The Open Championship - What's in the Bag
Golf’s 3rd major championship is underway at Royal Troon Golf Club as it plays host to the 145th Open Championship in Scotland. The top TaylorMade staffers come into The Open in prime form as they look to take their shot at glory in golf’s original backyard. Links golf requires a unique style of play that makes the world’s best get outside their comfort zone to execute difficult and creative golf shots. Swirling winds, sideways rain, and deep pot bunkers are just a few of the obstacles players face when battling for the Claret Jug.
In an effort to adapt to the ever-changing conditions that The Open Championship presents, TaylorMade staffers are adjusting their sticks to make sure they are primed and ready for anything Mother Nature throws at them throughout the week.
Here is a look at some of the changes Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose, and Sergio Garcia are making as they gear up to attack Royal Troon on Thursday.
Jason Day WITB (World #1)
M1 460 Driver / 10.5* / Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage TiNi 70X (tipped 1’’)
M2 Fairway / 15* / MRC Tensei 90x (tipped 1.5")
RSi2 2-Iron / True Temper Dynamic Gold X7
RSi TP Irons / 4-PW / True Temper Dynamic Gold X7
Tour Preferred EF Wedges / 47*bent to 48* (Tour Grind) & 52* bent to 54* / 60* (ATV Grind)
Tour Preferred X #87 Golf Ball
Dustin Johnson WITB (World #2)
M1 Driver / 10.5* / Fujikura Speeder Evolution 2.0 Tour Spec 661X / 45.75" / D4 swingweight
M1 Fairway / 17* / Aldila RIP Alpha 90X
UDI #2 / Project X HZRDUS Black 105X
Tour Preferred MB ('14) 3-PW / True Temper DG Tour Issue X100
Tour Preferred EF Satin Chrome Wedges (54 & 60 degrees) / KBS Tour 130X Black Nickel
Tour Preferred X ('14) Golf Ball (#1: for one-putting every hole!)
Justin Rose (World #11)
M2 Driver / 9.5* / Matrix - Speed Rulz 70X C (tipped 1", D5 SW)
M2 #3 FW / 17* / Matriz - Ozik 8M3
UDI #1 Iron / 15* / UST Recoil F5 125g
Tour Preferred MB ('14) 4-PW
Tour Preferred EF Satin Chrome Wedges (52, 56 & 60 degrees)
Sergio Garcia WITB (World #12)
M2 9.5 Driver / Mitsubishi Kuro Kage S TiNi 80 X
M1 FW 15.0* / Mitsubishi Kuro Kage S TiNi 80 X
M1 FW 19.0* / Mitsubishi Kuro Kage S TiNi 80X
PSi Tour Irons 3-PW / Nippon Tour 130 X
Tour Preferred EF Wedges 52* and 58*
Monte Carlo Proto putter
Tour Preferred X Ball #49 (year of his mother Consuelo's birth)
AND...see their special Commemorative Edition bag inspired by The Open Championship yellow & blue leaderboard here: STAFF BAG
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