Louis Oosthuizen’s winning Open Championship clubs

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He may have started the week as a 200/1 outsider but Louis Oostuizen ended it as the 2010 Open champion after his game stood up to one of the toughest tests in golf.

The South African is a Ping staff player and he trusted a new set of irons and wedges enroute to following in the footsteps of countrymen Bobby Locke, Gary Player and Ernie Els in winning the game’s oldest prize.

He led the field in driving accuracy and finished 4th in distance and this combination with his Ping Rapture V2 was one of the major factors in his victory while he rarely missed a putt with his Ping Redwood Anser putter.

His win also comes just a month after putting the new Ping S56 irons and Tour-S wedges in his bag. The irons are the follow up to the successful S57s and both the new irons and wedges will be available from around mid-September. We’ll be bringing you more information about both in the next couple of issues.

It represents the second win on tour with the new S56 irons following Miguel Angel Jimenez’s French Open victory while Lee Westwood also made it a tremendous weekend for Ping with his second-place finish.

He said: “I’m very thankful to be part of the PING Tour staff. The new irons and wedges gave me the confidence to play some very difficult shots around St. Andrews. I was also able to drive my ball long and straight. My entire game was under control this week and I attribute a lot of that to my PING equipment.”

Oostuizen’s winning bag:

DRIVER: Ping Rapture V2 (9°)
FAIRWAY WOODS: Nike SQ (13°, 19°)
IRONS: Ping S56 (3-9)
WEDGES: Ping Tour S (47°, 54°, 60°)
PUTTER: Ping Redwood Anser
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

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