WITH VINTAGE SUNDAY CHARGE, TIGER WOODS CLAIMS THE MASTERS TOURNAMENT ARMED WITH BAG FILLED WITH TAYLORMADE

Woods’ 5th Masters victory and 15th career major championship title comes in dramatic come-from-behind fashion

5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TIGER’S WIN:

  • Tiger’s 15th major championship title is the 7th global victory for TaylorMade’s 2019 M5 & M6 Drivers featuring Twist Face Technology.
  • As he has since the Farmers Insurance Open, Tiger opts for the M5 driver at 9° with the weights split in the rear track; recently, he’s made the switch into a Diamana D+ 60 TX shaft.
  • In addition to his M5 driver, Tiger also plays a 13° M5 fairway equipped with a Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 70 TX shaft.
  • The Farmers Insurance Open also marked a new era for Tiger and his irons as he first put into play the highly-anticipated P•7TW irons, which the company just this last week made available to consumers. As he has for the majority of his career, Tiger has them equipped with True Temper’s Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts.
  • As he has since the Memorial last year, Tiger plays Milled Grind wedges in a raw finish with a custom grind to his specification. As has become the norm, he plays a 56° & 60°, equipped with Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts.

TIGER WOODS’ WINNING BAG AT THE MASTERS TOURNAMENT:

M5 Fairway | 13°

M3 Fairway | 19°

Milled Grind Wedges | 56° & 60°

Additional Notes of Interest
  • 4 players in the top 9 (including ties) played TaylorMade TP5 or TP5x golf balls
  • 5 players in the top 9 (including ties) played TaylorMade drivers
  • Tiger’s 81st win puts him just one shy of the all-time record held by Sam Snead.

For more information on Tiger or any of TaylorMade Tour staffers’ equipment, click HERE. For all other requests or additional information, please contact the TaylorMade Communications team.

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A WIN FOR MIZUNO IRONS AT THE VALSPAR CHAMPIONSHIP

12 sets of Mizuno irons in play and Donald makes his return to the PGA Tour

One of Mizuno’s 12 iron sets that started the Valspar Championship proved their worth by finishing in the winners circle at Copperhead / Florida.  The ‘free agent’ winner who also won the event in 2018, played a mixed a set of MP-5 (5 – pw), MP25 3 iron and a recently added JPX919 Hot Metal Pro 4 iron.

The week was also notable for Luke Donald’s return to the PGA Tour.  A lack of recent competition eventually took its toll on Donald – after looking back his very best for the first 3 days.  Donald who returned to play using a new driver – the ST190G, finished T9 at (-4) to lead an official #teamizuno representation of Lucas Glover (-3), Chris Kirk, and Adam Schenk.

RORY MCILROY CAPTURES THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP

POWERED BY M5 DRIVER & ’19 TP5 GOLF BALL, RORY MCILROY CAPTURES THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE WITH FULL BAG OF TAYLORMADE PRODUCT

McIlroy’s 15th career PGA TOUR victory is the 3rd win on Tour for TaylorMade’s New M5 & M6 Drivers featuring the company’s ground-breaking Injected Twist Face technology; also second win in three weeks for new Spider X putter

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • As he has since the Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Rory has continued to play a 9° M5 Driver, of which he’s found remarkable success this season. At TPC Sawgrass, Rory averaged 305 yards off the tee for the tournament – good for fifth in the field.
  • In addition to the M5 driver, McIlroy also games a 19° M5 titanium fairway, which he put into play the same week he added the M5 driver to the bag – in Kapalua.
  • Rory’s first PGA TOUR win of the season is the 4th win for the new 2019 TP5/x golf ball – joining Johnson (x2) and Fowler as staffers who’ve won playing it. Rory’s preferred golf ball is the is the ’19 TP5, stamped #22.
  • Working diligently to find his putting stroke heading into the season’s first major championship, McIlroy added the new Spider X putter to his equipment arsenal this season and the results have been impressive. This week, he carded 21 birdies or better en route to victory. His win is the second on the PGA TOUR with the company’s newest putter; joining the winner of the Honda Classic.
  • Having played the Milled Grind Wedges since first joining Team TaylorMade, Rory’s setup has remained fairly consistent throughout the year This week, he opted for the Milled Grind Raw in 48°, complementing it with 54° & 60° Milled Grind Hi-Toe wedges.
  • With the win, McIlroy will elevate to #4 in the OWGR and is set to be a #1 seed at the WGC-Dell Match Play next week.

Additional Statistics of Note:

Ranked first in strokes gained: total (13.924)

Ranked first in strokes gained: tee to green (3.316)

Ranked second in strokes gained: off the tee (5.309)

Ranked T3 in greens in regulation (58/72 – 80.56%)

Ranked fifth in driving distance (305 yards)

M5 Driver | 9°

M5 Fairway | 19°

P730 irons | (5-9)

MG Hi-Toe Wedges | 54°& 60°

For more information on Rory or any of TaylorMade Tour staffers’ equipment, click HERE. For all other requests or additional information, please contact the TaylorMade Communications team.

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Francesco Molinari Joins Callaway Golf Tour Staff

Molinari Joins Callaway Golf Tour Staff
Molinari, the 2018 Open Champion, Ryder Cup standout and 10th ranked player in the world, will play Callaway clubs and a Callaway golf ball

CARLSBAD, Calif., March 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Today Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) announced that Francesco Molinari, the reigning Open Champion, has joined its Tour Professional Staff. He will play Callaway woods, irons, wedges, an Odyssey Putter, and a Chrome Soft Golf Ball, and he will use a Callaway Staff Bag.

“I am joining Callaway because I’m so impressed by their equipment,” said Molinari. “More than anything, I’m looking forward to playing the new Epic Flash Driver and the Chrome Soft X Golf Ball. The ball speed gains that I’m getting from the driver are unbelievable. And this golf ball is the best one that I’ve ever played. The performance from tee-to-green, especially the feel and control, is exactly what I want.”

This week, Molinari will make his Callaway tournament debut at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on the PGA Tour. He will have all Callaway equipment in his bag for the event, including an Epic Flash Sub Zero Driver, an Epic Flash Sub Zero Fairway Wood, Apex MB 18 Irons, Mack Daddy 4 Wedges, an Odyssey Toulon Madison Putter with a new Stroke Lab Shaft, and a Chrome Soft X Ball.

A native of Turin, Italy, Molinari is coming off a remarkable 2018 campaign, highlighted by his first major win at The Open Championship. He also won the BMW PGA Championship and the Quicken Loans National last year, and he posted a perfect 5-0 record for the victorious European Team at the 2018 Ryder Cup. He enters this week as the 10th ranked player in the world.

“We’re proud to welcome Francesco as our newest Callaway Staff Professional,” said Tim Reed, Callaway’s Senior VP of Global Sports marketing. “We’re confident that he will play at an even higher level and enjoy many more great wins with Callaway equipment. He’s added ball speed off the driver with Flash Face Technology, and his performance on approach shots and around the greens has been spectacular with his new Callaway irons, wedges, and our Chrome Soft Ball.”

On the greens, Molinari is currently using an Odyssey Toulon Madison Putter that features a new Stroke Lab Shaft. “Francesco is a tremendous putter, and he really likes the milled performance he’s seeing from the Madison,” said Sean Toulon, SVP, Callaway Golf & GM, Odyssey Brand. “And with the Stroke Lab Shaft he’s getting more consistency in the rhythm and the tempo of his stroke. It’s a combination that’s going to help him have a lot of success and make of a lot of big putts.”

You can follow Francesco on Twitter: @F_Molinari and on Instagram: @chiccogolf
About Callaway Golf Company
Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) is a premium golf equipment and active lifestyle company with a portfolio of global brands, including Callaway Golf, Odyssey, OGIO, TravisMathew and Jack Wolfskin. Through an unwavering commitment to innovation, Callaway manufactures and sells premium golf clubs, golf balls, golf and lifestyle bags, golf and lifestyle apparel and other accessories. For more information please visit www.callawaygolf.comwww.odysseygolf.comwww.ogio.comwww.travismathew.com, and www.jack-wolfskin.com.

PM Grind 2019

PM Grind 2019

Product one-liner: A Total Redesign by Two Legends

Even by Callaway’s high standards, the PM Grind 2019 wedge is a very special golf club. Its pedigree alone is remarkable, as it was co-created by Phil Mickelson, arguably the greatest wedge player in history, and Roger Cleveland, arguably the greatest wedge designer in history.

First, some background. The original PM Grind started as a one-off prototype built expressly for Phil back in 2014. It was characterized by a uniquely shaped head with an exceptionally high toe and expansive face area, including grooves spanning the entire face, both from side-to-side and up-and-down; all to help Phil hit his famous “Phlop” shots. Phil’s satisfaction with the prototype led Callaway to introduce it to the public, in 2015. That resulted in a new, high-performance wedge category, but though others have tried, none have come close to matching the unique combination of shape, technology and performance of the PM Grind.

This year Phil began working with Roger on improvements to the PM Grind that make it easier to hit three essential shots Phil thinks every golfer needs:

1) The Knockdown — a low-flying, high-spinning shot ideal for attacking the pin.
2) The Hit & Check – a short pitch that bounces twice and stops.
3) The “Phlop” – the high-flying, steep-landing, fast-stopping greenside shot Phil made famous.

Phil conferred closely with Roger on the improvements necessary to help any player hit these three shots. The result is PM Grind 2019, a truly astonishing achievement in wedge design. The changes Phil and Roger implemented are:

Offset Groove-in-Groove Technology
Callaway’s Groove-in-Groove technology was introduced last year in our Mack Daddy 4 wedge. It entails four micro-positive ridges machined into flat parts of the face, parallel to the grooves, creating 84 points of contact with the ball. The ridges form a micro-groove between them, which is why it’s called Groove-in-Groove. For PM Grind 2019, Phil suggested machining the micro-grooves into the face at a 20º angle, making them perpendicular to the target-line, or close to it, when you open the face, promoting more spin on lob shots. Callaway testing indicates that offset Groove-in-Groove placement promotes an increase of up to 12% more spin on lob shots.*

Increased Offset and a Higher Toe
“Offset” in a clubhead is the distance between the front edge of the hosel and the leading edge of the clubface. Increasing the amount of offset in the PM Grind 2019 makes it easier to move the ball back in your stance and position your hands ahead of the ball, which is necessary to hit a knockdown. The higher toe, made possible by removing weight from the sole (represented by the four holes in the sole, each filled with a metallic green aluminum cap) pulls the CG location upward to promote a lower trajectory, with the added benefit of creating more space high on the face, which is helpful on lobs from tall grass.

C-Grind Sole
The C-Grind, with significant relief at the heel and toe, is well known for smooth and clean turf interaction, promoting solid contact from all types of lies.

PM Grind 2019 is equipped with premium components: Tour-proven KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 steel wedge shaft designed to deliver and optimum balance of feel, spin and control. Tour-proven Lamkin UTX grip in black with green highlights. Choice of two rich finishes: Platinum Chrome and the stunning, head-turning new Tour Grey. The premium look is further enhanced by the beautiful circular PM Grind medallion on the back.

Loft/bounce combinations include: 54º/14º, 56º/14º, 58º/12º, 60º/12º and 64º/10º. All available in right-handed and left-handed.

“Working with Phil on the PM grind wedges has been a fantastic experience,” said Cleveland. “His insights are always spot-on, and implementing them to create something innovative like the PM.Grind 2019 is incredibly satisfying. This wedge is going to help a lot of players hit shots they couldn’t hit before.”

Features & Benefits

Offset Groove-in-Groove Technology for High Spin Lob & Pitch Shots
Positioning the micro-grooves on a 20º angle in relation to the standard grooves promotes added spin on chips, pitches and lobs.

Increased Offset & Higher Toe for Crisp, Flag-finding Knockdown Shots
Increased offset and higher center of gravity from the higher toe together help players control trajectory on full and partial shots.

C-Grind Sole Configuration for Crisp Contact from a Broad Range of Lies
Generous relief at the heel and toe promote crisp, clean contact from a variety of greenside lies.

Premium Components and Finishes
KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 steel wedge shaft, Lamkin UTX grip and choice of Platinum Chrome or Tour Grey finish.

* Based on robot testing versus Mack Daddy PM Grind Contact us for more information on fitting

Apex 19 Irons & Apex Pro 19 Irons

Apex 19 Irons

Product One-liner: The Ultimate Forged Players Distance Iron

Apex is the ultimate forged players distance iron, and it stands alone for its premium craftsmanship and amazing sound and feel. This is an exceptional new multi-piece construction that lives up to the Apex standard for performance. And it’s precision engineered to deliver an unmatched forged design, with innovative ball speed technology, and optimal ball flight and trajectory.

Extremely soft feel comes from a forged 1025 mild carbon steel body, and for the first time ever we’ve utilized our proprietary urethane microspheres in a forged iron. The forged carbon steel body provides the amazing Apex sound and feel that golfers love, and the urethane microspheres incorporate over one million tiny air pockets that absorb unwanted vibration without slowing the face.

Long, consistent distance in the long and mid irons comes from our renowned 360 Face Cup, which promotes high ball speeds across the face. Our Face Cup represents an absolute breakthrough for Apex ball speed. In the short irons, we’ve implemented a spin control VFT Face for aggressive shot-making in your scoring clubs. This is a new distance standard for a forged iron.

Our advanced MIM’D Tungsten Weighing further enhances scoring performance, allowing us to precisely locate the CG position in each iron while maintaining the flexibility of the Face Cup for optimum launch and control. And all of this innovative performance technology is crafted into a beautiful progressive shaping, with a new platinum chrome finish, and premium components.

Features & Benefits

Extremely Soft Feel
We’ve created a new standard for incredibly soft feel from a forged 1025 mild carbon steel body, and for the first time ever we’ve engineered our proprietary urethane microspheres into a forged iron. The carbon steel body promotes amazing Apex sound and feel, and the urethane microspheres consist of over one million tiny air pockets that absorb unwanted vibration without slowing the face.

Long, Consistent Distance With Playability
Our renowned 360 Face Cup employs a shallow, flexible rim around the perimeter of the face that flexes and releases at impact to promote fast ball speed for consistent distance on center hits and off-center hits. In the short irons, the spin control VFT Face is designed for aggressive shot-making in your scoring clubs. This is a distance breakthrough for a forged iron.

Optimum Ball Flight and Control
The tungsten-infused, multi-material construction allows us to locate the position of the CG in each iron with extraordinary precision while maintaining the flexibility of the Face Cup. This promotes optimum launch, ball flight, and pinpoint control for scoring performance through the set.

Premium Craftsmanship and Components
Apex is expertly crafted with a beautiful players shape, a platinum chrome finish and premium components, including a new True Temper Elevate 95 Shaft and Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 Grips.

Apex Pro 19 Irons

Product One-liner: A Forged Tour Performance Iron with Advanced Distance Technologies

Apex Pro 19 creates a completely new category; our first ever forged Tour performance iron with advanced distance technologies. This is the iron for better players who want all the benefits of a Tour-level design without sacrificing ball speed or distance.

To create the Apex Pro 19, we used extensive input from the world’s best players. Their detailed feedback and exacting standards played a significant role in how we developed a classic look, and a beautiful Tour shape that the best players want to see.

Extremely soft feel comes from a forged 1025 mild carbon steel body and for the first time ever we’ve designed our proprietary urethane microspheres into a forged Tour performance iron. The 1025 carbon steel body provides amazing Apex sound and feel that golfers love, and the urethane microspheres incorporate over one million tiny air pockets that absorb unwanted vibration without slowing the face.

Long, consistent distance in the long and mid irons comes from our innovative 360 Face Cup, which promotes high ball speeds across the face. Our Face Cup Technology represents an absolute breakthrough for ball speed in a Tour performance iron. In the short irons, we’ve implemented a spin control VFT Face for aggressive shot-making in your scoring clubs.

And to further enhance the level of scoring performance and shot-making that the pros demand, we’ve infused an average of 50 grams of Tungsten into each iron to locate the CG positioning for exceptional ball flight and pinpoint control. All of this innovative performance technology is engineered into a premium design with beautiful progressive shaping and a classic Apex finish.

Features & Benefits

Extremely Soft Feel

We’ve created a new standard for incredibly soft feel from a forged 1025 mild carbon steel body, and for the first time ever we’ve engineered our proprietary urethane microspheres into a forged iron. The 1025 carbon steel body promotes amazing Apex sound and feel, and the urethane microspheres consist of over one million tiny air pockets that absorb unwanted vibration without slowing the face.

Long, Consistent Distance With Playability In A Tour Performance Iron

For the first time ever, we’ve engineered our renowned 360 Face Cup into a Tour performance iron. Face Cup employs a shallow, flexible rim around the perimeter of the face that flexes and releases at impact to promote fast ball speed for consistent distance on center hits and off-center hits. In the short irons, the spin control VFT Face is designed for pinpoint shot-making in your scoring clubs.

Optimum Ball Flight and Control

The multi-material construction allows us to infuse on average 50 grams of Tungsten into each iron, so we can locate the CG in each iron with extraordinary precision while maintaining the flexibility of the Face Cup. This tungsten promotes optimal shot-making, ball flight, and control for scoring performance through the set.

Tour Influenced Shaping and Design

This is a classic look that the best players want to see with a straighter leading edge, higher toe, thin top line, and a smooth hosel transition. Their extensive input played a significant role in how we designed this set with a beautiful Tour performance shape.

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