WITB: Francesco Molinari – Quicken Loans National

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The Italian won his second title of the year and first on US soil. Equipment editor James Savage delves into his bag

Francesco Molinari WITB. The Italian has boosted his chances of a third Ryder Cup appearance with his first win on the PGA Tour.

The Italian put on a masterclass on Sunday for his second win of the year, having already picked up the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth in May.

The former Nike staffer has gradually switched into mostly TaylorMade gear over the past couple of years with a few exceptions.

Molinari is regarded as being one of the most consistent drivers of the ball hitting around 70 per cent of fairways with his TaylorMade M4 driver.

We had seen him using the M1 model up until the M4 was released at the start of the year.

The 35-year-old has a couple of fairway woods in his bag with a strong M3 3-wood and an 18˚ M4 5-wood.

It’s nor surprise to see him opt for a TaylorMade P790 4-iron which came out on top in our best irons for 2018 feature.

He them moves into the P750 model which are one of the most popular among European and PGA Tour players.

Molinari has the TaylorMade Milled Grind wedges  including the Hi-Toe 60˚ which the likes of Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Dustin Johnson are using.

After signing a deal with Bettinardi at the start of 2018, Molinari had put their BB56 model into play but made a switch at the Players Championship.

The model he used to win at both Wentworth and the Quicken Loans National was the Dass BBZero…

Despite a bag full of TaylorMade clubs, Molinari plays the Titleist Pro V1x golf ball.

“It’s amazing,” Molinari said. “I’ve been close so many times. If I could pick one tournament to win in my career it would be this one so to finally get over the line was amazing. I can’t wait to be back next year.

“I knew it wasn’t going to be easy with Rory today, he probably didn’t play his best but I still knew he was going to charge back the last few holes.

“I came into this week knowing that I was a long way back in the Ryder Cup and that something pretty special needed to happen. We are halfway there and next week is another important week from that point of view and hopefully another successful week for me.”

Francesco Molinari WITB

Driver: TaylorMade M4 8.5* (Mitsubishi Tensei White 60x)

3-wood: TaylorMade M3 13˚

5-wood:TaylorMade M4 18˚

Irons:TaylorMade P790 4, P750 5-PW (Dynamic Gold X100)

Wedges:TaylorMade Milled Grind 50˚, 56˚, Hi-Toe 60˚

Putter:Bettinardi Dass BBZero

Ball:Titleist Pro V1x

More information can be found on the TaylorMade website.

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