Michael Thompson secured his second PGA Tour title after winning the 3M Open on Sunday at the PING staff player did so using an interesting bag that includes a 7-wood.
Having not won on the PGA Tour since the 2013 Honda Classic, Thompson believes that getting a second victory has validated his first and lets his fellow professionals know that he can be a threat.
"This win validates the first win," said the 35-year-old. "It solidifies my presence on the PGA Tour and proves to my peers that I'm a threat every week and that's what I want to be.
"This has been my dream ever since I was seven years old, to play on the PGA Tour. I never got past maybe winning one time, and to have it happen at such a great event on such a great golf course under these conditions with the field that we had this week, it was a shootout today.
"I mean, anybody could have won. It just means the world to me because it solidifies in my mind that I'm one of the best golfers in the world and that I can compete every single week out here.
"It's job security for two more years, it's benefits of the sponsors that I have and it gives me the confidence to know that I can compete on the biggest stage in the world in this game and that I can do it again.
"To have the opportunities to play in some of the bigger tournaments, to finish the year and put myself in a chance to make Atlanta, I've never been in a better position, I think, than right now on the PGA Tour. Man, I am chomping at the bit to go prove myself again really.
"Next week is another opportunity on a golf course that I absolutely love. Winged Foot for the US Open is my favourite golf course in the entire world. I mean, you couldn't have written a better script for where I'm at right now."
Michael Thompson - What's in the bag of the 3M Open winner
Driver: Ping G400 LST | 10˚ | Fujikura Ventus Black 7-X shaft
Fairway woods: Ping G400 | 14.5@15˚ | Fujikura Ventus Black 7-X shaft; Ping G410 | firstname.lastname@example.org˚ | Fujikura Ventus Black 8-X shaft
Irons: Ping Blueprint | 4-PW | KBS Taper 130-X shafts
Wedges: Ping Glide 2.0 | 52˚, 56˚ and 60˚ | KBS Taper 130-X shafts
Putter: Ping Anser 4