Throughout this year, GolfWRX.com has been hard at work on the Equipment Report, keeping PGATOUR.com readers informed on the latest equipment releases, player staff deals, “What’s in the Bag?” (WITB) changes, custom Tour designs, and the stories behind them all.
Here are five of the top gear and equipment stories on TOUR in 2022.
Tiger Woods makes big equipment changes in 2022
In this golf ball special of the Gear Of The Week show, we chat about some of our favourite golf balls of 2022 while looking ahead to some models coming out in 2023! We also chat about how to choose the right golf ball for your game and what golfers should be looking out for from the characteristics of a golf ball to know it's right for them.
The LPGA wrapped up their 2022 season on Sunday in historic fashion. Not only did they give out the biggest winner’s check in professional women’s golf, but their season long champion had a year for the record books. Lydia Ko won the CME Group Tour Championship by two shots over Leona Maguire.
Ko’s consistency all year has been remarkable. In a season where she won the scoring title (Vare Trophy), official money title ($4.3 million), and the Rolex Player of the Year, what can be said to sum it all up? As a PGA Coach, I would rather just give all of you a quick insight to her success. Watch this quick video tweeted by the LPGA over the weekend.
In the final round of the 2022 Shriners Children's Open, Tom Kim completed a bogey-free week with a 5-under 66, becoming the first player since Tiger Woods in 1996 to win twice on the PGA TOUR before turning 21.
It’s back. After a four-year hiatus, the Hanwha LIFEPLUS International Crown will return to the LPGA Tour schedule in 2023. This iteration of the unique match-play event will be held at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, site of the 2009 Presidents Cup and the 2020 PGA Championship.
Much of the formatting for this revised competition remains the same as what fans remember from previous International Crown matches, the last of which was held in 2018 in South Korea and won by the host nation. Eight countries will qualify based on the combined Rolex Rankings of their four best players as of November 21, 2022, right after the conclusion of the CME Group Tour Championship.