Korea's Mirim Lee held off two of the favourites to claim the ANA Inspiration in sudden death on Sunday. Take a look at what the LPGA's newest major champion had in the bag.
WINNING SCORE: 15 under, 273.
DRIVER: TaylorMade SIM with 9˚ loft, fitted with Fujikura Ventus Black 6 S shaft.
3-WOOD: TaylorMade SIM with 15˚ loft, with Fujikura Ventus Black 6 S shaft.
HYBRID: Callaway Rogue with 18˚ loft, with Project X HZRDUS shaft.
IRONS: TaylorMade P790 (4-iron to pitching wedge), with Nippon N.S. Pro 850 S shafts.
WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (50˚-08˚ F Grind, 54˚-10˚ S Grind & 58˚-08˚ M Grind), with Nippon NS Pro S shafts.
PUTTER: Scotty Cameron Newport 2.
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x.
- It was Lee’s short game that delivered her fourth career LPGA victory and first major championship on Sunday, the 29-year-old chipping in three times during the final round in extreme heat in California. Lee using one of three Vokey wedges in the Titleist’s Tour preferred raw finish, to hole out after taking a free drop on the 72nd hole from the controversial advertising wall to earn a playoff place. The Korean then hitting another good chip in the first hole of sudden death to defeat Brooke Henderson and Nelly Korda. Lee’s chipping part of the formula that led to just 24 putts on the final day.
- The LPGA’s latest major winner average 269 yards off the tee for the week, an improvement of 14 yards compared to her driving distance average in 2019. Lee’s improved driving and win, adding to a recent run of success for TaylorMade’s SIM drivers that also claimed the men’s US PGA Championship, while her victory is the first major for the company’s P790 irons.
- Lee’s win and resulting dive into Poppies Pond marks a clean sweep of the LPGA Tour for Titleist golf balls since the circuits return in July. The company’s Pro V1 range of balls used by all six winners, including both major winners so far in 2020.
QUOTE: “To be honest, of the four rounds, today I struggled the most, but I think I had a bit of luck that helped me, but to be honest, not a lot of my shots were the way that I wanted them." – Mirim Lee.