Justin Rose Claims Fort Worth Invitational

Congratulations go out to Justin Rose. The likeable Englishman captured his ninth PGA Tour victory this past weekend at the Fort Worth Invitational. This victory was the second of the 2018 season for Rose who won in brilliant fashion. Rose carries a complete arsenal of TaylorMade Golf products including an M3 440 driver and TP5 golf balls. For more information on what’s in Justin’s bag please see the press release below shared by Nick Obritsch who is the Marketing Manager for TaylorMade Golf Canaada.

See you in Paris Justin!!

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What You Need to Know:

  • TaylorMade’s 2018 M Drivers featuring Twist Face Technology now have victories in 8 tournaments on the PGA TOUR this season and 11 worldwide.
  • Rose plays a 9.0° M3 440 driver with one weight back and toward the heel and the second just forward of neutral. Equipped with a Mitsubishi Tensei CK 60TX, Justin averaged 305.9 yards off the tee for the tournament.
  • Rose’s victory is his second PGA TOUR title this season and the 9th of his career (20th worldwide).
  • Earlier this season, Rose joined fellow TaylorMade staffers Dustin Johnson & Rory McIlroy in making the switch into the P730 irons. As he has for much of his career, Rose has them equipped with KBS Tour C-Taper 125 S+ shafts.
  • Rose has praised the performance of the TP5 golf ball since he first put it into play at Riviera last year and has played it ever since. It’s the 7th win on the PGA TOUR this season for TP5(x), with Rose adding his second win along with Day, Johnson, Rahm and McIlroy.
  • Rose recently made a switch into the TP Red Ardmore 2 putter, which he feels best suits his eye on the greens. He recorded 2.697 strokes gained: putting for the week. Including Rose, three of the top 5 finishers played TaylorMade putters.
  • Rose’s wedge setup remains largely unchanged; he plays the Milled Grind in 48°, 52° & 56° lofts, as well as a 60° Hi-Toe, which has been TaylorMade’s most sought after wedge on Tour.

Justin Rose’s Winning Bag at the Fort Worth Invitational

M3 440 Driver | 9.0° | Mitsubishi Tensei Orange 60TX

M4 Fairway | 15° | Mitsubishi Tensei CK 80TX

M3 Fairway | 19° | Mitsubishi Tensei CK 80TX

P790 4 Iron | KBS Tour C-Taper 125 S+

P730 Rose Proto Irons | 5-9 | KBS Tour C-Taper 125 S+

Milled Grind Wedges | 48°, 52° & 56° and 60° Hi-Toe | KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 135X

TP Red Ardmore 2 Putter (Custom)

TP5 Golf Ball

Until The Next Tee!!

Rory McIlroy wins Arnold Palmer Invitational; 6th Victory on PGA TOUR for TaylorMade’s New M Drivers with Twist Face Technology

What an amazing weekend on the PGA Tour. All of the stars shone bright in a field that was absolutely stellar. Players like TaylorMade Golf staffers Justin Rose and Tiger Woods were there all weekend long but no star shone brighter than that of Rory McIlroy.

While most fans love The Masters tournament the most… it’s this tournament (The Arnold Palmer Invitational) that I love the most. It’s because of my meeting him that I’m ultimately here… golfing and writing about golf. Now that he’s left us physically it’s a chance for the players on Tour to pay homage to the man that gave so much. Mr. Palmer had to have been smiling down watching from above as the excitement and drama unfolded.

Below is a press release from TaylorMade Golf Canada Marketing Manager Nick Obritsch that outlines what Rory McIlroy was playing this weekend.

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What You Need to Know:

  • Rory McIlroy plays a full 14 club bag of TaylorMade product, featured by his M3 460 driver. He added a new Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Orange 70X shaft in this week, which he averaged 316.5 yards off the tee and recorded the second longest drive of the week at 373 yards.
  • In addition to his driver, Rory plays both a 15° & 19° M3 fairway, each equipped with a Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei CK Pro White 80X shaft.
  • Rory’s irons, the P730 Rors Proto, have been in his bag since he joined Team TaylorMade last May. He has them equipped with his trusted Project X 7.0s.
  • Looking for some consistency with a his putter leading into the Masters, Rory asked the TaylorMade Tour team to build him a TP Copper Soto to spec. It’s built at 34.25″ with 2.75° of loft and a total weight of 508g at a D1 swingweight. The result? McIlroy led the field in Strokes Gained: Putting, where he took more than 2.5 strokes on the field, on average, per round.
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  • Like TaylorMade stablemates Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm and Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy also has a new Milled Grind Hi-Toe wedge in the bag, which he’s praised from the first day he put it into play.
  • TaylorMade’s 2018 M Drivers featuring Twist Face Technology now have victories in 6 PGA Tour events this season, with Rory joining TaylorMade stablemates Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm, Jason Day, Gary Woodland & Paul Casey as tournament champions winning with Twist Face on Tour.
  • With 44 in play, TaylorMade drivers led all manufacturers at Bay Hill, there are more players with the #1 Driver in Golf in their bag than any other brand; more than Callaway and Ping combined.

Rory’s Winning Bag at the Arnold Palmer Invitational:

M3 460 Driver | 8.5° | Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei CK Pro Orange 70X

M3 Fairway | 15° | Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei CK Pro White 80X

M3 Fairway | 19° | Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei CK Pro White 80X

P750 Tour Proto 4-iron | True Temper Project X 7.0

P730 Rors Proto Irons | True Temper Project X 7.0

Milled Grind Wedges | 48°, 52° & 58° and 60° Hi-Toe (True Temper Project X 7.0)

TP Collection Copper Soto Prototype Putter – coming 4/20

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Until The Next Tee!!

TaylorMade Golf Company Strengthens Tour Staff with Addition of Haotong Li

Signing of 22-Year-Old Rising Chinese Superstar Further Strengthens Industry’s Most Dominant Athlete Roster

Carlsbad, Calif. (March 14, 2018) — TaylorMade Golf, makers of the #1 Driver in Golf and the winningest drivers on the PGA TOUR in 2017 with its M series of drivers, announced today the addition of Haotong Li, the first player from China to move into the top 50 on the Official World Golf Ranking, to a multi-year contract that will see him play TaylorMade’s metalwoods, irons and wedges in addition to glove and staff bag.

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Photo Credit: TaylorMade Golf Canada

The rapidly ascending 22-year old European Tour member already has a pair of victories on the circuit, having claimed his first at the Volvo China Open in 2016 and most recently, a thrilling victory over TaylorMade stablemate Rory McIlroy at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, a win that set tournament records and elevated him into the top 35 in the OWGR. He will play a mixed schedule on the PGA TOUR and European Tours in 2018.

Currently 40th in the OWGR, Li joins what is widely recognized as the strongest athlete roster in the industry, which includes World #1 Dustin Johnson, #3 Jon Rahm, #5 Justin Rose, as well as Jason Day, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods. He is scheduled to make 12 starts on the PGA TOUR this year by way of his world ranking, which includes this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational, followed by the WGC-Dell Match Play Championship, Shell Houston Open, culminating with his first-ever trip to the Masters in April by way of his third place finish at the 2017 Open Championship.

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Photo Credit: TaylorMade Golf Canada

 

“Haotong’s rapid ascent is the result of tremendous work ethic, persistence and dedication; one of the most diligent players we’ve ever dealt with. We’re honoured to welcome him into the TaylorMade family and are proud to put the best performing products in the world in his hands as he continues his climb up the world rankings.”

Chris Trott, Director of Sports Marketing, TaylorMade Golf 

A look at the current TaylorMade products in Haotong’s bag (as of 3/4/18):

  • M4 Driver | 8.5° set 1 click higher
  • M4 Tour Fairway | 15°
  • M3 Rescue | 17°
  • M3 3-Iron
  • P•750 Irons 4-9
  • MG Wedges 46° & 52°
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Photo Credit: TaylorMade Golf Canada