DORAL, Fla. – Spied a familiar looking Ping Eye 2 lob wedge in Hunter Mahan’s bag on Wednesday at Doral. It was a club that looked vaguely like the pre-1990 version that – thanks to an agreement between Ping chief John Solheim and the U.S. Golf Association – is legal through the end of March.
Mahan’s club, however, is actually a new version of the Eye 2 which was made without grooves before being welded into a similar shape as his old Eye 2 and finally machined with 2010 conforming grooves.
It was a process that took 4 ½ hours, but Mahan didn’t feel comfortable with the new wedge he used to claim his second Tour title last month at the Waste Management Open.
In other equipment news, Ian Poulter answered some questions that arouse with the news that Puma had purchased Cobra Golf from the Acushnet Company in a recent Tweet.
“I will be using Cobra Golf equipment, wearing my IJP clothing, Titleist golf ball and FootJoy shoes,” wrote Poulter, who won his first Tour title last month at the WGC-Match Play.