The 5-time PGA Tour Winner Features Four Different Brands
By Ryan Gager
Tony Finau won the Cadence Bank Houston Open in November in wire-to-wire fashion. We dive into Tony’s bag to see what he’s using and what it can teach us about our own bags. The first thing to notice is that while Finau is on staff with PING, not all of his clubs are from PING. In fact, Finau has four different brands of clubs in his bag.
We sometimes have Students come to us thinking that because they already have a certain driver, or like a certain brand, they should have a whole bag of that manufacturer’s clubs. In reality, that’s not the best way to build your set. See Tony Finau as an example of that:
Tony Finau’s Bag – Cadence Bank Houston Open
Driver – PING G425 LST
Finau drove the ball incredibly well this past week, and the proof is in the stats. Finau was second in the field in strokes gained off the tee, gaining more than four strokes on the field. He also led the field in driving accuracy for the week. Clearly he’s a big fan of his PING G425 LST, the low spinning model of PING’s G425 line up of drivers.
3 Wood – Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond
Irons – (3) Nike Vapor Fly Pro (4-PW) PING Blueprint
Wedges – Ping Glide 4.0 (50, 56 degrees); Titleist Vokey SM9 (60 degrees)
Putter: Ping PLD Anser 2
While the majority of Finau’s clubs come from PING (11 of 14), it is worth noting that there are three other brands sprinkled in. We definitely encourage all of our Students to try different brands and find what works best for you and your individual game. One brand might have a driver that feels great to you, but then you might like irons from a different brand. It’s all part of the fitting process, and when it comes to fittings, GOLFTEC is the place to go to get a Tour-like fitting.