April 11, 2014
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM
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Bubba Watson will take a three-shot lead into the weekend at the Masters after shooting 4-under 68 on Friday. The 2012 Masters champion distanced himself from the rest of the field with five consecutive birdies on the back nine.
As far as Watson's equipment is concerned, he made a cosmetic change to his PING G25 driver earlier this year at the Farmers Insurance Open, adding white racing stripes to the crown.
The racing stripes normally reside on the crown of PING's i25 driver -- the stripes on i25 are black -- and help with alignment. Watson tested out a couple G25 heads with different colored stripes before settling on white.
Watson also added a torched finish to the sole and face of the driver that reflects purple and pink hues in the sunlight. The look is similar to the finish on his PING Anser 1 Milled putter.
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 and 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