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WITB: Haotong Li - Omega Dubai Desert Classic
TaylorMade and Callaway woods helped Haotong Li to hold of Rory McIlroy in a thrilling desert duel.
Haotong Li showed nerves of steel as he held off Rory McIlroy during the closing stages to win the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.
And he relied on last year’s TaylorMade M2 driver to reach a record-breaking score of 23 under par.
The Chinese star has now moved into the world’s top 50 – the first man from his country to do so.
We also saw him using a new Callaway Rogue fairway wood and Callaway Epic hybrid on his way to victory at Emirates Golf Club in Dubai.
He uses the sleek TaylorMade P750 irons through the set.
Then plays the same Milled Grind Wedges we see most TaylorMade staff players using including McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Justin Rose.
Li signed a deal to play a Bettinardi putter this year and favours the Custom Studio Stock 3 Tour model.
He plays the Titleist Pro V1 golf ball.
Haotong Li WITB
Driver: TaylorMade M2 2017 (9.5-Degree, MRC Tensei Blue)
Fairway: Callaway Rogue
Hybrid: Callaway Epic
Irons: TaylorMade P750 4-9 (Nippon Modus 3 120X)
Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind 48-degree, 54-degree, 58-degree (Nippon Modus 3 120X)
Putter: Bettinardi Custom Studio Stock 3 Tour
Ball: Titleist Pro V1