The world's best touring pros have access to all the latest equipment but Kelly Kraft was clearly looking for something a little bit older after it was revealed that his current set was bought off Ebay.
The American, a former US amateur champion, two-time Texas Amateur champion and one-time Korn Ferry Tour winner, teed it up at this week's Farmers Insurance Open with a set of 2013 Callaway Legacy Black irons.
Johnny Wunder, the Tour Content Manager for Callaway Golf, showed off the irons on Instagram:
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If you're not familiar with the Legacy Blacks from Callaway, it's because they were only made available to limited markets outside of North America, developed by Roger Cleveland alongside Callaway Japan.
This isn't the first time we've seen reports of pros buying irons of Ebay, with four-time PGA Tour winner Daniel Berger also previously revealing he was planning to buy sets off the second-hand site.
Berger uses the 2011 TaylorMade TP MC irons, which he previously described as "maybe the best irons ever made."
“Personally I would say they’re maybe the best irons ever made, but it’s going to be a challenge finding some new sets from here on out," he once told Golf.com. "Back when I was using these irons, I had about three backup sets. I would just take out an iron when they got old and throw a new one in.
"I was just rummaging through my garage and I found a brand new set that was still in the box with the plastic on them. So I went with those. I’m going to go on Ebay and order as many sets as I can and ride ‘em out until I can’t find anymore."
Kraft missed the cut at Torrey Pines after rounds of 80 and 76. He currently ranks 490th in the world, with his best finish last year coming at the 3M Open where he was T11th.
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!
Elliott is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TSR4
3 wood: Titleist TSi2 HL
Irons: Mizuno MP-H4 3-iron, Mizuno MP5 4-PW
Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58
Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5
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