MY BAG: Lexi Thompson

July 20, 2015

"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."

DRIVER

Cobra

AMP Cell Pro (7.5°)

cobragolf.com

Shaft: Fujikura

ZCom SIX-x

fujikuragolf.com

FAIRWAY WOOD

Cobra

Fly-Z+ 3/4 (13°)

Shaft: Aldila

Tour Blue 60s

aldila.com

HYBRID

Cobra

Fly-Z 2/3 (17.5°)

Shaft: Aldila

Tour Green 85s

IRONS

Cobra

S2 Forged (4-PW)

Shaft: Project X

Rifle 5.0

pxshaft.com

WEDGES

Cobra

Tour Trusty (51°; 56°, bent to 55°; 60°, bent to 59°)

Shaft: True Temper

Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S300

truetemper.com

PUTTER

Odyssey

Tank Cruiser 330M, 34 inches, 3° loft

odysseygolf.com

BALL

Callaway

SR 3+

callawaygolf.com

GRIPS

Golf Pride

Tour Velvet

golfpride.com

TECH TALK

Pin Seekers

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.

SOFT METAL

The heads, which are cast from 431 stainless steel, provide better acoustics than in the i25.

PHOTOSCOTT HALLERAN/GETTY IMAGES FOR KPMG (THOMPSON) TWO PHOTOSCARLOS M. SAAVEDRA FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (BAG, BALL) PHOTOJAMES WESTMAN (IRONS)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)