Dustin Johnson won the Northern Trust in dramatic fashion while wearing the next generation of Adidas TOUR360 Boost shoes. It was the first time DJ wore the shoe and we have a feeling he’ll stick with it for the foreseeable future. Chris Condon The current TOUR360 kicks are on sale for $170. Adidas will release
Dustin Johnson didn’t have the major championship season he wanted, but he made it clear he thinks a FedEx Cup would look nice on his mantel with a final-round 66 and playoff win at the Northern Trust. Johnson used both power and touch to catch Jordan Spieth — power in the form of routine 330-yard
The new TFi 2135 Satin collection of putters builds on the alignment ideas established by the TFi 2135 putters when they debuted two years ago. The TFi 2135 took alignment a step further by elevating the putter’s sightline in line with the middle of the ball. Now, the TFi 2135 Satin putters take off-center hit
On the Tuesday of U.S. Open week, I was with my short-game coach, Pete Cowen. He pulled me aside and said he wouldn’t work with me until we talked. That’s when he told me there was no way I could win the way I was going about things. It was harsh, but I’m the type
To pick these holes of fame, we opted to stay within a 50-mile radius of our offices in the World Trade Center. Like any good All-Star team, we couldn’t have just pitchers and catchers, so we picked our favorite first hole, our favorite second and so on, but no more than one hole per course.
TEE SHOTSYou’re facing the most important drive of the round—or maybe your life—and you gotta find the fairway. What do you do? Here’s what you don’t do: Don’t make a short, wristy swing and try to steer it in play. I’ve seen a lot of golfers suddenly change their driver swing when the pressure’s on.
Who had a better year than Stew Hagestad? Low amateur at the Masters (tied for 36th overall) and a qualifier for his first U.S. Open, with a large throng of friends and family cheering him on at each. Only 26, Hagestad would appear ready to give the pro ranks a shot and make such events
The new Titleist 718 irons collection might be the widest-ranging offering in company history, but all six new irons are linked by an overriding goal: a singular focus on improving consistency—of impacts across the face, of iron distance gaps neatly fitting within the set and of feel from one club to the next. Already debuted
You’re going along playing well, and then the wheels start to rattle. You hit some loose shots and three-putt once or twice, and now it feels like another mistake will end your round. You can tell yourself to stay calm, but in these situations you can control your mind only so much. Some shots, like
The 2017 PGA Fashion & Demo Experience just wrapped up and nearly 200 companies gathered to showcase their latest products. Unlike Orlando’s annual PGA Merchandise Show, which focuses heavily on golf equipment and gadgets, the Vegas PGA Show puts a spotlight on golf fashion. We scoured the Show to uncover some companies, products and trends
From freestyle wrestlers to power forwards to pulling guards, athletes in virtually every sport use their lower bodies to generate leverage. They in turn use that leverage to create powerful action. Golfers are no different. The muscles of the legs, hips and butt are tremendous power generators—if they’re employed correctly. LRV is the acronym I
The appeal of adjustable drivers is near an all-time high, according to industry researcher Golf Datatech. Some 85 percent of golfers say they are at least interested in purchasing a driver with a rotating hosel and/or movable weights. But there are manufacturers betting that at least some golfers need a driver that doesn’t change—one that’s
Only players who routinely break 80 average hitting more than 50 percent of greens in regulation, according to statistics from round-tracker Game Golf. With barely one in 20 golfers breaking 80, that leaves a lot of players who might want to re-evaluate their iron game. This includes scrutinizing your equipment. To find the best irons
Pure shots feel way different than mis-hits, obviously, but what exactly is the cause of all those bladed shots and weak grounders? It’s probably your shoulders. Shoulder tilt is the inclination in relationship to the ground. Looking at the illustrations above, if you drew a line across the top of my shoulders, it’s the relative
The TaylorMade P790 irons design brief sounds either amazingly simple or ridiculously complicated. For a company used to making bold steps in innovation, it ended up being one of its boldest for a category of player that’s tough to serve. “Products like this in the past have taken advantage of different benefits of hollow construction,
It’s hard to pick what jumps out at you more when you watch Lexi Thompson–the actual jumping she does at impact, or the pyrotechnics of her golf game. She showed off both at the Solheim Cup, playing a seven hole stretch in eight under in her match against Anna Nordqvist to go from 4-down to