May 27, 2018
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM
Justin Rose’s approach sets up 3-foot birdie at Fort Worth
Justin Rose cruised to victory in his first Fort Worth Invitational start in eight years, closing with a final-round 64 to best Brooks Koepka by three shots.
On a course that requires absolute precision, Rose was unflappable from tee-to-green, ranking first in Strokes Gained: Off the Tee and Strokes Gained: Approach the Green with an all-TaylorMade setup.
The setup features a TaylorMade M3 driver with one adjustable weight back and toward the heel and the other just forward of neutral. Rose is one of the few TaylorMade staffers using the smaller 440cc head, which utilizes a slightly smaller profile and deeper face.
The Englishman's P730 "Rose Proto" irons were used to hit 79 percent of the greens at Colonial Country Club — tops in the field — and are equipped with KBS Tour C-Taper 125 S+ shafts. Rose was one of the first staffers to put the muscleback blade in play last season.
Here's a look at Rose's entire TaylorMade setup.
Driver: TaylorMade M3 440 (Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei CK Pro Orange 70TX shaft), 9 degrees
3-wood: TaylorMade M4 (Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei CK Pro Orange 80TX shaft), 15 degrees
5-wood: TaylorMade M3 (Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei CK Pro Orange 80TX shaft), 19 degrees
Irons: TaylorMade P790 (4-iron; KBS Tour C-Taper 125 S+ shaft), TaylorMade P730 "Rose Proto" (5-9; KBS Tour C-Taper 125 S+ shafts)
Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind (48, 52 and 56 degrees; KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 135X shafts), TaylorMade Milled Grind Hi-Toe (60 degrees; KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 135X shaft)
Putter: TaylorMade TP Red Ardmore 2
Ball: TaylorMade TP5
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