By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM Equipment Insider
Here are some equipment news and notes from around the golf world this weekend:
Lee Westwood tests out new Ping G25 driver
“It's the same model that I have, but it's got white, black contrast as opposed to lines," Mickelson said after Thursday's first round. "And I didn't think much of it until I was putting at night and I just started making everything in my yard. And it kind of dawned on me that I wasn't looking at the line and getting so line conscious at the ball I was more worried about kind of rolling the putt and I just knew where I was aimed instinctively from the contrast on the putter and I thought that, gosh, this might, this actually might have something to it."
Mickelson finished T-37 at 17-under.
Jason Dufner switches to Scotty Cameron GoLo putter
Jason Dufner won two events last season on the PGA TOUR with a Scotty Cameron Circa '62 No. 6 GSS Prototype putter, but he decided to switch things up at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. Dufner, who used the Circa '62 at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, previewed some new Cameron Tour models on the putting green in Abu Dhabi early in the week and gravitated to a center-shafted Cameron Select GoLo S5 putter.
After practicing with it, Dufner said he felt it was easier to make a consistent stroke and achieve a consistent center strike with the new putter and decided to put it in the bag. Dufner finished T-9 in Abu Dhabi.