"When my Cobra guy sets up my wedges, he always does artwork on them. These have a smile. My nephew, Nico, has his name on there too. It gets me smiling whenever I pull out a wedge. Make it fun."
AMP Cell Pro (7.5°)
Fly-Z+ 3/4 (13°)
Tour Blue 60s
Fly-Z 2/3 (17.5°)
Tour Green 85s
S2 Forged (4-PW)
Shaft: Project X
Tour Trusty (51°; 56°, bent to 55°; 60°, bent to 59°)
Shaft: True Temper
Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S300
Tank Cruiser 330M, 34 inches, 3° loft
Ping i irons
The popular i25 is being phased out as Ping debuts a better-player stick simply called i. Made from 431 stainless steel, the i model feels softer at impact than the i25, which is cast from harder 17-4 stainless steel. Positioning the "custom tuning port" lower and deeper in the cavity should also enhance feel and sound. The set packs a punch, too, with 1° stronger lofts in the 3- to 8-irons and one-quarter-inch longer shafts in the 3- to 9-irons. The i has more perimeter weighting than its predecessor, so misses should be more playable. These irons come with Ping's CFS Distance steel or CFS graphite shaft. Available on July 30. $1,000, steel; $1,100, graphite.
The heads, which are cast from 431 stainless steel, provide better acoustics than in the i25.
SCOTT HALLERAN/GETTY IMAGES FOR KPMG (THOMPSON)
CARLOS M. SAAVEDRA FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (BAG, BALL)
JAMES WESTMAN (IRONS)