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Big Guns

A closer look at oversized drivers.
Jeff Williams
From the Print Edition:
"24", Jan/Feb 2006

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"I wish I could hit it as long as those guys, but I don't, and I make do with what I have," says Funk. "To play against those guys, to be wearing a skirt, to be the short guy and still come away with the most money, that was a pretty neat deal."

Still, there's nobody who doesn't want to hit it farther. Even Tiger would take an extra yard. "The technology in shafts and heads, to be able to marry up the shaft and the head and the ball, that never was the case," says Woods, who is old enough at 30 to have used wooden-headed drivers. "We all had persimmon drivers and hopefully we [could] get it out there. But now you match it up and you don't have to change your swing at all. You hit it and you have the perfect ball flight."

That perfect flight? Long.

Jeff Williams is the golf columnist for Cigar Aficionado.

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