February 16, 2014
By By Jonathan Wall, Equipment Insider , PGATOUR.COM
- Two changes in equipment have helped Bubba Watson this season. (Gross/Getty Images)
Bubba Watson fired a final-round 7-under 64 to win the Northern Trust Open by two shots over Dustin Johnson. Watson, whose last title came at the 2012 Masters, switched to PING's new S55 irons at the end of last season (BMW Championship) — Watson had been using PING's S59 since 2004 — and gave the clubs credit after his round.
"It's been 10 years since I've changed irons," Watson said, "and I just went to the S55s. Somehow, my bad shots turn out good."
Watson also went back to a conventional-length PING Anser Milled 1 putter at the midway point of the Farmers Insurance Open, after using a 38-inch, counterbalanced Anser Milled for the first two rounds.
Since Watson made the switch back to his old putter, he's posted a win and a second-place finish at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He's also recorded one over-par round — 73 during the third-round of the Farmers Insurance Open — in his last 10 rounds. Here's a look at the rest of the clubs in his bag.
Driver: Ping G25 (Grafalloy Bi-Matrix Rocket Pink X shaft), 8.5 degrees
3-wood: Ping G25 (Fujikura Motore Speeder Tour Spec 8.2 X shaft), 16.5 degrees
Irons (3-PW): Ping S55 (True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts)
Wedges: Ping Tour (52, 56 degrees; True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts), Ping Tour-S T/S (64 degrees; True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shaft)
Putter: Ping Anser Milled Anser 1
Ball: Titleist ProV1x