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Hey guys,

 

I was out at the Open yesterday(Thursday) and saw some interesting things. I haven't been onthe boards much lately because of my internship with the USGA, so if some of these things have already been posted, please forgive me.

 

I was watching Camillo, J.B. , and Scott Hend and Camillo has definitely switched irons. They are still cobra irons, I'm just not sure what line of their irons they are. Also, J.B. Holmes is now playing the Titleist 695 CB irons.

 

Vijay definitely had an R7 in his bag during the round. You could see the REAX shaft from miles away.

 

Another thing I found very odd; I saw Sergio's spikes and they look to be some plastic and some metal, just weird. He also had a spike missing in the same spot on each shoe.

 

Saw Bo Van Pelt, Nike Sponsored, with 2 Solus wedges in his bag this week.

 

The caddies out here get treated really well. My boss knew the guy working the gate and we got to go in and see the Styker Physiotherapy trailer and then see the caddie's hangout. Free food everywhere for them, massages, big plasma screen TV...yeah it's pretty nice. Plus, I got real up close with alot of clubs, but I didn't see anything rare :friends:

 

 

Oh well, I'm not sure all this is interesting but thought I would pass it along. I know there are other things to repot and I'll add to it as i remember.

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There are clear pics of Camilo on getty images showing his new irons. They look chrome, not raw, and look like the ss forged irons COBRA released a few years back. Can't tell from the pics if they are the ss or a new model that has a similar looking cavity.

 

I think JB has been playing the 695cb irons for a while, at least since Phoenix. Guess COBRA hasn't made him an iron he is comfortable with yet (at least he's keeping it in the family, though).

WITB:
Driver: Taylormade Sim Max 10.5*
3 Wood: Titleist 915f 15*
Hybrid: Titleist 816 H2 19*
Irons: Titleist 716 CB 4-7; 716 MB 8-P
Wedges: Vokey sm6 52, 56, 60
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Studio Style

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I think Villegas' iron heads are the same model, just satin instead of raw. He switched from raw to satin when he put the Project X shafts in his clubs around Memphis. I'm sure Holmes will eventually get into Cobra irons, but he won Phoenix and Q-School with the 695CB irons and he is probably just very comfortable with them and doesn't feel like changing.

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