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Change drivers, drop an iron, add a hybrid, go with a fresh set of wedges or simply stand pat? Eight top-ranked pros, including defending champion Trevor Immelman, reveal which clubs they'll be packing at Augusta

"I may put a five-wood in the bag instead of my hybrid. You need one at 15, the 13th and the 2nd. If they move back the tees on number 4, my hybrid isn't going to get there. I'll put new wedges in the bag for more spin."

BALL: Srixon Z-Star

DRIVER: Cleveland Launcher (8.25°); SHAFT: Diamana Whiteboard 83√ó

PUTTER: Never Compromise GM2 Exchange #7 Proto belly

FAIRWAY METAL: Cleveland Launcher Steel (13°); SHAFT: Diamana Whiteboard 83√ó

HYBRID: Adams a3 Boxer (21°); SHAFT: Aldila VS Proto Hybrid X

IRONS: (Four through pitching wedge) Cleveland CG Tour; SHAFTS: Element 21 Scandium X

LOB WEDGES: Cleveland CG12 (60° and 64°)

SAND WEDGE: Cleveland CG12 (54°)


"I was going to use this driver [merely] as preparation for Augusta, but it's working so well, I think I'll keep using it for the rest of this year." (At 45 inches, the new driver is an inch shorter than the ones he had been using.)

BALL: Callaway iX

DRIVER: Callaway FT9 (7.5°); SHAFT: Mitsubishi Fubuki 73√ó5ct

FAIRWAY METAL: Callaway Big Bertha Diablo (15° bent to 13°); SHAFT: Mitsubishi Fubuki

PUTTER: Odyssey White Hot XG blade

SAND WEDGE: Callaway X (54°)

IRONS: (Three and four) Callaway X; SHAFTS: Rifle Project X. (Five through pitching wedge) Callaway prototype blades; SHAFTS: Rifle Project X

LOB WEDGES: Callaway X (60° and 64°)

"The beauty of Augusta is that you have to hit every shot well, and you have to hit every shot well all week. I won't make any changes in my bag, but I'll work on controlling spin with my wedges. If you spin the ball and it catches a ridge, it's going to roll a long way."

BALL: Nike One Tour

DRIVER: Nike STR8-FIT (9.5°); SHAFT: Mitsubishi Fubuki X

FAIRWAY METALS: Nike SQ Dymo (15° and 19°); SHAFTS: Mitsubishi Fubuki X

HYBRID: Nike Sumo2 (20°); SHAFT: Graffaloy Epic

PUTTER: Nike prototype

SAND WEDGE: Nike Victory Red (54°)

IRONS: (Four through pitching wedge) Nike Victory Red Split Cavity; SHAFTS: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100

LOB WEDGE: Nike Victory Red (60°)

"Augusta National makes you hit every club in the bag. I like to have a five-wood if I need to hit a high shot into a green, so I may put in a five-wood with a little more loft than usual."

BALL: Titleist Pro V1√ó

DRIVER: Ping Rapture V2 (10.5°); SHAFT: Ping prototype 824√ó

FAIRWAY METAL: Ping G10 (17° bent to 15°); SHAFT: Fujikura TW84√ó

HYBRID: Ping Rapture V2 (17°); SHAFT: Aldila VS Proto Hybrid 80√ó

PUTTER: Ping D66

IRONS: (Four through pitching wedge) Ping S58; SHAFTS: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100

LOB WEDGE: Titleist Vokey (59°)

SAND WEDGE: Titleist Vokey (54°)

"I'll decide on Wednesday, in Augusta, whether to carry a five-wood or a two-iron. I've carried a five-wood only about four times in the last five years. Augusta is one of the weeks I always take it to see if it works, since a high, long shot is advantageous there."

BALL: Titleist Pro V1

DRIVER: Cobra S9-1 Pro D (10.5°); SHAFT: Aldila VooDoo XVS8

FAIRWAY METALS: Cobra S9-1 Pro (15° and 18°); SHAFTS: Fujikura Sapphire

PUTTER: Scotty Cameron by Titleist prototype

LOB WEDGE: Titleist Vokey (60°)

IRONS: (Three through nine) King Cobra Pro MB; SHAFTS: True Temper Precision FM

PITCHING WEDGE: Titleist Vokey (50°)

SAND WEDGE: Titleist Vokey (55°)

"I try not to change anything in my bag unless something new comes out, like a driver or something. I've got the R9 now. I want to keep my bag pretty much the same."

BALL: TaylorMade TP Red

DRIVER: TaylorMade R9 (9.5°); SHAFT: Mitsubishi Diamana Blue 73

FAIRWAY METALS: TaylorMade R9 (15° and 19°); SHAFTS: Mitsubishi Diamana Blue 103

PUTTER: TaylorMade Rossa TP Daytona by Kia Ma prototype

SAND WEDGE: TaylorMade ZTP (54°)

IRONS: (Four through pitching wedge) TaylorMade Tour Preferred; SHAFTS: Rifle Project 6.5

LOB WEDGES: TaylorMade ZTP (58° and 60°)

"I never change clubs, and if I was going to do something for the Masters, I would've done it before Doral. Once I find what I like, I use it everywhere. I always travel with a backup driver, though. It's the same model with a different shaft."

BALL: Titleist Pro V1√ó

DRIVER: Titleist 909D2 (9.5°); shaft: UST Mamiya Attas

FAIRWAY METAL: Titleist 9009F2 (15.5°); SHAFT: UST Pro Force V2 96

HYBRID: Titleist 909H (21°); SHAFT: UST Pro Force V2 100

PUTTER: Scotty Cameron by Titleist Xperimental

IRONS: (Three through pitching wedge) Titleist AP2; SHAFTS: True Temper Dynamic Gold

LOB WEDGE: Titleist Vokey (60°)

SAND WEDGE: Titleist Vokey (54°)

"I won't change much for the Masters, but I'll probably bring some extra 60-degree wedges with less bounce. All those little pitch shots you get off those firm slopes, you'll probably want less bounce for those. I'll try some out."

BALL: Titleist Pro V1√ó

DRIVER: Adams Insight a4 (8.5°); shaft: Graphite Design 65√ó

FAIRWAY METAL: Adams Speedline (13°); SHAFT: Grafalloy Tour X

HYBRID: Adams a3 Boxer (18°); shaft: Graphite Design 85

PUTTER: Scotty Cameron by Titleist prototype

IRONS: (Three through pitching wedge) Adams Idea a4 forged; SHAFTS: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100

SAND WEDGE: Titleist Vokey (54°)

LOB WEDGE: Titleist Vokey (60°)




Photographs by FRED VUICH