WITB – Unusual driving iron helps Nick Taylor to Pebble victory

Nick Taylor Witb

Nick Taylor claimed a wire-to-wire victory at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am with the help of a hot putter and a driving iron not often seen in the hands of tour pros.

The Canadian finished two shots clear of runner-up Kevin Streelman to notch a second PGA Tour win.

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Around the shortest course on the PGA Tour, Taylor relied upon a three-year-old TaylorMade M2 driver, the new TaylorMade SIM Max 3-wood and a SIM Max 4-iron from the tee.

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Taylor is one of very few players at the game’s elite level to make use of an out-and-out game improvement iron. His 4-iron is built to 2-iron length and has 21˚ of loft.

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The 31-year-old’s ball striking was in fine form across the four rounds, ranking tied for third in Greens in Regulation using a mix of TaylorMade’s P770 and P750 irons.

• TaylorMade SIM irons – FIRST LOOK!

Like many of TaylorMade’s staffers, Taylor places his trust in the brand’s Hi-Toe wedges around the greens and also uses the latest TP5 golf ball.

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Key to Taylor’s win was his work with the short stick. Using his TaylorMade Spider Tour Red he ranked second in Strokes Gained: Putting and recorded 21 birdies and three eagles for the tournament.

Nick Taylor – What’s in the bag

Driver: TaylorMade M2 2017 (9.5˚, Fujikura Atmos Blue Tour Spec 6X)
Fairway wood:
TaylorMade SIM Max (15˚, Fujikura Ventus Black 7X)
Driving iron:
TaylorMade SIM Max 4-iron (2-iron length, 21˚, True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100)
Irons: TaylorMade P770 (4-5), TaylorMade P750 (6-PW, True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100)
Wedges: TaylorMade MG Hi-Toe (52˚, 56˚, 60˚, True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400)
Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Red
Ball: TaylorMade TP5

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