If it's the British Open, it must be driving iron time

There are two main reasons driving irons could be especially popular at this week’s Open Championship, again at Hoylake. The first is the weather, and the second is the increasing ability of manufacturers to make strong-lofted irons that are playable.

Ping G30 driver

Ping, mostly a quiet and conservative family-owned club manufacturer, is unusually enthusiastic about the official July 3 introduction of the G30 family of clubs. The family includes irons, hybrids, fairway woods and drivers.

Ping G30 irons

In addition to drivers, fairway woods and hybrids, new Ping irons carry the G30 name.

Ping i25 irons

Ping's latest game-improvement i25 irons transition from forgiving long irons into feel-oriented short irons.

Ping Rapture driving iron

Ping releases a new driving iron, Rapture, for players looking for lower trajectories and higher ball speeds off the tee.

Toy Box notes: Moore mixes; Pettersen wins; more

In gaining his third PGA Tour title, Ryan Moore used clubs from four different manufacturers and a ball from a fifth; plus bags from Suzann Pettersen and Gary Woodland.

Toy Box: Watson switches to Ping S55 irons

At the BMW Championship, Bubba Watson switched irons for the first time since 2004, embracing Ping’s newest model – the S55.

PHOTOS: Ping's new S55 irons

Our David Dusek takes a look at the new Ping S55 irons through photos.

Ping S55 Irons

Ping brought its newest iron designed for better players, the S55, to Liberty National Golf Club before the start of the Barclays Championship. The S55 irons will be available to consumers starting Nov. 1.

Ping debuts Rapture driving iron prototype

On the eve of the 2013 Open Championship, Ping unveiled at Muirfield a prototype of its first driving iron.

Toy Box Mailbag: How pros prep for Merion

This week's inquiries deal with Tour players' gear choices for the U.S. Open, Callaway's new fairway woods and a quest for the perfect stand bag.

Toy Box: Rookie Ernst wins with Ping

Derek Ernst, the rookie winner of the Wells Fargo Championship, had 14 Ping clubs in his bag. He followed fellow Ping staff player Billy Horschel, who won a week earlier in New Orleans.

PHOTOS: Equipment on the range at TPC Sawgrass

Our David Dusek is on the range at TPC Sawgrass, checking out players' equipment before the Players Championship.

Winner’s Circle: April 29 - May 5, 2013

See what clubs this week's winners had in play.

Winner's Bag: Derek Ernst, Wells Fargo Championship

Derek Ernst went from Q-School to the winner's circle in five months, capturing the Well Fargo Championship for his first PGA Tour title. Ernst, who defeated David Lynn in a playoff, used the following clubs.

Toy Box: Horschel wields Pings for first Tour victory

After earning three consecutive top-10 finishes leading to the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, Billy Horschel finally broke through and won his first PGA Tour event.

Winner's Circle: April 22-28, 2013

Take a look inside the winners' bags from this past week on the PGA Tour, Champions Tour, European Tour and LPGA Tour.

Winner's Bag: Billy Horschel

After earning three consecutive top-10 finishes leading up to the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, Billy Horschel finally broke through and won his first PGA Tour event. Here is a complete list of the clubs he used at TPC Louisiana:

My Bag at the Masters: Angel Cabrera

Here's what Argentinian Angel Cabrera, who won the 2007 U.S. Open at Oakmont and the 2009 Masters, is playing this week at Augusta National.

Masters 2013: Bubba won’t part with his Ping S59s

Since 2004, when he parted ways with his Ping i3+ irons, Masters champion Bubba Watson has depended on Ping S59 irons to hit his impressive curve shots.