Dustin Johnson reached 30 under and took the title by 11 shots at The Northern Trust on Sunday. Here is what the World No.1 had in the bag as he dismantled TPC Boston.
WINNING SCORE: 30 under, 254.
DRIVER: TaylorMade SIM with 10.5˚ loft, fitted Fujikura Speeder 661 X shaft.
3-WOOD: TaylorMade SIM Max with 15˚ loft, with Fujikura Ventus Black 7 X shaft.
7-WOOD: TaylorMade SIM Max with 21˚ loft, with Fujikura Ventus Black 105 proto shaft.
IRONS: TaylorMade P730 DJ Proto (3-iron to pitching wedge), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts.
WEDGES: TaylorMade MG2 (52˚-09˚ & 60˚-10˚), with KBS Tour Custom Black 120 S shafts.
PUTTER: TaylorMade Spider Limited Itsy Bitsy.
BALL: TaylorMade TP5X.
- As always, Johnson’s prodigious length off the tee helped on the way to his 22nd PGA Tour win, however, it was the American’s ball striking that truly stood out at TPC Boston. ‘DJ’ missed just seven greens for the entire week and hit all 18 in regulation on Sunday. The 36-year-old’s irons shafted with True Temper’s popular Dynamic Golf X100s that have been soft-stepped in Johnson’s set. Soft-stepping means taking a 5-iron shaft and installing it in the 6-iron and so on, resulting in an in between flex.
- The World No.1 averaged 320 yards off the tee for the week at The Northern Trust, ranking second in the category. Johnson’s win representing TaylorMade drivers’ sixth win (Johnson’s second) since the PGA Tour restart and third week in a row beginning with Collin Morikawa’s PGA Championship victory.
- Unsurprisingly for Johnson, who is a regular tinkerer when it comes to putters, he had a different flatstick in the bag for his most recent victory at the Travelers Championship, while the 2016 US Open winner’s second trophy of 2020 on the PGA Tour marks the fifth win for TaylorMade’s TP5 range of golf balls since the end of the Tour’s coronavirus-enforced hiatus in June.
QUOTE: “My ball-striking was unbelievable. I found something on Wednesday. Felt like I was swinging really good but something clicked on Wednesday.” – Dustin Johnson.