Winner’s bag: Sahith Theegala’s gear at the 2023 Fortinet Championship

Sahith Theegala

Sahith Theegala won the Fortinet Championship to secure his first PGA Tour win

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Sahith Theegala shot a final-round 4-under par 68 on Sunday to win the Fortinet Championship by two shots over S.H. Kim. It’s Theegala’s first PGA Tour victory.

Take a closer look at his equipment setup.

Driver: Ping G430 LST, (ProjectX HZRDUS black Gen4 60g X-flex shaft), 10.5 degree

Ping G430 LST Custom Driver

$579.99
The PING G430 LST Driver features an exclusive Low Spin Technology (LST) Carbonfly Wrap, a lightweight composite that covers the crown and wraps into the heel/toe sections of the skirt to save weight and lower the CG for more ball speed, less spin and higher MOI. The 8-layer, one-piece composite saves four grams and weighs 11.5g fully installed. A moveable 22-gram, high-density tungsten backweight influences shot shape ±7 yards between the Draw, Neutral and Fade settings. At 440cc, the smaller tour-style LST is available in 9° and 10.5° lofts (adjustable +/-1.5° and lie up to 3° flat from standard) and best fits faster swing speeds. THE DISTANCE DIFFERENCE. MORE BALL SPEED. A shallower, variable-thickness face is thinner to create more face deflection for generating faster ball speed for our biggest distance gains to date. THE SOUND SOLUTION A new integral rib structure and increased curvature of the crown, skirt and sole fine tunes clubhead frequencies to produce a desirable sound and impact experience. SPINSISTENCY A variable roll radius, with less loft low on the face, enhances spin consistency and carry distance. CARBONFLY WRAP Lightweight composite crown wraps into the heel and toe of the skirt to save weight and lower the CG for more ball speed with higher MOI. MOVEABLE BACK WEIGHT A 25-gram, high-density tungsten moveable backweight influences shot shape +/-10 yards between the Draw, Neutral and Fade settings.
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Fairway wood: Ping G430 Max (Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8X)

Utility/3-Iron: Ping i210 (Graphite Design Tour AD-DI Hybrid 85X shaft)

Ping G425 Custom Hybrid

$219
In the G425 fairway woods and hybrids, two shared PING innovations known as Facewrap Technology and Spinsistency combine to deliver more distance and spin predictability while offering numerous options to ensure proper gapping throughout a golfer’s bag. FACEWRAP TECHNOLOGY With the Facewrap design, a thin, high-strength maraging steel face extends into the crown and sole to provide increased flexing for faster ball speeds that result in greater distance and high launching shots. SPINSISTENCY To bring more consistent spin performance, the faces of the fairway woods and hybrids are engineered with a complex face curvature that modifies the roll profile, mainly low on the face where the loft decreases approximately 2.5º to normalize spin and increase ball speed for more distance. Both player and PING Man robot testing revealed greatly improved distance results from Spinsistency, specifically low on the face, the most common miss-hit for fairway woods and hybrids HIGH MOI, EASY TO ALIGN A tungsten sole weight strategically positioned in each club increases the MOI in the stainless steel heads for added forgiveness. On the crown, a new 3-dot alignment feature provides golfers a visual cue to address the ball to best match their eye.
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Irons: Ping Blueprint S (4-PW; Project X 6.5 shafts)

Wedges: Ping Glide 4.0 (50 SS grind, 54 SS grind), Ping Glide 2.0 (58 TS grind) True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shaft

Putter: Ping Prototype TR 1966 Anser 2

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Grips: Ping ID8

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Ryan Barath

Golf.com Editor

Ryan Barath is GOLF Magazine and GOLF.com’s senior editor for equipment. He has an extensive club-fitting and -building background with more than 20 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. Before joining the staff, he was the lead content strategist for Tour Experience Golf, in Toronto, Canada.

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