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Winner's bag: David Lingmerth's par-saving Ping putter

David Lingmerth's Ping Cadence TR Ketsch putter was the difference maker at the Memorial. Not only was Lingmerth third in strokes gained/putting for the week at 1.574, but he holed a pair of crucial putts in his playoff with Justin Rose -- a 10-footer on the 18th to keep things going and a five-footer on the 10th to clinch the win.


It's not surprising that Lingmerth is a Ping staffer. His uncle, Goran Lingmerth, is a Ping sales rep in the Miami/Ft Lauderdale area and he mentored David and helped get him into college at Arkansas. Goran's claim to fame is that he holds the NCAA field goal record of 8 in a game while kicking for Northern Arizona in 1986.

Ball:Titleist Pro V1x__Driver: Ping G30 (Aldila Rogue 60x), 10.5 degrees__3-wood: Ping G25, 15 degrees__Hybrid:__ Ping Anser, 17 degrees Irons (4-PW): Ping i25 __Wedges:__Ping Glide SS (50, 54, 60 degrees)__Putter:__Ping Cadence TR Ketsch