Golf Business News – TaylorMade salutes Dustin Johnson’s record-breaking Masters win


World no.1 and TaylorMade staffer Dustin Johnson claimed his first green jacket at Augusta National with rounds of 65,70, 65 and 68 for a record 20-under-par and a five-shot victory.

Playing 14 TaylorMade clubs and ball, which included a SIM driver and TP5X golf ball, Johnson hadn’t finished outside the top-10 in his previous six starts and made it three wins in seven when adding the Masters’ title to his US Open trophy, which doubles his majors and takes his total number professional victories to 24.

After a stellar third round, where he hit every fairway and nearly made an albatross at the par-5 second, Johnson was four shots ahead entering Sunday. Perfectly positioned to saunter his way to a second major title, which is did with a closing 68.

Johnson had a full complement of TaylorMade clubs in his bag, including a SIM Max 7-wood with 21 degrees of loft which had been specially made to increase the descent angle and give him more stopping power into Augusta’s four par fives, for which he was 11-under par for the week.

Chris Trott, Global Sports Marketing Director, TaylorMade Golf, said:

“It was a complete performance from tee to green. Across the four rounds, Dustin led the field in greens in regulation (82%) and proximity to the green (30’8”). He hit 77% of fairways, while averaging 307 yards off the tee.

In addition to his 7-wood, Johnson has carried the same equipment since claiming the Fed Ex Cup back in September, including an SIM driver (10.5°), SIM Max 3-wood (15°), P•730 (DJ Proto) irons (3-PW), two Milled Grind Wedges (52°, 60°), a Spider Tour IB Limited putter and TP5X ball.

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