September 20, 2015
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM
- Jason Day cruised to yet another victory at the BMW Championship, his fourth win in his last six events. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Jason Day secured his fourth PGA TOUR title in his last six starts with a commanding six-shot victory at the BMW Championship.
Coming off a six-shot rout at The Barclays, Day made one significant change to his bag setup, replacing his TaylorMade R15 driver with the company's new M1 that made its TOUR debut at Conway Farms Golf Club.
The Aussie led the field in driving distance (312.7 yards) and strokes gained: tee-to-green (plus 11.80) while hitting 57 percent of his fairways (T50).
"To be honest, I'm hitting it longer than my R15, which is fantastic," Day said after opening with 10-under 61. "Just the whole setup, the whole makeup of the driver, with it being a little bit lighter, with the carbon insert on top, so I can get a little -- the swing speeds are up because of that. But then on top of it, I'm launching it the same angle, but the down angle coming down to the ground is a lot lower. The spin is a lot lower than my old driver, as well.
"When you've got the same launch angle, carrying a little bit further with a lower down angle and less spin, it's going to bounce and roll. It's just a perfect makeup right now. It's kind of like that honeymoon stage of putting something new in the bag. I'm excited about it."
The new driver features a new lightweight carbon composite crown that weighs 10 grams, and two sliding weight tracks in the sole that run from heel to toe and from the front of the club to the back.
With a combined weight of 25 grams, the two tracks in the sole allow face angle and launch to be altered based on the position of the weights.
Here's a look at the rest of the TaylorMade equipment in Day's bag.
Driver: TaylorMade M1 (Mitsubishi Rayon KuroKage Silver TiNi 70X shaft), 10.5 degrees
3-wood: TaylorMade AeroBurner 3HL (Mitsubishi Rayon KuroKage Silver TiNi 80X shaft), 16.5 degrees
Irons: TaylorMade RSi 2 (2-iron; True Temper Dynamic Gold X7 shaft), TaylorMade RSi TP (4-PW; True Temper Dynamic Gold X7 shafts)
Wedges: TaylorMade Tour Preferred EF Tour Grind (47 degrees; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shaft) , TaylorMade Tour Preferred ATV Grind (52 and 58 degrees; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts)
Putter: TaylorMade Ghost Spider Itsy Bitsy Prototype
Ball: TaylorMade Tour Preferred X