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Tony Finau WITB: 2018 Farmers Insurance


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 08:00 PM

That Piretti is pretty much ideal.
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Posted 23 January 2018 - 08:30 PM

What’s the story behind the duct tape on the bag?

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 08:34 PM

Previous place holder there was crewe.com

I’m gonna guess I. T. has Something to do with that

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 08:44 PM

At his swing speed playing PING woods seems odd. They've never made the lowest spin heads. But I guess the contract $$$ must suffice haha.

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 08:59 PM

View PostIronhorse723, on 23 January 2018 - 08:44 PM, said:

At his swing speed playing PING woods seems odd. They've never made the lowest spin heads. But I guess the contract $$$ must suffice haha.

he's not being paid by Ping...

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 09:02 PM

View PostIronhorse723, on 23 January 2018 - 08:44 PM, said:

At his swing speed playing PING woods seems odd. They've never made the lowest spin heads. But I guess the contract $$$ must suffice haha.
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Not to mention, high SS doesn’t necessarily mean high spin. There are two lower spinning models right now in the PING lineup than the G400 Max, so I think Tony will be ok with a PING driver.
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Posted 23 January 2018 - 09:08 PM

Interesting that he is playing Modus 120x...would have thought something a bit more stout with his SS.  But hey...I guess they work for Stenson as well.

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 09:25 PM

Love that he's gaming the Accra stuff. They deserve more hype for how great they truly are!
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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:51 PM

I thought he's at least 130X or even X7 like JDay, but they work.

He was playing Ping putter not long ago which made people say he's going PING for sure, but now he's playing Piretti, yay to mix bag!

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 11:03 PM

View PostDuckHook02, on 23 January 2018 - 09:08 PM, said:

Interesting that he is playing Modus 120x...would have thought something a bit more stout with his SS.  But hey...I guess they work for Stenson as well.

From his last WITB last year, he was playing the TX in his irons and the X in his wedges.  His iron shaft is so worn it's hard to make out the flex, so I looked it up since I was surprised that he'd play an x in his irons.
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Posted 23 January 2018 - 11:26 PM

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 12:42 AM

View PostPowderedToastMan, on 23 January 2018 - 09:02 PM, said:

View PostIronhorse723, on 23 January 2018 - 08:44 PM, said:

At his swing speed playing PING woods seems odd. They've never made the lowest spin heads. But I guess the contract $$$ must suffice haha.
i15, i20, i25, G30 LS Tec, G LS Tec, G400 LS Tec...

Not to mention, high SS doesn't necessarily mean high spin. There are two lower spinning models right now in the PING lineup than the G400 Max, so I think Tony will be ok with a PING driver.

Show me another player of his strength playing PING woods...minus Bubba*

Edited by Ironhorse723, 24 January 2018 - 12:47 AM.

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 01:57 AM

View PostIronhorse723, on 24 January 2018 - 12:42 AM, said:

View PostPowderedToastMan, on 23 January 2018 - 09:02 PM, said:

View PostIronhorse723, on 23 January 2018 - 08:44 PM, said:

At his swing speed playing PING woods seems odd. They've never made the lowest spin heads. But I guess the contract $$$ must suffice haha.
i15, i20, i25, G30 LS Tec, G LS Tec, G400 LS Tec...

Not to mention, high SS doesn't necessarily mean high spin. There are two lower spinning models right now in the PING lineup than the G400 Max, so I think Tony will be ok with a PING driver.

Show me another player of his strength playing PING woods...minus Bubba*

Cameron Champ and That high school kid with 190 ball speed that played last week
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Posted 24 January 2018 - 07:17 AM

View Postfore_life, on 24 January 2018 - 01:57 AM, said:

View PostIronhorse723, on 24 January 2018 - 12:42 AM, said:

View PostPowderedToastMan, on 23 January 2018 - 09:02 PM, said:

View PostIronhorse723, on 23 January 2018 - 08:44 PM, said:

At his swing speed playing PING woods seems odd. They've never made the lowest spin heads. But I guess the contract $$$ must suffice haha.
i15, i20, i25, G30 LS Tec, G LS Tec, G400 LS Tec...

Not to mention, high SS doesn't necessarily mean high spin. There are two lower spinning models right now in the PING lineup than the G400 Max, so I think Tony will be ok with a PING driver.

Show me another player of his strength playing PING woods...minus Bubba*

Cameron Champ and That high school kid with 190 ball speed that played last week

And Brandon Hagy

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 08:36 AM

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 08:52 AM

View Postfore_life, on 24 January 2018 - 01:57 AM, said:

View PostIronhorse723, on 24 January 2018 - 12:42 AM, said:

View PostPowderedToastMan, on 23 January 2018 - 09:02 PM, said:

View PostIronhorse723, on 23 January 2018 - 08:44 PM, said:

At his swing speed playing PING woods seems odd. They've never made the lowest spin heads. But I guess the contract $$$ must suffice haha.
i15, i20, i25, G30 LS Tec, G LS Tec, G400 LS Tec...

Not to mention, high SS doesn't necessarily mean high spin. There are two lower spinning models right now in the PING lineup than the G400 Max, so I think Tony will be ok with a PING driver.

Show me another player of his strength playing PING woods...minus Bubba*

Cameron Champ and That high school kid with 190 ball speed that played last week

Was at the Ping HQ in December and Cameron Champ was hitting driver from their "Tour" bay and over where we were at. Every ball he hit with driver sounded like a rocket taking off. Averages about 180 ball speed...
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Posted 24 January 2018 - 10:48 AM

View PostIronhorse723, on 24 January 2018 - 12:42 AM, said:

View PostPowderedToastMan, on 23 January 2018 - 09:02 PM, said:

View PostIronhorse723, on 23 January 2018 - 08:44 PM, said:

At his swing speed playing PING woods seems odd. They've never made the lowest spin heads. But I guess the contract $$$ must suffice haha.
i15, i20, i25, G30 LS Tec, G LS Tec, G400 LS Tec...

Not to mention, high SS doesn't necessarily mean high spin. There are two lower spinning models right now in the PING lineup than the G400 Max, so I think Tony will be ok with a PING driver.

Show me another player of his strength playing PING woods...minus Bubba*

Show me many other players in his "category", period...that is to say, there's only a handful of guys on tour with his strength/club head speed, most of whom are sponsored to play another driver's brand anyways.
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Posted 24 January 2018 - 11:58 AM

View PostIronhorse723, on 23 January 2018 - 08:44 PM, said:

At his swing speed playing PING woods seems odd. They've never made the lowest spin heads. But I guess the contract $$$ must suffice haha.

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 12:09 PM

View PostIH823PUTT, on 24 January 2018 - 10:48 AM, said:

View PostIronhorse723, on 24 January 2018 - 12:42 AM, said:

View PostPowderedToastMan, on 23 January 2018 - 09:02 PM, said:

View PostIronhorse723, on 23 January 2018 - 08:44 PM, said:

At his swing speed playing PING woods seems odd. They've never made the lowest spin heads. But I guess the contract $$$ must suffice haha.
i15, i20, i25, G30 LS Tec, G LS Tec, G400 LS Tec...

Not to mention, high SS doesn't necessarily mean high spin. There are two lower spinning models right now in the PING lineup than the G400 Max, so I think Tony will be ok with a PING driver.

Show me another player of his strength playing PING woods...minus Bubba*

Show me many other players in his "category", period...that is to say, there's only a handful of guys on tour with his strength/club head speed, most of whom are sponsored to play another driver's brand anyways.
Brandon Hagy is crazy long.  I know Cameron Champ played a PING driver at US Open.  There's really not many out there that have the "strength/clubhead speed" of Finau.  I think how ever many guys fall in that category, the ratio of PING vs others will fall in line with their ratio of sponsored golfers vs other manufacturers.

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 04:05 PM

I do like the fact that he's stilling using the Nike bag.

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 04:23 PM

The bag is definitely weird. Here is what it looked like before back in 2016

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After that, he was using a white Nike bag with Crewe branding

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And a Navy Nike bag with Crewe branding

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 04:26 PM

View Postjamie, on 24 January 2018 - 12:09 PM, said:

View PostIH823PUTT, on 24 January 2018 - 10:48 AM, said:

View PostIronhorse723, on 24 January 2018 - 12:42 AM, said:

View PostPowderedToastMan, on 23 January 2018 - 09:02 PM, said:

View PostIronhorse723, on 23 January 2018 - 08:44 PM, said:

At his swing speed playing PING woods seems odd. They've never made the lowest spin heads. But I guess the contract $$$ must suffice haha.
i15, i20, i25, G30 LS Tec, G LS Tec, G400 LS Tec...

Not to mention, high SS doesn't necessarily mean high spin. There are two lower spinning models right now in the PING lineup than the G400 Max, so I think Tony will be ok with a PING driver.

Show me another player of his strength playing PING woods...minus Bubba*

Show me many other players in his "category", period...that is to say, there's only a handful of guys on tour with his strength/club head speed, most of whom are sponsored to play another driver's brand anyways.
Brandon Hagy is crazy long.  I know Cameron Champ played a PING driver at US Open.  There's really not many out there that have the "strength/clubhead speed" of Finau.  I think how ever many guys fall in that category, the ratio of PING vs others will fall in line with their ratio of sponsored golfers vs other manufacturers.

The idea that they can't adjust/modify the spin with hotmelt and shaft is silly.  They can literally make about any club work for anyone with the right combinations.  I don't know anything about that shaft, but it could be tipped 4", who knows??
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Posted 24 January 2018 - 05:48 PM

View PostIronhorse723, on 24 January 2018 - 12:42 AM, said:

Show me another player of his strength playing PING woods...minus Bubba*
Off hand?  Strohmeyer, Champ, Hagy, Mullinax, Lovelady...
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Posted 24 January 2018 - 06:06 PM

View Postcvhookem63, on 24 January 2018 - 04:23 PM, said:

The bag is definitely weird. Here is what it looked like before back in 2016

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After that, he was using a white Nike bag with Crewe branding

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And a Navy Nike bag with Crewe branding

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Tony's still on the top of their web site. Might have missed a payment! :o

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 07:23 PM

View PostPowderedToastMan, on 23 January 2018 - 09:02 PM, said:

View PostIronhorse723, on 23 January 2018 - 08:44 PM, said:

At his swing speed playing PING woods seems odd. They've never made the lowest spin heads. But I guess the contract $$$ must suffice haha.
i15, i20, i25, G30 LS Tec, G LS Tec, G400 LS Tec...

Not to mention, high SS doesn’t necessarily mean high spin. There are two lower spinning models right now in the PING lineup than the G400 Max, so I think Tony will be ok with a PING driver.

The Anser driver might have been the lowest spinning of them all
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#27 Holy Moses

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 07:25 PM

View PostGolfMonster09, on 24 January 2018 - 08:52 AM, said:

View Postfore_life, on 24 January 2018 - 01:57 AM, said:

View PostIronhorse723, on 24 January 2018 - 12:42 AM, said:

View PostPowderedToastMan, on 23 January 2018 - 09:02 PM, said:

View PostIronhorse723, on 23 January 2018 - 08:44 PM, said:

At his swing speed playing PING woods seems odd. They've never made the lowest spin heads. But I guess the contract $$$ must suffice haha.
i15, i20, i25, G30 LS Tec, G LS Tec, G400 LS Tec...

Not to mention, high SS doesn't necessarily mean high spin. There are two lower spinning models right now in the PING lineup than the G400 Max, so I think Tony will be ok with a PING driver.

Show me another player of his strength playing PING woods...minus Bubba*

Cameron Champ and That high school kid with 190 ball speed that played last week

Was at the Ping HQ in December and Cameron Champ was hitting driver from their "Tour" bay and over where we were at. Every ball he hit with driver sounded like a rocket taking off. Averages about 180 ball speed...

With his 3W you mean
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Posted 25 January 2018 - 11:39 AM

View PostIronhorse723, on 24 January 2018 - 12:42 AM, said:

View PostPowderedToastMan, on 23 January 2018 - 09:02 PM, said:

View PostIronhorse723, on 23 January 2018 - 08:44 PM, said:

At his swing speed playing PING woods seems odd. They've never made the lowest spin heads. But I guess the contract $$$ must suffice haha.
i15, i20, i25, G30 LS Tec, G LS Tec, G400 LS Tec...

Not to mention, high SS doesn't necessarily mean high spin. There are two lower spinning models right now in the PING lineup than the G400 Max, so I think Tony will be ok with a PING driver.

Show me another player of his strength playing PING woods...minus Bubba*

Cameron Champ? Over 130 SS. Brandon Hagy, similar swing speed as well.

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 02:56 PM

Interesting to me that hes playing the G400 MAX driver.  Id be willing to bet not many guys on tour using the 400 MAX.  Going for the most forgiveness possible.

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 03:04 PM

View PostBrizam, on 25 January 2018 - 02:56 PM, said:

Interesting to me that hes playing the G400 MAX driver.  Id be willing to bet not many guys on tour using the 400 MAX.  Going for the most forgiveness possible.

25% of Ping PGA Tour staffers are using the G400 Max, not including Finau

Edited by Holy Moses, 25 January 2018 - 03:04 PM.

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Ping G30 17* 5W (Diamana D+ 83X)
Ping i20 3 (PXi 6.0), 4-UW (PX 6.0)
Ping Glide 56*SS, 60*ES (PX 6.0)
Ping Vault Arna

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