World No.2 Collin Morikawa took home both the DP World Tour Championship and Race to Dubai title back to the United States for the first time on Sunday. Here is what he had in the bag.
WINNING SCORE: 17-under-par, 271.
DRIVER: TaylorMade SIM with 8˚ loft, fitted with Mitsubishi Chemical Diamana D+ Limited 60 TX shaft.
3 WOOD: TaylorMade SIM Titanium with 14˚ loft, with Mitsubishi Chemical Diamana D+ Limited 80 TX shaft.
5 WOOD: TaylorMade SIM2 with 19˚ loft, with Mitsubishi Chemical Diamana D+ Limited 80 TX shaft.
IRONS: TaylorMade P770 (4-iron), TaylorMadeP7MC (5-iron & 6-iron) and TaylorMade P730 (7-iron to pitching wedge), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts.
WEDGES: TaylorMade MG2 (50°), Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (56˚-14˚ F Grind) and TaylorMade MG2 Hi Toe (60˚), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts.
PUTTER: TaylorMade TP Juno.
BALL: TaylorMade TP5.
- Morikawa’s bag remains mostly the same from when he won a second major at The Open held at Royal St. George’s back in July, with a slight change to his iron setup the most significant. Ahead of that week as he attempted to become used to the vagaries of playing off the tight links fairways, Morikawa added a number of P7MC irons to his set for improved turf interaction. The 5- and 6-iron from that change remain in the bag, but the American has now returned the P•730 blade irons from 7-iron to pitching wedge.
The two-time major champion has remained loyal to the original SIM driver from his sponsor TaylorMade, the model released almost two years ago. Morikawa is not the longest off the tee, but does find plenty of fairways which allows his extremely strong ball striking to offer plenty of birdie opportunities.
Having experimented with a number of putters and styles in his short career, Morikawa appears to have found an extremely well-suited model in the long neck blade Juno that he holds with a saw grip. Morikawa putted solidly all week in Dubai and averaged less putts than the field on all but one day.
Morikawa’s win is the seventh on the European Tour this season with a TaylorMade TP5 or TP5x golf ball.
QUOTE: "It's special, it's an honour, really, to be the first American to do that on The European Tour to put my name against many, many great Hall of Famers, it's special.” – Collin Morikawa.