May 04, 2014
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM
- J.B. Holmes' equipment that won the Wells Fargo Championship. (Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
J.B. Holmes secured his third PGA TOUR title on Sunday at the Wells Fargo Championship with a one-shot win over a hard-charging Jim Furyk.
Holmes became the second player to win with a 12-degree TaylorMade SLDR driver — John Senden won earlier this year at the Valspar Championship — that features the company's low, forward center of gravity (CG).
To take advantage of the low, forward CG, some players on TOUR have lofted up as much as three degrees with the driver. Shifting the CG forward and adding loft allows the ball to launch the ball higher and with less spin, a combination that's seen some players pick up ball speed, an increased launch angle and gain between 7-10 yards.
Holmes, one of the longer hitters on the PGA TOUR, led the field in driving distance for the week at 334 yards. Here's a look at the rest of the clubs in his bag.
Driver: TaylorMade SLDR 430 (Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board shaft), 12 degrees
3-wood: TaylorMade SLDR (UST Mamiya Elements Wind 8 F5 X shaft), 15.5 degrees
Hybrids: Tour Edge Exotics CB Pro (19 and 21 degrees; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts)
Irons: TaylorMade Tour Preferred MC (4-9; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts)
Wedges: Cleveland Forged 588 RTX (48, 54, 60 degrees; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts)
Putter: Odyssey Metal-X Milled #7
Ball: Srixon Z-Star 3