TOUR REPORT — 2017 Zurich Classic
This week on TOUR, the best players in the world head to New Orleans and TPC Louisiana. With a new partner format in play that features both best ball and alternate shot, it is pegged to be a shootout down in the Bayou.
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A Deep Dive on Jason Day’s P750 Tour Proto irons:
Here’s how Jason Day takes advantage of TaylorMade iron technology to optimize his game and make sure he is locked in week-to-week on the PGA TOUR.
Jason put the new P750 Tour Proto irons in play at the Tournament of Champions after a 2-year stint with his old RSi TP’s. Once he finds something he likes, he rarely tends to switch, so when he makes a move to put new sticks in the bag, he has to see some exceptional performance and feel improvements to make the change.
“I’ve been wanting him to switch irons for the last 2 years, to be honest. I wanted to get his ball flight down so it doesn’t float when it’s windy. He needed to tighten his dispersion, but he had so much success with his old irons, he just never got comfortable changing.” -Colin Swatton, Caddie/Coach
The biggest key Jason has noticed since putting the P750s in play is how flush they get through every type of turf because of a thinner sole. With new course conditions every week, every type of grass reacts differently, and his new irons are reacting just how he wants them to.
“He has no issues anymore whether it’s wet, dry, soft, or firm. Bermuda grass used to dig a little too much for him, but his divots are shallower and much crisper now.” -Colin Swatton
Spec Check and Onset
Jason is known for having arguably the highest ball flight on the PGA TOUR, so a lot of work goes in to getting his specs dialed in. Here’s a breakdown on how Jason specs out his lofts to match his desired launch windows and spin:
—1° strong in his 3 thru 7 iron
—2° strong in his 8 iron thru PW
“I don’t ever want to miss the ball left. I’ve fixed a few small things in my swing, but my new irons have less offset than my old ones, and I also get the lie angle flat so I can really go after it and know I won’t miss left.” —Jason Day
Jason gets his P750s set at 0.5° flat throughout the set. Half a degree doesn’t seem like much, but to a player of his caliber, he can notice and feel the smallest change.
JDay also has the Tour Truck reps set his irons to “on-set,” which gives him a lower initial launch and helps him deliver the club face earlier at impact to eliminate the left miss.
Jason looks to pick up his first win of the 2017 season and get back on track. With his game locked in, playing a course where his average score is 67.43 over the last 7 rounds, he and his partner are sure to be in the thick of contention come Sunday afternoon.
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