March 14 2011
Everyone knows the short game is key at Augusta National. And according to the folks at Titleist, this is the time players start seeking out Bob Vokey and his staff of wedge technicians so they'll be ready.
The pros will generally get a new set and practice with them for several weeks so the transition from their worn wedges with be seamless. They want to make sure they are comfortable with the new wedges before putting them in play.
Rick Nelson, Titleist's director of wedge development, was on site at TPC Blue Monster for the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship. Here are some of the players he worked with there.
* S.S.P. Chowrasia had a new wide sole 60-6 "TK" wedge made up for this week.
* Peter Hanson got new 54- and 60-degree wedges in preparation for Augusta.
* Y.E. Yang has two new backup lob wedges to start breaking in. as well.
* Adam Scott, Charley Hoffman, Robert Karlsson, Seung Yul Noh and Nick Watney – who won the Cadillac Championship, also ordered fresh grooves.