WITB: Dustin Johnson - St Jude Classic

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DJ grabs his second win of 2018 after going back to the M4 driver and Spider Tour Black putter writes equipment editor James Savage

Dustin Johnson WITB 2018. The American bagged his second win of 2018 with the TaylorMade M4 driver after dabbling with the M3 ahead of the Masters.

We had originally expected DJ to put the M3 driver into play from the get go but as previously reported, the M4 at 9.5˚ did the job for him at the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii.

Dustin Johnson WITB 2018

Johnson had used the adjustable M1 throughout 2017 and liked to deploy one of the moveable weights in the toe to help him hit his trademark high fade.

So it was a surprise when he plumped for the M4 but he said it wasn’t necessary to shape the ball too much at Kapula so long and straight was doing just fine.

He then switched to the M3 at the trickier Riveria ahead of the Masters and stuck with it at Augusta.

But he wasn’t able to add to his trophy cabinet with it and has now just landed his second win of the year at TPC Southwind with the M4.

Johnson uses the P730 ‘DJ Proto’ irons – pretty much the same ones Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose have in the bag.

Dustin Johnson WITB 2018

And another new club for 2018 is the ‘Hi-Toe’ lob wedge in 64˚ to go alongside his other two Milled Grind wedges.

 

He had also dabbled with the the Spider Tour Mini putter for a few events last month.

Dustin Johnson Spider Mini

But has gone back to a trusty Spider Tour black.

Dustin Johnson WITB 2018

DJ favours the TaylorMade TP5x ball.

Dustin Johnson WITB 2018

Driver: TaylorMade M4, 10.5˚ , Fuji Speeder Evolution 661 Tour 2.0 X

Fairway:TaylorMade M4 HL 16.5.˚, Project X HZRDUS Black 6.5

Irons:TaylorMade P730 3-PW, DG X100

Wedges:TaylorMade Milled Grind 52˚, 60˚, Hi Toe 64˚ KBS Tour Black 130 X

Putter:Spider Tour Black

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x

More information on these clubs can be found on the TaylorMade website

Click here to see Dustin Johnson’s 2017 WITB

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