Dustin Johnson switches driver shafts for the 2018 U.S. Open (after his 6-shot victory)

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Dustin Johnson switches driver shafts for the 2018 U.S. Open (after his 6-shot victory)

Dustin Johnson absolutely waxed the field at last week’s 2018 FedEx St. Jude Classic, winning by six strokes (after holing out on the last hole for eagle). So, naturally, he decided to change driver shafts going into the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club.

DJ switched from a Fujikura Speeder 661 Evolution 2.0 Tour Spec X shaft that he’s played for the last several years, into a Project X HZRDUS Black driver shaft — he uses a 95-gram version of this shaft in his 3 wood.

“Keith Sbarbaro of Taylormade really helped make the switch,” said David Wilson, a Tour rep for True Temper. “From what we were told, DJ was happy with everything in his bag, but the driver. He plays HZRDUS Black 95 (grams) in the 3 wood and 105 hybrid in his driver iron. Kinda makes sense to keep everything consistent throughout the bag. He also stated that with the new driver and shaft, he was hitting it more consistently in the center of the face.”

Specs

Driver: TaylorMade M4 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft:Project X HZRDUS Black 75 (tipped 1 inch)

Dustin Johnson switches driver shafts for the 2018 U.S. Open (after his 6-shot victory)

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Dustin, who’s playing with Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas today in the featured group, is currently tied for the lead and sits at 1-under par through 8 holes. So I guess the driver shaft change seems to be working thus far. But let’s keep an eye on his driver performance throughout the week. Will he stick with the new shaft, or go back to old Fujikura faithful?

The overarching lesson here is this, though: .

Dustin Johnson switches driver shafts for the 2018 U.S. Open (after his 6-shot victory)

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