Scheffler topples McIlroy with Phoenix win
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Scottie Scheffler regained the world No. 1 spot from Rory McIlroy by successfully defending his Phoenix Open title. Take a look inside his winning bag.
The American carded a final round 65 at TPC Scottsdale to finish on 19 under par, two shots ahead of Canada’s Nick Taylor with Spain’s Jon Rahm a further three shots back.
Scheffler replaces McIlroy, who finished joint 32nd on four under, at the top of the world rankings having previously held the top spot for 30 weeks until October 2022. McIlroy drops to second with Rahm in third.
Scheffler is a TaylorMade staffer and recently upgraded to the new Stealth 2 Plus driver. TaylorMade’s new Stealth 2 driver range builds on 2022’s first-generation Stealth, which heralded a new era for drivers with its full carbon face. The Stealth 2 has even more carbon and is the first driver in TaylorMade’s history to feature more carbon than any other material.
The Stealth 2 Plus has a weight track which allows players to dial in their ball flight so they can control shot shape by moving this weight towards either the toe or the heel. It’s the lowest spinning model in the Stealth driver range and is aimed at faster swing speeds and better ball strikers.
He then uses a Stealth 2 3-wood. This model pushes the centre of gravity down to make it easier to launch and more forgiving, and its V-steel sole technology improves turf interaction.
TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus (8 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 7 X
TaylorMade Stealth 2 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 8 X
Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (50, 56), Titleist Vokey Design WedgeWorks Proto (60)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
Scotty Cameron Special Select Timeless Tourtype GSS tour prototype
Titleist Pro V1