Dustin Johnson used both TaylorMade M5 and M6 drivers at The Masters!

Dustin Johnson reveals which of the M5 and M6 drivers he prefers after The Masters...

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019
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Dustin Johnson nearly did a Phil Mickelson and won The Masters with two drivers in play at Augusta National last week.


 

Johnson had the TaylorMade M5 driver in play for rounds 1 and 2 on Thursday and Friday, but then switched into the TaylorMade M6 driver for the weekend en route to finishing tied second and one stroke shy of eventual winner and M5 user Tiger Woods.

The big-hitting American carded rounds of 68 and 70 on Thursday and Friday, and then came home similarly on the weekend with a 70 and 68 on Saturday and Sunday.

"I think I flattened the face on it just from hitting a bunch of balls," Johnson told PGATour.com. "I hit it fairly hard so eventually it's going to happen. It happens very rarely. I've only done it about three times in my whole career."

Interestingly, Johnson realised he had flattened the face of his M5 driver early on during his second round (70), and so opted to use his M5 fairway wood for the duration of the round. 

The move for Johnson wasn't entirely surprising given he has already won twice with the M5 and M6 driver in play this season, but you would like to have think the newly-promoted World No.1 would have felt settled on his driver of choice in the biggest tournament of the season thus far.

"I like both the M5 and M6," Johnson told PGATour.com. "I've won both of them and they perform very similar. I liked the M6 better when I was testing them on the range [at The Masters on Saturday], so we went with that."

Phil Mickelson was the last player to slip on the green jacket in 2006 deploying two drivers for the week at Augusta National.

GolfMagic compared both M5 and M6 drivers recently, and you watch our full review below...

 

 

Johnson returns immediately to action on the PGA Tour this week at the RBC Heritage.

Will it be a continuation of good vibes with the M6 driver at Hilton Head, or will he revert back to the M5 again? Your guess is as good as ours. 

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