WITB: Haotong Li - Omega Dubai Desert Classic

TaylorMade and Callaway woods helped Haotong Li to hold of Rory McIlroy in a thrilling desert duel. Equipment editor James Savage takes a look in the bag...

Haotong Li showed nerves of steel as he held off Rory McIlroy during the closing stages to win the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

Haotong Li WITB

And he relied on last year’s TaylorMade M2 driver to reach a record-breaking score of 23 under par.

The Chinese star has now moved into the world’s top 50 – the first man from his country to do so.

Haotong Li WITB

We also saw him using a new Callaway Rogue fairway wood and Callaway Epic hybrid on his way to victory at Emirates Golf Club in Dubai.

Haotong Li WITB

He uses the sleek TaylorMade P750 irons through the set.

Haotong Li WITB

Then plays the same Milled Grind Wedges we see most TaylorMade staff players using including McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Justin Rose.

Haotong Li WITB

Li signed a deal to play a Bettinardi putter this year and favours the Custom Studio Stock 3 Tour model.

Bettinardi putters


He plays the Titleist Pro V1 golf ball.

Haotong Li WITB

Driver:TaylorMade M2 2017 (9.5-Degree, MRC Tensei Blue)

Fairway:Callaway Rogue

Hybrid:Callaway Epic

Irons:TaylorMade P750 4-9 (Nippon Modus 3 120X)

Wedges:TaylorMade Milled Grind 48-degree, 54-degree, 58-degree (Nippon Modus 3 120X)

Putter:Bettinardi Custom Studio Stock 3 Tour

Ball:Titleist Pro V1

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