TaylorMade wins with woods

Henrik Stenson during his European Tour season-title-clinching win at the the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.
Henrik Stenson during his European Tour season-title-clinching win at the the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. ( Associated Press )

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

TaylorMade was No. 1 in drivers, fairway woods and irons at Mayakoba.

Cameron Beckman, Brian Gay and Dicky Pride were investigating 13-degree 3-woods but ended up switching to 15-degree SLDR 3-woods. The reason? The SLDR’s low/forward center of gravity produces low-spinning shots and a slightly lower trajectory.

Steve Marino and Tim Petrovic switched to 9.5-degree SLDR drivers. Of 67 TaylorMade drivers in play at Mayakoba, 37 were the SLDR model.

Henrik Stenson’s victory on the European Tour was the eighth worldwide for a player with a SLDR driver. He used the 10.5-degree model after testing the SLDR against a 9.5-degree R1 driver. According to TaylorMade, Stenson knocked 400 rpm off his spin and gained 10 yards.