DJ earns first win for TaylorMade M6 driver

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Dustin Johnson earned his 20th title and a first for TaylorMade's new driver. Alex Perry delves into DJ's bag

Dustin Johnson WITB

DJ earned his first regular European Tour victory and 20th overall as he edged out the rest of the field at the inaugural Saudi International.

And it was the first win for TaylorMade’s new M6 driver featuring the company’s Twist Face technology.

TaylorMade M5 and M6 fairways

Johnson began the season with the M5 in the bag, but after some shaft testing in a bid to increase his ball speed to the 185mph mark, he opted for the more forgiving M6.

TaylorMade say he is likely to continue working with both models moving forward.

Johnson has kept the M5 fairway wood in his setup, complete with the Project X’s HZRDUS Black X shaft – the same shaft he carried in his fairways last season.

Moving down the bag, DJ continues to choose the P790 2-iron instead of a high lofted fairway and, like last year, he is using the P730 DJ Proto irons. As for most of his career, the irons carry the True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts.

TaylorMade irons P730

Also not changing is his wedge setup. DJ continues to use TaylorMade’s Milled Grind Hi-Toe family in 54- and 60-degree lofts, equipped with KBS Tour 120S shafts.

Johnson has found much success with the TaylorMade Spider Tour putter over the last few years, and put it to good use in Saudi Arabia, carding 22 birdies and an eagle at Royal Greens.

Dustin Johnson WITB

So what’s in DJ’s bag?

Driver: TaylorMade M6, 10.5°, Fujikura Speeder Evolution 661 X Tour Spec 2.0 shaft

Fairway wood: TaylorMade M5, 15°, Project X HZRDUS Black 6.5 X shaft

Irons: TaylorMade P790 UDI, 2-iron, Project X HZRDUS Black 6.5 X shaft; TaylorMade P730 DJ Proto, 3-PW, Dynamic Gold X100 shafts

Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind Hi-Toe, 54° & 60°, KBS Tour 120 S shafts

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Black

Ball: 2019 TaylorMade TP5x (#1)

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