Mexico Open at Vidanta

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The clubs Miguel Angel Jimenez used to win the Regions Tradition

Regions Tradition - Round Three

Drew Hallowell

Miguel Angel Jimenez has produced a solid career as a senior, winning once each year since turning 50 years old. His first victory of this season, however, also brought him his initial major championship as he captured the Regions Tradition for his first senior major by three shots over Joe Durant, Gene Sauers and Steve Stricker.

Jimenez, who held or shared the lead after every round at Greystone Golf & Country Club, had an unusually strong week off the tee. Normally averaging in the mid-280-yard range in terms of distance, Jimenez ranked fourth for the week, using his 9-degree Ping G400 driver to produce an average distance of 296.6 yards.

Jimenez also had a couple of other equipment nuggets of note, including three fairway woods with a 20.5-degree Ping G400 7-wood among them. He also eschews the trend toward four wedges, using just a 52- and 60-degree Ping Glide 2.0 to go along with his pitching wedge.

What Miguel Angel Jimenez had in the bag at the Regions Tradition:

Driver: Ping G400, 9 degrees

3-wood: Ping G400 Stretch, 13 degrees

5-wood: Ping G400, 17.5 degrees

7-wood: Ping G400, 20.5 degrees

Iron (4-PW): Ping iBlade

Wedges: Ping Glide 2.0 (52, 60 degrees)