Spotted on tour: New Ping i iron at the Greenbrier Classic
With Ping's i25 iron now in its second year, the logical assumption is that a replacement would soon be unveiled. That occurred this week at the Greenbrier Classic, where the Phoenix-based equipment maker showed off its new i iron to tour staff.
Although the company was mum on details, photos reveal a couple of things. First, there isn't a number accompanying the i name, so it appears Ping is attempting to build a microbrand for the irons rather than continuing its previous method of changing the model number. The clubs also appear to have a slightly more rounded shape in the toe area than its predecessors.
One tour player testing the clubs in West Virginia is two-time major champ Angel Cabrera. No word on whether these irons will be in his bag come Thursday, but it's worth remembering that Cabrera put the G30 driver in play at Greenbrier last year and won the tournament, shooting 64-64 on the weekend.