DRIV­ING FOR THE WIN

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Amateur Scene -

hen you set a record for the low­est score in re­la­tion to par (20-un­der) in a ma­jor, and cruise to a three-stroke win, al­most ev­ery club in the bag is prob­a­bly work­ing. But spe­cial at­ten­tion should be paid to Jason Day’s Tay­lor­Made R15 460 driver (be­low)with a Mit­subishi Kuro Kage Sil­ver TiNi 70x shaft dur­ing his vic­tory march at the PGA Cham­pi­onship.

Day not only ranked fifth in driv­ing dis­tance at 307.1 yards, but was T-5 in ac­cu­racy, hit­ting 73.2% of his fair­ways. Such power and pre­ci­sion al­lowed Day to beat up Whistling Straits’ par 5s, play­ing them in an im­pres­sive 14-un­der-par for the week. Day’s driver had 10.5 de­grees of loft but was set in a lower loft po­si­tion.The ad­justable weights were cen­tred for max­i­mum dis­tance. And no one at Whistling Straits was bet­ter putting from in­side 10 feet than Day, who made 60 of 62 putts from that dis­tance.

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