American Ally McDonald broke into the winner's circle for the first time on Sunday. McDonald holding off a fast finishing Danielle Kang at the LPGA Drive One Championship. Here is what she had in the bag.
WINNING SCORE: 16 under, 272.
DRIVER: PING G410 Plus with 10.5˚ loft, fitted with Fujikura Motore F3 5-S shaft.
3 WOOD: PING G410 LST with 14.5˚ loft, with Project X Even Flow Blue 65 6.0 shaft.
5 WOOD: PING G410 LST with 17.5˚ loft, with Project X Even Flow Blue 65 6.0 shaft.
HYBRIDS: PING G410 (3H & 5H) with 19˚ and 22˚ lofts, with PING Alta CB Stiff shafts.
IRONS: PING i210 (5-iron to pitching wedge), with PING AWT 2.0 Regular shafts.
WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design.
PUTTER: PING PLD Anser.
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x.
- One of the most consistent ball strikers on Tour, McDonald missed just eight fairways for the week at Reynolds Lake Oconee, while her iron play – for which she ranks in the top-10 this season – saw the 28-year-old find all but 16 greens in regulation with her mostly PING equipment. The win continuing an extremely strong period for the American manufacturer, which now has wins by staff players on the PGA, European and LPGA Tours in the last two months as well as multiple successes by non-contracted players.
Notable among McDonald’s setup is the PING shafts installed in her hybrids and irons. Most Tour players opt for aftermarket shafts, however, in recent years PING have placed high importance on the creation of its own shafts specifically designed for each model that have seen greater take up with the world’s best players.
McDonald’s win continues Titleist’s dominance of the LPGA Tour since its return from a coronavirus enforced hiatus, the company’s golf balls used by the winners of all nine events.
QUOTE: “It just feels like a long time coming kind of knowing that I feel like I've had the potential to win out here. But it's been four years and I've just kind of stayed patient knowing that the work that I put in every day is hopefully going to yield that win.” – Ally McDonald.