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Final curtain for Ping Eye2 wedges

Ping Eye2 Wedge

Ping Eye2 Wedge

A settlement has finally been made between the PGA Tour and the Ping company. The settlement will see Ping waive its right to prevent the tour from banning its wedges from play, wedges that have wider, squared grooves which have since been outlawed from play.

From today’s round up from the Associated Press:

Those wedges were allowed through a 1990 settlement from when Ping sued the PGA Tour and U.S. Golf Association. Phil Mickelson, Hunter Mahan, John Daly and Fred Couples were among players who used the Ping wedges. It had become such a divisive issue that Scott McCarron accused Mickelson of “cheating” by using the club.

“John Solheim and Ping had a terrific opportunity to do something very positive and significant for the game of golf, and we very much appreciate his willingness to take this action,” PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said.

Ping also said it will apply the waiver to the U.S. Open.

The waiver takes effect the week after the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill and will apply on the PGA Tour, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour. It will not apply to amateur competitions.

   

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