Dustin Johnson is the world’s No. 1 player but won’t pass up the opportunity to further stretch his advantage over the field.
I’ve been critical of players who switch their equipment ‘willy nilly’ after the odd disappointing result but it’s hard to argue against Johnson’s latest putter switch.
He made the move to a new Spider Mini Silver halfway through the WGC-Bridgestone and shot -10 over the weekend…
And DJ seems to have picked up where he left off with six birdies in his opening round at Bellerive…
More information about the new model can be found on the TaylorMade website.
New, old 2-iron for Tiger
Much of the talk heading into the Open at Carnoustie was about Tiger Woods putting a new TaylorMade GAPR Lo 2-iron in the bag.
But the 14-time major winner has moved back to the Tour Preferred UDI model we saw him using earlier this year.
It’s a useful weapon for Woods to find a few more fairways when the driver is misbehaving.
Brooks hitting it too hard
Two-time US Open champion Brooks Koepka was forced into making a driver switch ahead of the PGA Championship.
The American actually cracked the face of his TaylorMade M3 driver.
We had the introduction of Twist Face in TaylorMade’s M3 and M4 drivers this year.
Not quite sure Crack Face is going to take off.
Spieth sweating on career Grand Slam
As Jordan Spieth went in search of his fourth major title he revealed he’s been putting in some serious hours… at the gym.
“I’m a training nerd – I don’t look like The Rock but I’m a training nerd for golf specific exercises. I just love doing it,” Spieth confessed.
Spieth and his trainer Troy Van Biezen have given us a peek into what training for a career grand slam looks like.
Focusing on contrast training, Jordan is put through speed and power workouts designed to keep his body guessing through weight and high intensity interval training.
And finally… Fleetwood left in the cold by Casey
Tommy Fleetwood is down to his last set of Nike VR Pro blades.
If he was to accidentally break one this week he’d be forced to play with 13 clubs.
Nike stopped making golf clubs a couple of years ago now so it’s not like he can pop onto their tour truck for a replacement.
Fleetwood recently learned that fellow former Nike staffer Paul Casey had a set but was not willing to part company with them.
“I don’t want P.C. on my irons anyway,” Fleetwood joked.
“Once this set goes, I’ll quite happily change into something else. It’s just that I have the ability at the moment to play with a set of irons that I’ve loved and played with for so long.
“But the look of them, that can easily be copied. So it’s not that big a deal if I do happen to break a club this week, then I will be one club down for the week. So I’ll have to be careful. But it’s not like a massive concern.”
We’ll be watching with interest to see which brand of irons Fleetwood opts for when this set finally wears out.