Titleist Brand Ambassador Webb Simpson came to The Barclays this week hoping to get the fit dialed in on his new Titleist 910D3 (9.5) prototype driver, even after shooting a 7-under 63 in the final round of last week's Wyndham Championship to finish in a tie for eighth and jump to No. 94 in the FedEx Cup points standings.
Simpson, who found 71 percent of his fairways in Sunday's final round, noticed that most of his drives at Wyndham featured a 2-to-3 yard fade, as opposed to the natural 2-to-3 yard draw to which he is accustomed. Last week, Simpson gamed the 910 with a D4 setting (standard lie angle, +.75 loft).
On the range Tuesday at Ridgewood Country Club, Simpson met with Titleist Senior Club Fitting Analyst Dino Antenucci to figure out which 910 adjustment settings would work better.
All it took was a few quick turns of the SureFit Tour Hosel. As Simpson connected with his Pro V1x golf ball, a smile immediately came over his face. He walked over to give Antenucci a high-five.
The C3 setting (.75 upright lie angle, +.75 loft) helped Simpson turn the ball over better, but also allowed him to play the fade as necessary.
"He also liked the look of it more," said Antenucci. "Pretty simple."
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