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Ping's new Sensor Cool gloves get boost with Bubba's Northern Trust triumph

By E. Michael Johnson

Bubba_PING_Glove (275).jpgNormally a tour pro switching gloves isn't a big deal. But when it's Bubba Watson -- a player known for being finicky about how things feel -- it's noteworthy.

Watson started wearing Ping's Sensor Sport, one of three in the company's new Sensor Cool line, last month at the Farmers Insurance Open. He had it on during his win at last week's Northern Trust Open.

The Sport ($20) and Sensor Tour ($24) are made of cabretta leather and have a material in the wristband to help wick moisture and keep hands drier. The Sensor Tech glove ($14) also uses the material but is made from synthetic leather for improved durability and performance in varying weather conditions.

Watson's glove deal calls for Ping to make an annual donation to the Bubba Watson Foundation based on the number of gloves sold.

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