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What’s In The Bag: Francesco Molinari

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As Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth all found their troubles, Francesco Molinari was a model of calm consistency.

And as Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth all found their troubles, Molinari was a model of calm consistency.

At no point during a fantastic final round with two birdies and no bogeys did he ever lose control of his golf ball.

The former Nike staffer has gradually switched into mostly TaylorMade gear over the past couple of years with a few exceptions.

Molinari is regarded as being one of the most consistent drivers of the ball hitting around 70 per cent of fairways with his TaylorMade M4 driver.

We had seen him using the M1 model up until the M4 was released at the start of the year.

The 35-year-old has a strong M3 3-wood in the bag and he added a TaylorMade UDi 2-iron to his set up for this week.

It’s no surprise to see him opt for a TaylorMade P790 4-iron too which came out on top in our best irons for 2018 feature.

He them moves into the P750 model which are one of the most popular among European and PGA Tour players.

Molinari has the TaylorMade Milled Grind wedges including the Hi-Toe 60˚ which the likes of Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Dustin Johnson are using.

After signing a deal with Bettinardi at the start of 2018, Molinari had put their BB56 model into play but made a switch at the Players Championship.

The model he used to win at both Wentworth and the Quicken Loans National, and now The Open, is the Dass BBZero…

Despite a bag full of TaylorMade clubs, Molinari plays the Titleist Pro V1x golf ball.


Francesco Molinari WITB

Driver: TaylorMade M4 8.5* (Mitsubishi Tensei White 60x)

3-wood: TaylorMade M3 13˚ (Aldila x-torsion green, 70x)

Irons: TaylorMade P790 2/4, P750 5-PW (Dynamic Gold X100)

Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind 50˚, 56˚, Hi-Toe 60˚

Putter: Bettinardi Dass BBZero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x


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