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January 22 2013

9:45 PM

Mahan switches wedges

By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM Equipment Insider

Hunter Mahan will have at least one new Ping wedge in the bag at the Farmers Insurance Open — and he has Bubba Watson to thank for helping him make the equipment switch.

After switching Ping's Anser wedges last season at Quail Hollow, Mahan decided to give the company's Gorge wedges a try after catching a glimpse of Watson's new set.

On Monday at Torrey Pines, Mahan spent time testing the Gorge wedges and, according to Ping PGA  TOUR representative Matt Rollins, put a 60-degree WS (wide sole) in the bag. Mahan may also add a 54-degree WS before the start of Thursday's first round.

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