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Equipment Report

January 2 2014

5:15 PM

Dufner puts new driver in bag

By D.J. Piehowski, PGATOUR.COM

Equipment changes fast in the world of golf, but that's not necessarily the case for Jason Dufner.

Dufner has used the same Titleist 910 D2 driver for close to three years, including for his PGA Championship win in August, but the face finally cracked at the Franklin Templeton Shootout in December. As a result, he has a new driver in the bag at this week's Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

"For (Titleist), it's not new, but for me it's new," Dufner said of the Titleist TOUR-only 913 D2 "Dot" driver that's now in his bag.

The club was a special project by Titleist, which aimed to find something that had similar high launch and spin characteristics to Dufner's 910 D2 driver.

"I think they have worked really hard to get me something that fits that was similar to the 910 that I was playing," Dufner said.

Dufner started testing the 913 D2 "Dot" driver toward the end of last season and even considered putting it in play at the BMW Championship.

While the driver head is new, the club won't be entirely foreign to Dufner; he will still use the same exact shaft from his longtime driver, a Mitsubishi Diamana Ahina 60 X.

"In three years, hitting as many balls as we do," Dufner said, "I was probably due for a new one."

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