After missing 11 cuts throughout 2021, Cameron Champ emerged victorious at the 2021 3M Open. The win at TPC Twin Cities marks the third PGA Tour victory of his career.
Most notably in his equipment setup, the Ping staffer played this week without a fairway wood in his bag, opting for two Ping i500 driving irons instead. Rather than using graphite shafts in those driving irons, however, Champ used True Temper Dynamic Gold X7 shafts, which are some of the heaviest and stiffest steel shafts available.
He also used two 4-irons in his setup, although they’re not designed to go the same distances. The Ping i500 irons have a hollow-body construction to induce greater distance, height and forgiveness, whereas his Ping iBlade irons have a compact cavity-back construction that’s designed for greater control.
Below, we dive into all the gear Champ had in his bag this week to win the 3M Open.
Driver: Ping G425 LST (Mitsubishi Tensei AV White 75TX shaft), 10.5 degrees bent to 9 degrees
Irons: Ping i500 (3 and 4 irons), Ping iBlade (4-PW; True Temper Dynamic Gold X7 shafts)
Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind Hi-Toe Raw (52, 56 and 60 degrees; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts)
Putter: Ping PLD Anser 4
Golf ball: Srixon Z-Star XV
Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Align 58
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