Spieth, who is currently second in the FedExCup rankings following Jason Dayâ€™s impressive win last week, had put the new prototype versions of Titleistâ€™s AP2 irons in play last week, but says he hadnâ€™t adjusted fully to the new design just yet.
â€œIâ€™ve never had trouble transitioning between my AP2 irons,â€ said the 22-year-old. â€œI had some time at home to change in between the PGA and The Barclays, and didnâ€™t see many issues or any differences, so I figured it would be no problem.
â€œI just felt that they were sliding through the turf a little different and the look was a bit of an adjustment. They looked slightly different. I still think theyâ€™re going to be a better iron. I think they are improved.
â€œMost of what I did was hit off mats with Cameron [McCormick, Spiethâ€™s coach]. I did some practicing off grass in the off week, and of course I practiced at the Barclays prior to playing, but I didnâ€™t see many issues on the driving range. It was when I got to some uneven lies and whatnot I could tell some difference.
â€œMy old irons I switched back to this week, theyâ€™re not beat up enough to effect it negatively. I figure Iâ€™ll go with what I have this year, until after the Presidentâ€™s Cup, and then Iâ€™ll find the right fit.â€
As you may well have already seen on social media, TaylorMade is making a big marketing push ahead of a brand new product launch in the coming weeks.
All of the brandâ€™s ambassadors at the Deutsche Bank Championship have been supplied with new tour bags and hats emblazoned with the â€˜Taylor adeâ€™ logo.Â Here’s Dustin Johnson and Justin Rose’s social media posts from earlier this week.
We donâ€™t know much about the product officially, but itâ€™s safe to say TaylorMade is ramping up to something big!
Originally published on bunkered on September 4, 2015.