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Tony Finau signs with Ping, will play a minimum of 11 Ping clubs

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We saw that Tony Finau — who’s second on Tour in driving distance at 328.8 yards per clip — switched to a Ping G400 Max driver at the 2018 Sony Open. We also shot photos of all his clubs at the 2018 Farmers Insurance Open, and noticed he had a bag full of Ping woods and irons.

So this should come as no shock; Ping officially announced on Tuesday that it has signed Finau to an equipment deal. More specifically, he has signed a deal to play at least 11 clubs, according to a Ping press release. At the Farmers, based on our photos, Finau had only 10 Ping clubs in the bag, so it will be interesting to see what club he adds to his setup.

Here’s what Finau had to say about the signing:

“I’m honored to become part of the Ping Tour team,” said Finau, according to the press release. “The family atmosphere, people and core values at the company really spoke to me. I’ve played their equipment for the last year and have gotten to know their tour reps and the engineering team in Phoenix very well in the process. I’m most impressed with their passion for designing the best equipment in the game for golfers of all skill levels, and I know that their commitment to properly fitting and building equipment to fit my game will maximize my confidence every time I step on the tee.”

Below are the Ping clubs we spotted in Finau’s bag at the Farmers…

Ping G400 Max Driver (9 degrees)

Ping G400 3 Wood (14.5 degrees)

Ping i200 (3 iron)

Ping iBlades (4-PW)

See Tony Finau’s full WITB here.

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  1. HDTVMAN

    Jan 31, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    The Ping G400MAX is unbelievably long and straight. Need to hit it to believe it!

  2. Bill dunn

    Jan 31, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    By the way, Tony is not from Hawaii, he’s from Salt Lake City Utah.

  3. gery katona

    Jan 31, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    I just watched Finau at the Farmers where I was marshaling. I did not know he was such a long hitter. I was on 18 south and he was the only player to hit an iron on his 2nd shot to the green during the first two days when the tee was back as far as possible. Also, he was born in Utah of American Samoa and Tongan descent. The headline here said Hawaiian.

  4. rex235

    Jan 30, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    Agree with Allan-

    Weren’t PING putters a mandatory part of any player with a PING club contract on any Tour?

    That would be the strangest ad ever…another PING Putter for the..what? Piretti?

    • Robert Parsons

      Jan 31, 2018 at 11:55 am

      His Piretti is a pretty sick putter. But sadly, it’ll probably be replaced.

  5. Allan

    Jan 30, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    It will have to be the putter right? not sure Ping has signed anyone without the Ping putter being required.

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Andres Romero WITB 2018

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Equipment is accurate as of the 2018 Zurich Classic (4/23/2018).

Driver: Callaway Rogue (9.0 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS 6.5 63

3 Wood: Callaway Rogue (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei Blue CK 70TX

Driving Iron: Callaway X Forged UT (18 degrees), Callaway Epic (3)
Shaft: Project X 6.5, Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 Tour 120X (3)

Irons: Callaway X Forged (4-PW)
Shaft: Project X 6.5

Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 4 (54-10S, 60-08C)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Odyssey Toulon San Diego
Shaft: Super Stroke Ultra Slim 1.0

Putter: Odyssey O-Works 9
Grip: Super Stroke Ultra Slim 1.0

WITB Notes: Romero is currently testing two different putters, and we will update this post when he’s made a decision between them.

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Discussion: See what GolfWRX members are saying about Romero’s clubs. 

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PXG introduces high-MOI, adjustable Operator putter

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Joining the Drone and Gunboat on the high-MOI mallet-style putter end of the spectrum, PXG is launching its highest MOI putter to date: the Operator.

With a maximum head mass of 400 grams, depending on weight adjustments, the Operator features a soft billet-milled 304 stainless steel face and a body made from 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum.

PXG made the Operator for those seeking advanced customization and maximum forgiveness. Multiple sole weights, available in increments of 2.5g, 5g, 10g, 15g and 20g, can be used to adjust the overall head mass.

Regarding the name: “Operator” is the specific term for Delta’s operational personnel, although in recent years it has become a term for almost all U.S. military special forces.

The putter is available in three models.

Operator

The double-bend hosel style creates a full shaft of offset with a face-balanced hang angle. Built for players with a straight-back-straight-through stroke.

Operator H

The hosel neck is heel-shafted with a half shaft of offset and mid toe-down hang angle. Built for players with more face rotation in their stroke.

Operator P

The plumber’s neck shaft creates a full shaft of offset with a slightly toe-down hang angle. Built for players with a moderate amount of face rotation in their stroke.

All Operator models feature PXG’s proprietary TPE honeycomb sole insert and a TPE insert behind the face to dampen vibrations and enhance feel.

$450 retail.

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Angel Cabrera WITB 2018

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Equipment is accurate as of the 2018 AT&T Byron Nelson (5/15/2018).

Driver: Ping G400 LST (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS T1100 75 6.5

3 Wood: Ping G400 Stretch (13 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS T1100 85 6.5

Irons: Ping G400 Crossover (3), Ping i200 (3-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Ping Glide 2.0 (54-12SS, 60-06TS)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Ping PLD
Grip: Ping Pistol

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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