In just his second major championship start, California local Collin Morikawa took home the US PGA Championship title on Sunday. Take a look inside the 23-year-old's winning TaylorMade bag.
WINNING SCORE: 13 under, 267.
DRIVER: TaylorMade SIM with 8˚ loft, fitted with Mitsubishi Chemical Diamana D+ Limited 70 TX shaft.
3-WOOD: TaylorMade SIM Titanium with 15˚ loft, with Mitsubishi Chemical Diamana D+ Limited 80 TX shaft.
HYBRID: TaylorMade SIM Max Rescue with 19˚ loft, with Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei CK Pro White Hybrid 100 TX shaft.
IRONS: TaylorMade P750 (4- & 5-iron) and TaylorMade P730 (6-iron to pitching wedge), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts.
WEDGES: TaylorMade MG2 (52˚-09˚ SB), 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 Soto Prototype.
BALL: TaylorMade TP5.
- Morikawa’s third PGA Tour win and first major title came on the back of an impressive all-round performance. The American lead the field in driving accuracy, ranked T7 in Greens in Regulation and first in Strokes Gained: Putting. But unquestionably the shot that will be remembered from TPC Harding Park came with driver on Sunday. Arriving at the short par-4 16th at 11-under, Morikawa took his TaylorMade SIM driver carrying an actual loft of 8.5˚ and found the green, setting up an eagle that took him to 13-under, a score that delivered a two-shot win over Paul Casey and Dustin Johnson.
- The former University of California-Berkeley student has been in rich form since the PGA Tour returned from its Coronavirus-enforced hiatus, winning twice and losing in a playoff. Morikawa’s unique putter a significant reason for his success. The TaylorMade prototype features a traditional blade style head with a long plumbers neck that reduces toe hang to suit a less arcing stroke.
- Joining Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy as winners of the US PGA at 23, Morikawa delivered TaylorMade drivers their fourth win since the PGA Tour restart. The company’s drivers also used by six of the top-10 and ties at Harding Park, while his win with TaylorMade’s TP5 golf ball (one of four brands used to win the last five majors) is its first men’s major since Sergio Garcia claimed The Masters in 2017. During which period the company’s drivers have won nine majors.
QUOTE: “We got to 16. Caddie asked me what I wanted to do. I'm sure it was a split between hitting iron and going for it. Why not hit a great driver? Why not hit that little left-to-right shot with the wind helping off the left?" – Collin Morikawa.