TaylorMade’s Jason Day Captures First Win for R15 Driver at Franklin Templeton Shootout
Win is First on PGA TOUR for TaylorMade’s New R15 Driver
Carlsbad, Calif. (December 13, 2014) – A mere 10 days after putting TaylorMade’s new R15 driver in his bag, Jason Day (@JDayGolf), along with his playing partner, finished strong and held off a slew of challengers to capture the Franklin Templeton Shootout by one stroke.
One of the first TaylorMade staffers to add the R15 to his bag, Day first played the R15 at last week’s Hero World Challenge, dialing in his specs after extensive testing with the tour staff. His R15 is set to 10.5* of loft with split weights (front track) set to lower. He also recently changed shafts from Matrix to the Kuro Kage 70x for his R15.
Click here for an image gallery from Day & Justin Rose debuting the driver last week.
The R15 driver, available for preorder now and for retail January 9, 2015, will be offered in both black and white and features a desirable, playable pear-shape in two head sizes – 460cc and 430cc. Available in four lofts – 9.5°, 10.5°, 12° and 14°, TaylorMade expects R15 to become its No. 1 played driver on top professional tours in 2015.
Other Tour staffers who were fit for R15 this week:
R15 460: Ryan Moore, Robert Garrigus, Martin Laird, Retief Goosen, Justin Leonard, Sean O’Hair, Scott Verplank, Camilo Villegas, Chez Reavie, Troy Merritt
R15 430: Rory Sabbatini, Mike Weir
In addition to his bag full of TaylorMade clubs, Day wore adidas Golf’s pure 360 footwear and adidas Golf apparel as well as TaylorMade headwear and glove.
In Day’s Bag:
R15 460 Driver 10.5 (Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 70X, split-weights [front track], set to lower)
RBZ 4 wood (Matrix TP7HD)
Tour Preferred MC 2013 2-iron (True Temper Rifle 7.0)
Tour Preferred MC 2014 3-PW (True Temper Rifle 7.0)
ATV 52, 60 wedges (True Temper Rifle 7.0)
Itsy Bitsy Ghost Spider Prototype
Tour Preferred X ball
TaylorMade Headwear & Glove
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