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Winner's Bag: Brittany Lang, U.S. Women's Open


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When Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG) was rumored to be courting some LPGA players during the off season, many speculated Brittany Lang would be among the signees. That didn’t happen, as the company settled on Cristie Kerr and Gerina Piller to join Sadena Parks as part of its LPGA stable. That didn’t prevent Lang, however, from having a set of the company’s 0311 irons (5-iron through pitching wedge) built for her that she put in play this week at the U.S. Women’s Open. The 0311 irons feature a hollow, elastomer-filled construction with an extremely thin maraging-steel face. The body of the iron is forged and has 11 tungsten weight screws in the back that boosts stability on off-center hits. Lang, who won a playoff with Anna Nordqvist for the title, hit 13 of 18 greens in regulation during a final-round 71 that was enough to force overtime.

It’s also difficult to imagine winning the U.S. Women’s Open ranking outside the top 35 in driving distance, driving accuracy and greens in regulation. Yet the putter can make up for a lot and Lang did just that, ranking third in putts for the week, needing just 111 over four rounds and no more than 30 in any round using an Odyssey Works Big T #5 putter.

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Driver: TaylorMade M2, 10.5 degrees

3-wood: TaylorMade M2, 16.5 degrees

5-wood: TaylorMade M2, 21 degrees

Hybrid: TaylorMade AeroBurner, 25 degrees

Irons (5-PW): PXG 0311

Wedges: Cleveland RTX 2.0 Custom (52, 56, 60 degrees)

Putter: Odyssey Works Big T #5