Dustin Johnson was clinical on his way to a tournament scoring record and five shot win over Aussie Cameron Smith at The Masters. Here is what the latest owner of a green jacket had in the bag at Augusta.
WINNING SCORE: 20-under-par, 268.
DRIVER: TaylorMade SIM with 10.5˚ loft, fitted with Fujikura Speeder 661 X shaft.
3 WOOD: TaylorMade SIM Max with 15˚ loft, with Fujikura Ventus Black 8 X shaft.
7 WOOD: TaylorMade SIM Max with 21˚ loft, with Project X HZRDUS Black 95 6.5 shaft.
IRONS: TaylorMade P730 DJ Proto (3-iron to pitching wedge), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts.
WEDGES: TaylorMade MG (52˚ & 60˚-10˚), with KBS Tour Custom Black 120 S shafts.
PUTTER: TaylorMade Spider Limited Itsy Bitsy.
BALL: TaylorMade TP5x.
- Like many other players in the field, Johnson opted for a higher lofted fairway wood to assist with holding Augusta’s greens when approaching the par-5s. The World No.1’s 7-wood was built for him and went into play during the FedExCup playoffs with an eye on Augusta after he requested a higher spinning 5-wood. The move certainly worked, with Johnson 11-under on the par-5s at The Masters this week.
- Johnson’s iron and wedge play were superb all week, leading the field in greens hit in regulation on his way to breaking Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth’s shared tournament scoring record. The two-time major champion’s P730 blade irons have been a fixture in his bag for a long time, while he put in a fresh pair of wedges this week to maximise spin. His 52˚ wedge actually carrying 54˚ of loft.
Johnson’s win is the second men’s major won with TaylorMade’s TP5 range of golf balls alongside Collin Morikawa’s PGA triumph, and the company’s second Masters win in four years.
QUOTE: “I get to come back to the Masters every year, and I will, for a long time, until they tell me not to come back.” – Dustin Johnson.