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Jon Rahm won the Mexico Open thanks to the help of this low-spinning driver

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It turns out that the simplest method to avoid spinning out of control is to avoid spinning at all.

Jon Rahm maintained his 54-hole lead at the Mexico Open with vigor on Sunday, shooting a final-round 69 — his fourth consecutive round in the 60s this week — to win by one stroke.

Fending off a storming PGA Tour field on Sunday, even for a former World No. 1, takes real poise — serenity aided by a steely demeanor off the tee.

Rahm led the field in driving distance this week, averaging 340.5 yards per drive (!), beating out some bombers like Cameron Champ and Tony Finau. He offset his tee-to-green dominance by being tied for 15th in driving accuracy for the week, hitting 36 of 52 fairways. This was part of a wider effort that has seen the Spaniard climb to the top of the Tour in strokes gained: off-the-tee, thanks to his Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS Driver.

The Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS is the lowest spinning of all Callaway models on the market, designed specifically for players with high swing speeds and a desire for maximum distance (like Rahm). Rahm’s love affair with the Triple Diamond LS began in January, when he used the new driver in the Sentry Tournament of Champions, the year’s inaugural event. His attraction to the club at the time stemmed largely from his launch monitor stats, which offered optimal spin and launch angle for performance.

Of course, this was planned. In order to provide consistent distance and stability for a variety of golfers, Callaway used artificial intelligence substantially in the development of the Rogue ST line of drivers. The Rogue ST, according to the firm, is the most consistent model of the group, drawing on years of experience with technologies such as Flash Face and Jailbreak. The ST, which stands for “speed tuned,” allowed hitters to observe significant improvements in ball speeds and distance right off the tee.

The modifications were reflected in Rahm’s first victory of the 2022 season, which came on Sunday in Puerto Vallarta. On Sunday, with the championship on the line, Rahm shot two under par on the par-5s, riding tremendous drives to two of his four birdies. Rahm’s command of the low-spinning Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS never wavered, and he returned to Mexico with his eighth PGA Tour triumph.

Original article and photo posted on Golf

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