Canadian Nick Taylor carded a two under final round at famed Pebble Beach Golf Links to take home his second PGA Tour trophy on Sunday. Here is the equipment the 31-year-old used to top a star studded field.
WINNING SCORE: 19 under, 268.
DRIVER: TaylorMade M2 (2017) with 9.5˚ loft, fitted with Fujikura Atmos Blue Tour Spec 6X shaft.
3-WOOD: TaylorMade SIM Max with 15˚ loft, with Fujikura Ventus Black 7X shaft.
IRONS: TaylorMade SIM Max (4-iron), TaylorMade P770 (4- and 5-iron) and TaylorMade P750 (6-iron to pitching wedge), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts.
WEDGES: TaylorMade MG Hi-Toe (52˚-09˚, 56-12 and 60-08˚), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts.
PUTTER: TaylorMade Spider Tour Red.
BALL: TaylorMade TP5.
- Despite carrying a bag full of TaylorMade equipment, Taylor used a mixed bag of new and older models to take a four shot win over America Kevin Streelman. Dating back to 2017, Taylor’s M2 would be considered old on the PGA Tour where players are searching for every last yard off the tee, while his SIM 3-wood and driving iron were both released just last month.
- Stamped as a 4-iron, the longest iron in Taylor’s bag is actually built to the length of a 2-iron and carries 21˚ of loft, making it a driving or utility iron that does not crossover in terms of distance with the other 4-iron in his bag.
An extremely consistent ball striker, the big change in the former World Cup representative’s game this week to claim a second win on the world’s biggest stage came with the putter. Taylor ranking second in Strokes Gained: Putting for the week, a statistic he ranks 60th on the PGA Tour for the 2019/20 season, with his TaylorMade Spider Tour Red, the model designed for Jason Day that the Queenslander still has in play.
QUOTE: “I had to battle for my card the last few years, I think some of those rounds to keep my card helped me today for sure.” – Nick Taylor.