STORYWinner of five PGA Tour events, including the 2020 PGA Championship and 2021 Open Championship.
FREE ADVICEAlthough there are different levels of amateur players, I see too many playing smaller clubheads or less-forgiving clubs than they should. Most amateurs would benefit from more loft, weaker shafts and new grips. Many times new grips can greatly improve how the club feels in your hands. —WITH E. MICHAEL JOHNSON
▶ The red face caught my attention, but it only took 10 shots to feel comfortable with it. I hit a little cut, so I like a driver that I can aim down the left side of the fairway, and it’s not going to go farther left. This driver does that.
▶ I used a mallet for a while but felt like I was always adjusting my body and hands. Blades tend to sit really nice at address. I’m more comfortable aligning it, and having the longer neck makes it behave like a face-balanced putter. It has a mallet-like feel but with a blade look.
READY FOR LAUNCH
I mark my TaylorMade TP5 with a line, but I don’t use it for putting alignment. A good ball is about spin, control and hitting the proper flight window, especially with the irons.
This pouch is from the 2018 World Amateur. I had about 100 pencils from courses in there, but I’ve gotten it down to 15. I have great memories from representing the United States.
LEAVE A MARK
This ball marker is from the Fugawi event at Chevy Chase Country Club in California. I never played in it, but I use this marker. It’s the perfect size. I can see it from anywhere on the green.