Nik's Analysis: PGA CHAMPIONSHIP 2020

Let's talk about the 2020 PGA Champion, Colin Morikawa. A Taylormade staffer, Morikawa is known for his ball-striking & laser accurate irons. The 23 year old now has more wins than missed cuts- 29 starts, 3 wins & just 2 missed cuts!

What do the Trackman numbers mean?

Morikawa is not known on tour as a "bomber". But with club head speed close to the tour average (110mph), he has found the perfect balance between physicality & technology. The fitters at Taylormade Golf have done a great job. They have optimized launch conditions for long drives without sacrificing accuracy. By varying angle of attack & maintaining spin loft (Difference between AoA & dynamic loft), he can hit it above 300 yards at will. Getting fitted is key, not just for the "gainz", but also to understand what you can or cannot do. We use the same methodology, equipment & launch monitors when we fit players at our indoor studio.

Trackman numbers

Here's, Colin Morikawa practicing using the Trackman 'on-course' practice feature while simulating wind & elevation conditions.

What's In The Bag?

Driver: TaylorMade SIM (8° @ 9.5°) | Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 70 TX

Fairway woods: TaylorMade SIM (15° @ 13.5°) | Mitsubishi Diamana White D+ 80 TX

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max Rescue | Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White Hybrid 100 TX

Irons: TaylorMade P760 (4, 5), TaylorMade P730 (6-PW) | True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 (52°-09°SB, 60°), Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (56°-14°F) | True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: TaylorMade TP Juno

Ball: TaylorMade TP5

Grip: Golf Pride Z-cord

TaylorMade TP Juno TaylorMade P730 (6-PW)
Golf Pride Z-cordPGA CHAMPIONSHIP 2020




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