The 2022 Houston Open was owned by Tony Finau, going wire-to-wire to win by four strokes. At one point, he held an 8-stroke lead on a strong field. And, his 4-round total score of 264 is the lowest in tournament history. In August 2022, we tapped into Finau’s breakthrough – putting. His precision off the tee and greens in regulation was supercharged by superior putting. In Finau’s words during the post-tournament interview, “it was a clinic.”
With the help of PGA Tour and GolfWRX, we go inside Finau’s mixed bag of Ping, Callaway, Titleist and Nike clubs.
Finau’s Winning Equipment at the 2022 Houston Open
Unchanged from his winning bag at the 2022 3M Open Classic, Finau has proven that he has dialed-in his equipment in his own way. Without chasing technology, he’s proving himself with confidence in his equipment. In particular, his putter has led him to No. 2 in strokes gained putting and No. 1 in strokes gained overall.
- Top of the Bag. Driver: Ping G425 LST 9 degree with a Mitsubishi Diamana D Limited 70 TX shaft. 3-wood: Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond T 14 degree with a Mitsubishi Diamana D Limited 80 TX shaft.
- Irons. Nike Vapor Fly Pro 3-iron with a Graphite Design Tour AD DI 105 Hybrid X shaft. Ping Blueprint 4-iron through PW with the Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 Tour 120 TX shafts.
- Wedges. Ping Glide 4.0 50 and 56 degrees with the Nippon N.S. Pro WV 125S Tour Only shafts. And, a Titleist Vokey Design WedgeWorks Proto 60 degree with a Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 125 Wedge S shaft.
- Putter. Ping PLD Prototype
In addition to mastering reading the green, Finau has mastered 5 other important putting tips. Putter setup, alignment, squaring the face, optimal loft and lie, and consistent path has led him to No. 2 in strokes gained putting and No. 1 in strokes gained overall. With these results, expect Finau to add more wins to his 2022-23 PGA Tour season. When is the best time to master putting and ensure you have an optimal putter? Now.