Austin Cook won the RSM Classic for his first US PGA Tour victory in just his 14th start by flashing an incredibly steady tee-to-green game and a deft touch on the greens to win by four shots at the Seaside course at Sea Island.
Cook hit an impressive 85.71 percent of fairways (tied for fourth-best in the field) and 83.33 percent of greens in regulation (ranked second). Off the tee, Cook used Ping’s new G400 LST driver – a low-spin version of the G400. Interestingly, his set of Ping S55 irons starts at the 5-iron, allowing Cook to carry a trio of Ping Glide 2.0 wedges – two standard sole clubs and a wide sole in the 60-degree wedge.
On the greens Cook posted a solid 1.126 strokes gained/putting mark (ranked 13th for the week) with a Ping Sigma G Tyne mallet. Cook used those clubs to post four rounds in the 60s, making just two bogeys over the 72 holes.
Austin Cook’s clubs and ball at the RSM Classic:
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Driver: Ping G400 LST (Fujikura Speeder Evo 661X), 8.5 degrees
3-wood: Ping G400 Stretch, 13 degrees
Hybrids: Ping G400 (19, 22 degrees)
Irons (5-PW): Ping S55
Wedges: Ping Glide 2.0 (50, 56, 60 degrees)
Putter: Ping Sigma G Tyne