World #3 Dustin Johnson used his prodigious length off the tee combined with TaylorMade’s new Speed Injected Twist Face™ technology to win the Saudi International by 2 over fellow Team TaylorMade stablemate Haotong Li.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- Johnson put TaylorMade’s new M6 driver into the bag after extensive testing of both the M5 & M6 models. Like many on Team TaylorMade, DJ made the switch into the new line of drivers quickly. Gaming the adjustable M5 driver earlier in the season, he requested to do some shaft testing looking to increase his ball speed to the 185mph mark. After some on course testing, DJ opted for the M6 driver this week, favoring the slight forgiveness he felt it gave him. It is likely he will continue working with both models moving forward
- Johnson’s victory is the first global win for TaylorMade’s M5 and M6 Drivers with Speed Injected Twist Face in 2019.
- Johnson also added the new M5 Titanium Fairway Wood to his setup this week equipped with Project X’s HZRDUS Black X shaft; the same shaft he carried in his fairway(s) last season.
- Dustin’s victory is the first win for the new 2019 TP5/x golf ball highlighted by its new High-Flex Material (HFM). DJ’s preferred golf ball is the TP5x, stamped #1.
- DJ admires the P790 iron and continues to use the #2 Iron in place of a high lofted fairway wood, which he also has equipped with a Project X HZRDUS Black X shaft
- Like last season, DJ continues to play the P730 DJ Proto irons. As he has for most of his recent career, DJ has them equipped with True Temper’s Dynamic Gold X100 shafts.
- Dustin played the Milled Grind Hi-Toe wedges in 54° and 60° lofts, equipped with KBS Tour 120S shafts.
- Johnson has found much success with the Spider Tour over the last few years, using it to escalate him to #1 in the World. This week, he used it to card 22 birdies and 1 eagle.
DUSTIN JOHNSON’S WINNING BAG AT THE SAUDI INTERNATIONAL:
M6 Driver | 10.5° | Fujikura Speeder Evolution 661 X Tour Spec 2.0
M5 Fairway | 15° | Project X HZRDUS Black 6.5 X
P790 UDI | 2 Iron | Project X HZRDUS Black 6.5 X
P730 DJ Proto Irons | 3-PW | Dynamic Gold X100
Milled Grind Hi-Toe Wedges | 54° & 60° | KBS Tour 120S
Spider Tour Black Putter
2019 TP5x Golf Ball (#1)
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