The 2022 3M Open Classic will be one to remember for Tony Finau and Scott Piercy, with a nod to Sungjae Im and Emiliano Grillo. From 5 strokes back halfway through the final round, Finau remained solid as Piercy imploded. Finau was favored to win as the highest ranked player in the tournament, but no one saw this coming.
What’s in the Bag for Tony Finau at the 2022 3M Open Classic:
Top of the Bag:
Driver: Ping G425 LST 9-degrees with a Mitsubishi Diamana D Limited 70 TX shaft. 3-wood: Callaway Rogue ST 14-degrees with a Mitsubishi Diamana D Limited 80 TX shaft.
At first appearance, combining a PING G425 LST driver with Callaway Rogue ST 3-wood might be a head scratcher. But to us, we’ve seen heads across most brands perform very similarly – sometimes it comes down to look and feel. The real key, often overlooked, is the consistency in shafts used, profiling for an optimal swing weight balance between each. Learn about the Best Driver & Shaft Combos for 2022.
Nike Vapor Fly Pro 3-iron with a Graphite Design Tour AD DI 105 X shaft. And, Ping Blueprint 4-iron through PW with the Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 Tour 120 TX shafts.
For low to mid-handicap players, the Nippon Modus 120 shafts provide a very competitive mid-trajectory, mid-spin profile. For mid to high-handicap players, we often find the Nippon Modus 105 to be a great fit in the mid-trajectory and mid-spin profile. Learn more about the Nippon Modus shafts in our Best Iron and Shaft Combos for 2021. Determining optimal trajectory and spin comes from the swing profile. If you haven’t seen the optimizer at work, schedule an iron fitting today.
Ping Glide 4.0 50-12 and 56-12 with the Nippon N.S. Tour Only WV 125 S shafts. Plus, a Titleist Vokey WedgeWorks Proto 60-T with the Nippon N.S. Pro Wedge 125 S shaft.
Ping PLD Anser 2 prototype
4 Key Takeaways from Finau’s Win at the 2022 3M Open Classic
- Mixing brands of fairway woods and drivers can work – but be conscientious about shafts.
- Use an expert fitter to find your optimal swing weights. View Custom Fitting Specials.
- Learn about Best Driver & Shaft Combos for 2022 by handicap group and swing speeds.
- Nippon Modus shafts are great for mid-trajectory & mid-spin; learn more about Best Iron and Shaft Combos for 2022.