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Why Dustin Johnson loves his TaylorMade 7-wood

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The 7-wood is back in style and it was the first club the World Number One hit in Thursday’s opening round at Riviera.

Dustin Johnson pulled his TaylorMade SIM Max 7-wood on the driveable par-4, and the club which he estimates that he carries 255-yards ended up rolling out 305-yards: “I hit it pretty much where I wanted to, it was just left of the green. It actually went a lot further than I thought” said Johnson.

The 21-degree club equipped with a Project X HZURDUS Black 95 6.5 shaft has been one of the reasons behind Johnson’s sharp ascent to the summit of the sport. After bagging the club at the PGA Championship back in August, DJ’s form has been otherworldly and reads T2-1-2-1-T6-T2-1-T11-1.

Speaking to Golf Channel following Thursday’s round, Johnson told the publication at Riviera why the club made its way into his bag and what it gives him that he can’t get from another fairway wood.

“I had a hybrid and then the 5-wood. A 5-wood and my 3-wood I hit like the same distance, so (TaylorMade) made me a 7-wood. When I first looked at it I’m like, I thought I was going to hit it straight in the air, but I hit it and it came out kind of nice and low with some spin. I was like, all right, put it in the bag.”

After putting the club in the bag, Johnson has earned over $20 million in prize money, and by the looks of his form since the PGA Championship, the club may be the secret ingredient behind the success.

 

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. 21 Club

    Feb 20, 2021 at 9:03 am

    I am putting a PXG 7 wood in my bag for the 2021 season…..I may consider a project x shaft…..

  2. Jack Nash

    Feb 19, 2021 at 10:38 am

    Hey, he has the same 7W as I do cept his is likely X shaft and tuned to perfection where mine’s a reg off the rack, but I use it a lot.

  3. Truman Burbank

    Feb 19, 2021 at 7:05 am

    As a heads up the picture is his 3W

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Bettinardi unveils limited Wall St. Fat Cat putter and new ‘To the Mooon!’ headcovers

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Bettinardi has unveiled its latest Hive release: its Limited 1/5 QB6 Wall St. Gangster Fat Cat Putter and its ‘To The Mooon!’ Betti Boy headcovers.

The Wall St. Gangster Fat Cat putter features a completely hand stamped checker pattern across the shoulder and bumpers and intricately engraved T-Hive money bags and gold coins across the Micro-honeycomb face milling.

The flat-stick’s sole features a Wall Street Poison Gangster Fat Cat over a stock graph pattern, smoking a cigar, and the flat-stick is completed with a two-tone gold flame and Tour blast finish.

The limited one of five putter comes equipped with a special, rare tonal red Wall St. Gangster Fat Cat headcover made for this putter only and is paired with an exotic leather Gripmaster grip.

The ‘To The Moon’ Betti Boy headcover is the latest over from Bettinardi and features the Betti Boy riding the rocket to the moon stitched stitch across the front. The saying ‘To the Moon’ is on one side of the cover, with the moon stitched in glow-in-the-dark thread with stars across the cover.

The Limited 1/5 QB6 Wall St. Gangster Fat Cat Putter is available in The Hive today at 8 AM CT, while the Betti Boy headcovers drop today at 10 AM CT.

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WITB GolfWRX Members Edition: FlopShotGang

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Recently we put out the call for our members to submit their WITBs in our forum to be featured on the GolfWRX front page. Since then, our members have been responding in numbers!

Now it’s time to take a look at the bag of FlopShotGang.

*Full details on the submission process can be found here, and you can submit your WITB in this forum thread.*

Member: FlopShotGang

FlopShotGang WITB

Driver: Ping G410 Max (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: HZRDUS Smoke 6.5 70g

3-wood: Ping G410 LST (15.5 degrees)
Shaft: Pro Launch 75 X

Irons: Mizuno MP 20 HMB (3,4), MMC (5-PW)
Shafts: Nippon Modus 120 stiff, Nippon Modus 120 X-stiff

Wedges: Ping Glide Forged (50 degrees) and Vokey SM8 (54-S and 62-M @ 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 (36 inches)

Putter: Ping Heppler Ketsch (35.5 inches)

Get submitting your WITB in our forum as we’ll be publishing more and more of them on our front page over the coming days and weeks.

Feel free to make it your own too by including some thoughts on your setup, your age, handicap, etc. Anything you feel is relevant!

Share your WITBs here.

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Pros are just like us: Putting practice at the 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational

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The great equalizer in the game of golf is putting, and just like every other golfer that plays the game, PGA Tour players are always working to improve their work with the flatstick.

Much like the short game, putting does not require brute strength and generally comes down to simple technique and repeatability. This week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, we spotted a lot of pros on the practice green working hard with all types of training aids trying to improve on just that.

Bryson’s GC Quad meases 400-yard drives and 3-foot putts.

Spieth is always grinding with his favorite Scotty Cameron.

You don’t get to be the 16th ranked player in the world like Matt Fitzpatrick without working hard on your putting.

Kevin Kisner spotted working on core stability

Shane Lowry using the popular “gate” drill

Ian Poulter has been recently searching for a putter—and that pile behind him indicates he’s still looking.

Poulter was even spotted checking in with others around the green

Jason Dufner using the “bellied wedge drill” to help level out his stroke and improve contact.

The Putting Arc is a classic training aid that we continue to see players utilize

The Pelz trainer continues to be one of the most popular tools on tour

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