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Hunter Mahan’s Putter: PING iWi D66

While Tiger Woods went south in Akron, Hunter Mahan went north in the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational yesterday, notching a score of 64 in the final round to win the tournament and a cool $1.4 million.

Hunter Mahan’s putter is the PING iWi D66, which is part of the PING iWi series putters that were released in late 2008. The D66 is a snub-nosed blade with a plumber’s neck hosel.

The iWi putters feature a stainless steel insert that is embedded in elastomer for what PING calls “steel-face performance and response with a softer feel.”

The iWi putters also incorporate customizable weighting technology. The putters come with 12-gram removable steel weights in the heel and toe. An optional weight kit includes pairs of 20-gram and 28-gram tungsten weights, creating nine possible weight combinations. No word yet on which weight combination Mahan uses in his D66 model. Click here for PutterZone.com’s iWi D66 review.

Meanwile, PING recently announced the upcoming release of its new PING Scottsdale putters. Click here to read a preview report.

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Sean Weir is the founder and editor of PutterZone.com, and the author of Putter Perfection, the definitive guide to putter fitting. Profile: Google+

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  1. Bill Lunde's PING JAS Craz-E Moment is a pretty funky looking putter too. It has the same insert as the iN line. It's also face balanced.

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