SERGIO GARCIA WITB
116th US OPEN: OAKMONT COUNTRY CLUB, PITTSBURGH, PA
This year, the 116th U.S. Open returns to Oakmont for a record-setting ninth time. Notoriously known as the toughest test in golf, this year’s tournament is gearing up to rival the most difficult course conditions in recent history. The greens that inspired the invention of the Stimpmeter are reportedly running over a 14, the rough is characteristically thick and deep, and the course is set up to enable dramatic changes in hole yardages—as well as player strategy—from round to round.
In an effort to adapt to the brutal conditions at Oakmont, TaylorMade Tour staffers are opting to shake up the tools in their bags to minimize the course’s most daunting challenges and give themselves the best chance to contend on Sunday. With Dustin Johnson and Sergio Garcia climbing the leaderboard, expect power and precision to be on full display as we head into the weekend.
Sergio Garcia didn’t tinker with the sticks that won him the Byron Nelson when he last teed it up on American soil in April. However, he went through the process of checking his loft and lies as well as adding some fresh grips to combat Thursday’s wet conditions.
M2 9.5° Driver
M1 15° Fairway Wood
M1 19° Fairway Wood
3-PW PSi Tour Irons
Tour Preferred EF PVD 52° Tour Grind + 58° ATV
Tour Preferred X Golf Ball #49 (In tribute to his mom’s year of birth)