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With the PGA Tour FedExCup Finals taking a week off until the fourth and concluding event next week at East Lake Country Club in Atlanta all attention turned to the Web.com Tour which is in the midst of its season ending events.
Going in to the Web.com Tour finals week two Michael Thomson was 145th on the PGA Tour’s FedExCup standings putting him into the gray zone from 125th to 200. No status on the PGA Tour next year but giving him entry into the Web.com year end finals with the chance to earn enough money to regain his card.
And he did with a decisive victory in the Albertson’s Boise Open at Hillcrest Country club finishing with a second-straight 7-under 64 after birdieing five of the first seven holes on the inward nine.
Thompson, 31-years old who played at the University of Alabama and who won the PGA Tour 2013 Honda Classic, endorses Ping equipment. His driver is a three-year old 10.5-degree loft i25 model set to 12 degrees with a 45 inch Aldila Tour Green 75X shaft. However, according to the company the i25 is no longer available at retail.
Fairways woods are Ping Gs, a 14.5 degree 3-wood set to 15 degrees and the other a 20.5 degree 5-wood set to 19 degrees. Thompson uses them with Aldila 2KNV Green 75X and Aldila 2KNV Green 85X shafts respectively.
His Ping 4-iron through 9-iron are the new players iron for 2017 called iBlades, successors to the last year’s S55 model. The blade is somewhat smaller and the top rail is thinner but the amount of offset continues to be minimal. The leading edge is straight and the sole a similar profile to that of the S55s but the face thickness of the iBlades is half that of its successor and produces more ball speed according to Ping.
Designed to be used by better players, forgiveness wasn’t forgotten. Each head has tungsten weighting in the toe which increases the resistance to twisting (MOI) significantly. Thompson’s iBlades have True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts.
Ping iBlades were just released for sale this month and this is the first win by a player using them on either the PGA Tour or Web.com Tour.
The rest of Thompson’s bag:
Wedges: Ping Glide of 47, 50, 56 and 58 degrees, all with the SS standard sole profile and True Temper Dynamic Gold S100 shafts
Putter: Ping Anser – Eyemark Prototype
Ball: Titleist Pro V1XWHAT'S YOUR REACTION?