Stewart Cink broke an 11 year win drought at the Safeway Open on Sunday in California. Take a look at the equipment the major champion used to secure his seventh PGA Tour win.
WINNING SCORE: 21 under, 267.
DRIVER: PING G410 LST with 10.5˚ loft, fitted with Graphite Design Tour AD-XC 6 TX shaft.
3-WOOD: PING G410 with 14.5˚ loft, with Project X HZRDUS Smoke Green 70 6.5 shaft.
7-WOOD: PING G410 with 20.5˚ loft, with Accra FX 2.0 360 M5 shaft.
IRONS: PING i210 (4-iron to UW), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts.
WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (56˚-08˚ M Grind & 60˚-04˚ L Grind), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts.
PUTTER: PING Vault 2.0 Ketsch.
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x.
- Cink’s first victory since claiming major championship glory in 2009 is also his first since his long-time equipment sponsor, Nike, left the manufacturing business. Cink has played a variety of equipment since, but has been on staff with PING since early 2019 and made some equipment adjustments in the lead-up to the season opener. Averaging an impressive 315 yards off the tee at 47, Cink’s driver actually carries 11.5˚ of true loft, while his 7-wood – a club gaining popularity on the PGA Tour – delivered the telling second shot into the 18th hole to setup a birdie and two shot win over Harry Higgs.
- Now a seven-time PGA Tour winner, Cink led the field in greens in regulation for the week, the American relying on a set of PING i210 irons, which utilise a cavity back design to hit nearly 85 percent of the putting surfaces at the Safeway Open. The player’s cavity design is a popular one on Tour, however, Cink is slightly rare in that he carries the UW or approach wedge from the set instead of a speciality wedge like most other players.
- Cink’s first win in 11 years marks the fourth time in the last five years that a Titleist golf ball has been used to win the PGA Tour’s opening event of the season held annually in Napa, California.
QUOTE: “I made some really good changes last week with PING. Spencer and I, who works for PING, went into a deep dive equipment-wise and really made some good changes. It's been a while since I did that.” – Stewart Cink.