PING professional Lorena Ochoa relied on 4 PING(R) clubs, including the new Redwood(R) Series ZB(TM) putter
model, in winning her season debut by 11 shots at the HSBC Women's Champions event in Singapore.
Ochoa's first tournament with the new putter resulted in 23 birdies
over the four rounds on the Tanah Merah Country Club's Garden Course. Her
20-under-par total was 11 shots better than the runner-up and marked her
largest margin of victory in 18 career wins.
The number one ranked female golfer in the world, Ochoa began using
PING clubs as a 13 year old. She's used PING equipment in all 18 of her
wins as a professional.
In Singapore, where the field included the top 15 players in the world,
she played a PING Rapture(R) Driver, G10(TM) 3-wood, Rapture 5-wood,
Rapture 21 degrees Hybrid, S58(R) irons (4-9, PW) and Tour Wedges (50
degrees and 56 degrees).
The ZB model is one of two new PING Redwood models being introduced
this month. The ZB and D66(TM) models are 100% precision-milled from 303
stainless steel. Shipments begin April 1, 2008. U.S. suggested retail price
is $280 per putter.
Since signing an endorsement agreement with PING in June of 2007, Ochoa
has won six times, including her first major championship at the Women's
British Open in August.
"Naturally, we're excited and pleased with Lorena's performance," said
John Solheim, PING Chairman & CEO. "Her tournament record speaks for
itself. Beyond that, she makes it a point to use her success to have a
positive effect on others. Since our association with her officially began
last year, we've seen first-hand how her personality touches the lives of
others. She's a delightful and genuine person. We're proud to be associated
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