Jason Day won Sunday at Arnie’s Place, the Bay Hill Club and Lodge, taking the 2016 Arnold Palmer Invitational by one over Kevin Chappell thanks in large part to his world class short game.
With three TaylorMade Golf wedges in his bag, the Day was able to complement his extreme length off the tee with a 73 percent scrambling percentage for the week but it was the last two saves on Sunday that especially had the crowd cheering.
On 14, a 215-yard par-3, from the bunker behind the green Day’s sand shot and putt maintained his lead. But on the 18th, again from a bunker behind the green, he faced a downhill shot to a pin located near the water. The sand shot to four feet and par putt were the clincher.
Day’s wedges are all by TaylorMade, the Tour Preferred EF wedges (Tour Grind) 47 degrees bent to 48 degrees, two with the ATV Grind, a 52 bent to 54 degrees and a 58 bent to 60 degrees. All have Temper DG Tour Issue S400 shafts.
They come in a choice of two finishes, the dark smoke PVD and satin chrome but what really distinguishes them is the electroformed nickel cobalt grooves that are very durable to provide the right amount of spin for a long time. The face insert of the Tour Preferred EF wedges is only .25 mm thick and made starting with the ionization of nickel and cobalt in an electrolytic solution which are then deposited onto a master plate containing the design of the grooved and micro-textured surface.
TMaG’s Director Product Creation – Putter & Wedge and legendary clubmaker Clay Long said, “The beautiful refined shapes of our TP wedges now feature next generation Electroformed groove technology embedded in a soft 1025 carbon steel body. The new process forms highly accurate grooves from super wear resistant Nickel Cobalt.”
Priced at $160 each these well balanced wedges offer excellent distance control and a choice of lofts from 47 to 62 degrees.WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?