For Spider Putters, It's All About The Groove
It's no coincidence that Spider putters have caught fire on the PGA TOUR. It certainly helps when the #1 and #2 players in the world have Spider in the bag, but to see this kind of widespread adoption and success early into the 2017 season, there must be other forces at play that are helping the best players in the world putt better than they ever have before.
TOUR REPORT — WGC Mexico
The first World Golf Championship event of the year features a change in scenery, as the world’s best golfers tee it up in Mexico City at Club de Golf Chapultepec. With the course perched up at 7,835 feet, the high elevation will certainly be a factor—and a spectacle—as players look to dial in their new yardages in the much thinner air.
The New #1 on Tour
In May of 2016, Jason Day won THE PLAYERS Championship with a new Spider putter that had everyone on Tour seeing red. Less than 9 months later, Spider putters have grown to become the hottest flat sticks on Tour with more and more players adding the model into their bags each week.
TOUR REPORT — 2017 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
In 2016, the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am presented the PGA TOUR field with warm weather, brilliant sunlight, and the steady ocean breeze one would expect along the sprawling rocky shores of the Monterey Peninsula. Thriving in those conditions was TaylorMade’s Vaughn Taylor who shot 65 in the final round to secure his first PGA TOUR win in over 10 years.
Jon Rahm Captures Farmers Insurance Open for First Career Victory on PGA TOUR
The second event of the West Coast swing provided all the drama you'd expect with a field packed with the best players in the world. In the end, it was rookie Jon Rahm who emerged victorious and captured the tournament title.
TaylorMade Golf Company Announces Signing of Tiger Woods to Tour Staff with Multi-Year Contract
TaylorMade Golf Company, maker of the most-played driver on the PGA TOUR for 16 years and counting and an industry leader in product innovation and technology, announced today a multi-year contract has been reached with one of the most accomplished athletes in history, Tiger Woods.
TOUR REPORT — 2017 CareerBuilder Challenge
This week, the PGA TOUR moves from Hawaii to the desert to kick off the first leg of the “West Coast Swing” at PGA WEST in La Quinta, California. Not only is this event the first event of 2017 within the continental United States, it is also the first event where the TaylorMade Tour Truck is on-site to dial in our Tour staffers with all the latest 2017 equipment.
TaylorMade Golf Company Introduces Milled Grind Wedges
Building upon years of working closely with some of the company’s best Tour players, TaylorMade’s new Milled Grind (MG) wedges feature meticulously considered materials, shaping and grinds that cater to the needs of the world’s best wedge players.
TaylorMade Golf Company Announces P770 & P750 Tour Proto Irons
TaylorMade Golf, the industry leader in iron technology and innovation, announced today the release of P770 & P750 Tour Proto irons, the next advancement in forged players irons, designed specifically with the better player in mind with extensive input from the company’s most notable Tour staffers.
Graeme Storm Captures BMW South African Open; Secures First Worldwide Win for TaylorMade's New M1 Driver.
TaylorMade's Graeme Storm held off a slew of worthy challengers to claim victory at the BMW South African Open. Gaming his new 2017 TaylorMade M1 440 Driver, Storm drove the ball superbly, averaging 301 yards off the tee and hitting 71% of fairways for the week.
Tour Report: 2017 Sony Open
The first full-field event of the 2017 PGA TOUR season kicks off this week at Waialae County Club in Honolulu, Hawaii where most TaylorMade staffers will look to capture their first victory of the year. Headlining the field this week is Olympic Gold medalist, Justin Rose. Rose will make his first start at the Sony Open since 2011 with some new tools in the bag to attack Waialae.
TaylorMade Golf Reinforces Industry-Leading Tour Staff with Signings of Smylie Kaufman, Paul Casey, Seung-Yul Noh, Nick Watney, Kyle Stanley and Jon Curran
TaylorMade Golf, makers of the No. 1 Driver in Golf* and the winningest drivers on the PGA TOUR in 2016 with its M family of drivers, announced today the addition of six players to its expanding roster of PGA TOUR athletes playing TaylorMade metalwoods: Smylie Kaufman, Paul Casey, Seung-Yul Noh, Nick Watney and Jon Curran; further bolstering the most dominant Tour staff in the industry.
Chief Technical Officer Benoit Vincent to Retire from Golf Industry; Todd Beach Named Successor at TaylorMade Golf Company
TaylorMade Golf Company announced today that Benoit Vincent, Chief Technical Officer of R&D, has decided to retire from the Golf industry and is set to depart TaylorMade Golf in late 2017. Succeeding Vincent will be current Vice President of Metalwood Product Development and 22-year veteran of the company, Todd Beach.
TaylorMade Golf Company Announces Breakthrough Performance with New TP5 and TP5x Golf Balls
TaylorMade Golf Company, an industry leader in product innovation and technology, today announced the release of its 2017 golf ball lineup, highlighted by two new models: TP5 and TP5x. For the first time, two golf balls incorporate 5-layer construction to actively improve or increase driver/iron distance, control and spin without sacrificing any industry leading greenside performance.
TaylorMade Golf Company Unveils Re-Engineered M2 and Introduces All-New M1 Irons
TaylorMade Golf, the industry leader in iron innovation, has taken innovation to the next level with a new approach to engineering with the new, re-engineered M2 irons and the introduction of the all-new M1 irons to round out the M family of irons to complement the M1 & M2 metalwoods.
TaylorMade Golf Company Announces Next Generation of M Metalwoods
TaylorMade Golf, makers of the No. 1 Driver in Golf* and the winningest drivers on the PGA TOUR in 2016 with its M family of drivers, have pushed the boundaries of golf club engineering with the next generation of M metalwoods, highlighted by the new M1™ & M2™ drivers, fairways and hybrids.
Dynamic Duo Makes Final Push for POY at TOUR Championship
Entering the TOUR Championship, five players control their own destiny in the pursuit of the FedExCup. With a win at East Lake, recently resigned TaylorMade Staffers Jason Day and Dustin Johnson are two of those players who can automatically claim the FedExCup and the $10M payout that comes with it.
TaylorMade Golf Company Announces Release of Spider Limited Black Putters
The striking all-black color of the latest Spider Limited is inspired by the model played by current world #2, Dustin Johnson. Combined with enhanced stability and improved forward roll, Spider Limited Black offers a sleek and effective addition to the Spider family.
TaylorMade Golf Extends Contracts of World #1 & #2 Jason Day and Dustin Johnson
TaylorMade Golf Company announced today the contract extensions of the number 1 & 2 players in the Official World Golf Ranking, Jason Day and Dustin Johnson, a move that reaffirms the company’s commitment to fielding the strongest Tour staff in the industry and putting the highest performing equipment in the world in their hands as they compete on the sport’s biggest stages.
Dustin Johnson DoM1nates BMW Championship, Elevates to #1 in FedExCup Point Standings Entering Tour Championship
Following a course record 63 in Friday's second round, Dustin Johnson continued his display of prodigious distance off the tee with the M1 driver and one of the best putting performances of the season with his new Spider Limited putter at Crooked Stick, running away from the field for his 3rd win of the season & 12th of his career.
New Spider Limited Putter Leads DJ to Course Record
After playing the first two rounds of the Deutsche Bank Championship with Jason Day, Dustin Johnson arrived at Crooked Stick for the BMW Championship and requested to test a similar Spider Limited putter. The Tour Truck Techs hopped on his request and got one in his hands the following day in the midst of his final practice round.
TOUR REPORT — The Barclays at Bethpage Black
With the 2016 PGA TOUR regular season complete, the top 125 competitors head to Farmingdale, NY to kick off the FedExCup Playoffs at the infamous Bethpage Black. Setting up as a par 71, the 7,366-yard monster intends to solidify its standing as one of the toughest challenges in all of golf.
Dustin Johnson Games Red, White & Blue M1 at The Barclays
Inspired by his breakthrough victory at the 116th U.S. Open at Oakmont, TaylorMade Golf Company designed a special edition M1 Driver in a patriotic red, white & blue colorway to celebrate DJ's historic achievement. The driver, built with all custom componentry, is available at retail on 8/31.
TaylorMade's Si Woo Kim Claims Maiden PGA TOUR victory at Wyndham Championship
Armed with an M1 driver and gaming TaylorMade's new Tour Preferred X Golf Ball, 21-year-old Si Woo Kim pulled away from the field with a ballstriking clinic to capture his first career victory on Tour, elevating the South Korean to a projected 15th in the FedEx Cup standings.
Tour Diaries Exclusive — Rookie Sensation Jon Rahm
The Travelers Championship marks one of the last stops in the PGA TOUR season as players make their final push for the FedExCup Playoffs. One of those making their final push is young phenom, Jon Rahm. Fresh off winning low amateur at the U.S. Open in June, Jon was in contention just days later at the Quicken Loans National, where he finished tied for 3rd.
"What It’s Really Like to Play in a Major Championship" — Michael Block
This is the day that you dream of growing up as a little kid—getting the chance to compete at the highest level with the best golfers in the world. This is the reason you put in all the time on the range, the reason you hit hundreds of 5-footers in a row before leaving, the reason you grind day in and day out.
TaylorMade Golf Company Unveils M1 Special Edition Driver
TaylorMade Golf announced today the impending release of a red, white and blue M1 Special Edition driver, designed incorporating custom components to celebrate Dustin Johnson’s victory in the season’s second major championship and inspired by two of the sport’s most celebrated events throughout the summer.
2016 RBC Canadian Open Tour Report
This week, the PGA TOUR makes its only 2016 stop in Canada for the RBC Canadian Open in Oakville, Ontario at the Glen Abbey Golf Club. With the top 2 ranked golfers in the world headlining the field, the 107th playing of Canada’s National Men’s Open Championship promises to be a memorable one.
TaylorMade-adidas Golf Finalizes ’16 Rookie Class with Signing of Amateur Sensation Beau Hossler
TaylorMade Golf Company solidified the company’s position as the strongest Tour staff in golf with the signing of 2016 Haskins Award winner Beau Hossler. Hossler joins Jon Rahm, Jordan Niebrugge, Romain Langasque and Jonathan Garrick on a staff that already includes the #1 & #2 players in the OWGR (Day & johnson).
The 145th Open Championship
This week, all eyes are on Royal Troon as the best golfers in the world face off in Scotland for the 145th playing of The Open Championship. Fresh off the heels of Dustin Johnson’s major redemption at Oakmont to win the U.S. Open, Team TaylorMade looks to take home another major this season.
Honoring Tradition with Leaderboard-Inspired Staff Bags
For players, patrons, and fans around the world, The Open Championship holds a special place in the heart of many golfers. Links-style terrain, unpredictable conditions, and passion-fueled competition converge to create a memorable tournament that will resonate for years to come.
TOUR REPORT: 2016 WGC-BRIDGESTONE INVITATIONAL
This week, the PGA TOUR makes a stop at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio for the WCG Bridgestone Invitational. With a limited field and a cut-free format, 60 of the world’s best golfers are set to face off through the weekend for their chance at this prestigious Tour title.
TaylorMade-adidas Golf Bolsters Tour Staff with Signing of Amateur Standouts Jon Rahm and Jordan Niebrugge
TaylorMade Golf Company, maker of the most played driver on the PGA TOUR for 16 years and counting, announced today the addition of the first two players to join their expanding roster of athletes in 2016: Jon Rahm and Jordan Niebrugge. Their additions further bolster what is widely considered the most dominant Tour staff in the industry.
Dustin Johnson Stages Monumental Comeback at Oakmont, Wins 116th U.S. Open Championship For First Career Major Title
From four shots back, Johnson completes epic comeback to to capture first career major championship using bag filled with TaylorMade's M Metalwoods, Irons & wearing adidas Golf footwear & apparel.
TaylorMade's Daniel Berger Breaks Through in Memphis; Claims First PGA TOUR Win at FedEx St. Jude Classic with New M2 Metalwoods in the Bag
After switching into both M2 driver and fairway after a long run with R15 & JetSpeed in the bag, reigning PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year Daniel Berger powered through the field in Memphis, claiming his first victory on Tour and now heads to Oakmont in optimal form.
Anna Nordqvist defends her title at the Shoprite LPGA Classic
Firing an impressive 64 in the final round, Anna Nordqvist and her M Family of clubs power to victory in Galloway, NJ. With an M2 driver, M1 fairway, M1 Rescue, and PSi long irons in the bag, Anna wins the ShopRite LPGA Classic for the second year in a row.
“The Jason Day putter” that has everyone seeing red
When the #1 player in golf makes a statement on the course, the world takes notice. Whether it’s a blowout victory, a poignant remark in a press conference, or a significant equipment change, Jason Day has become a role model for young golfers and a trendsetter on Tour.
TOUR REPORT: 2016 AT&T Byron Nelson
Under the ominous Texas skies, there was a palpable buzz in the wake of Jason Day’s dominant finish at THE PLAYERS—a resounding 4-shot victory that further widened the gap between the #1 player in the world and his chasers. The win was Day’s 7th in his last 17 starts.
TOUR REPORT: 2016 THE PLAYERS Championship
It’s THE PLAYERS Championship week as golf returns to Florida for the unofficial 5th Major. Heading into the weekend, TaylorMade’s top staffers are all positioned to make some noise at the Stadium Course. World No. 1 Jason Day is always a threat to win wherever he tees it up, highlighted this week by a record-tying 63 during Thursday's round.
Federal Circuit Affirms Judgment Dismissing Triple Tee Golf's Patent Infringement Suit against TaylorMade’s Movable Weight Golf Clubs
On May 5, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of Taylor Made Golf (“TaylorMade”) dismissing Triple Tee’s patent infringement complaint.
TOUR REPORT: 2016 Wells Fargo Championship
Following a wet week in New Orleans, the PGA Tour headed to Charlotte, NC for the Wells Fargo Championship. While many players approach this week as their final preparation before The Players Championship, Quail Hollow Club offers a test of its own as competitors navigate the course’s 7,442 yards.
TaylorMade's Jason Day Goes Back-to-Back, Wins WGC Dell Match Play & Returns to #1 in OWGR
A week after claiming the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Jason Day goes back-to-back, winning the WGC Dell Match Play for his 9th career PGA TOUR win and another for TaylorMade's M1 driver. With the win, the 28-year-old Aussie regains the #1 position in the OWGR.
TOUR REPORT: 2016 WGC Cadillac Championships
The second stop of the Florida Swing and the first WGC tournament of the year brings the PGA TOUR and the TaylorMade Tour truck to the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral – where 550 FedExCup points and a $1.62M purse await the conqueror of the Blue Monster.
TaylorMade Golf Company Completes M Family with Introduction of M2
Following the remarkable success of M1, TaylorMade Golf, makers of the No. 1 Driver in Golf, today unveiled M2 drivers, fairways and Rescue clubs to complete the M family. In M2, engineers have utilized the same proprietary multi-material combination to develop a line of products that deliver two highly sought-after performance benefits: distance and forgiveness.
TaylorMade Golf Company Introduces New OS & OS CB Putters
TaylorMade Golf Company today announced the release of the new OS & OS CB putters, a larger, high moment of inertial (MOI) design exhibiting an expanded sweet spot and improved alignment system. The latest in putter stability innovation from TaylorMade Golf comes in both OS and CB designations.
TaylorMade Golf Company Announces New Tour Preferred, Tour Preferred X and Project (a) Golf Balls TaylorMade Golf Company Announces New Tour Preferred, Tour Preferred X and Project (a) Golf Balls
TaylorMade Golf Company, the number two golf ball brand played on the PGA TOUR with three tour staffers currently in the top ten in the Official World Golf Ranking, today announced the release of its ’16 golf ball lineup.
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