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MY BAG: Lexi Thompson

July 20, 2015
July 20, 2015

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July 20, 2015

GOLF PLUS
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SERENA WILLIAMS
WOMEN'S WORLD CUP
GOLF
  • THE MEMORIES (GOOD AND BAD) REMAIN VIVID FOR THE FIVE-TIME BRITISH OPEN CHAMP, WHO AS HE PREPARES TO TEE IT UP AT ST. ANDREWS ONE LAST TIME RELECTS ON A STYLE OF PLAY HE GREW TO LOVE

PETE ROSE
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MY BAG: Lexi Thompson

"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."

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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)