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2016 News

Pros tuning up for year's final major

Posted: 26th July 2016

The PGA Championship that begins Thursday at Baltusrol GC in New Jersey will include nine PING pros, led by world #6 Bubba Watson and #15 Louis Oosthuizen, PING’s highestranked players. Five countries will be represented: the U.S., (Watson, Daniel Summerhays, Joseph Summerhays), England (Lee Westwood, Andy Sullivan), Sweden (David Lingmerth), South Africa (Oosthuizen, Brandon Stone), and South Korea (Young Han Song).  It will be a family affair for Daniel Summerhays and Joseph Summerhays, who are cousins. Joseph is a full-time teaching professional who qualified for his first major with a T10 at the PGA Professionals National Championship in June.

Ping Pros competing at WGC

Posted: 28th June 2016

World #6 Bubba Watson comes into this week’s WGC Bridgestone Invitational with a strong track record in WGC events. He was second at the Bridgestone last year, he won the HSBC Champions in China in 2014, has two more second-place finishes, a T2, a third, and a fourth since 2011 at the four WGC tournaments worldwide.

Joining him in the field is Louis Oosthuizen, who was runner-up at this year’s prestigious WGC Dell Match Play in March.  David Lingmerth is playing in his first WGC event, having qualified based on his world ranking inside the top 50.  Young-Han Song, who won on the Asian Tour in January, is also making his WGC debut.

WHOLE NEW BALL GAME

Posted: 13th June 2016

The 2010 Major champion is excited to launch himself into the world of golf course design There’s that timeless South African adage that says ’n boer maak ’n plan,’ and this applies especially to Louis Oosthuizen, whose never shy to admit that he’s a ‘boertjie from Mossel Bay’. He is known on the international circuit as a man whose priorities are his family, his farm and his golf, in that order. And so comes as no surprise to reveal that the current 14th-ranked player in the world is extending his agricultural knowledge to course designing.

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Winning across the world

Posted: 1st March 2016

Louis Oosthuizen gave the G driver and fairway woods their third victories in less than a month in claiming the ISPS Handa Perth International on Sunday. Also in his bag was a G Crossover, which won for the first time. The 33-year-old was razor sharp with his S55 irons, hitting 67 of 72 greens for the week, 93.1%, #1 in the field. Only three players in European Tour history have hit more greens in one event. The South African’s eighth European Tour title came in his first appearance in this event and it’s his 13th career win worldwide.

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