Danielle Kang led from start to finish to take out the LPGA Tour's return event on Sunday. Here is what the American had in the bag at the LPGA Drive On Championship.
WINNING SCORE: 7 under, 209.
DRIVER: TaylorMade M4 with 8.5˚ loft, fitted with Basileus Leggero 2 50 S shaft.
FAIRWAY WOOD: Titleist TS3, with Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei AV Blue 60 S shaft.
HYRBIDS: Titleist 816 H2 (19˚ & 23˚), with Mitsubishi Chemical Diamana Blue S+ 70 HY S shafts.
IRONS: Titleist 716 CB (5-iron to 9-iron), with Nippon N.S. Pro shafts.
WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design SM7 (46˚-08˚, 50˚-12˚ F Grind, 54˚-08˚ M Grind & 58˚-08˚ M Grind).
PUTTER: Scotty Cameron Prototype.
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x.
- Now a four time LPGA Tour winner, Kang’s victory in the circuit’s return came on the back of a strong all round game. The American admitting the break from tournament golf allowed for significant work in certain areas of her game. Kang working with coach Butch Harmon in Las Vegas on her play with her lone fairway wood – a Titleist TS3 the same model Justin Thomas used to win the WGC event this week – to improve on one of her least favourite clubs. The 27-year-old crediting the work in her post tournament press conference. “Eventually, he (Harmon) said his goal was to make 3-wood my best club in the bag, and it was a highlight of this entire week. I hit a lot of 3-woods,” Kang said.
- Among the best ball strikers on Tour, Kang’s putting is inevitably a key to her week-to-week success, the major champion once again relying on her Scotty Cameron flatstick that has seen so much work the black finish has worn away in the sweetspot.
- Teeing it up for the first time since January, Kang’s victory was part of a clean sweep of the four major events this past week for Titleist golf balls. The company’s Pro V1 range used to win WGC, PGA Tour, LPGA Tour and European Tour events.
QUOTE: “I'm not a huge fan of 3-woods, but I really worked on 3-wood a lot. I just kept on hitting 3-woods until Butch and I got it right." – Danielle Kang.