Joaquin Niemann opened The Genesis Invitational with a 63 and then went wire-to-wire to claim his second PGA Tour win. Here is what the winner of the Tiger Woods hosted event at Riviera Country Club had in the bag.
WINNING SCORE: 19-under-par, 265.
DRIVER: PING G410 LST with 10.5˚ loft, fitted with Graphite Design Tour AD DI-6X shaft.
3-WOOD: PING G425 MAX with 14.5˚ loft, with Graphite Desing Tour AD DI-8X shaft.
7-WOOD: PING G425 MAX with 20.5˚ loft, with Graphite Desing Tour AD DI-8X shaft.
IRONS: PING iBlade (4-iron to 9-iron), with True Temper Project X 6.0 shafts.
WEDGES: PING Glide 3.0 (46˚) and PING Glide Forged Pro (52˚, 56˚ & 60˚), with True Temper Project X 6.5 (46) and True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 (52, 56, 60) shafts.
PUTTER: PING PLD Anser.
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x.
- The Chilean plays a mix of older and new PING models, his G410 driver the low spin head that was exceptionally popular prior to being replaced by the G425. Niemann opting for the newer G425 fairway woods. Also an older model, the 2019 Presidents Cup player uses the iBlade iron model that was released in 2016.
- A beneficiary of Sergio Garcia's mentorship, Niemann is now a two-time winner on the PGA Tour at just 23, and it was his short game that delivered an impressive victory at Riviera. Ranking highly in the approach and around the greens statistics, as well as scrambling and putting, Niemann uses a farily traditional Anser style putter that is created by the PING Lab Design (PLD) program, while also carries a standard, in modern terms, wedge setup in terms of lofts and bounce angles.
- Niemann's win is the fifth from six events on the PGA Tour for Titleist golf balls in 2022.
QUOTE: “Oh my god this weekend, it took forever, it felt like a month. I am so happy it is finally done. I am really proud of how we battled, with my caddie Garry. All the hard work, this is amazing. And seeing the Chilean flag right there makes me a little more speechless. It's awesome." – Joaquin Niemann.