Dustin Johnson tuned up for this week’s U.S. Open with his victory at the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis. Johnson, playing in only second event after a back injury sidelined him for three months, played a bag full of TaylorMade-adidas Golf equipment, including an R11S driver and a 17.5-de RocketBallz Tour fairway wood.
The most interesting part of those clubs is their set up: Johnson uses a 10.5-degree R11S driver and a 17.5-degree RBZ fairway – each higher a loft than most players on the PGA Tour.
Also in Memphis this past week, Johnson wore the limited edition “Stars and Stripes” Driver Love headwear that TaylorMade introduced at the Memorial Tournament. TaylorMade’s “Stars and Stripes” campaign is a charitable effort to support the Salute Military Golf Association and Operation Game On. Five dollars of every hat and $10 of every head cover sold is being contributed to the organizations dedicated to rehabilitating combat-wounded veterans through golf. The program runs through June 17 at select retailers.
In Johnson’s bag: TaylorMade R11S driver (10.5 degrees, Fujikura Motore 2.0 X shaft); RBZ Tour fairway wood (17.5, Aldila RIP shaft; R9 fairway wood (19, Aldila RIP shaft); TaylorMade
Tour Preferred MB irons (3-PW); TaylorMade TP xFT wedges (54, 60); TaylorMade Penta TP5 ball; adidas Golf Tour360 ATV shoes.