October 10, 2018
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM
- Jason Day gave equipment fans an inside look at the new TaylorMade irons. (@jasondayofficial /Instagram)
Whether it was pre-planned or not, Jason Day provided equipment enthusiasts with an early peek at TaylorMade's yet-to-be-released P760 irons on Wednesday.
Working with Tomo Bystedt, TaylorMade's senior director, metalwoods product creation, Day went live on his Instagram account from the practice range and showed off what is soon to be the newest iron offering from the equipment manufacturer.
What remains to be seen is how P760 slots into the current lineup. While Day offered looks at the 9-iron from multiple angles, Bystedt pulled the curtain back on the design, confirming that the transitional set will feature some of the best design aspects from the popular P770 and P750 models — in addition to technology from P790.
Due to the number of players on TOUR who are currently playing blended sets, TaylorMade appears set to debut an iron with similar traits. Bystedt confirmed the two-piece long and mid irons (4-7) in the set will have a similar look to P770 and will include the same low-density Speed Foam found in the cavity of P790.
The foam provides support to the face and dampening properties for improved sound.
The 8-iron through pitching wedge will be a forged construction and likely won't include Speed Foam. Instead, a premium will likely be placed on feel and workability with the scoring clubs.
With P760 in the fold, TaylorMade's iron lineup would include five different offerings. Due to the design aspects that were taken from P750 and P770 — and the fact that Day was testing the unreleased model — we could see TaylorMade replace one or both models with P760 to simplify the offerings.
With Day testing the iron, it's possible TaylorMade could provide full details in the coming weeks.