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Angel Cabrera WITB 2014

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Equipment is accurate as of The Greenbrier Classic (6/30/14).

Driver: Ping G30 (9 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue 80X
Length: 45.25 inches (tipped 1 inch)
Swingweight: D4

3 Wood: Ping G30 (14.5 degrees with 13.5 degrees of actual loft)
Shaft: Aldila RIP Alpha 80X
Length: 43 inches (tipped 1.5 inches)
Swingweight: D4

Irons: Ping i25 (2 iron), Ping S55 (3-PW)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue
Length: +0.25 inches
Swingweight: D3

Wedge: Ping Anser (54 degrees), Ping Gorge Tour (60/TS)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Tour Issue

Putter: Ping Scottsdale TR Anser 2B
Length: 37 inches
Lie Angle: 69 degrees
Loft: 3 degrees

Ball: Titleist Pro V1X

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33 Comments

  1. Ranja

    Sep 29, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Good points all around. Truly apiadcprtee.

  2. JJ

    Jul 10, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    I might be color blind, but it looks like his lob wedge is a different dot than his irons.

    Is this common for pros/ping staffers?

  3. Matt

    Jul 9, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Talk about a perfect start to the G30 product launch. Ping can go ahead and print out tons of Carbera/G30 tour winning driver and fairway on all the marketing leading into the retail G30 launch later this year.

  4. John Tudor

    Jul 7, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Love watching Cabrera play. Great swing and touch around the green.

    Wish they would release the i25 2 iron to the public.

  5. FBM

    Jul 7, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Forget the lengths, lies, and shafts.

    Look at his swing weights!
    D4 instead of stock D3 in the driver.
    D4 instead of stock D1 in the 3w.
    D3 instead of D1 for 3-9i.

    I find it very interesting how most of the pros swing heavier and shorter clubs compared to “stock public offerings”.

    • MHendon

      Jul 8, 2014 at 12:12 am

      Pros have a much stronger swing than most amateurs so frequently they like a heavier club to help maintain their rhythm.

  6. Andy

    Jul 7, 2014 at 6:15 am

    the driver is 45.25……………

  7. W

    Jul 7, 2014 at 3:06 am

    The Rogue in the photo says 70, not 80?

  8. Ryan

    Jul 7, 2014 at 1:32 am

    I believe his 3 wood has the Rogue not the RIP..

  9. Tom

    Jul 6, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    Aldila rules!

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  11. MHendon

    Jul 6, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Son of a Biotch those turbulators work after all!

  12. Bluedevilgolfer

    Jul 6, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Hey PING! When one of your staff players (Angel Cabrera), a guy skilled enough to have a Green Jacket, a US Open Trophy, and shoot two 64’s on the weekend to win The Greenbrier is playing your Driver at 45.25″ length… don’t you think you should reconsider the stock length of your PING drivers (currently at 45.75″)? I don’t think the rest of us are as good as Angel… so hitting the sweet spot at 1/2″ longer shaft length than he plays is going to be tough.

    • Tom

      Jul 6, 2014 at 11:50 pm

      You think too much!

      • Jack Nash

        Jul 9, 2014 at 4:29 pm

        I always tell the Wife I don’t get paid to think;)

    • Keith

      Jul 7, 2014 at 5:58 pm

      Some people don’t struggle with that much consistency and look for more distance gains. Some people are the opposite and need shorter drivers. That’s why everything is custom built through the fitting process with PING fitter. “stock” lengths are just starting points for a fitter

    • wcavanau

      Jul 9, 2014 at 12:17 pm

      Because Cabrera doesn’t need distance. Every driver on the market claims to be the longest because that’s what sells. If you want a shorter length, i’m sure Ping would build it for you.

    • billm311

      Jul 9, 2014 at 12:37 pm

      Agreed. I routinely play a slightly shorter than industry average driver length. The recent trend of distance over all else is causing this lengthening of woods and strengthening of iron lofts. Also, not sure what the specs are on the new G30, but I had a G20 for a while, and when I tried to cut the length down, it really threw off the balance and feel of the club. Ping drivers are usually heavier in the head, so longer shaft helps achieve a more traditional swing weight.

      I now use a Nike, and it is also head heavy. Proper custom fitting solved that issue though, allowing a 45″ shaft at D3/4 swing weight. get that sledgehammer effect going!

  13. Greg

    Jul 6, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Wow 1st week out. Imagine if TMAG won every week it released a new driver?

  14. Desmond

    Jul 6, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    The G30 goes on the demo list…

  15. JJ

    Jul 6, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    The Lord angle on his putter is 21 degrees?

    • JJ

      Jul 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm

      *lie angle.

    • Desmond

      Jul 6, 2014 at 8:15 pm

      Probably 71 lie angle … typo

      • S

        Jul 6, 2014 at 11:50 pm

        Ping does lie angles on putters from vertical down. Therefore, 21* for ping = 69* for Scotty Cameron for example.

  16. uradummy

    Jul 6, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    His driver is 45.25″… Try reading.

    • Justin

      Jul 6, 2014 at 10:51 pm

      They fixed the typo, geez. It was shorter than the 3 wood when the article was first posted

  17. paul

    Jul 6, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    That was a quick win for the new G30.

  18. Jesse

    Jul 6, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Any reason why his driver is shorter then his 3 wood? 42.5 vs 43 degree? Seems odd

    • Jesse

      Jul 6, 2014 at 6:34 pm

      inches**

    • Justin

      Jul 6, 2014 at 6:38 pm

      That’s the first thing I noticed. I wanted to know his driver because he was bombing it out there

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Driver: TaylorMade M3 460 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ White Board 70TX

3 Wood: TaylorMade M3 (13 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ White Board 80TX

5 Wood: TaylorMade M1 2017 (19 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ White Board 80TX

Irons: TaylorMade TW-Phase1 prototype (3-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind Raw (56 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

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In 2011, the PGA Tour introduced ShotLink, which is a real-time scoring system that captures data points on all shots taken during PGA Tour events. ShotLink measures the distance from the hole, as well as categorizing shot types like tee, fairway, rough, sand, and green.

Mark Broadie, a professor at Columbia Business School, took the data from ShotLink and helped develop a new way to analyze putting performance. This new statistic was called “strokes gained: putting,” and it measures the number of putts a golfer takes relative to the PGA Tour average from that same distance. Strokes gained putting recognizes that sinking a 20-foot putt represents a better performance than sinking a three-foot putt, even though they both count as a single putt and a single stroke on the scorecard.

This was revolutionary because golfers no longer had to rely on the number of putts per round to understand their putting performance. Strokes gained also provided a unified way to measure an individual golfer against his opponents on the PGA Tour.

In 2016, the same concept used for strokes gained: putting was applied to other areas of the game. The PGA Tour developed new statistics including “strokes gained: off-the-tee,” “strokes gained: approach-the-green,” and “strokes gained: around-the-green.” This expansion allowed a PGA Tour golfer to precisely see where he excels and where he needs to improve.

What is strokes gained

In the most simple terms, “strokes gained” is a way to measure a player’s performance compared to the rest of the field. It also allows you to isolate different parts of a player’s game. In order to understand the statistic, you have to know that the PGA Tour has historical data from ShotLink that has calculated the average number of strokes needed to hole out from every distance and location on a course. Below I have included four scenarios to better illustrate the idea of strokes gained.

The scenarios below show how strokes gained could work on a single hole. Remember most strokes gained statistics are the aggregate of all the holes for a players round.

Scenario No. 1: Driving

You are playing a 450-yard par 4. The PGA Tour scoring average for a par 4 of that length is 4.1 strokes.

You hit a drive that ends up in the fairway, 115 yards from the hole. The PGA Tour scoring average from in the fairway, 115 yards out is 2.825 strokes. In order to calculate strokes gained: off-the-tee you use the formula below

(PGA Tour average for the hole) – (PGA Tour average left after your drive) – 1 = strokes gained: off-the-tee

Next, plug the numbers from the scenario above into this formula to calculate the strokes gained: off-the-tee

4.100 – 2.825 = 1.275 – 1 = 0.275 strokes gained: off-the-tee

Since you hit your drive in the fairway 115 yards from the hole you gained .275 strokes off the tee from the average PGA Tour player.

Scenario No. 2: Approach Shot

Let’s take the same drive from the first scenario. You hit a drive on a par 4 that ends up in the fairway, 115 yards from the hole. The PGA Tour scoring average from in the fairway 115 yards out is 2.825. You hit your approach shot on the green 10 feet from the hole. The PGA Tour scoring average from on the green 10 feet from the hole is 1.61 strokes.

(PGA Tour average from your approach) – (PGA Tour average for your putt) – 1 = strokes gained: approach-the-green

2.825 – 1.61 = 1.215 – 1 = .215 strokes gained: approach-the-green

Since you hit your approach shot to 10 feet you gained .213 strokes from the average PGA Tour player.

Scenario No. 3: Putting

Continuing the scenario from example scenario No. 2. You have a 10-foot putt left for birdie which you make.

(Your # of Putts) – (PGA Tour average from that distance) = strokes gained putting

1 putt – 1.61 = .61 strokes gained putting

Since you made that 10-foot putt you gained .61 strokes from the average PGA Tour player.

Scenario No. 4: Total for the hole:

To calculate strokes gained total use the formula below:

Strokes gained off-the-tee + Strokes gained approach-the-green + strokes gained around-the-green + strokes gained putting= strokes gained total

0.275+.215+0+.61=1.1 Total Strokes Gained on that hole

This makes sense because the PGA Tour average for the hole was 4.1 and you made a 3.

Definitions of Strokes Gained Statistics

  • Strokes gained: off-the-tee: Measures player performance off the tee on all par 4s and par 5s. This statistic looks at how much better or worse a player’s drive is then the average PGA Tour player.
  • Strokes gained: approach-the-green: Measures player performance on approach shots and other shots that are NOT included in strokes gained: around-the-green and strokes gained: putting. It does include tee shots on par 3s.
  • Strokes gained: around-the-green: Measures player performance on any shot within 30 yards of the edge of the green without measuring putting.
  • Strokes gained: putting: Measures how many strokes a player gains (or loses) on the greens compared to PGA Tour average.
  • Strokes gained: tee-to-green:  Strokes gained: off-the-tee + strokes gained: approach-the-green + strokes gained: around-the-green
  • Strokes gained: total: Strokes gained: off-the-tee + strokes gained: approach-the-green + strokes gained: around-the-green + strokes gained: putting
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