All the Gear: What new equipment is Dustin Johnson using?
We need to talk about Dustin Johnson. We’ve not heard much from the world number one over the past couple of months and it’s time for a check-up.
You may remember the TaylorMade P730 irons were launched back in August.
We’d already had the Rors and Rose Proto and the P730, which were being made available to the public, were supposed to be the model Johnson would be using.
But the TaylorMade team hadn’t quite managed to get the 2013 Tour Preferred MBs out of Johnson’s bag. Until now.
Well, the models which Johnson has been using in China actually have ‘DJ Proto’ printed on them which begs the question whether or not these have been adjusted from the original P730.
— Jonathan Wall (@jonathanrwall) October 26, 2017
We can’t notice any differences. And he is the number one player in the world so can be forgiven for wanting his name stamped on them.
It has also been noted that the American has a new wedge in the bag this week. By the sounds of it it’s a Mickelson-esque high-toe lob wedge.
In classic Johnson style, he has no idea what the new model is called… Here’s an extract from his press conference.
But it would be unfair to say Johnson isn’t dialled into his equipment as we found out in out interview with TaylorMade’s head of irons Tomo Bystedt earlier this year.
Which leads us onto the question of what DJ has been doing to pass the time while off the course over the past few weeks?
No, not that. But he has signed a deal with luxury Swiss watch brand Hublot.
The Big Bang Unico Golf is a mechanical watch that can count your scores on the golf course. So how does it work?
The putter-shaped pusher at 2 o’clock activates the mechanism for displaying the number of strokes taken and counts the strokes per hole.
The pusher at 4 o’clock allows the wearer to move on to the next hole by resetting the stroke counter to zero.
The counter at 6 o’clock displays the total number of strokes played and is simultaneously updated. The pusher at 8 o’clock is shaped like a tee. This resets the mechanism and sets the counters to zero at the end of the round
Here’s a picture of DJ wearing the watch in a textbook moody pose.
More information can be found on the Hublot website.