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Dustin Johnson Drives to Victory at BMW Championship Playing Penta TP, Moves into Second in FedExCup Standings Heading to Season-Ending TOUR Championship

Martin Kaymer Returns to Win KLM Open Playing R9 SuperTri, Penta TP and Extend Lead in Race to Dubai

TaylorMade-adidas Golf Tour Staff professional Dustin Johnson rallied to win the BMW Championship with a final-round 69 at Cog Hill, helping to secure second place position in the FedExCup standings heading to the season-ending TOUR Championship. Johnson, 26, played the Penta TP golf ball in his fourth career PGA Tour victory and further established his reputation as one of the best players in the world under the age of 30.

The long-hitting Johnson again relied on his massive power in victory, ranking second in driving distance (318.1) for the week and delivering a mammoth tee shot on the par-4 17th hole, which lead to a crucial birdie. Johnson’s lone birdie on the back nine came after a pinpoint 96-yard wedge shot settled one foot below the flag; he converted the tap-in to move to nine under-par and reclaim a one-shot lead that proved the difference in the championship.

Meanwhile, after a four-week break following his victory at the PGA Championship, TaylorMade-adidas Golf Tour Staff professional Martin Kaymer returned to action on the European Tour, cruising to a four-shot win at the KLM Open. Kaymer, who played an R9 SuperTri driver and Penta TP, extended his lead in the Race to Dubai behind a near-flawless final-round 66. Sharp as ever, Kaymer’s dominant victory was a product of brilliant ballstriking; he ranked first in greens in regulation (81.9%) for the week, missing only one in the final round.

Both Johnson (U.S.) and Kaymer (Europe) have qualified to compete in the 2010 Ryder Cup, which begins on October 1 at Celtic Manor in Newport, Wales. TaylorMade drivers have now been played in 42 victories on worldwide tours in 2010, more than any other brand. The two victories marked the 16th and 17th worldwide for Penta TP, the first five-layer Tour ball.

*Quotes
“Any time you can come out and be in the last group on Sunday, come out and shoot a good round and win a golf tournament, I mean, it doesn't get any better than that,” said Johnson.

In Johnson’s Bag
R9 10.5° driver
R9 fairway 15°
R9 fairway 19°
R9 TP 3 thru 9
TP xFT ZTP 48°
TP xFT ZTP 54°
TP xFT ZTP 60°
Penta TP
adidas Golf adiPURE footwear
TaylorMade Tour Preferred glove

In Kaymer’s Bag
R9 SuperTri 8.5° driver
R9 3-wood 13°
Burner 5-wood 17.5°
rac MB 3-iron through PW
rac SW 54°
TP xFT LW 58°
Penta TP
adidas Golf adiPURE footwear
TaylorMade Tour Preferred glove

Notable

  • TaylorMade-adidas Tour Staff professional Dustin Johnson rallied with a final-round 69 to win the BMW Championship by one stroke at Cog Hill
  • The win marked Johnson’s second on the PGA Tour this season and secured his second place position in the FedExCup standings before the TOUR Championship
  • Johnson (-9) ranked second in driving distance for the week (318.1)
  • In his return following a victory at the PGA Championship, TMaG staffer Martin Kaymer carded a final-round 66 to win the KLM Open by four shots
  • The victory extended Kaymer’s lead in the European Tour’s annual Race to Dubai
  • Johnson (U.S.) and Kaymer (Europe) have both qualified to compete in the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor, which begins on October 1
  • Both Kaymer and Johnson played the Penta TP, marking the 16th and 17th victories worldwide for the ball
  • TaylorMade drivers have been played in 42 victories on worldwide tours in 2010, more than any other brand

*Quote from ASAPsports.com