The clubs Jennifer Kupcho used to win the 2022 Chevron Championship
There was a certain symmetry to Jennifer Kupcho winning the Chevron Championship for her first LPGA title—and a major at that. After all, Kupcho won the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur at the home of the Masters, and “the Dinah,” as the Chevron is affectionately known, is often referred to as the women’s Masters.
Kupcho’s win came in impressive fashion, a sizzling third-round 64 providing enough of a cushion to ensure a two-shot triumph over Jessica Korda despite a final-round 74 with five birdies and seven bogeya at the final playing of the event at the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at Mission Hills Country Club.
Having built a six-shot lead entering the final round, Kupcho needed a couple of clutch moments over the final nine to secure victory. A birdie putt of 20-plus feet fell at the 11th and she made a much-needed seven-footer for par on the following hole. After a couple of stumbles at 13 and 14, she stuffed a short-iron approach at the par-4 15th for a tap-in birdie that brought the lead back to four, which basically assured her the title.
Kupcho’s irons are Ping’s i210, which she has through the gap wedge. The i210 are a players iron with milled grooves that change throughout the set to enhance consistency. Her putter is the company’s PLD (which stands for Putting Lab Design) Kushin model, which features a slightly larger blade-style head. In all Kupcho hit 53 of 72 greens and averaged 27.75 putts per round.
Kupcho also averaged an impressive 280 yards off the tee with her Ping G425 LST driver, which is the low spin version of the G425 driver line.
All of which added up to an impressive first win with more almost certain to come.
What Jennifer Kupcho had in the bag at the 2022 Chevron Championship
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Driver: Ping G425 LST (Graphite Design AD XC 5S ) 10.5 degrees
3-wood: Ping G410 LST, 14.5 degrees
Irons (5-UW): Ping i210
Wedges: Ping Glide Forged Pro (54, 58 degrees)
Putter: Ping PLD Kushin