Jon Rahm shot 65 on a windy Sunday using a bag full of TaylorMade Golf clubs to easily win the Hero World Challenge, hosted by Tiger Woods, with the proceeds benefiting the TGR Foundation, the Tavistock Foundation and the Bahamas Youth Foundation.
The young Spaniard’s iron play especially with his wedges was instrumental in the win as he scored a birdie or better on over one-third of the holes to finish the four rounds at 20 under par. His bag includes uses two regular TaylorMade Milled Grind wedges (50° bent to 51° and 54° bent to 55°) plus a Milled Grind Hi-Toe 60°, each with True Temper Project X 6.5 shafts.
Rahm’s putter, the TaylorMade Spider Tour model, has been his flat stick of choice since the CareerBuilder Challenge in 2017 using it the following week to win his first PGA Tour event, the Farmers Insurance Open. The Spider has 2.75° of loft and a 69° lie angle at 37″ end of the grip. The 2017 Career Builder was also when he switched to the TaylorMade TP5x golf ball and has been used for each of his 6 global victories in the last two years.
The 2017 edition of the Hero World Challenge was Tiger Woods’ return to competition after back surgery and other problems including a DUI conviction. He finished in a tie for ninth in the 18-man field. This year by his own admission a “tired” Woods finished 17th and ruefully pointed out “that’s better than last.”
Woods comeback year was capped by a victory at the Tour Championship and being picked by captain Jim Furyk for the U.S. Ryder Cup team. Rahm had earned a win over Woods in the final day of the Ryder Cup.
Here’s Rahm’s Hero World Challenge winning bag:
Driver: TaylorMade M2 2017 (9.5°) – Aldila Tour Green 75TX shaft
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M3 (16°) – Aldila Tour Green 75TX shaft
Irons: TaylorMade RSi TP UDI (4-23°) – True Temper Project X 6.5 shaft; TaylorMade P750 (4-PW) – True Temper Project X 6.5 shafts
Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind Wedges (51° & 55° & Hi-Toe 60°) – True Temper Project X 6.5 shafts
Putter: Taylor Made Spider Tour Red
Ball: TaylorMade TP5X (#10)
In Case Anyone Should Ask:
Wilson Staff Protypes: Brendan Steele revealed he had the chance to help engineers with the design of the Wilson Staff Blades. They presumably will replace the FG Tour V6 model irons from 2016 and the FG Tour 100 model from 2014.