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Patrick Cantlay’s dividend-paying putter adjustments

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Editor’s note: We filed this piece for PGATour.com’s Equipment Report

Patrick Cantlay made every important putt on the final holes of the BMW Championship. It’s impressive to note the Californian had the highest Strokes Gained: Putting (+14.6 in regulation) than anyone in the statistic’s history (since 2004). It’s even more impressive to point out he poured in 33 feet, 6 inches of putts during his six-hole playoff with Bryson DeChambeau.

And what of the magician’s wand, the one he used to roll in the BMW Championship-winning 20-footer — the putter Cantley himself called “the magic one.” Well, Cantlay made a few notable adjustments to the flatstick in recent weeks.

Historically a blade putter user, Cantlay has been in a Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5 tour prototype since April’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans. The five-time PGA TOUR winner was seeking a putter more conducive to a straight back-straight through stroke. In June, Cantlay won the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday with the mid-mallet X 5 pictured below. It featured a double-bend shaft and no sight-line.

However, Cantlay switched to a Phantom X5 with a sight line following the second round of last week’s THE NORTHERN TRUST. He also began drawing a line on his Titleist Pro V1x golf ball to help his alignment on short putts.

“I have been working with the guys over at Scotty Cameron all year since I got into this new putter,” Cantlay said following his round. “(I) finally have one that feels absolutely perfect, and I can’t thank those guys over at Scotty Cameron – Paul Vizanko and Jose [Hernandez] – enough. They just sent me a ton of putters, and I got the magic one now.”

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TaylorMade releases TP5 and TP5 Pix ‘Money balls’

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TaylorMade Golf has given their TP5 and TP5 Pix a themed makeover with their new ‘Money Ball’.

The ‘Money Ball’ TP5 ball features a single dollar sign, while the TP5 Pix balls feature green dollar signs, which frame a single TaylorMade logo to create a distinct line from the ball to the hole.

The new addition joins the recent themed golf balls from TaylorMade that includes the brand’s ‘Bacon and Eggs’ release as well as their USA themed golf ball.

The new ‘Money Ball’ is priced at $49.99 per dozen and is available to purchase at TaylorMade.com.

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‘Changed drivers and it made a difference’ – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing their experience changing drivers. WRXer ‘PlayIt’ is looking to hear from those who have found a mighty difference from changing drivers recently, and our members have been sharing their experiences in our forum.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • rooski: “I completely redid my (quite old) bag this year and went from the Nike Covert 2.0 Tour to the RadSpeed. Made a pretty significant difference in forgiveness, partially the head, partially spending lots of time getting shaft/length/swing weight correct, which I’ve never paid attention to before. I can hit it exactly as far with either driver though, and last time I picked up a Callaway Big Bertha in titanium, I also hit it just as far as those two for the most part. The biggest differences between new and old are forgiveness, not so much distance.”
  • Billfitz: “I went from a Taylor Made M1 to a Cleveland Launcher HB. The distance is the same, but the Cleveland is far more forgiving. I really have to mess up to slice or hook with it, but I’m still able to work a controlled fade or draw at will. What makes it a real win-win is it’s priced around $150 less than most drivers. The new XL Lite is very similar.”
  • TupperWolf: “I’m sure it’s down to the shaft, but my Mavrik SZ is the driver I never thought actually existed. I’ve seen good drivers of the ball, and I’ve hit the occasional good drives, but I’ve never consistently hit the ball long and straight. I recently hit 13/14 fairways when my previous average was 4-5. I literally just aim and swing as hard as I want, and it goes straight. I can’t wait to see how it helps my game over the next few rounds. Prior to this, I was playing an old 910D2, and I tried a TEE C721, great head, but the shaft didn’t work for me.”

Entire Thread: “Changed drivers and it made a difference”

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (09/30/21): TaylorMade OG Mini Driver

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At GolfWRX, we love golf, plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buy and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a TaylorMade OG Mini Driver.

From the seller (@texas_tom): “Used for a week just not for me. MINT. Mid launch and mid spin, the original is a money maker club. Get this while it lasts. 11.5 degrees with diamana F65 Stiff – $300.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: TaylorMade OG Mini Driver

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

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