CARLSBAD, Calif. (December 16, 2012) – TaylorMade-adidas Tour Staff professional Sergio Garcia, wielding his new RocketBladez Tour irons, ran away from the field in the rain-shortened Iskandar Johor Open with a third-round 61 that proved enough to earn his second win of the 2012 season. Garcia’s 24th career professional victory was splashed with his ballstriking brilliance, his latest 18-hole barrage highlighted by an outward 29 and 11 birdies total as he charged to the lowest final round in Asian Tour history.
Introduced in October, Garcia is among the first professional golfers to switch to the new RocketBladez Tour irons built with the revolutionary Speed Pocket; his victory in Malaysia marks the first official Tour win for the product. TaylorMade Tour Staff professional Sean O’Hair last weekend won playing RBladez Tour irons at the Franklin Templeton Shootout, an off-season exhibition featuring team competition in Naples, Florida.
Another noteworthy change to Garcia’s winning TaylorMade equipment this week was the Project 5 prototype Tour golf ball. Garcia, who first switched to the ball at the DP World Tour Championship, is among the Tour professionals who’ve switched from PENTA TP5 to the Project 5 – a code name for TaylorMade’s new Tour ball, to be released in 2013.
With the win, Garcia earned $317,000 and capped a momentous second half of the calendar year in which he won the PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship, played a critical role in the European comeback at the 2012 Ryder Cup and finished 17th in the FedExCup standings following the conclusion of the TOUR Championship.
RocketBladez Tour irons are available at retail beginning February 15, 2013.
In Garcia’s bag:
RocketBallz Tour 9° driver
RocketBallz 15° and 19° fairway
RocketBladez Tour 3-PW
ATV 50, 58° wedges
Ghost Tour MA-81 putter
Project 5 golf ball
adidas crossflex footwear
Garcia also used the Superstroke Grip on route to victory…
Another rain-shortened event has been claimed by a player using a SuperStroke putter grip. The Asian Tour played the Johor Open and a 32-year-old Spaniard claimed his 2nd win of 2012 using a SuperStroke Ultra Slim.
The 2012 Wyndham trusted his Ultra Slim, shooting a final round 61 needing only 25 putts. The Ultra Slim, 1.00″ in diameter, gave the 8-time PGA Tour winner more confidence on the greens on his record-setting round final round.
“The most important thing about playing under these kinds of conditions is to keep the momentum going especially with so much disruption. It’s hard to keep up mentally and I sort of did that yesterday morning where I finished poorly. But today, I came back strongly. I played very solid in my front-nine and made four in a row in the back-nine to give myself a nice solid lead going into the last two holes,” said the Spaniard.
SuperStroke grips were also in the hands of two top-3 finishers at the Alfred Dunhill Championship on the European Tour. Last week’s Nelson Mandela Championship winner followed up his victory with a T3 using his Slim putter grip. The other T3, an NC State University grad, enjoyed success with SuperStroke’s 21″ belly grip.
In the past two weeks, SuperStroke grips have claimed three wins on three different professional tours. This proves the worldwide presence that SuperStroke grips have. The demand from the world’s best continues to show that SuperStroke putter grip technology is #1 on the PGA Tour.
Total won in 2012 (to date): $35.1 Million
New for 2012, SuperStroke introduces the “Splash” line of golf grips, blending fashion with Tour-proven grip technology. SuperStroke now offers 6 fresh colors and all new graphics to our patented Fatso, Slim Lite, and Ultra Slim putter grips. For the belly enthusiasts, SuperStroke has also released 3 new belly options, including the world’s first over-sized belly grip. With over 100 Tour players having used a SuperStroke putter grip, SuperStroke continues to be the #1 jumbo putter grips on the PGA Tour.