Justin Rose: What’s In the Bag for 2017
In comparison to the previous few seasons, 2016 was a trying season for Justin Rose. Rose finds himself just inside of the top 50 in the PGA and European Tour standings. It has been a rare down year for one of golf’s most consistent players and ball strikers. Find out what is in his bag this season, and keep an eye on Rose as he tries to turn around his year.
Driver: TaylorMade M2
Shaft: Matrix Speed Rul-Z C-Type 70g
By now we are all familiar with this driver. You can’t go wrong with the M1, the M2, or even the Aeroburner in our opinion. We do prefer to reshaft the drivers, I personally hit mine with the Aldila Rogue Silver 125 Msi Driver Shaft, but like the feel of these Matrix Speed Rul-z shafts as well. The C-Type Rose hits are balanced with more stout tip and mid sections that provides increased feel and a soft handle.
3 Wood: TaylorMade Aeroburner at 15 Degrees
Shaft: Matrix Ozik Black Tie 8M3
It’s nice to see Justin Rose is still hitting his Aeroburner 3 wood, as this is a club you can pick up in new or like-new condition for as little as $63. Rose uses this off the tee often, and like his M2, he uses a Matrix shaft. His Ozik Black Tie 8M3 is extra stiff, designed for swings over 110 mph, and feels even stiffer thanks to a stiff tip feel.
5 Wood: TaylorMade M1 at 19 Degrees
Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 9.2 Tour Spec (Extra Stiff)
Like several players on tour, Rose will swap his 5 wood out for a 3 iron based on the course he is playing. It’s interesting that he’s comfortable with the M1 in the 5, but not the 3. My guess is it has something to do with how often he plays the club. This Fujikura shaft is a tour shaft that will run you $400+, it’s available in stiff and x-stiff and hits the ball low with low spin.
Irons: TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB – 3-PW
Shaft: KBS Tour C-Taper 130X
If you are going to pick up a set of TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB blades, you better be a phenomenal ball striker like Justin Rose. These things are pure, and while they feel great, give unmatched feed back, and pack some decent forgiveness from such a small head, your not getting away with much with these irons. Rose again keeps the ball flight and spin low with these extra stiff steel shafts.
Wedges: TaylorMade Tour Preferred EF 52,56,60
Shaft: KBS Tour C-Taper 130X on 52, KBS Tour X-Flex on 56, KBS Hi-Rev 135X on 60
I believe that of the every member on the TaylorMade staff uses the Tour Preferred wedges. The are up there with the best from Cleveland and Titleist as the top performing wedges available. Not only do these wedges perform, but they look great and are built to last.
Ball: TaylorMade Tour Preferred X