American Michael Thompson claimed an emotional victory in Minnesota on Sunday at the 3M Open. Take an in-depth look at what the now two-time PGA Tour winner had in the bag at TPC Twin Cities.
WINNING SCORE: 19 under, 265.
DRIVER: PING G400 LST with 10˚ loft, fitted with Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X shaft.
3-WOOD: PING G400 with 14.5˚ loft, with Fujikura Ventus Black 7 X shaft.
7-WOOD: PING G410 with 20.5˚ loft, with Fujikura Ventus Black 8 X shaft.
IRONS: PING Blueprint (4-iron to pitching wedge), with KBS $-Taper 130 X shafts.
WEDGES: PING Glide 2.0 Stealth (52˚-SS, 56˚-SS & 60˚-TS), with KBS $-Taper 130 X shafts.
PUTTER: PING Anser 4 prototype.
BALL: Titleist Pro V1.
- Thompson referenced playing “Michael Thompson golf” in his post round interviews to secure his second PGA Tour win on Sunday, which includes putting and ball striking as key elements. Thompson ranked first in Strokes Gained: Putting for the week with his PING Anser 4 that is something of a throwback with a smooth cast face and a slated neck design to increase toe flow of the putter. Meanwhile, the 35-year-old hit over 83 percent of greens for the week and all 18 during Thursday’s opening round with his forged blade Blueprint irons, that marked a significant change in direction for PING after feedback from their Tour staff.
- The 2013 Honda Classic winner is one of a growing number of PGA Tour players to carry a 7-wood in their bag, including Marc Leishman and Jason Dufner, however, Thompson’s PING G410 is lofted down to 18 degrees, making the club play more like a smaller headed 5-wood with an open face angle.
- A PING player since his amateur days, Thompson’s victory is the fifth for the company’s drivers in 2020 on the PGA Tour and the 12th for Titleist’s Pro V1 range of golf balls.
QUOTE: “It just means the world to me because it solidifies in my mind that I'm one of the best golfers in the world and that I can compete every single week out here.” – Michael Thompson