Discover the Clubs Behind Day’s Historic 2015
Australian golfer Jason Day has undoubtedly enjoyed the finest year of his career in 2015, grabbing the headlines time and time again with a series of impressive performances and tournament victories that will live long in the memory. After just two tournament wins in the years leading up to 2015, he managed to earn five more in this year alone, including a first ever major victory for the 27-year old at the PGA Championship in August.
Day’s fantastic season began back in February where some memorable strokes set him up for a playoff victory over rivals J.B. Holmes, Harris English and Scott Stallings at the Farmers Insurance Open. As the summer approached, Day was preparing for the finest run of his career and it all began with some very consistent play at the RBC Canadian Open in July where he finished one stroke ahead of Bubba Watson to claim his second title of the year.
With these two victories under his belt, Day seemed primed to have his best ever shot at a major victory and his big chance came at the PGA Championship which was held in mid-August on the Straits Course of Whistling Straits in the state of Wisconsin. It was the final major of the 2015 season and Jordan Spieth, who had been setting the golf world alight with incredible performances in The Masters and the U.S. Open went into the tournament as a big favorite.
Despite an underdog status, Jason Day put on a show for the crowds of fans that had gathered to support him in Wisconsin. Some great shots and wonderfully consistent play, particularly in a third round where he hit just 66 strokes, gave him a remarkable score of 20 below par, the lowest score in any major in recorded history. He finished three strokes clear of Spieth and tasted his first ever major victory as fans in his homeland celebrated.
Day followed up this record-breaking performance with more excellent golf in two recent tournaments: The Barclays and the BMW Championship. He claimed victories in both of these FedEx Cup playoff events and fans were astonished by the consistency and brilliant of his shots time and time again. These two wins gave him a very impressive four victories in total from his last six starts.
His most recent win at the BMW Championship actually granted him an honor that few men in golf will ever be able to experience: the number one world ranking. Jordan Spieth has since reclaimed this title but for one memorable week the Australian was technically the best golfer on the planet. His performance at the BMW Championship merited no less as he consistently ranked at the top of the leaderboards in a wide variety of statistics, from strokes gained tee-to-green, driving distance and birdie average.
Jason Day’s Clubs for the 2015 Season
Every golf player and fan knows the importance of equipment out on the green. A good set of clubs can be the difference between victory and defeat, so today we’ll be taking a closer look at the tools Jason Day has been employing all year long to lead him to so many impressive wins.
It’s worth beginning with the TaylorMade M1 driver, as this club was only just recently introduced to Day’s bag for the BMW Championship. The particular driver he chose had a Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver TiNi 70x shaft and is 10.5°.
This isn’t a club he’d been using for the rest of the season and it is a relatively new addition to the market, but it certainly seemed to aid his game in the latest event where his drives were going particularly far. That’s not to say that this driver will work for everyone, but it seems to be a very powerful club.
Taking a look at the rest of Jason Day’s bag, we can discover that his set of irons are the TaylorMade RSi TP (4-PW) with Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver TiNi 80x shafts providing an impressive level of control for his shots. His putter of choice has been the TaylorMade Ghost Spider IB Black Prototype Putter, and it’s worth noting that his putting hasn’t been at all bad throughout the season.
Some particularly memorable puts have been made with this club all year long, and during the latest tournament the Australian was near the top of the leaderboards for putting average (5th), strokes gained putting (8th), one-putt percentage (T7) and putts per round (T10).
Rounding out Day’s bag we can find the TaylorMade AeroBurner HL Fairway at 16.5° which actually plays to 14.5° with a Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage TiNi 80x shaft and the TaylorMade Tour Preferred EF Wedges at 47°, 52° and 58° with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts. The ball he used was a TaylorMade Tour Preferred X Ball.