Gay, Cook Make It Three Weeks, Three Wins for New R1 DriverJanuary 21, 2013
TaylorMade Golf’s new R1 driver is off to a sizzling start in 2013. Less than two weeks from its global availability at retail, February 1, the revolutionary club has notched three wins, including two of the first three events on the PGA Tour.
Sunday, Brian Gay emerged victoriously from a three-man playoff in La Quinta to win the Humana Challenge, while John Cook rallied to win the Champions Tour’s Mitsubishi Electric Championship in Hualalai. In his first week playing R1, Gay averaged 279 yards off the tee but amped it up in the playoff – his driver on the second playoff hole, No. 10, traveled more than 300 yards to help set up his winning finish from the fairway.
Both players needed two extra playoff holes to seal their wins. They also played the R1, a driver that features a visually striking crown graphic and is TaylorMade’s most adjustable driver ever. In his first week after switching to R1, Gay’s new driver was tuned to 9 degrees with a neutral Face Angle and neutral-bias in his Shot Shape weights, with 8 grams in the heel and 4 grams in the toe.
Earlier this month, Dustin Johnson recorded the first win for R1 at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. After starting the weekend T16, Gay’s final-round 63 secured his spot in the three-way playoff, capping his remarkable six-shot comeback at PGA West.
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