April 4 2013
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM Equipment Insider
SAN ANTONIO — In preparation for the Masters, Jim Furyk is pulling a page out of Phil Mickelson's book -- Mickelson won the 2006 Masters using two Callaway Fusion FT-3 drivers -- and going with two drivers at the Valero Texas Open.
Furyk, who said he rarely uses a gap wedge at Augusta National, decided to take the wedge out this week and put a 10.5-degree RAZR Fit Xtreme driver in the bag to go along with his 9.5-degree RAZR Fit Xtreme.
The 10.5-degree is set up to be the more accurate driver off the two off tee, if Furyk's looking to place the ball in a particular spot; the 9.5-degree is being employed as the "bomber club" if he needs additional distance.
Furyk spent the early part of the week working with the new setup on the course and liked it enough to give it a test run on Thursday. Assuming he goes with two drivers at the Masters, he'll likely put a higher lofted wedge in the bag instead.