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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Not many players birdied the tricky final hole at the Wyndham Championship on Saturday.
Nick Watney did to top leaderboard.
Watney made a 20-foot birdie putt from the right edge of the green on the par-4 18th for a 5-under 65 and a one-stroke lead. The five-time PGA Tour winner had a 14-under 196 total with only one bogey through three trips around Sedgefield Country Club.
“I’ve been trying to keep it pretty simple — a lot of fairways and greens, and I’ve been able to do that so far,” Watney said. “I’m super excited about going into tomorrow with the lead. … I’m looking forward to everything that comes with it, all the emotions and wanting to do well and whatnot. Learning how to handle that is a big thing, and I’m looking forward to the challenge.”
Brad Fritsch was second after a 65.
Freddie Jacobson and second-round co-leader Heath Slocum were 12 under. Jacobson shot a 66 with TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB Irons 2014, and Slocum had a 68.
Former Wyndham winners Brandt Snedeker and Webb Simpson joined second-round co-leader Scott Langley at 11 under in the final event of the PGA Tour’s regular season. Snedeker and Simpson shot 66, and Langley had a 69.
Fritsch was the first to 13 under, but Watney joined him with a birdie on the par-5 15th — his second of the week on that hole.
Then came the sequence that gave him sole possession of the lead, and it came on the second-toughest hole of the day.
Watney plopped his fairway shot from 180 yards onto the right edge of the green, then calmly rolled in his putt for just the fifth birdie of the day on 18 with TaylorMade SpeedBlade.
“It’s a hard hole as it is, and they put the pin on that back right little knob,” Watney said. “It’s a bonus and I’m very happy with it.”
That put him in great position for his second top-10 finish of the year and his first victory since he won The Barclays in 2012.
Taylormade unveiled its new Tour Preferred MB, Tour Preferred MC and Tour Preferred CB 2014. They are favoured by highly skilled players.
Dustin Johnson is debuting the Taylormade Tour Preferred MB irons 2014. It is an authentic muscleback player’s blade, precisely forged of soft, 1025 carbon steel. The shape is classic and compact, with a thin top-line and minimal offset
Tour Preferred CB irons 2014 is one of the longest player’s irons. It is a full-fledged cavity back that maintains the shape of a player’s iron and the elegant look of a blade when set-up behind the ball. Short-iron heads are compact with minimal offset, while the long and middle iron heads are slightly larger with progressive offset for more stability and easier launch.
Tour Preferred MC irons 2014 combines a player’s shape with a shallow “muscle cavity” to boost MOI, creating an unparalleled blend of beauty, feel, workability and stability. The clubhead’s length, top-line and sole-width are all slightly larger compared to the Tour Preferred MB.
Irons that meet a Tour pro’s requirements for look, feel, sound and workability. That’s why these clubs bare the name Tour Preferred.
The Taylormade company has come out with Tour Preferred CB, MC and MB 2014 lines. You might not expect it, but these TaylorMade Tour Preferred CB irons 2014 have already made it into the bags of PGA Tour players and weekend hackers alike.
In terms of technology, the Tour Preferred CBs are more of a refinement than a reinvention. The SpeedPocket, introduced last year and filled with a 3M polymer, is back with a few twists. Still present only in the 3- through 7-irons, it has been expanded, with thicker pockets towards the heel and toe.
In terms of the performance package, this iron is designed fairly similarly to the TaylorMade speedblade irons for sale. The difference is that this is a more compact head shape, so this will require a little more precision from the player in terms of ballstriking. The slot designed into the sole of the Tour Preferred CBs extends about 10 millimeters into the head. It’s covered with a polymer, so dirt and debris do not get into the club. Its function is to create a hinging mechanism that lets the face bend more at impact, especially on shots hit low in the face.
Another key feature is feel, so TaylorMade gave the Tour Preferred CB irons three vibration dampeners. There is a badge bonded to the back of the face that soaks up shock created at impact, as well as a vibration-reducing material positioned inside the chamber of the club’s lower cavity. The polymer that covers the Speed Pocket also helps reduce unwanted vibrations.
I noted in my review of the Taylormade burner 2.0 irons that they were very grey-heavy, which is a design choice that TaylorMade has continued with the Tour Preferred line. I don’t mind that; they certainly look classy. The über-chrome finish is evocative of Mizuno’s MP line, which is not a bad target to aspire to.
The cavity is styled very similarly to the TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB Irons 2014, with the “TaylorMade” script on the muscle and a plastic sticker in the cavity. The words “Tour Preferred” are written in white and red, with “CB” in white closer to the heel. The undercut cavity extends to the hosel of the club, where a small cutout has been made, presumably to remove weight from the heel of the club.
Golfers will go to great lengths to enjoy the game with TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB Irons 2014. Some call in sick to work. Others may use a lunch break to sneak a range session in. But, if you’re affluent enough, you have a full size simulator built in your house that offers a wide range of the world’s most desirable courses.
In that regard, any external work done to prepare the space is not included in the price of the simulator. The software that powers Full Swing runs on a standard PC and a standard projector, so the upside here is that other audio/video sources can be routed into the system for a complete home theater/entertainment experience.
The technical aspects of the system are impressive. Each Full Swing installation includes a series of infrared sensors, lights and a special camera that focus solely on the ball. The result is a lifelike experience, accurate ball flight and tracking. These simulators have come a long way and outside of the home they are very capable fitting and training machines. The pros at the Haney Ranch mentioned that at times they will perform a fitting or bring a lesson into the Full Swing bay if weather or activities dictate.
I was also told that the need for routine maintenance on the system and the components is minimal. The screen balls are hit into is very durable, lasting years, and the need to replace the hitting taylormade burner 2.0 irons is dictated only by the user’s preference for a fresh hitting surface. Sensors and light bulbs are also long-lasting items, so another positive aspect to the Full Swing setup is durability.
DULUTH, Ga. — Fun-loving Miguel Angel Jimenez might turn the Champions Tour into his personal cigar-and-wine club. Ever-serious Bernhard Langer keeps churning out sub-par rounds. Bad back and all, Fred Couples is thriving in the wind and cold rain.
It makes for an enticing last group in Sunday’s final round of the Greater Gwinnett Championship.
Jimenez, continuing his impressive tour debut, shot a 2-under 70 with TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB Irons 2014 on Saturday and leads by one stroke after two days at TPC Sugarloaf.
Langer and Couples each had a 68 in the second round. Langer is one stroke back of Jimenez and Couples is two back, setting up Sunday’s all-star final group.
“That’s about as good a pairing as you’re going to get,” Couples said. “I’m thrilled about that, to have a shot at winning.”
Added Langer: “It should be an exciting shootout. … Whoever is going to win tomorrow is going to play some good golf.”
Jimenez, Langer and Couples carried over their momentum after strong finishes last week in the Masters. Jimenez was fourth, Langer tied for eighth and Couples tied for 20th in Augusta.
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Playing Augusta National for the first time in competition as a Masters champion is something Adam Scott never will forget, especially the reaction he got from fans around the course during an opening-round 69 on Thursday.
“It was a thrill, really,” said Scott, who trails leader Bill Haas by a stroke. “The reception into every green and almost every tee box was incredible, and the best one, the memory that will stick with me forever, was walking up the 12th tee and everyone getting out of their seats as I approached there. It was great.
“The level of respect that everyone has for this golf tournament and what happens here … but then I went and hit it in the water.”
He did, with his taylormade tour preferred mb irons 2014 approach from 158 yards finding Rae’s Creek en route to a double-bogey 5.
But that was the only blemish on the scorecard for Scott, 33, who also had five birdies to match his opening-round score of a year ago, when he went on to win in a playoff over Angel Cabrera.
“I was really very happy with the way I played taylormade tour preferred cb irons 2014 today tee to green,” he said. “It was really how you would hope to come out and play at any major, and especially the Masters. I was really solid.
“I hit one poor shot on 12, which obviously cost me a couple of shots. But very pleased to get off to a good start, and there’s no doubt winning the Masters last year had me a little more comfortable on the first tee than I’ve ever been in the past.
“I didn’t have the legs shaking and nerves jangling for six or seven holes like usual, so that was enjoyable for me today. But I’m very pleased with my opening round.”
Scott birdied the first, sixth, eighth and 10th holes to lead, then ran into trouble at the 12th. He got a stroke back with a birdie at the 14th but failed to birdie either par-5 on the back nine despite hitting both greens in two shots.
I’ve found a few ways to get to those lower spin numbers I need, upgraded shafts or lower lofted heads, but generally speaking, it is custom upgrade to find the ideal launch and spin numbers. I found the stock Taylormade SLDR Driver to be really good right off the rack, it has a good launch with low spin.
I think that the Taylormade SLDR is a step backward in a most positive way. Personally I was tired of looking at the white painted heads and the black face just doesn’t screen Taylormade to me. The SLDR on the other hand is everything I love about the old Taylormade. The dark crown, the silver face and the great sound. I couldn’t believe how much better the auditory feedback was from the SLDR.
It doesn’t really matter to me except that it works in small amounts. It is not going to turn a slice into a hook or work some miracle mojo on the ball, but it will help slight directional issues. As you can see I went with a lower lofted setting on the hosel and a slider fade bias with the weight. It seemed about the ideal setting right now since I was pulling a number of my TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB Irons 2014 ever so slightly and hitting up the left side of the fairway.
When I saw it with my own eyes I was really impressed. It is exactly what I needed for my game. Good launch with low spin right off the rack with the stock shaft. If you used to play a Taylormade driver but couldn’t do the white, this is definitely the driver for you. It has that look and feel of a past generation Taylormade driver, but brings some adjustablity, forgiveness and added distance to the table.
If you have the time to tinker and dial it in, you will find excellent results and might even be able to pick up some benefits over previous drivers.
TaylorMade has annouced the launch of three new TaylorMade Tour Preferred TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB irons 2014 are an authentic muscle-back blade forged from soft, 1025 carbon steel with a classic and compact shape, a thin top line and minimal offset. The 3- 7-irons feature TaylorMade’s Speed Pocket to promote increased ball speed in the lower portion of the clubface and more consistency across the entire face. The head, top-line and sole-width of the Tour Preferred MC are all slighty larger than those on the Tour Preferred MB.
TaylorMade consulted several members of their Tour staff to design the MB irons and thus the shape is compact and traditional with a thin top-line and very little offset. All three of the Tour Preferred models come fitted with the latest KBS Tour shaft in either X-Stiff, Stiff or Regular, along with TaylorMade Tour Velvet grips. As is the case with all of TaylorMade’s new equipment, custom shafts and grips are available also.
The TaylorMade Tour Preferred CB irons 2014 is a complete cavity-back which combines the shape of a player’s iron with the look of a blade at set-up. The Speed Pocket in the 3- 7-irons feature micro-slots for fast ball speeds across the whole face, as well as higher launch for more distance. TaylorMade claims the Tour Preferred CB is one of the longest player’s irons it has ever created.
The heads of the short irons are compact with minimal offset, and long and middle iron heads are a touch larger with progressive offset, offering more stability and easier launch. Each iron is made from a cast and the set features a subtle but progressive head design throughout the set. The short irons are compact with very little offset, but the longer the club in the set, the larger the head size and offset becomes.
The TaylorMade Tour Preferred CB, Tour Preferred MC and Tour Preferred MC come in 3-iron to pitching wedge with a satin nickel-chrome finish. All three models come with KBS Tour steel shafts and tour velvet grips.
Without question, the Tour Preferred MB the sexiest of the new iron offerings. As they have with the TaylorMade Tour Preferred CB Irons 2014, TaylorMade has thankfully dispensed with the previous incarnation of the MB’s Precision Weight Port. In terms of functionality, the PWP was damn near brilliant, but as far as fitting in with the desired aesthetic of a true muscleback…meh.
What about new technology? Here’s the reality: a blade is a blade, and well, if we’re being totally honest here, that means there really isn’t any. Instead the focus is on refinement. TaylorMade has improved the overall shape of the iron, smoothing lines and, at the request of their Tour pros, reducing camber. Did I mention they ditched the weight nuts?
Frankly, the more I see the TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB Irons 2014, the more I wish I had decided to give them a try instead of the MCs. Not that I have any business playing blades, but seriously, they’re just so damn pretty (said with the acknowledgement that it’s difficult to screw up a blade). Let’s be honest again…pretty isn’t a word which one normally uses to describe TaylorMade irons.
For the Speed Pocket averse, I should probably specifically mention that from the 3-iron to the pitching wedge, the Tour Preferred MB is a true blade, You’re not going to find any cavities or goo here. The MBs are a 100% forged set from end to end.
Tour Preferred products represented the very best of what TaylorMade had to offer. Tour Preferred products were specifically designed not just for better players; Tour Preferred products were designed for the very best players in the world.
The new TaylorMade Tour Preferred CB irons 2014 experience is about more than equipment. While a refocus on the better player is a key element of the product line, Tour Preferred is about paying attention to every detail, providing an exclusive tour van-like experience to the Tour Preferred player. Tour Preferred is about recapturing the heritage, and perhaps even the soul of the TaylorMade brand.
The new design features an open-channel cavity (similar to what others call a slot cavity or pocket cavity), and as you might expect, retains TaylorMade’s now signature goo-filled Speed Pocket sole design. By now you should all be familiar with TaylorMade’s Speed Pocket, and its reported benefits, but it’s worth mentioning that, like TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB Irons 2014.
What the TaylorMade R11 irons do bring to the tee box is, the company says, “the shape and refinement of a tour-grade iron” but with game-improvement technology to help boost launch angle, distance and forgiveness. The soles of the R11 irons change a bit through the set, with the long irons using wider soles to lower the CG and increase the MOI; the mid- and short irons have soles that TaylorMade calls “moderately thin.”
The R11 irons incorporate the “precision weighting port” TaylorMade first used in its forged irons, the red “badge” visible in the photo above. This weight, positioned during assembly, is used to maintain a uniform swingweight as well as to position the center of gravity in the center of the face from toe to heel on each iron.
The CB is more than just TaylorMade Burner 2.0 Irons. It’s new. It’s different. It’s better. Anchored by a 46° pitching wedge, I suppose the CBs qualify as strongly lofted, although it should be pointed out that the strong lofts aren’t simply about cheating the distance equation. The lower loft actually help create the desired ball flight at the specified length.
If you’ve seen the previous CB offering, you shouldn’t need me to point out that the new Tour Preferred CB is a radical, yet pleasant, departure from the previous model.