New Zealand’s Lydia Ko produced back-to-back 65s over the final two rounds in Hawaii to claim a dominant win and break her victory drought. Take a look inside the former World No.1’s winning bag.
WINNING SCORE: 28-under-par, 260.
DRIVER: PXG 0811 X Proto with 9˚ loft, fitted with Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei Pro White 1K 50 S shaft.
3-WOOD: PXG 0341 X GEN2 with 15˚ loft, with Project X RDX Smoke Blue 60 5.5 shaft.
5-WOOD: PXG 0341 X GEN2 with 18˚, with Graphite Design Tour AD IZ 6 S shaft.
HYBRIDS: PXG 0317 X GEN2 (19˚ & 22˚), with Graphite Design Tour AD IZ 65 R shafts.
IRONS: PXG 0311 P GEN3 (5-irong to pitching wedge), with Aerotech FC 70 S shafts.
WEDGES: PXG 0311 Milled Sugar Daddy (54˚) and 0311 Milled Lydia (58˚), with Aerotech FC 80 S shafts.
PUTTER: PXG Prototype Thunderbolt C.
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x.
- Ko has changed plenty of elements since her days as the number one player in the game, including coaches, caddies and equipment after signing with PXG early in the equipment manufacturer’s existence. Her LOTTE Championship win, the second with PXG, including a full bag of the brand’s clubs.
- Using the third generation of PXG’s players 0311 P irons, Ko was clinical with her ball striking all week, and most notably over the final two rounds where she missed just three greens in regulation. Fitted with Aerotech shafts that blend graphite and steel shaft properties, Ko’s irons offer more forgiveness than the T model that is more popular on the PGA Tour, blended with control and feel.
The 23-year-old averaged just 27 putts for the week at the LOTTE Championship, Ko using a centre shaft PXG putter not currently available at retail. A large mallet head, the Thunderbolt C went in her bag in late 2020.
- Ko’s victory is the fifth from six events on the LPGA Tour this year for Titleist’s Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls.
QUOTE: “Hand on my heart, I know there were times that I wondered, Hey, I don't know if I'm ever going to be back in the winner's circle.”– Lydia Ko.