The RBC Canadian Open is back at Hamilton Golf and Country Club in Ontario for the sixth time, and with it sitting a week before the U.S. Open there are plenty of equipment tweaks being made by Team TaylorMade.
Making his debut at the RBC Canadian Open, Rory McIlroy worked with Adrian Rietveld dialling in his wedges. Moving to four wedges, 48°, 52°, 56° & 60° Rory’s trying to take the thinking out of his distance control, not just for this week but also at the U.S. Open.
With specific yardages for each club it gives him options but allows for no in-between, enabling him to be more calculating in his wedge play.
‘It’s the most comfortable I’ve ever seen him [Dustin Johnson] with his set up’
- Adrian Rietveld
Dustin Johnson’s last start was at the PGA Championship where he finished runner-up and was the only player to shoot four rounds in the 60’s. DJ’s looking to defend a title for the second time in his career and feels that if he drives it well and putts well no one can beat him.
DJ makes a change to his set up by removing his 3 wood as he feels he hits his M6 driver as straight as his 3 wood, and when it comes to hitting off the tee he gets more out of his driver.
‘If he does need to hit it straight and hit the fairway at a yardage of about 280 he will use a 5 wood. I watched him hit 5 woods and he can hit it like a 3 wood and hit it to where he needs it to be.’
- Adrian Rietveld
Collin Morikawa, currently #3 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking will make his PGA TOUR debut as a professional (he played & made the cut in last year's Arnold Palmer Invitational as an amateur) this week at the RBC Canadian Open.
A Closer Look at Collin Morikawa's Current Setup
- M5 Driver | 9° | MRC Tensei White 70TX
- M5 Rocket Fairway | 14° | MRC Diamana D+ 80TX
- GAPR LO | #2 / 17° | MRC Diamana D+ 102x
- P•730 Irons | 4-PW | True Temper Dynamic Gold X100