love has until September 4, the day after the Deutsche Bank Championship concludes, to select not just two but four Captain’s picks to add to his team of eight already qualified via points. The idea was to give additional picks, and additional time, so the US Captain could load up on hot players going into the Cup. That was a great idea, but it has to be making Love lose just a bit of sleep--at least it should. Not too long ago, it appeared three of those four spots would be filled by three of the top four players who failed to qualify on points. Hunter Mahan was first on that list, followed by Steve Stricker, Jim Furyk and Rickie Fowler. All four had very good years, Cup experience and were close to having made the team on points. Brandt Snedeker, Dustin Johnson, Bo Van Pelt.and Billl Haas were all mentioned as candidates for that 4th spot. Conventional wisdom, or at least conventional thinking, following the end of qualifying was that the first three Captain’s picks were virtual locks for Stricker, Furyk and Mahan. While I don’t know if Davis Love was thinking along those lines--curiously, he hasn’t consulted me--surely he isn’t at this point. That's because those who appeared to be locks have been playing their way to an early vacation. The good news for Love is that each player in contention for a Captain's pick will be teeing it up this week at the Deutsche Bank for one last chance to impress. The bad news is that, golf being golf, the situation may be just as confounding come next Monday when Love will make his picks. A great deal has changed since the PGA. Hunter Mahan, a Cup veteran, is playing like a guy who wants to stay home, something that might be discounted (by me anyway) were it not for the fact that he’s been trending the wrong direction for awhile now. He’s missed the cut in his last 2 events and has been off the leader board since the British Open. It’s hard to understand how he didn’t make the team outright on points in the first place, given his 2 wins, including a WGC event, in a Ryder Cup year, but he didn’t. In one sense, the decision on Mahan is easy. If he plays really well this week (top 20) at the Deutsche Bank Championship, he makes the squad. If not, he stays home where he can contemplate what’s wrong with his game. Jim Furyk also missed the cut last week on a very long Bethpage Black course that seemed, well, a bit much for him. Medinah #3, host of this year’s Ryder Cup is also long, so I don’t think it should be an automatic for Furyk to make the team. True, he’s played well this year and could’ve won the US Open and WGC Bridgestone. But he didn’t win those events. In fact, it seems to me he lost both of those tournaments with bogey at the Open and double bogey at the Bridgesone on the 72 holes. “Yeah, but Furyk’s a gritty competitor,” you say, “and he’s got a great Ryder Cup record.” Well, that’s what I thought, but the truth is, Furyk has a stellar President’s Cup record but his losing Ryder Cup record of 8-15-4 is less than. He hasn’t won since the 2010 Tour Championship, and while he’s been on every Ryder Cup team since 1997, those teams have, with 2 exceptions, lost. Frankly, I think it’s time for some new blood. When Davis calls me later this week, I’ll tell him to leave Furyk behind. Rickie Fowler played in 3 matches for team USA in 2010 and lost 2 but halved a critical singles match by winning the last three holes. He’s a good putter, something much needed by the US in recent years as we’ve watched the Euros out putt our squad time and again. Fowler’s biggest claim to fame of late, since winning early in the year, has been his YouTube video wherein he appears doing back flips from a pillar into the pool of his rented home the day before the PGA. Boys will be boys, I guess, and it wouldn’t matter that he seemed less than serious going in to the PGA…had he performed. But he didn’t and in fact his play, since the win, has been sporadic at best, showing flashes of brilliance sandwiched between some truly awful scores. He’s had just one top 25 since June. Still, he’s in the mix, I think. Remember, his victory this year was in a playoff with none other than Rory McIlroy whom he defeated by jamming a gap wedge into a sucker pin on the first playoff hole. Solid match play stuff, that. Plus, he’s good for the youth movement—out with the old and in with the new. Steve Stricker is probably the most assured of getting a Captain’s pick. He went 3-1 last time out and proved there and at recent President’s cups to be the one guy who partners well with Tiger. If for no other reason, we need him to make putts for Tiger in the alternate shot and better ball formats. Stricker has shown himself to be a consistent performer this time of year, as well. He remains a lock. Complain if you wish. That being said, what really ought to happen here is that Davis Love should disregard any sense that he needs to reward the guys closest to having actually made the team on points and go with the guys who are playing the best. Clearly, two such guys are Brandt Snedeker and Dustin Johnson. Sneds has been nails of late, finishing solo second last week during a critical time in D III’s selections process. He seemed to be on every leader board all year long, including those at the majors. He leads the Tour in putting and his aggressive style is perfect for the Ryder Cup. He was dissed for the President’s Cup last year and Love shouldn’t make the same mistake. It’s “Sneds time,” I say. He should be on the team. Don’t bother telling me I’m wrong on this. I make no secret of my love for Sneds--and the “Sned Head”™ T shirts are already being printed. Dustin Johnson has shown he wants to be on this team. That much is clear by his recent play, including a T3 last week at the Barclays-- and he’s long (so we’ve heard); something that will be of use at Medinah. The knock on Johnson is his sporadic putting and sometimes crazy-bad wedge play—and that’s a big concern. But he has more wins than any US player under thirty, so he should get a look before Furyk. Again, I say let’s try to win with some youth. Let’s put some excitement into the game—and hope DJ has a caddy who keeps him from violating a rule that costs us the Cup. Finally, as if the waters weren’t muddied enough by the lousy play of some of the key candidates in the Captain’s pick contest, we have Nick Watney jumping in at the last minute to kick up a whole bunch of silt. With his win at the Barclays last week, Watney makes the case that he needs to be reckoned with, despite a lackluster season, compared to last year. It seems Watney recently had some putting instruction and then spanked Sergio Garcia by 5 on Sunday. Sergio will be at Medinah and so should Watney…if he plays well this week. Davis Love has yet to call me for my input, but when he does, I will tell him to pick Stricker and Snedeker, regardless of what happens at the Deutsche Bank this week. After that, it’s Johnson, Watney, or Fowler, not necessarily in that order. I’d make it easy on myself among those three by simply picking the two that finish highest come Monday. Science it’s not, but such is life that someone will come up short—and in 2014 maybe they’ll just have to make the team on points. As for Jim Furyk, he gets on the team if he beats two of those three and is in the top ten. Sorry Jim, but I think your time on the team has come and gone. I’d like to see the US win this year. It will be interesting to see what develops this week at the Deutsche Bank. Love’s decision(s) may become much clearer…or much harder.
Dylan Fritelli, recent University of Texas graduate and first team All America, entered the professional ranks last week as the newest addition to the Nike Tour Staff. Fritelli, you may remember, sank a 20 foot birdie putt on the 18th hole of famed Riviera Golf Club earlier this month to win his match and secure the NCAA Divison I Championship for The Longhorns. After signing with Nike last week he immediately justified his professional potential with a tie for 33rd place at the BMW International Open in Cologne, Germany. Fritelli plays a complete set of Nike VR Pro clubs from driver through wedges and trusts a Nike Method putter as his flat stick of choice. On tournament days he tees it up wearing head-to-toe Nike Tour Performance apparel and Nike Lunar Control Golf Shoes. Check out Dylan’s equipment, apparel and other Nike products, all of which are available here at DGW: • Driver: Nike VR Pro Limited Edition 8.5-degree • Fairway Wood: Nike VR Pro Limited Edition 3-wood/15-degree • Hybrid: Nike VR Pro 19-degree • Irons: Nike VR Pro Combo (4-PW) • Wedges: Nike VR Pro 52-, 56- and 58-degree • Putter: Nike Method 004 • Apparel: Nike Golf Tour Performance Collection • Footwear: Nike Lunar Control You might also want to take a look the DGW "What the Pros Play" page to see what Phil, Tiger, Ernie and a host of other PGA Tour stars are featuring in their bags in 2012.
Tiger Woods returns to professional golf this week at The Masters tournament at Augusta National. While the airwaves and internet are buzzing with questions about who will be there and how the crowd will greet him, others want to know what he's going to wear. The good news -- we have his outfits! Tiger Woods will be wearing Nike and Tiger Woods branded clothes from head to toe, although his bag is rumored to have just the "TW" logo on the side. As expected Tiger Woods will be playing Nike golf clubs and Nike golf balls -- we have those, too! -- but exactly which ones remains to be seen. Keep reading to get the specific hats, shirts, pants, shoes, clubs and accessories that Tiger Woods will be using at The Masters. Tiger Woods Clothes and Clubs for The Masters 2010 The practice rounds have begun at Augusta National, with Tiger Woods up bright and early sizing up the course. His press release will be happening soon, so any last-minute updates or personal insights will be laid bare before tournament play officially begins this Thursday. Discount Golf World is a Nike Tiger Woods authorized dealer and has Tiger's hats, shirt, pants and shoes in-stock and ready to ship. We also carry the clubs, balls and accessories Tiger Woods uses. You could be wearing and playing the same stuff Tiger does this weekend! Thursday April 8 Outfit Hat: Nike TW Tiger Woods Tour FlexFit Cap 360762 Shirt: Nike TW Dri-FIT Multi-Open Stripe Polo 359363 Pants: Nike Flat Front Tech Pants 319685 Shoes: Nike Air Zoom TW Tiger Woods 2010 Golf Shoes 379222 Friday April 9 Outfit Hat: Nike TW Tiger Woods Tour FlexFit Cap 360762 Shirt: Nike TW Dri-FIT UV Mini Diamond Texture Polo 359368 Pants: Nike Flat Front Tech Pants 319685 Shoes: Shoes: Nike Air Zoom TW Tiger Woods 2010 Golf Shoes 379222 Saturday April 10 Outfit Hat: Nike Tour Swoosh Flex Cap 360756 Shirt: Nike TW Dr-FIT Texture Multipstripe Polo 359361 Pants: Nike Flat Front Tech Pants 319685 Shoes: Nike Air Zoom TW Tiger Woods 2010 Golf Shoes 379222 Sunday April 11 Outfit Hat: Nike TW Tiger Woods Tour FlexFit Cap 360762 Shirt: Nike TW Dri-FIT Engineered Jacquard Polo 359360 Pants: Nike Flat Front Tech Pants 319685 Shoes: Nike Air Zoom TW Tiger Woods 2010 Golf Shoes 379222 Of course Tiger Woods can change his mind, or Nike may decide they want to mix things up. So check back often to see if anything has changed. We'll make changes as soon as we get word. In the meantime, check out our huge selection of Nike golf apparel and equipment. We have thousands of choices, so putting together the ultimate golf outfit and gear package is easy with Discount Golf World. Nike Tiger Woods Collection Nike Tiger Woods Platinum Collection Nike Tiger Golf Balls Nike Tiger Woods Hats Nike Tiger Woods Golf Clubs Nike Golf Shirts Nike Golf Shoes
Stewart Cink won the playoff against Tom Watson to claim victory at the 2009 British Open at Turnberry in Scotland. It was an entertaining tournament to say the least, with plenty of disappointments -- Tiger Woods failing to qualify, Tom Watson's awkward putt -- but also a major win for Cink, who, despite all the negative press, handled himself like gentleman and showed the golfing world that he is at the top of his game and should not be pushed aside. So what did Stewart Cink use to win at Turnberry, and what did he wear? The details are below, so keep reading. Here are the golf clubs Stewart Cink used during the 2009 British Open: Driver: SasQuatch SUMO 2 5900 Square Driver Fairway Wood: SasQuatch 2 Fairway Wood Irons Set: CCI Forged Irons Set Wedges: Victory Red Forged Wedge Chrome Golf Balls: One Tour D Golf Balls Stewart Cink is sponsored by Nike and is using a prototype putter. Cink recently upgraded to the Victory Red clubs and will likely make more clubs changes in the future, but expressed concern that making too many changes makes it difficult to pinpoint what's helping and what's hurting his performance. As Cink updates his golf clubs we'll let you know. Stewart Cink also looked sharp at Turnberry in his Nike Golf Apparel, sporting the following golf clothes: Shirts: Thursday July 16: Nike SP Chest Stripe Polo (color: Del Sol) Friday July 17: Nike Body Mapping Stripe Polo (color: Orion Blue) Saturday July 18: Nike Body Mapping Polo (color: Varsity Purple) Sunday July 19: Nike Tonal Diamond Polo (color: Chlorophyll) Hats: Nike Tour Perforated Cap (colors: White, Black, Chlorophyll) Pants: Nike Flat Front Tech Pants (colors: Khaki, Black, White) If you're interested in learning more about Stewart Cink check out his 2009 British Open page, and for information about other players visit our Pros page and Tournament section, where you can find the outfits worn by numerous PGA Tour Pros and "what's in the bag" (what equipment they use) this season. As always I encourage you to browse our site and check out the current specials and read some of my blog articles so you get the most out of your visit. Feel free to call for specific questions regarding any of the products listed above, or to custom order golf equipment from our professional staff. Happy golfing!
Discount Golf World has Nike Golf's Tiger Woods shirts, pants, hats, shoes, and clubs that he wears and uses on the PGA Tour. If you've ever wondered what Tiger Woods wore during a particular tournament, or what he's wearing in an upcoming tournament, check out the DGW Pros page for Tiger Woods. There you'll find apparel and equipment used by Tiger Woods; you can also check out other Tour pros like Phil Mickelson, Michelle Wie, Sergio Garcia and many of your favorite players. Recent Tournament Clothes and Clubs The Masters 2009 The US Open 2009 Arnold Palmer Invitational Put On Your Sunday Best Tiger Woods Collection Tiger Woods Platinum Collection The Course is Painted Red Victory Red Golf Collection Just Wear It Mens Nike Mens Shirts, Nike Mens Pants, Nike Mens Shorts, Nike Mens Shoes, Nike Mens Headwear Womens Nike Womens Shirts, Nike Womens Pants, Nike Womens Shorts, Nike Womens Skirts, Nike Womens Shoes, Nike Womens Headwear
Tiger Woods made a dramatic return to golf by clinching the Arnold Palmer Invitational title for the sixth time. The win is Tiger's first big win since being sidelined by a knee injury and surgery last year. Tiger's improved knee wasn't the only new equipment on the course - his bag was brimming with updated clubs and golf balls from Nike. The combination of new gear and a refreshed mind and body mean Tiger is poised to make a stunning comeback. Everybody knows Tiger Woods had his knee fixed, but what about his golf equipment, surely that would also be new? Indeed, Tiger Woods was playing a new ball and new clubs. The ball is Nike's new ONE Tour , a premium 4-piece, solid core, urethane ball designed for advanced players seeking maximum feel and spin (read my article on the Nike ONE collection ). Tiger's driver is the new Nike SQ Dymo , a smaller but highly optimized driver, a departure from the grossly oversized drivers of years past and a muted color scheme and design. Seeing how Tiger was involved in its design and modification, perhaps the new club is a reflection of Tiger's new perspective on life and golf thanks to a new baby , a debilitating injury, and a reinvigorated sense of focus and purpose? Tiger is also playing the new Nike Victory Red TW Blades , which feature a more traditional muscle back design that promotes workability, ultimate control and shot shaping - all characteristics demanded by Woods himself. When asked about the new irons Tiger responded, "I like the new VR Blades because of the consistent feel throughout the bag, how good it looks in a playing position and my workability." Said Woods, "I can shape the ball both ways, change my trajectory, do whatever I need to do to hit the ball closest to the hole and be as efficient as I can throughout the round. That's ultimately what you want to have happen." To find out more about Tiger Woods, PGA Tournaments, and what the Tour pros are playing and wearing, click on the links below: What's in Tiger's Bag? What's Tiger Wearing? Tour Pros (including Nike, Callaway, and others) PGA Tournaments
Tiger Woods won the ultimate prize on Sunday, February 8, 2009, by welcoming his second child into his family - this time a baby boy! Charlie Axel Woods was born Sunday, a day usually reserved for Tiger winning the Buick Invitational. But instead of hoisting a trophy Tiger held his newborn son. Discountgolfworld.com sincerely congratulates Tiger Woods and his family and wishes them continued health and prosperity. We also look forward to Tiger's return to the Tour. We carry a large selection Nike products , including the Tiger Woods Collection and Tiger Woods Platinum Collection . Happy Golfing!