Jason Dufner - Special Sand Wedge For The Masters

Jason Dufner discusses the special sand wedge he had made for the Masters. He had one made with the bounce and loft made for the type of sand the lie the players typically get at Augusta National.


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So we're talking about Augusta a little bit. They're notorious for their really deep bunkers.

Not much sand.

Big huge faces. Not much sand. But for whatever reason, the ball seems like it's--

Nestled.

Nestled. Just eight to seven inch.

Not coming in there looking like it wants to come out.

No. And you've got these big, high faces. So I had people at Titleist design me a bunker club is what I asked for. What they came up with was a 64-degree-- I said, build me a club that if I only hit it out of a bunker, that's all I need it for. Build it. So it's a 64-degree-- it's got a big, fat sole. It's got a lot of bounce. It's got-- hardly-- you can't get to the leading edge. You're always-- just the way it's shaved, is you're going to always get to the bounce.

Skidding always.

Yeah. So that's what I got built. I may use it at Augusta this year. We're going to try it out when I get there. Practice with it some.

Going down pretty quick.

Yeah. And what I would take out would be my three wood.

Three wood.

I use driver pretty much everywhere at Augusta on every hole. The only hole that I don't hit driver is three. And that's usually a four iron. On par fives, I can pretty much get away without having a three wood. I don't need to hit a three wood into 13 or 15. 18 might be the only hole, but that's what we're going to go with.

You want to hit it first?

Yeah, I'll hit it first. This is 64. And it's just pretty much a bunker club.

You play square face?

No. I open it pretty good. And I like-- the thing I like about this one is, it seems to get the height, which you need at Augusta because those faces are looking at you so much, you know.

Oh.

You can see where this is hitting, right? That's catching bounce. That's what popping that thing out of there. It's not catching much leading edge. You don't see-- you see the sand. But you can see where the wear marks going to be. It's going to be back in here. That's what we're catching. We're catching that bounce. We're catching that back flange. When it's coming in, it's smack here instead of here. You want to get away from that leading edge out of that bunker.