Dale Whitnell continues Callaway’s DP World Tour dominance

Callaway and Titleist pick up weekend wins with Dale Whitnell’s triumph at the Scandinavian Mixed and Nick Taylor’s homecoming victory at the Canadian Open.

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Mon, 12 Jun 2023
Dale Whitnell continues Callaway’s DP World Tour dominance

Callaway's Dale Whitnell secured his first DP World Tour win at the Scandinavian Mixed, while Nick Taylor came through a dramatic four-hole playoff to secure his third win on the PGA Tour at the Canadian Open in front of a home crowd. 

Whitnell, 34, looked ready to claim his first DP World Tour victory with ease after a Friday round of 61 saw him six shots clear of the field heading into the weekend. His lead was eventually halved to three shots by Sunday afternoon, but a final round 70 was enough to get the Englishman over the line. 

Relying heavily on his Callaway X Forged irons, Whitnell hit 81.95% of the greens in regulation. He also led the field in strokes gained tee to green picking up 3.21 shots on the field, thanks to his Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond driver and Callaway Rogue ST LS fairway wood.

Whitnell's victory is the 11th Callaway win on the DP World Tour this season. 


Later in the day Nick Taylor battled through a four-hole playoff with Tommy Fleetwood to win the Canadian Open in front of a raucous crowd similar to that of a Ryder Cup or Presidents Cup.

Taylor, 35, delighted the home crowd by rolling in a 72-foot eagle putt on the fourth hole of the sudden-death playoff with his TaylorMade Spider Tour putter and Titleist ProV1x ball, before Adam Hadwin was comically taken down by security, while attempting to shower his fellow Canadian in champagne. 

The Canadian finished the week third in strokes gained tee to green and fifth in stokes gained approach with his Titleist Vokey SM8 wedges proving pivotal in securing victory on the final day. The newest edition (SM9) of Titleist's ever popular Vokey wedges featured in our Best Golf Wedges 2023 list.

Taylor has now moved up 24 places to 44th in the world and will be hoping a victory in Canada should go some way to securing his place in the International Team for the 2024 Presidents Cup at Royal Montreal. 

Let's take a look at what both Taylor and Whitnell have in their bags.

Nick Taylor: WITB 2023

Driver: Titleist TSi3 (10 degrees; Fujikura Atmos Blue Tour Spec 6 X)

3-wood: Titleist TSi2 (15 degrees; Fujikura Atmos Blue Tour Spec 6 X)

5-wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max (18 degrees; Mitsubishi Tensei AV 85 TX)

Hybrid: Titleist TSR2 (21 degrees; Graphite Design Tour AD DI 95 X)

Irons: Titleist T200 (4), Titleist T100 (5-9; Temper Dynamic Gold S400)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (46, 54), Titleist Vokey Design WedgeWorks (58; True Temper Dynamic Gold S400)

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour

Grip: SuperStroke

Dale Whitnell: WITB 2023

Driver: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond (10.5 degrees; Mitsubishi Diamana ZF-60-TX)

Fairway: Callaway Rogue ST LS (15 degrees)

Utility: Callaway Apex UW (19°, 23°)

Irons: Callaway X-Forged ’18 (5-PW)

Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy Forged (50°, 54° & 58°)

Putter: Odyssey Exo 2-Ball

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