124th U.S. Open

Pinehurst No. 2

The Loop

NEW: Ping G20 driver to be on the range at Memphis

June 06, 2011

It's been nearly two years since Ping unveiled its last G series driver, the G15, so as insiders know, it's just about time for the next version to land. Well, the G20 already has landed.

An image appears on the USGA's list of conforming drivers, which is updated every Monday. Four different lofts (8.5 degrees, 9.5, 10.5 and 12) are included in the entry on the USGA's list. In additon, it's expected the driver will be making the rounds this week on the PGA Tour at the FedEx St. Jude Classic.


The driver will feature further development in the innovation started by the G15, most notably the high-balance-point shaft designed to redistribute mass into the clubhead while maintaining the same overall weight and swing weight.

It's expected to be available late this summer, but it's already OK to use in competition. Many of Ping's staff players have been involved in testing the new club., including Hunter Mahan, Bubba Watson and Lee Westwood, who has been using an older G10 and is this week's defending champion.

--Mike Stachura