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January 30 2013

12:58 PM

Woodland finds another 10 yards; more

Gary Woodland switched out his Callaway X Hot Pro (above) for a RAZR Fit Xtreme at Torrey Pines. (Gross/Getty Images)

By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM Equipment Insider

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Gary Woodland switched from a Callaway X Hot Pro driver to a RAZR Fit Xtreme following the Humana Challenge — he felt the X Hot Pro was spinning a little too much for his liking — and promptly finished T27 at the Farmers Insurance Open. 

While Woodland was pleased with the new driver's performance, he made one slight change to his current setup on Tuesday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Testing out his 9.5-degree (set to 9.1 degrees) against an 8.5-degree (set to 8.7), Woodland noticed the 8.5 was going about 10 yards further than his current setup. Not one to pass on additional yards off the tee, Woodland decided to put the 8.5-degree in play at TPC Scottsdale. 

Moore goes with TaylorMade R1, RocketBladez Tour irons: After testing out new equipment during a photo shoot in Palm Desert during the week of the Humana Challenge, Ryan Moore put a new R1 driver and RocketBladez Tour irons in the bag at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He opened the season at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions with a set of Ping S56 irons.

Moore's also the first player to put Aerotech's Steel Fiber shafts in a set of RocketBladez Tour irons.

Teater makes changes to R1: You rarely see players make adjustments to their equipment following a big week, but Josh Teater spent some time on Tuesday making some tweaks to his TaylorMade R1 driver following his T2 at the Farmers Insurance Open. 

Teater switched from an Aldila RIP 60 (soft-tipped X) to a new Aldila Blue 65 X shaft that immediately straightened out his ball flight. He also picked up 3 mph ball speed and will likely put the shaft in play on Thursday. 

Divots: TaylorMade finally got Joe Ogilvie, one of the company's most traditional staffers, to put the company's new R1 in the bag. Ogilvie, who was a holdout because he disliked the crown graphics on the driver, tested the driver again this week and loved how it performed during a test session and practice round. He's leaning towards putting it in the bag. ... Chez Reavie tested a new set of RocketBladez Tour irons.

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