World No. 1 Dustin Johnson Signs Extension with TaylorMade Golf Company

THE REIGNING MASTERS CHAMPION HAS BEEN WITH TAYLORMADE SINCE HE TURNED PRO, AND THE PAIRING SHOWS NO SIGN OF SLOWING DOWN

CARLSBAD, Calif. (January 7, 2021) – Team TaylorMade has one of the strongest lineups in all of professional golf. As a company built around product innovation, technology and authentic golfer relationships, the brand has attracted some of the best and most magnetic players in the game.

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There’s no better example of that than Dustin Johnson. He has been a centerpiece for the brand’s team of world-class tour professionals since turning pro 14 years ago. Armed with TaylorMade equipment, Johnson has amassed 24 victories over the course of his career including two major championships.

He’s currently ranked No. 1 in the Official World Golf Rankings, having regained the top spot with a stretch of spectacular play following the 2020 PGA Tour restart. Johnson delivered a record setting performance at The Northern Trust, where his total score of 30-under-par included a run of 11-under through 11 holes. He added yet another milestone victory at the Tour Championship en route to claiming the FedEx Cup title.

As arguably the greatest encore in the game’s history, Johnson capped off his year by winning his first green jacket at the 2020 Masters last November.

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With all the challenges of 2020, it was one of my best years on the golf course. TaylorMade was right there with me each step of the way, just like they’ve been for my whole career. There isn’t a better golf equipment company in the game, especially the guys out on Tour. I’m looking forward to being part of Team TaylorMade for a long time to come.Dustin Johnson

Each marquee victory was earned with 14 TaylorMade clubs and his trusted TP5x golf ball. As Johnson prepares to tee it up this week in Maui at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, his first event of 2021, his bag is expected to have a few updates for the start of the season. His current WITB is below:

DUSTIN JOHNSON WITB

  • SIM2 10.5° driver
  • SIM2 Max 16.5° #3HL fairway
  • SIM Max 21° #7 fairway
  • P•730 Irons (3-PW)
  • Milled Grind Wedges (52° and 60°)
  • Spider Tour IB Limited Putter
  • TP5x Golf Ball (#1)
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Having now spent 111 weeks atop the OWGRs, Johnson is third all-time in total number of weeks at World No.1 trailing only Tiger Woods and Greg Norman. The new multi-year contract extension reaffirms TaylorMade’s commitment to fielding the strongest Tour staff in the industry and putting the highest performing equipment in the hands of the world’s best athletes as they compete on the sport’s biggest stages.

When we look back on everything DJ has accomplished over the course of his career, we couldn’t be prouder to be on his team. The victories, the major championships, the record-setting performances. He’s done it all, and with TaylorMade equipment in his hands for each moment. That’s humbling, but it also fuels us to keep innovating and pushing the limits of performance so that we can continue to help DJ play the best possible golf – while rewriting the history books along the way.David Abeles, CEO, TaylorMade Golf

New Edison Forged Wedges by Terry Koehler Challenge ‘tour design’ Wedge Performance

After two years of development and testing, Edison Golf Company announced that they have begun crafting and shipping their revolutionary Edison Forged wedges, presenting golfers with a package of wedge technologies that significantly raise the bar for performance over conventional ‘tour design’ wedges.

The Edison Forged wedges were designed by Edison Chairman and Director of Innovation Terry Koehler. Koehler, who also writes a popular blog as The Wedge Guy on GolfWRX, has built a 30-year track record of challenging traditional wedge design, as he points out how wedges have not evolved nearly as much as the clubs in every other category over the past 4-5 decades.

Edison Chairman and Director of Innovation Terry Koehler

The Edison Forged wedges were designed to address the major performance shortcomings of ‘tour design’ wedges, and have been proven through extensive robotic testing to deliver more penetrating trajectories and a level of forgiveness of mishits never before seen in the wedge category. That performance superiority is achieved through a markedly different distribution of mass across the back of the clubhead, which equalizes the smash factor more evenly across the face. A significant increase in spin is a side benefit of the dramatically improved gear effect provided by the Edison Forged design.

The Edison Forged wedges depart from the normal industry procedure of developing wedges with the help of tour professionals, who Koehler says have entirely different wants and needs than even the best amateur players. “Tour professionals spend thousands of hours honing their exquisite skills,” explained Koehler. “Essentially, they have learned how to mostly overcome and even leverage the shortcomings of their wedges. But robotic testing and live golfer research over the past 3o-plus years has proven to me that ‘tour design’ wedges are the most unforgiving clubs in our bags. Why should any golfer have to suffer with that kind of finicky performance?”

The Edison Forged wedges are custom-crafted for each golfer, and are available with a wide range of shafts and grip options through the company’s website at http://www.EdisonWedges.com. By mid-summer, Edison Golf will introduce a program for golf professionals to become Certified Fitters for Edison Golf, so that they may bring this breakthrough performance to their golfers.

The Edison Forged wedges are also backed by an unprecedented Performance Guarantee. The Company will let you play your Edison Forged wedges for 60 days to see how they will improve your game; if you don’t agree, you can return them and the Edison Golf will replace them with any other wedges on the market you think you would like better.

“Very simply, the Edison Forged wedges were designed to improve scoring range performance for golfers of any skill level,” proclaims Koehler. “No other wedges come close to these in bringing forgiveness to a category not known for it.”

About Edison Golf Company

Edison Golf Company was formed in early 2018 to provide a platform for development of the Edison Forged wedges. Several rounds of prototypes were tested for nearly two years before the design was judged market ready. The prototypes and final production designs have been subjected to multiple rounds of independent robotic testing and live golfer reviews to prove every claim the Company makes about them. The company insists on the highest quality components and workmanship. All Edison Forged wedges will be custom-built to order for each customer, from the Company’s assembly and shipping operations center in Fort Worth, Texas.