The regular season is over and the FedEx Cup playoffs are in full swing. This month, we take a closer look at the Fall TaylorMade Tour performances and the equipment that is set to launch.
Fall TaylorMade Tour Updates
FedEx Cup Playoffs
A measure of how the year has gone is participating in the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Only the top 125 players make it to the season-ending competition for a trophy and sizeable check. Each tournament in the playoffs cuts the number of entrants leaving only the top 30 competing in the final stop.
The first stop, The Northern Trust, started the Playoffs with a bang for TaylorMade. World #1 Dustin Johnson needed to chase down Jordan Spieth, a Player of the Year candidate, in the final round. Johnson, well-known for his length off the tee, used a deft touch in his wedge game and a hot putter to chase down Spieth. DJ forced a playoff by sinking a clutch 17-foot putt on the last hole. On the first playoff hole, Johnson used his famous length to bomb a 341-yard tee shot, over the water, setting him up for a wedge shot and putt, securing his 4th win of the year. You can admire the tee shot below. The win jumped Johnson back into the conversation for Player of the Year honors.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 27, 2017
The following week, rookie phenom Jon Rahm continued his strong year with a T4 finish at the Dell Technologies Championship. Using a full bag of TaylorMade clubs, Rahm led the field, comprised of the top 100 golfers, in strokes gained off the tee and putting. Combined he gained almost 14 shots on the field!
The President’s Cup
At the conclusion of the FedEx Cup playoffs, the top players from the U.S. and Europe compete for the President’s Cup. In the bi-annual competition the top 10 players from each group, plus 2 captain’s picks, compete in the match play event. TaylorMade is well represented, with 2 players on each team. Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Brooks Koepka, and Si Woo Kim tee it up with TaylorMade equipment in their bag.
Fall Equipment Updates
This fall sees the release of 3 new TaylorMade irons, filling the gaps in their line up. At the end of September, TaylorMade is releasing a super game improvement iron, called MCGB. Maximum distance and forgiveness are the names of the game with these bad boys. Engineers were able to max out the COR (energy transfer) on every iron in the set. The result, as TaylorMade says, is a “bag full of drivers.”
On the other end of the playing spectrum is the P730. These irons are compact, muscle back blades that provide the most shot-shaping ability of the iron lineup. If they look familiar, Rory, DJ, and Justin Rose currently game the P730 irons. If precision and accuracy are hallmarks of your game, you’ll love these irons.
Filling the gap between a player’s and game improvement irons is the P790. A variety of construction techniques and exotic materials give the P790 irons forgiveness and playability. Our full review of the P790 irons goes into detail how TaylorMade packs big performance into such a good looking club.
Until Next Time…
Thanks for checking out the Fall TaylorMade tour update. Join us next month, where we look at the results from the end of the season and preview more new products from TaylorMade.
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