Germany's Sophia Popov showed nerves of steel as she closed out her first LPGA Tour victory, a major no less, on Sunday. Take a look inside the AIG Women's Open champion's bag.
WINNING SCORE: 7 under, 277.
DRIVER: Callaway MAVRIK with 10.5˚ loft, fitted with True Temper Project X EvenFlow Riptide shaft.
3-WOOD: Callaway Epic Flash with 15˚ loft, with Graphite Design Tour AD-DI shaft.
5-WOOD: Callaway MAVRIK with 18˚ loft, with KBS Tour shaft.
IRONS: Callaway X Forged (4-iron to pitching wedge), with KBS Tour shafts.
WEDGES: Callaway JAWS MD5 (50˚, 54˚ & 58˚).
PUTTER: Odyssey Stroke Lab Black 2-Ball Triple Track.
BALL: Titleist Pro V1.
- Starting the week as a relative unknown to the wider golfing public, Popov was rock solid over the weekend at Royal Troon, firing rounds of 67-68 to take her maiden LPGA Tour title by two shots from Jasmine Suwannapura. Accurate approach play was the main key for the first German female to win a major, Popov missing just three greens over the weekend, her steady iron play with her irons that were released in 2018 partially inspired by recently caddying for close friends Anne Van Dam.
- Playing in strong winds and cold weather for much of the week, the 27-year-old managed a bogey-free third round of 67 on Saturday, where missed only three fairways and hit all 18 greens in regulation, and took 33 putts with her Odyssey 2-Ball putter featuring the company’s Triple Track alignment lines on the top of the head designed to aid alignment.
- Popov’s major victory secures a clean sweep of all four LPGA Tour events since the circuit’s resumption for Titleist’s Pro V1 range of golf balls.
QUOTE: “Over the moon. I honestly don't even know how to describe it in words.” – Sophia Popov.