TaylorMade On Tour: Who’s Making the Switch
With the TaylorMade MFamily complete and the season well under way, it’s interesting to take a look at how TaylorMade’s top staff players are using both the M1 and the M2 in their bags. In fact, Justin Rose carries the M2 in his bag (driver, 3 & 5 wood). He changed to the M2 despite winning the Hong Kong Open with the M1 driver in his bag.
For Jason Day, the driver of choice is the TaylorMade M1 (10.5 degrees) while his 16.5 degree HL fairway wood is a Taylormade M2. Dustin Johnson is also going with the distance of the M2 in his driver (10.5 degrees) and 3 wood while sticking with the pinseekindg accuracy of the TaylorMade M1 for his 5 wood. Finally, Sergio Garcia is utilizing his M2 driver (9.5 degrees) in combination with his M1 fairway woods (3 & 5) to achieve that perfect combination of raw distance and workability.
At the Cadillac World Golf Championships, these players used these newfound combinations to place inside the top 25.
- T-11 (3-Under): Sergio Garcia
- T14 (2-Under): Dustin Johnson
- T23 (Even): Jason Day
New #M1 driver and matching #M1 3 wood for the @playofffinale @TaylorMadeGolf going right in the bag pic.twitter.com/rrsdFUSp0J
— Daniel Berger (@DanielBerger59) September 22, 2015
The following week at the Valspar Championship we also so a handful of TaylorMade staffers in the Top 25.
- T-11: Daniel Berger
- T-11: Retief Goosen
- T-18: Justin Leonard
- T-22: Chez Reavie
As the season continues and makes its way towards the first major in the Master’s, it’ll be interesting to see just who’s making to their bag to have the best chance to win the coveted green jacket.
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Take a look at just how awesome the MFamily really is:
Rudi Fann has been a Class “A” member of the PGA of America since 2008. He began his career in 1998 as the Assistant Golf Professional at Wake Forest Golf Club in Wake Forest, NC. In 2002, Rudi accepted a similar position at Rio Mar Country Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. He spent a year there before moving to Nipomo, CA where he worked at Blacklake Golf Resort. Over the next 10 years, he worked his way from Assistant Golf Professional to Head Golf Professional and finally Director of Golf Operations. In his time at Blacklake, Rudi devoted much of his time to running tournaments and other activities in order to create a social atmosphere at the club. After Blacklake, Rudi spent one year as Head Golf Professional at Paso Robles Golf Club before deciding to return home to North Carolina. Since returning to North Carolina, Rudi has worked with the First Tee of the Triangle helping to instill life skills and core values through the game of golf to local youth.