By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM Equipment Insider
Lee Westwood made his 2013 PGA TOUR debut at the AT&T Pebble Beach
National Pro-Am with a number of new Ping clubs in the bag.
After stopping by Ping's headquarters in early January to test out the new
line, Westwood left with a number of clubs to try out before the start of the
season, including three G25 woods, Tour Gorge wedges, and a Scottsdale TR Shea
The test session must have been productive because when Westwood showed up
for the European Tour's Omega Dubai Desert Classic last week, the only clubs in
the bag that remained from last season were his Ping i20 irons.
Westwood went with a Ping G25 driver, fairway wood, and hybrid, as well as
Tour Gorge wedges and a Scottsdale TR Shea putter with an adjustable-length
shaft (Westwood opted to go with the adjustable-length version because he liked
the additional weight near the bottom of the grip).
The Englishman showed up at Pebble Beach with the exact same setup but made
one small adjustment to the G25 driver, going with a 1/2 degree left loft in an
attempt to reduce spin.