Lee Westwood got off to a sensational start at this week's Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open with an opening 9-under par round of 62, where he came close to holing out for albatross with his PING fairway wood.
Teeing off in the afternoon, Westwood admitted that the later starters had a slight advantage at the Renaissance Club on Thursday.
"I didn't put myself under too much pressure all day," Westwood said. "I played solidly. We got the good end of the draw, there's no doubt about that, in the afternoon lot.
"But you've got to make the most of it when it does happen to you. That's links golf and you know you're going to be on the wrong side of it often enough, so when you're on the right side of it, you've got to try to make the most of it.
"Drove the ball well. Iron shots were good. I've been in a good groove since the US Open, where you had to be disciplined. I took that discipline from there to here, aiming away from flags when I needed to and gave myself a lot of nice looks uphill for birdie today."
Westwood is using a full bag of PING equipment including the fantastic PING G410 Plus driver that has proved to be one of the most successful drivers on the market in recent years.
Lee Westwood - What's in the bag
Driver: Ping G410 Plus | 10.5 degrees at 10 degrees | Aldila NV 2KXV Green 65 X shaft
3 Wood: Ping G410 | 14.5 degrees | Aldila NV 2KXV Green shaft
Hybrid: Ping G410 | 19 degrees at 19.7 | Aldila Tour Green Hybrid 85 X shaft
Utility iron: Ping G Crossover | Ping JZ Stiff shaft
Irons: Ping i210 (4-UW) | Ping JZ Stiff shafts
Lob Wedge: Ping Glide Forged | 60 degrees | Ping JZ Stiff shaft
Putter: Ping Sigma 2 Fetch
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x