A Lim Kim stormed home on Monday to claim the US Women's Open in her first ever major start. Here is the equipment the game's latest major champion used to take the trophy.
WINNING SCORE: 3-under-par, 281.
DRIVER: PING G425 LST with 9˚ loft, fitted with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 6 S shaft.
3 WOOD: PING G425 LST with 14.5˚ loft, with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 S shaft.
HYBRID: PING G425 with 19˚ loft, with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 85 S shaft.
IRONS: Mizuno MP-66 (4- and 5-iron) and Mizuno MP-18 SC (6-iron to pitching wedge), with True Temper Project X shafts.
WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design SM7 (48˚, 52˚ & 58˚).
PUTTER: Odyssey O-Works No.7.
BALL: Titleist Pro V1.
- Kim’s win her debut major championship start continues an extremely strong run for PING’s latest driver, the new G425. The South Korean’s victory is the second of the past week alongside Lee Westwood and second in a row on the LPGA Tour following Angela Stanford’s victory in Texas last week. The 25-year-old also using a G425 3-wood and hybrid in her winning setup.
- Closing with three straight birdies to claim the title by one, Kim’s iron play was greatly improved over the last two rounds. Giving Mizuno yet another major championship win, Kim opts for the older MP-18 SC irons for the majority of her set, while her 4- and 5-iron are the Japan only release the MP-66, an iron that advanced on the foundations of the MP-64 through feedback from Tour players and crafted by the company’s Yoro master designers.
Setting a record for the largest 54-hole leaderboard comeback, Kim continues Titleist’s domination of the LPGA Tour, with all 12 winners since the circuit’s return using the company’s range of Pro V1 golf balls, which also earnt a clean sweep of the LPGA, European Tour and Race to Dubai this week.
QUOTE: “Love this golf course, love this environment. I even said earlier I want to actually put a tent up here and stay a few more days.” – A Lim Kim.