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Brandt Snedeker Won The Pebble Beach Pro-Am Using A Driver And Putter Valued At $34 Combined

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Golf Channel- Before dropping hundreds at the local golf shop, consider the equipment that Brandt Snedekerused to win the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Sunday. A 9-year-old putter. A 5-year-old driver.   And a 4-year-old set of irons. “I don’t like changing equipment,” Snedeker said Sunday. “I like to keep the variables to a minimum, so I know that it’s me that’s messing up and not the clubs. It works better that way.” His Bridgestone J40 irons are well-worn, as is his Odyssey White Hot XG Rossie, which Snedeker first discovered in 2005 on the Tour. It’s been in play since the ’06 season. Sticking with his 2010 TaylorMade Burner SuperFast driver is the most interesting decision, however. That’s ancient by today’s standards, and he’s likely robbing himself of some much-needed distance. (He ranks 113th on Tour in driving distance, at 289.9 yards per pop.)  But as Snedeker explains, “I’m never going to be able to overpower a golf course, so until I find a driver that goes straighter than the one I’m playing, I’m not going to change.”  Golf Digest crunched some numbers. The current trade-in value for Snedeker’s driver and putter: a whopping $34. 


I actually respect the shit outta this by Brandt Snedeker.  The guy has more than enough money to buy new clubs, or he could have the newest Bridgestone driver and putter shipped to his house in seconds for free, and he’s still just like, “Nah, I’ll use these old things I’ve been using forever that are worth less than a gallon of gas.”  I mean, it worked.  At the end of the day that’s all that matters.  He won the Pebble Beach Pro-Am yesterday and cleared a cool $1.2 million.  If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.  Remember when Rory switched from Titleist to Nike, got all new clubs and then sucked at golf?  It took Rory years (and breaking off his engagement to Caroline Wozniacki) to finally get his groove back.  Part of Snedeker’s reasoning has to be superstition.  Has to be.  Especially now after winning this most recent tournament.  I’m superstitious and I suck at golf but I’ll use one club more than another if I think it’s lucky.  I guess all it takes is talent and it doesn’t totally matter what clubs you’re using.  On the flip side, you could give me the best golf clubs on the market and there’s still no way I break 100.