Genesis Invitational

Riviera Country Club



Why We Like It

The third generation of TaylorMade’s flagship iron has a thin face that hits harder than T.J. Watt sacking a quarterback. TaylorMade engineers used artificial intelligence to run through some 600 iterations of its clubhead design, leading to the use of different internal weighting: low in the 4- and 5-irons to help increase launch, toward the perimeter to foster forgiveness on the 6- and 7-irons and no internal weighting for the 8-iron and higher. These design gymnastics are not just for performance gains but for improving sound and feel, too.

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Characteristics

  • A sound stabilization bar combines with an internal foam to deliver enhanced feel.
  • The 4140 forged high-speed face is 1.56 millimeters at its thinnest for increased face bend.
  • Trailing-edge relief on the soles of the 9-iron and PW encourage workability.
  • 7-iron: 30.5 degrees; PW: 45 degrees

Highlights

  • Top 5 most forgiving players-distance irons, middle-handicaps
  • Top 5 best-looking players-distance irons, high-handicaps
  • Top 5 best sound/feel players-distance irons, low-handicaps
  • Top 5 highest-flying players-distance irons, low-handicaps
  • Top 5 best-rated players-distance irons, middle-handicaps
  • Top 5 best-rated players-distance irons, high-handicaps

Price

$200 per iron

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HOT LIST SCORE

The aggregate star rating of all three categories rounded to the nearest half star.

5.0
Performance
5.0
50%*
Innovation
5.0
30%*
Look / Sound / Feel
5.0
20%*

HOT LIST PLAYERS FEEDBACK

Ratings are based on players’ assessments in three key performance areas.

Sensory
Soft Feel
Firm Feel
Ball Flight
Lower, More Roll
Higher, More Carry
Playability
Workable
Forgiving

Reviews

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From the manufacturer
TaylorMade P·790

Each individual P·790 iron has a unique internal structure, featuring strategic mass distribution and precision tungsten weighting. This optimized construction is engineered to create an unrivaled blend of distance, forgiveness and accuracy. FLTD CG™ strategically positions the center of gravity (CG) lowest in the long irons and progressively shifts higher throughout the set. A new thick-thin back wall construction unlocks additional weight redistribution, further optimizing mass properties for pinpoint CG placement. An all-new internal sound stabilization bar combines with SpeedFoam™ Air to deliver an elevated forged iron feel. Combining the responsive face and new internal shaping yields a new sweet spot design that intelligently captures more shots while ensuring consistent ball speeds and accuracy.

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