August 26, 2014
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM
- Ernie Els ranks second on the PGA TOUR in approaches from 150-175 yards. (Darren Carroll/PGA TOUR)
Favorite club: Adams XTD Tour prototype irons (3-PW)
Shaft: KBS Tour 130X
Grip: Golf Pride Tour Velvet
Els: "I try not to play favorites when it comes to my clubs, but I really like my [Adams XTD Tour prototype] irons. I've been using them since Riviera and had some great success early in the year when I came close to winning the Match Play. We worked on these irons a lot to get the look and feel I wanted.
"The irons have slightly less off set, which allows me to not draw the ball as much, and sharper edges that give it a blade look at address. The positive, of course, with having an iron like this is that while it may have a blade profile at address, it has some built-in performance advantages that make it more forgiving."
Ernie Els makes birdie on No. 7 at Accenture