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Justin Rose makes switch to TaylorMade PSi Tour Irons

After two years playing TaylorMade Tour Preferred muscleback irons, Justin Rose has switched to a full set of new cavity-back PSi Tour irons.

Rose, who won the US Open in 2013, test-drove TaylorMade’s new irons at the first event of the 2015-16 PGA Tour season, the Open at the tail end of October.

Initially he changed to a split bag of cavity and muscleback irons and that brought him an eighth European Tour title at the Hong Kong Open this past month – he’s now working with a full set of new PSi Tour irons and seems relatively happy with them to date.

Speaking to PGA, Rose said: "I won the US Open with RocketBladez, which is the same sort of slot technology... faster faces and stuff like that.

"I'm a big fan of the technology. I just felt like with RSi, there was a little bit of offset in them, so I was hanging them a bit right and couldn't turn them over like I could with my MBs. So it was more of a centre-of-gravity thing.

"With PSi, they have all the feel that I like that gives it a similar feel to my MBs, but with the added technology and a little bit more forgiveness."

PSi irons (forged 1025 carbon steel) are designed to provide all players with the feel of a blade iron coupled with forgiveness, adding greater benefits of a cavity-back iron.

And Rose seems to be enjoying his change in clubs. He started well in this week’s BMW Masters, posting an impressive opening round five-under 67 to trail leader Sergio Garcia by just three shots.

However, Rose isn’t the only TaylorMade player to make the PSi switch – Steven Bowditch, Brendon Todd, Rory Sabbatini and Nick Taylor – have all made the change.

"With the feel, sound and how it goes through the turf, it’s so much closer and basically has the look and feel of a blade," said Bowditch.

"And with the technology it has in it, I would’ve been crazy to not at least give the irons a go. For a feel guy, these hit the mark for me during practice and on the course."

On any given week on the PGA Tour it has been estimated roughly 20% to 30% of the field will play with muscleback irons; a figure that stays fairly constant throughout the years.

We have TaylorMade PSi Tour irons available to buy now – check out our range and get these awesome clubs in your bag today.

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