8 insane things I noticed inspecting Alex Rodriguez’s golf equipment setup


PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. — Former major leaguer Alex Rodriguez signed two of the biggest contracts in baseball history ($275 and $252 million) during his time with the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers, but the clubs he was hitting on the Riviera Country Club range Monday certainly didn’t reflect his considerable wealth.

Rodriguez’s random hodgepodge of equipment — he was in town to play in Tiger Woods’ Celebrity Cup event — was a head-scratcher.

Indeed, in all my years covering the golf equipment beat, Rodriguez’s gear setup may be the most shocking I’ve ever seen. Thankfully, someone talked Rodriguez into putting a fresh set of sticks in play for the event. Regardless, here’s a look at what A-Rod brought to the Riviera range on Monday.

1) His driver is non-conforming


Lucky for Rodriguez, the event he took part in was nothing more than a friendly “hit and giggle.” I mention this at the outset because the only metalwood in his bag — he doesn’t carry a fairway wood —  was a non-conforming Callaway Big Bertha E.R.C. II driver.

If you’re deep in the gear scene, you likely know this was the driver that caused Arnold Palmer — a Callaway spokesman…

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