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Equipment is accurate as of the Wells Fargo Championship (5/7/17). 

Driver: TaylorMade 2017 M1 (10.5 degrees, set to 11)
Shaft: Fujikura Speeder Evolution 2.0 Tour Spec 661X
Specs: 45.75 inches, tipped 1 inch

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade 2017 M1 3HL (17 degrees, set to 16)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Black 6.5 (95 grams)
Length: 42.25 inches

Irons: TaylorMade UDi (2), TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB ’14 (3-PW)
Shafts: Project X HZRDUS Black 6.5 (105 grams), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (3-PW)

Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind (52-09 and 60-10)
Shaft: KBS Tour Wedge 130X Black Nickel

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Black
Grip: SuperStroke Pistol GT 1.0
Specs: 35 inches, 2.5 degrees, 69 degrees, E0

Golf Ball: TaylorMade TP5x

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59 Comments

  1. Golfdood

    Oct 3, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Say him play 3 tmes in 2017 used m2 every time m1 is 150 bucks more so they say that is the club.
    post it photoshop it etc. its an m2

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  3. Mark

    Mar 27, 2017 at 2:38 am

    Apart from the woods a surprisingly low tech set of clubs. Blades with x100s. I must remind our club slogger that DJ uses 6.5 in a Hazardus….he was pestering our Pro to get him a 7.0…

  4. rebfan73

    Mar 26, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    S Mizzle?

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  6. Dave R

    Mar 6, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    I’ll bet if the average golfer tried to hit thoese MB irons they would be twenty yards shorter than they are now. One has to be realistic if Taylor made these for the public they would go broke they would all be returned because the average golfer could not hit them. I play a set of mizunos that are pretty close to that design but are a lot more forgiving. That would be a great iron if you are hitting 3000 balls a day.

    • Jack

      Mar 27, 2017 at 5:30 am

      The TP MB are available to the public. My Nike VR Pro blades are about 10 yards shorter for me compared to my 712 AP2’s. So yeah, if you are distance challenged do not play blades. Very accurate and consistent if you are a good ball striker though.

  7. Jim

    Mar 6, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Aren’t the MB 14 irons really just knock-offs of the incredibly famous and popular Mizuno MP 14 (MP 29, MP 37, etc.) ? Then again, perhaps some younger players don’t recognize those irons, so maybe it’s time to bring out the copies. That’s fine – I like it when companies recognize and use or re-use a “standard” pattern that’s worked for decades. There is absolutely no need to re-invent golf clubs every 6 months (or more often)

    • Tom

      Mar 26, 2017 at 10:52 pm

      here we go again with the Mizuno “knock off “theory

    • Lowell Madanes

      Apr 25, 2017 at 5:37 pm

      No not really.

    • Ryan morris

      Jun 15, 2017 at 3:09 pm

      I was just think8ng the same thing. The muscle is identical to the mp 14, mp 29, kzg muscle pattern. I do like the more rounded shape at the top though. I hit these the other day and they were much more difficulr than my mp14s for some reason.

  8. Brando

    Mar 6, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Who gives a rats a$$. Dustin is so good he could win with 20 year old clubs. Guaranteed.

    • freowho

      Mar 27, 2017 at 7:06 am

      He wouldn’t win with 20 year old clubs unless they weakened the loft and added lead tape to the toe.

  9. Thunder Bear

    Mar 6, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Not sure if the 52* is bent to 54* but in his post round interview with ESPN, he said he played a 48*, 54*, and 60*.

    • Simon

      Mar 7, 2017 at 8:04 am

      I believe his PW is 48*
      May be wrong though

    • Cdub

      Mar 26, 2017 at 2:01 pm

      Correct! Faldo just said it during match play. Said he had the 52 bent 2 degrees weak to give him the bounce/loft combo that he was looking for.

    • freowho

      Mar 27, 2017 at 7:08 am

      He has his driver weakened. I wouldn’t be surprised if all his irons are weakened.

  10. Weekend Duffer

    Mar 6, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Wish they could sometimes show the club faces. I like seeing the wear. Oh well, can’t complain about free content.

  11. Fat Perez

    Mar 6, 2017 at 3:58 am

    And there’s no way it was an M1. It was an M2 all weekend. Just thought I’d point that out.

    • Chris

      Mar 6, 2017 at 10:02 am

      Nope, wrong. Even TM was tweeting out about him using the M1

  12. Kyle

    Mar 5, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    I know it says 45.75″, but after watching most of the weekend and seeing him stand over his driver, I dont think there is any way its actually that long. I know he is a lot taller than the average player, but to me it never looked like his driver was THAT long.

    • DB

      Mar 6, 2017 at 9:58 am

      I agree. Definitely does not look 45.75, I was thinking probably 44.75.

    • DeepShagger

      Mar 6, 2017 at 11:23 am

      You realize, the guy is TALL and lanky, right? Not like McIlroy? You saw then standing next to each other? McIlroy looked small. Not even that ripped. Same with when he stood next to Trump. But DJ is very tall. So the shaft can easily look shorter in his hands. TV can fool you like that.

      • Kyle

        Mar 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm

        I understand that.. But with his posture being somewhat “leaned over” the ball rather than standing tall and upright, after seeing him stand over his driver I just don’t see how it is almost 46″ long. I could be wrong, but I’m not buying that it is that long…

      • DJ

        Mar 27, 2017 at 12:18 pm

        the camera adds 1 inch or 10 pounds. Depends on where you need it

  13. S Hitter

    Mar 5, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    I love how DJ has brand new UDI and MB irons for this new season and yet TM are too stingy and dumb to give the public the same heads to sell. If they sold those clubs now, TM could kick the other company’s butts. They should re-release the UDI in 2, 3, 4 and 5 iron heads

  14. Gravy Davy

    Feb 22, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Why did the announcers say he had gone back to his last year’s model driver? Something is not right here…. Can we get the truth from TaylorMade?

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  16. rex235

    Feb 21, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    The Taylor Made Tour Preferred MB irons are RH Only.

    The Drill-Thru hosel on the TM Milled Wedges?

    Interesting…

  17. Lucky

    Feb 20, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    This must be killing all the anti-TM folks. Lots of their drivers on tour.

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  19. David

    Feb 20, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Anyone know the lenght of his driver shaft?

    • Jim

      Feb 20, 2017 at 6:53 pm

      Says 45.75 in ‘specs’..

    • McPickens

      Feb 21, 2017 at 8:36 am

      I thought it was 44.5″ which is PGA tour average, but a little short for a taller guy like Dustin. This article specifies 45.75″

  20. Tony Rich

    Feb 20, 2017 at 7:06 am

    Loves the irons….wedges are nice too. What is up with TM’s paint jobs though? Like their white drivers and old white putters, they all get huge paint chips, that like DJ’s shown here will rust. Looks cheap and could be avoided with some quality control and better paint IMO.

    • Mike

      Mar 6, 2017 at 8:08 pm

      I think the paint quality is by design. After about 6 months of use, the paint chips giving you the impression it is time to trade in those old clubs for some new ones…

  21. freowho

    Feb 20, 2017 at 4:14 am

    Nice to see some details. 69 degree lie angle with the putter and E0 swingweight. I don’t think the driver can be 10.5 set to 11. 11.25 maybe. Also wondering if he has a 59.25 lie angle or 56.5.

    • OF

      Feb 20, 2017 at 10:20 am

      1 click higher with a 1.5 degree sleeve? They’re available in +/- 1, 1.5 and 2 degrees you know. So 11 degrees is definitely possible. No idea if that’s the case though. Can’t tell unless you take the head off and look at the tip adapter.

      • mallcorn

        Feb 20, 2017 at 2:58 pm

        Do the math – not possible. If driver is 10.5, you would have to add 1/2 to get 11. 1/2 is not an option with current Taylormade sleeves.

        • mallcorn

          Feb 20, 2017 at 3:09 pm

          For clarification – a 10.5 degree driver can NOT be set to 11 degrees. There are some settings within the 12 available that will move the loft 1/2 degree but not from 10.5 to 11. On a 10.5 head you can go from 8.5 to 9.0 or 12.0 to 12.5 but not from 10.5 to 11.

          • Ryan

            Feb 20, 2017 at 4:41 pm

            You guys do realize that just because the loft says 10.5 on your driver doesn’t mean it’s exactly 10.5, right?? Also, if DJ wants an 11* head they will find one that measures 11*. Any company will bend over backwards to get him whatever he wants in the exact specs he wants it

          • JustWellsy

            Feb 20, 2017 at 4:47 pm

            There are “tour” hosels that are less adjustable than the retail models. It’s absolutely possible he’s at 11 degrees. Just another example of something that’s available to the pros but not us peasants.

            *by the way, I accidentally hit “report” first instead of reply.. this was not intended*

          • Jim

            Feb 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm

            They’ve always had ‘either flat-out different’ – or at least specially selected product for the tour staff. No problem checking each head / shaft etc to find the right one..sure to find +/- 1 degree variance in a box of heads…

            • Mike

              Feb 20, 2017 at 9:43 pm

              All good dialogue and so true about the variance of the actual loft of a box of heads. I use to laugh at adjustable drivers, now I swear by them. Go figure….

      • Robin

        Mar 27, 2017 at 1:35 am

        When you are a pro playing on TV every week it safe to say you can play any loft, lie you want…there are several trailers parked over by the driving range with folks that will bend over backwards to make what you want. They will change your grips every bucket of balls if you want….

    • chip

      Mar 6, 2017 at 8:52 am

      The first two clicks are .75 degrees and the last one is .5. It doesnt matter if you a 1.5 degree sleeve, those are still the increments. Maybe DJ has his club face measured to be 11 degrees, but a standard 10.5 M1 that is 1 notch high will be 11.25.

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  23. Tom

    Feb 19, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    the battle of grip identification

  24. Ronny

    Feb 19, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    The UDI-2 is the first iron on top. Agree the 3 doesn’t look like an MB either.

    • Jack

      Feb 19, 2017 at 9:39 pm

      Yeah the rear club is the UDI-2, and the 3 MB is on the right, and the UDI-3 is the closest one. 4MB in the middle. I’m guessing he switches out the UDI-3 and 3MB depending on which course he’s playing. Insane that he plays a 4MB though. Most pros are moving away from that. Though he did try some other more forgiving clubs before too but seems to revert back to MBs.

  25. Keepemcomingoose

    Feb 19, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    What noob is reporting this? He has a flatso countercore grip. Thought the website was for golf enthusiast, not ex golf galaxy employees who Couldnt find a job anywhere else.

    • McPickens

      Feb 19, 2017 at 8:42 pm

      It was reported Friday he was using new putter grip…not sure if that’s causing the mix up.

    • Dude really?

      Feb 20, 2017 at 1:07 pm

      It’s a PistolGT, the colorway is a dead giveaway.

    • chip

      Mar 6, 2017 at 8:55 am

      Its a Pistol GT. If youre going to make those types of comments, at least be right.

  26. B

    Feb 19, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Shank to the report! The photo shows a UDi 3, not 2! Doh!

    • B

      Feb 19, 2017 at 2:42 pm

      And the photo shows a RIP Alpha 90 shaft! Doh!

  27. Travis

    Feb 19, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Pretty sure the grip isn’t a Flatso, it’s actually the Pistol grip SuperStroke.

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