TaylorMade's big-name stars see STRAIGHT DISTANCE gains w/ TWIST FACE

Justin Rose rises to World No.1 with the help of his TaylorMade M3 driver featuring TWIST FACE. 

Andy Roberts's picture
Mon, 17 Sep 2018

Justin Rose has improved many areas of his game in order to become World No.1 for the first time in his career, but one of the main areas has been finding more fairways on the PGA Tour.


Straight from the start of this season, Rose put TaylorMade's M3 driver featuring TWIST FACE technology in play - and the benefits since doing so over the past 12 months are clear for all to see.

Rose has typically been a strong ball striker but his driving accuracy has increased from 58.48% in 2017 to a current 65.39% heading into the PGA Tour's final event of the season at the Tour Championship where the Englishman has every chance of landing the lucrative $10 million FedEx Cup prize. 

But it's not just Rose of the high-profile TaylorMade staff roster that has seen improvement off the tee since using TWIST FACE, with Jason Day (M3), Dustin Johnson (M4), Rory McIlroy (M3) and Jon Rahm (M4) all seeing gains with their accuracy in 2018 (as you can see in the table below).

While nothing to compare Tiger Woods' driving stats of last season on, the 14-time major champion's accuracy lies at 58.64% with his M3 driver.

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The World No.1 has upped his distance off the tee from 300 to 303 yards. Day has moved from 306 to 310, McIlroy has gone from 316 to 320, Rahm has progressed from 305 to 309, while Johnson has remained steady at 314.

Woods is currently hitting drives out to an average of 303 yards - back in his last full season on Tour in 2013, he was averaging 293 yards. 

Rose has also excelled in just about every other part of his game in 2018.

His greens in regulation percentage is up to 70.11% from 68.19% and he is up with just about every 'approximity to the hole' stat with each of the clubs in his bag. 

But the biggest gain for Rose has been on the dancefloor, dramatically improving his strokes-gained putting statistic from -.062 (123rd) in 2017 to .577 (11th) in 2018. 

What's in Justin Rose's bag...

Driver: TaylorMade M3 8.5 with Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei Orange CK Series 70TX shaft

3 wood: TaylorMade M4 15 with Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei Orange CK Series 80TX shaft

2 and 3 irons: P790 with UST Recoil 125 F5 shafts

Irons (4-PW) : TaylorMade P730 ‘Rose Proto’ with KBS Tour C-Taper 125S+ shafts

Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind 52, 56 and Milled Grind Hi-Toe 60 with KBS Tour Hi-Rev 2.0 135X shafts

Putter: TaylorMade TP Red Collection Ardmore 2 with Lamkin Flat Cat grip

Ball: TaylorMade TP5