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



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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    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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The putters used by the top 10 in strokes gained: putting



What do the PGA Tour’s best putters use to hole out in the fewest amount of strokes on Tour? Now that the 2017-2018 PGA Tour season is behind us, we can do a thorough examination.

First, here’s a tally of what the top 10 in strokes gained: putting on Tour are using by manufacturer.

  • Bobby Grace: 1
  • Odyssey/Toulon: 4
  • Ping: 1
  • Scotty Cameron: 2
  • TaylorMade: 2

But this is GolfWRX, so of course you want to know more. Below is a breakdown of the SG:P leaders’ putters and grips.

10. Phil Mickelson

Putter: Odyssey Versa #9
Grip: SuperStroke Slim 3.0
Strokes gained: putting: .580

9. Patrick Rodgers

Putter: Toulon San Diego
Grip: SuperStroke Flatso 1.0
Strokes gained: putting: .596

8. Peter Malnati

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport Fastback Select Prototype
Grip: Scotty Cameron Full Cord
Strokes gained: putting: .619

7. Johnson Wagner

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport Mid Slant
Grip: Dancing Cameron Full Cord
Strokes gained: putting: .623

6. Webb Simpson

Putter: Odyssey Tank Cruiser V-Line
Grip: Odyssey Arm Lock
Strokes gained: putting: .672

5. Alex Noren

Putter: Odyssey O-Works #1W
Grip: Odyssey Jumbo Pistol
Strokes gained: putting: .682

4. Beau Hossler

Putter: Taylormade TP Ardmore 2
Grip: Taylormade Daddy Long Legs
Strokes gained: putting: .685

3. Daniel Summerhays

Putter: Ping Custom-Milled B60 Prototype
Grip: SuperStroke Ultra Slim 1.0 Pistol
Strokes gained: putting: .736

2. Greg Chalmers

Putter: Bobby Grace MacGregor V-Foil
Grip: Royal Pistol
Strokes gained: putting: .790

1. Jason Day

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Red
Grip: TaylorMade Spider Tour Red Grip (Winn Medalist)
Strokes gained: putting: .849

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Top-3 men’s golf polos at the 2018 PGA Fashion Show in Vegas



GolfWRX’s fashion expert Jordan Madley picks her top-3 favorite men’s polo shirts from the recent 2018 PGA Fashion Show in Las Vegas. Enjoy the video below!

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Forum Thread of the Day: Cobra’s new King F9 “Speedback” driver?



Today’s Forum Thread of the Day revolves around information on Cobra’s latest releases. News of Cobra’s King CB/MB irons, which were created in tandem with Rickie Fowler, were released a couple of days ago, and in the thread titled “Cobra ’19 News?”, GolfWRX members got a peak at what else Cobra has lined up for its followers.

GolfWRX member cbuescher has revealed some fascinating information on possible future Cobra products, dishing out details on what are apparently Cobra’s new F9 drivers.

“F9 drivers look great.  No more F8+…..just one head with three different loft options.  Found out that the old F7/F8 adapters will fit new heads, but new adapters are labeled differently.  They now say STD, +1, -1, +1.5, etc.  The three different loft options will have the standard lofts as 9.0, 10.5, or 12. Drivers and fairways have a similar look as before but they’ve added two “turbulators” on the back of the crown. The driver will have 2 color options.”

GolfWRX forum members were also privy to information gleaned from cbuescher on Cobra’s new fairway wood and hybrid line:

“Fairway woods look almost identical to F8 with the milled face added this year.  Hybrids are a black matte finish and look much better IMO than last year.  Several of you asked about the KING Forged iron.  Unfortunately this club has gone away…they felt like Forged Tech was a better fit for that gap and the King Forged was not needed anymore.”

For more photos and discussion make sure to check out the entire thread here.

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