A rare week without a major or World Golf Championship in July saw a number of the game’s big players head to the RBC Canadian Open, meanwhile others chose to take the week off to work on their game and their gear.
In arguably the hottest form of his career so far, Dustin Johnson chose to keep the momentum going but suggestions surfaced once again that he could be set to change equipment at the end of this season.
Johnson and Jason Day – both currently with TaylorMade – are free agents at the end of the 2016 season and, with adidas making no secret that TaylorMade Golf is up for sale alongside Adams Golf and Ashworth, questions are being raised as to whether they’ll head on to pastures new.
While no official announcement has been made, it could be an interesting few months with other manufacturers said to be keen for these stars to play and market their gear.
DJ breaks 340 barrier
TaylorMade’s M1 driver appears to be working nicely for the aforementioned Johnson, though.
Already averaging 340 yards off the tee for the week in Ontario, the newly crowned US Open champ stepped onto the 18th tee and unleashed this monster drive, which was the longest in the final round for any player.
Straight down the middle of the fairway, it measured 343 yards, leaving him just a small 7-iron into the 524-yard par-5 green. Wow.
Longest drive of the day.
D.J. at the 72nd hole. pic.twitter.com/8vn0dvTZOV
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) 24 July 2016
DeChambeau tinkers driver & 3-wood
We told you last week how PGA Tour rookie sensation Bryson DeChambeau was set to game new Cobra King CB irons for the first time.
It turns out that wasn’t the only change to his set-up last week.
According to the PGA Tour’s equipment guy Jonathan Wall (@jonathanrwall), DeChambeau also made adjustments to his driver and 3-wood.
Having previously played a Cobra King F6+ Pro driver, DeChambeau changed to a Cobra LTD Pro driver instead, keeping his seven-degree loft. He also switched out his Cobra King F6 3-wood for an LTD 3-wood with a loft of just 12-degrees.
Callaway's PGA Champs bag
Believe it or not, this week is another major week as the world’s best players head for Baltusrol in New Jersey.
As such, Callaway has released its limited edition PGA Championship tour bag that all of its players will use. According to Callaway's senior director of global soft goods Greg Hemphill, the bag pays homage to 'Baltusrol Golf Club's storied history and excellence as it hosts its 11th major championship'.
Bubba's ready for Rio!
We don't really need to say much here, the tweet and picture says it all...
Who's ready for the @Olympics? This Guy!! #USA #StarsAndStripes pic.twitter.com/2Fy9S3lzq7
— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) July 23, 2016