August 14, 2016
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM
- Justin Rose used a TaylorMade Ghost Monaco Tour Black Prototype putter to secure a gold medal for Great Britain. (Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
Justin Rose shot a final-round 67 to win the gold medal by two shots for Great Britain in golf's return to the Olympics for the first time in 112 years. Rose was clinical from tee-to-green, hitting 90.38 percent of the fairways and 77.78 percent of the greens in regulation at the Olympic Golf Course.
Rose made one change to his usual bag setup this week, replacing his TaylorMade M2 5-wood with a TaylorMade PSi Tour 3-iron. Rose briefly used a full set of PSi Tour irons last year — he recorded a win with them in Hong Kong — before returning to TaylorMade's Tour Preferred MB.
Forged from 1025 carbon steel, the PSi Tour long irons feature milled face slots and a speed pocket in the sole — the face slots and speed pocket are only in the 3- through 7-iron — that provide the irons with slightly more distance and forgiveness.
Here's a look at the rest of Rose's TaylorMade bag setup.
Driver: TaylorMade M2 (Mitsubishi Rayon Tensei CK White 70TX shaft), 8.5 degrees
3-wood: TaylorMade M2 (Matrix Ozik Black Tie 8M3 X shaft), 15 degrees
Irons: TaylorMade PSi Tour (3-iron; KBS Tour C-Taper 130X shaft), TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB (4-PW; KBS Tour C-Taper 130X shafts)
Wedges: TaylorMade Tour Preferred EF (52-09 and 56-12 degrees; KBS Tour C-Taper 130X shaft), TaylorMade Tour Preferred EF (60 degrees; KBS Hi-Rev 135X shaft)
Putter: TaylorMade Ghost Monaco Tour Black Prototype
Ball: TaylorMade Tour Preferred X