Feb 4th, 2019
Dustin Johnson wins Saudi International
With TaylorMade's M6 Driver
Words: GolfPunk Photography: Getty Images
World #3 Dustin Johnson used his prodigious length off the tee combined with TaylorMade's new Speed Injected Twist Face™ technology to win the Saudi International by 2 shots from fellow Team TaylorMade athlete Haotong Li.
Johnson shot a course record 61 in the second round alongside carding 22 birdies and 1 eagle en route to victory including a birdie-birdie finish.
Johnson put TaylorMade's new M6 driver into the bag after extensive testing with both that and the M5 model. Like many on Team TaylorMade, DJ made the switch into the new line of drivers quickly.
Gaming the adjustable M5 driver earlier in the season, he requested to do some shaft testing looking to increase his ball speed to the 185mph mark. After some on course testing DJ opted for the M6 driver this week, favouring the forgiveness of the M6 driver. It is likely he will continue working with both models moving forward
Johnson’s victory is the first win for TaylorMade’s M5 and M6 Drivers with Speed Injected Twist Face.
Dustin also added the new M5 Titanium Fairway Wood to his setup this week equipped with Project X's HZRDUS Black X shaft; the same shaft he carried in his fairway(s) last season
Dustin’s victory is the first win for the new 2019 TP5/x Golf Ball highlighted by its new High-Flex Material (HFM), whilst DJ’s preferred golf ball is the TP5x, stamped #1.
DJ is a big fan of the P790 iron and continues to use the #3 Iron in place of a high lofted fairway wood also equipped with a Project X HZRDUS Black X shaft.
Like last year Dustin played the P730 DJ Proto Irons, equipped with True Temper's Dynamic Gold X100 shafts
Dustin played the Milled Grind Hi-Toe family in 54, 60 and 64 degree lofts equipped with KBS Tour 120S shafts, and putted with the Spider Tour.
DUSTIN JOHNSON'S WINNING BAG AT THE SAUDI INTERNATIONAL:
M6 Driver | 10.5° | Fujikura Speeder Evolution 661 X Tour Spec 2.0
M5 Fairway | 15° | Project X HZRDUS Black 6.5 X
P790 | 3 Iron | Project X HZRDUS Black 6.5 X
P730 DJ Proto Irons | 4-PW | Dynamic Gold X100
Milled Grind Hi-Toe Wedges | 54°, 60° and 64° | KBS Tour 120 S
Spider Tour Black Putter
2019 TP5x Golf Ball (#1)