Dawie Van Der Walt (Getty Images)
Sergio Garcia capped a big weekend for TaylorMade Golf Company with a convincing 4-stroke victory at the Thailand Championship. Meanwhile in South Africa, fellow TaylorMade-adidas staff player Dawie van der Walt captured his second career European Title at the Nelson Mandela Championship.
Playing against a strong field that included Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson, Sergio continued his momentum in the final round to post a 22-under 266. Sergio hit blistering drives off the tee with his SLDR and became the first player to win with the company’s new Tour Preferred MC irons. Throughout the tournament, Garcia wore the adizero Tou footwear, adidas Golf’s top-selling model globally and the lightest tour performance shoe the company has ever created.
The not yet released Tour Preferred MC irons combine a player’s shape with a shallow “muscle cavity” to boost MOI, creating an unparalleled blend of beauty, feel, workability and stability. The 3 through 7-irons incorporate TaylorMade’s renowned Speed Pocket™ technology to promote increased ball speed in the lower portion of the clubface for more consistent ball speed and launch conditions across the entire face.
Sergio’s most memorable shot with his new iron was an ace at the 198-yard, par-3 eighth hole during Friday’s second round.
In Sergio’s Bag:
Fairway: SLDR 3 Wood and 5 Wood
Irons: Tour Preferred MC
Putter: Spider Mallet
Ball : Lethal
Shoe : adidas
In South Africa, Dawie van der Walt posted a four-under 66 to win the rain-shortened Nelson Mandela Championship at Mount Edgecombe Country Club. The victory marked the second European Tour win for van der Walt this year, having previously won the Tshwane Open in March. During the tournament, van der Walt played the SLDR Driver and wore adidas Golf apparel, footwear and accessories.
In Dawie’s Bag:
Driver: SLDR 10.5 degree
Fairway: RBZ Tour Stg 2 14.5 degree
Hybrid: Adams Idea Super 9031
Irons: RocketBladez Tour
Apparel: adidas Golf
Footwear: adidas Golf
For more information visit www.taylormadegolf.com and www.adidasgolf.com