Phil Mickelson has decided not to use the controversial Ping Eye 2 wedge in this week's Northern Trust Open title.
He was criticised for using the 20-year-old club in San Diego last week.
The club has banned U-shaped grooves which generate more spin but it is within the rules because of a loophole which says pre-1990 clubs can be used.
"Out of respect for the other players, I don't want to have an advantage, perceived or actual, so this week I won't play that wedge," he said.
England's Lee Westwood and American Scott McCarron were two players who spoke out against Mickelson's decision to use the club last week.
McCarron has since apologised to Mickelson for the remarks he made.
World number two Mickelson added: "I like and respect these players out here and when my wife and I were at one of our low points, the players came together and did one of the nicest things that could have been done to show support and it meant tons for me.
"My point's been made, I won't play it."
Mickelson also said he felt the loophole which allowed the club's use should be closed.
Britain's Ian Poulter thrashed Sergio Garcia 7&6 to reach the final of the the WGC-Accenture Match Play event.
The win was tinged with controversy after the pair disagreed over Poulter's request for a free drop because of a TV tower between his ball and flag.
Poulter, who will face either compatriot Paul Casey or Camilo Villegas in the final, then chose to play the ball from where it was.
"He did what he felt was right," said Garcia. "I told him what I thought."
Casey and Villegas must resume their semi-final play-off on Sunday after the pair could not be separated following five extra holes.
Michael Harwood of Victoria, Australia, took out the inaugural Handa New Zealand Senior Masters held at Millbrook over the last three days in somewhat emphatic style with a 70 final round and a ten under par total score of 206.
Harwood really won the event with his second round 66, and when he played through the first nine on the last day in three under par 33 the event was his to lose. He gave the chasers a glimmer of hope when he bogeyed 11 and 12, but a birdie on the par five 15th locked it up.
Another Melbournian in Michael Clayton finished strong with a 69 to take out second place on a six under par total of 210. He also made a couple of bogeys coming home but offset these with five birdies.
Queenslander Wayne Grady was third alone a shot further back after a final round 72, three birdies offset by three bogeys.
Simon Owen was the leading New Zealander tied fourth with Noel Ratcliffe. Sir Bob Charles finished in 12th equal placing after a final round of 74.
Two young New Zealand lawyers have decided that life is too short to spend in a corporate law office so they have decided to take a year off to play golf every day...and why not?
Jamie Patton and Michael Goldstein teed off at Kauri Cliffs on 1st January 2010 and will travel around the world playing a different course every day until 31st December when they will finish up at another World Top 50 course, Cape Kidnappers.
As they travel they will be raising money for The First Tee, a charitable organisation that teaches life skills to children through the fantastic game of golf.
Perfect time of the year to come and enjoy playing golf in New Zealand on some of the best coruses such as Jacks Point Resort Community, Queenstown. Approximately 15 minutes’ drive from Queenstown, and just 10 minutes from Queenstown international airport.
Set within a 3,000 acre nature preserve on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Jacks Point has sweeping lake and alpine vistas with a 360-degree mountainscape. The course is bounded by the Remarkables mountain range and Lake Wakatipu. It traverses through wetland to the lake edge encountering steep bluffs, indigenous vegetation and wildlife and is designed to work with nature, not against it. The fairways have been designed with minimal excavation and careful plantings to complement the natural environment.